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They don’t need to be huge—just big enough to store all your gear and all your dreams

At the most recently declared national park, the adventure starts and ends with the 1,000-foot-deep New River Gorge. The 73,000-acre stretch of rugged canyon in West Virginia is home to Class IV+ whitewater rafting, some of the best rock climbing on the eastern seaboard, purpose-built singletrack, and more than 100 miles of hiking trails that capture this dramatic part of the country.

Riding kit is expensive. Here’s how to keep it looking, smelling, and performing its best.

The Australian WorldTour pro bikepacked the route from Brest to Paris

Personal-finance guru Mr. Money Mustache breaks down how Outside readers can stop wasting hard-earned cash on expensive gear and trips and start putting it toward real freedom: the financial kind

When an elite cyclist attempts to ride a bike as far as possible in an hour, one thing is guaranteed: they will hurt like never before

A bevy of mapping apps exist to track and plan trips for different outdoor activities. Here’s the best one for running, cycling, hiking, backpacking, climbing, and skiing.

We may be closer to answering lingering questions around concussions. Plus, we provide a rundown of the most common head injuries—and what you need to know about them.

"I fell in love with cycling while watching the Tour each year with my father. When he was dying last summer, it became so much more than just the world's biggest bike race."

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

When you start a new sport, everything will be hard, perplexing, and intimidating. But your brain will be on fire.

How to buy your first bike, grill, paddleboard, sleeping pad, and more

Looking to progress in your sport? From deepwater soloing in Majorca to mountain biking in New Zealand, these trips will take you to the next level.

Six lady shredders, sizes 4 to 16, tried nearly all of the mountain-bike overshorts on the market to find the ones that truly fit, flatter, and perform

If you’re looking for a new bike commuting bag, check out the Lako—we included it in our 2021 Summer Buyer’s Guide roundup. “Testers loved the Lako’s padded laptop sleeve and separate wet-dry compartments. The tough water-resistant shell fends off the elements,” editor Will Taylor wrote.

The former Harvard rower is making the most of a six-month sabbatical from his new job at Zwift

In a new event for Outside+ members, meet and train with the stars of Team USA

“The M.U.L.E. carries its share for big adventures,” wrote our 2021 Summer Buyer’s Guide cycling gear testers. “The 14-liter pack features an included tool roll, a dedicated slot to carry an e-bike battery, and a new ventilated back panel.”…

There you are, at the bottom of a hill, on foot, or on your bike, or on skis, ready to start up. But are you really ready? Here are a few strategies you might consider. 1. Choosing More Pain for Less Time by Going Faster over Less Pain for More…

A few choice words on how to not be an A-hole on the trail

With working conditions like these, who would let their babies grow up to race bikes for a living?

When it comes to summer spins, a light, breathable kit can make all the difference

Five clever field repairs that can salvage your day out on the trails

With the help of some experts, one woman goes on a quest to get back on two wheels.

These gifts will add a touch of flair to his wardrobe

Why this long-time cyclist is still in love with mechanical

Outdoor athlete Alex Showerman spent years trying to escape a secret about herself, only to crash headlong into it

Studies suggest that sole stiffness doesn’t matter as much as we thought. Fit and comfort matter more.

There are easy ways to prevent both, yet we carry on as if nothing is wrong

In New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont, local stewards have banded together to persuade private landowners to allow access to backcountry skiing, mountain biking, and other kinds of outdoor recreation

When it comes to public image for our elected officials, being seen on a bicycle is as fraught as a first dinner with the in-laws

The CEO of Thousand shares why she feels passionate about bike helmets

Bike design is evolving so you can go farther and faster

Carefree pedaling starts with a great kit

Our favorite new kit for two-wheeled adventures

Cycle your way around town with these smart solutions

As part of our #2020CyclingDeaths project, we published the obituaries of Melissa Williamson and Coleen Huling, who were killed while riding their bikes. The driver has received a maximum sentence. But outcomes like this are still rare.

From Colorado’s second-largest state park to a midwestern tribal park, there are plenty of new wild spaces to plan to visit. Plus, Outside staffers share what they think our 64th national park should be.

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