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In a small town in England in the early 1950s, a group of Brits gathered at a pub to form the world’s first off-road cycling club. They came from all classes—barons rubbed elbows with foundry workers—but were united by their love of the wild and a shared belief that a bike could get them anywhere they dreamed of. Seventy years on, Tom Vanderbilt heads to the UK to join a few current members in pursuit of the rough stuff.

On a whim, I decided to ride 370 miles across New York State. Here’s what I used most.

One should be a staple in your outdoor kit

The former pro climber became paraplegic after a bad fall on El Cap. Now she wants to raise awareness for how accessible the outdoors can be.

The Australian WorldTour pro bikepacked the route from Brest to Paris

A self-supported bike and ski tour with 200 pounds of dehydrated food in tow and 14 days to complete the route

That brand-new 2021 model may be hard to come by these days, but the used bike market has endless inventory. Here’s why old bikes rule.

During the height of the pandemic, bike sales and participation flourished—and things don't appear to be slowing down. Here's what you need to know to kick off your cycling season.

It’s an affordable piece of gear that makes rides more carefree

It might not be time to head out on a big excursion yet, but it's a great time to get inspired.

Jalen Bazile and Rachel Olzer cycle along Colorado’s South Platte River and reflect on their shared outdoor experiences

We came up with a list of the people, places, and trends that matter now, from the rise of outdoor reservation systems and new mountain-biking meccas to where to thaw out this winter

Sometimes spending more money gets you measurable value. But there's a point where that stops.

Grant Horton and Michael Stevens take on a seemingly pleasant journey around Washington D.C. only to be hit with many environmental hurdles.

Lael Wilcox and Joe Cruz travel to Bogotá to map out a bikepacking route between the Colombian capital and Chingaza National Park

Armenians and Turks have a long and hostile history that includes a genocide. On a cross-country journey in 2006, two young cyclists formed a bond that bridged this fraught past.

Gear to maximize your comfort on even the roughest of roads

'Pedal Through' follows a group of Black women on a 132-mile backpacking trip in central Oregon

An ode to the easy, breezy wardrobe staple

With a little extra planning, it's easy to be self-sufficient and safe when it comes to packing food for a long road trip. Here's how we do it.

We're always looking for that magic outfit that can be worn for days on the road before you need to clean it. Here are some tried-and-true picks.

Black cyclist Jonny Altrogge shares why he biked the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route—and what he learned along the way

Every year, Outside dedicates two whole magazines to gear. Here's what goes on behind the scenes.

If you're going to invest in making your home-office setup more comfortable, get items that will pull double duty once we can all travel again

'The Swift Campout' proves that a four-day bikepacking trip in Idaho is readily accessible, especially in a landscape like this

In 2018, musician Ben Weaver gave up his dream of playing sold-out venues in exchange for one that had much more value

Even if you're not into groad, the trend is probably improving your cycling experience

The Moonwalk is Nemo’s solution for bikepacking. The bag is compatible with Nemo’s insulated sleeping pads so it focuses its insulation power to the top, like a duvet. The bag is rated down to 30 degrees, but our tester used the bag in low 20s and said “it proved…

Mountain bikes are one of the most efficient means of transportation, and with a few modifications, they can make awesome adventure rigs

Jenny Jurek, a former Patagonia designer, knows a thing or two about how to modify gear for your little ones without spending a fortune

The 2019 Trans Am bike race ended two months ago for everyone except one 78-year-old competitor

'Doom' profiles semiprofessional bikepacker Steve "Doom" Fassbinder as he explores the deserts of the Southwest on bikes and pack rafts

They may not seem luxurious in everyday life, but these things are blessings on a bikepacking adventure

'A Chilcotin Hogyssey' recaps what happens when Devinci Cycles lets mountain biker Kenny Smith run wild in the mountains of British Columbia

The national organization and its regional offshoots give non-cis-male cyclists the chance to bike in nature and learn skills in a welcoming community

I caught up with Shane Dillon Gidcumb, a former winery executive and author of 'The Franklin Fi' book series who up and quit his job one day in favor of cross-country touring

'Admissions of an Amateur Bikepacker' features cyclist Benjamin Johnson​​​​​​​ as he bikepacks through the Andes

The pro mountain biker recently completed a 1,000-mile trip around Arkansas in eight days

Advanced bike gear for safer, radder adventures

A group of Australian cyclists departs Oklahoma to replicate the iconic journey taken by the Joad family in the novel 'The Grapes of Wrath'

Performance machines to cheat wind, go off-road, or cover lots of ground

La Ruta Mala is a Cuban bikepacking trail whose name translates into ‘the bad way’

'The River and the Wall' chronicles an intense journey down the Rio Grande, bearing witness to the ecosystems and livelihoods along the U.S.-Mexico border

In ‘Ice and Palms,’ skiers Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck set out from their homes in Germany to bikepack 1,118 miles to Nice, France

New Mexico lawmakers in pursuit of tourism dollars could help push the niche sport into the mainstream, as well as boost visitors to one of the country’s great, overlooked long-distance routes

Artcrank is a collection of bike-inspired art created by independent artists. The styles of the posters available are as varied as your imagination. We dig this two-color screen print from artist Amy Jo, who was inspired by a kids’ toy she saw at an art show. Each poster has a…

This film, ‘Not Out of the Woods,’ has it all: back-door adventures, amazing parenting, and bikes

In southwest China, high in the Sichuan province, three peaks stand higher than the rest

The style-centric bike apparel brand is branching out to saddlebags and even an insulated sleep system

‘Elements Iceland’ features a group of friends on a bikepacking trip through Iceland.

'Yorkshire Grit' features cyclists Tom Hill, Beth Hodge, and Alex Moloney as they explore the amazing roads through the English landscape.

These sites will inform, entertain, and inspire the hell out of you, whether you're at your desk or on the train to Chamonix

One writer finds equal doses aspiration and inspiration in a stylish new crop of recipe collections

Whether you're wondering what an outdoorsy life with a young child looks like or just want to see some really cute babies, you should get to know these families sharing their journeys through organizations and social media

Slacker, more capable, but still plenty lightweight, XC bikes are finally becoming fun to ride—again

Getting an entire camping kit to fit on your bike is no easy task. Here’s how to store your gear for multi-day bike rides.

Lauren Geoghegan and Jay Austin were riding around the world when they were killed in a brutal attack

'The Silk Road,' from bikepacking company PedalEd, showcases the route of the upcoming Silk Road Mountain Race.

There’s still joy in riding a bike that’s out of style

Watch to see what you'll need before heading out on your first bikepacking trip. 

Pro Skier Brody Leven takes us on a four-day solo bikepacking adventure through the gravel backroads of Montana. 

It's easier than ever for cyclists to pick a route and get out the door. Is that a good thing?

I put Trek's newest gravel bike to the test on a 180-mile bikepacking trip through the Sonoran Desert. Here's how it held up.

'The Fun Suffer Divide' chronicles the journey of three cyclists as they traverse a section of the Continental Divide Trail.

Take a page from Lael Wilcox's playbook and go long

Who cares how you funded your nice van or thru-hike? What matters is that you're spending time outside.

The Trans North Georgia Bike Race is a 355-mile mountain bike race with over 55,000 feet of vertical cutting through northern Georgia from South Carolina over to Alabama.

Wouldn’t you like to get away? To a place where you can be pampered and just relax? Of course you wouldn’t.

One of the more time-consuming challenges of public-land Airstreaming? Locating good sites. This app helps.

In the first chapter of Blackburn Designs film series, Water Cycle, Brian Ohlen bikes around the west coast in search of Steelhead.

This teepee-style structure is bomber and brilliant, great for bikepacking or just regular backcountry exploring

Our correspondent heads to Bears Ears National Monument to find out

This segment of the bike world is growing rapidly, so we called in all the new stuff and took it camping in the New Mexico backcountry

From filmmakers Tyler Allyn and Cooper Lambla, The Al Hajar Traverse is a bikepacking journey through the Al Hajar Mountains on northern Oman. Nothing went according to plan.

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