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If you think bikes are just lifeless objects, maybe you just haven't met the right bike

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

Bad behavior might be jeopardizing access to Kingdom Trails, one of the premier networks on the East Coast. Here's what we can learn from it.

Here's why you should stop Zwifting and start truing

Seduced by the idea of turning my hobby into a paycheck, I led bike tours across the U.S. throughout my twenties. As I learned, some passion pursuits are best left pro bono.

It's all about what you make of it

Times have changed. Espresso and aero everything are out, pour-over and flannel are in.

The RadWagon is useful and efficient, and my daughter loves it

He's tested them, and now they're very on sale

Our New York City–based bike columnist visited America's most up-and-coming cycling destination and found it well deserving of the hype

Ten stoke-inducing products for mixed-terrain cycling that came out in 2019

We keep hearing about the supposed dangers of shared e-scooters, but the numbers tell a different story

I got my wife and daughter to love cycling—with a little help from Italy

Rule one: if it ain't broke, don't fix it

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

A new electric-motorcycle company is raising the off-road standard

A growing body of research shows that electric-assist bikes may have profoundly positive health impacts—and not just for the people who ride them but for society

Fall is actually the best time to ride to work

The Lumos Matrix features turn signals, brake lights, and a customizable message panel. But by rallying around this "connected" helmet, are we surrendering to what it really represents?

We tested three models at different prices and found a clear favorite

Over the past decade, athletes, coaches, and researchers have been seduced by the performance-boosting promises of brain stimulation. On a ride-and-zap-your-brain-like-the-pros tour through the Alps, Alex Hutchinson wonders whether it really works—and whether we want it to.

Think Minnesota’s cycling season lasts only a few months? Guess again. The midwestern state is an ideal year-round biking hot spot.

Astride any of these stout steeds, you needn’t limit yourself to snow

Cycling is already mainstream. It’s time for the media to catch up.

The online-cycling game has some big goals, and with the announcement of a UCI e-sports world championship, it just notched an important milestone

Outside biking experts Aaron Gulley and Jen Judge run through the features of their favorite, most versatile bike rack.

With its impressive new 29er, one brand is increasing its commitment to women's rides

Bike technology has gotten really, really good. So how do you pick your next bike in an age of overwhelming choice?

High-end electric roadies are cool, but they won't reverse cycling's decline. What will? Affordable, urban-oriented models.

Urban riding is the greatest adventure. We just need to make it even more accessible.

Is this the death knell for dockless e-bike shares?

In a controversial move, the secretary of the interior recently decreed that motorized bikes should be allowed anywhere that standard bikes are permitted. How this will work is still being sorted out, but the world of pedal-assist riding is about to really open up.

Motherload takes a closer look at an underexplored niche of alternative living on two wheels

After I lost 20 pounds and my red-blood-cell count dropped to dangerous levels, doctors finally knew what the problem was. But no one knew how to fix it.

Patricia McNeal biked across America five years after surviving a stroke. And she's going to do it again.

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

Because demoing bikes and gear, exploring great locations, and celebrating afterward with new friends, craft beer, and music is way more fun than riding alone

A mandatory helmet law in NYC is how Vision Zero ends.

Pro cyclist Cory Williams recommended the Cannondale CAAD12 105 as a good beginner budget road bike. This model has the same aluminum alloy frame from Cannondale’s racing version so you get a smooth, high-functioning ride, but uses other low-cost parts to keep the price down.

Cars may have driven us apart, but we’re natural allies. Here’s how to do your part to heal the divide.

The demands of being a celebrity chef forced the former professional mountain biker to abandon the sport completely, but he's back in the saddle now

From the French Alps to the Scottish Highlands, the iconic street-trials rider still makes time for the trails

These ubiquitous and inexpensive bikes are oft-maligned—but when it comes to accessibility, they win

With deaths spiking on pavement, riders are choosing to go where cars can’t

After two deaths and a shift in the conversation in Colorado, advocates are cautiously optimistic that change is coming

Riding to your flight is the ultimate in smugness

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

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced what he calls an "audacious" new proposal to address this year’s dramatic rise in cycling fatalities. It must only be the start.

Doing it right takes more than just a hose and a bottle of chain grease

RockyMounts won us over with its BackStage Swing Away rack and the WestSlope 2 is no different. This hitch rack carries two bikes up to 40 pounds each and is designed to make loading bikes a breeze with its wheel hook holding style. It also tilts…

The front forks may be prone to snapping, posing a potentially deadly threat

Cycling's international governing body is busy going through the motions of looking for cheating riders, but what if it just looked for the motors?

Before you drop all that money on a full gear package, take some advice from the experts on where and how to save

We owe it to our children to get them on two wheels

Kickster models built between 2013 and 2019 may have a defect that causes the handlebars to fall off

Versatility that plays nice in small spaces

Work the system, get to know your local outdoor-sports store, and take advantage of steeply discounted gear

When it comes to CO2 emission reduction, it’s no contest between e-bikes and electric cars

Copy these overachievers and make the most of your trek to the office

Women cyclists who train long hours on a bike often experience damage to their genitalia. But Specialized's new Mimic saddles could solve the problem.

'A Meaningful Journey' follows James Lucas, a cyclist who had the idea to develop Bristol Bike Shop while on a tour through Norway

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

Evidence is mounting that designing cities with bikes in mind has a profound effect on everyone—not just cyclists

Need to carry a bike, board, or just some firewood? Here's how.

Why drive a car when you can saddle up on one of these?

Vision Zero isn’t working because it doesn’t address the underlying (and fixable) problem: there are way too many cars on the road

I tested the Gazelle Medeo electric cruiser to see how many gallons of gas it saved me on my daily commute

The Japanese company comes after rival SRAM with its latest group set

On July 13 and 14, Outside magazine is bringing its first active-lifestyle festival to Chicago, with stand-up paddleboarding, climbing, fly-fishing, running, biking, axe throwing, an adventure film festival, speakers, live music, and more

This film from Osprey portrays Rafael Cletero's ultimate humility, culminating with a quote that'll be sure to give you chills

After riding 50 of the newest models, we have some thoughts

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

Bike commuting makes most of us obsess over our clothes. This is patently absurd.

'DK 2019,' from Enve Cyles, is a recap video from this year's Dirty Kanza race

The adventurer takes us through self-doubt, being a dad, and learning to stick with it

It’s true. I am a bicycle scofflaw. Sue me.

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