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Hardcore cyclists are repulsed when a guy rides naked from the waist up. Why? During a long, sweltering summer, our writer defied the haters, risking all to bring blissful freedom to his sweaty torso.

The endurance cyclist completed the 257-mile Iceland Crossing route in 19 hours and 45 minutes

The Century earned a high safety rating in Virginia Tech and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s lab test—that’s what makes it a solid choice for cyclists who have protection as their biggest priority. “It’s one of the most versatile helmets for riders who race,” wrote tester Berne…

Outside columnist Joe Lindsey thinks the Rime 1.0 is one of the best affordable pieces of cycling apparel. “While the shoe fits all two-bolt clipless pedal systems, it comes with a treaded cleat insert so you can start riding it with flat pedals and upgrade to clip-ins later,” he wrote.

Christopher Blevins became the first U.S. man since 1994 to win a round of the cross-country Mountain Bike World Cup

Williams is offering the biggest prize purse in U.S. cycling at a new criterium in Sacramento

What made our Buyer’s Guide testers fall in love with the Alice? Comfort. “With a wide yoga-style waistband, a buttery Italian chamois, and smart silicone placement to keep the legs from creeping up, the Alice is a good choice for long days in the saddle, with or without shorts…

Gear Director Will Taylor reviewed the Burnt Rock in our 2021 Summer Buyer’s Guide: “Merrell’s no-nonsense, stylish casual shoe can pedal you from the office to the trailhead and then provide the stability you need to hike to the summit. It’s stiff enough for good power transfer, and the…

Go all in on every ride with one of these capable rigs

Aging doesn’t mean you have to stop getting stronger. Here we’ve provided training tips for continued improvement.

This bike is a big alloy coil-sprung 29er for those who don’t like big alloy coil-sprung 29ers (and also for those who do, too)

Follow the founders of the Collins Cup as they organize and train for a new kind of global triathlon

News of the death was announced during the race’s awards ceremony Sunday, and some athletes held a moment of silence for the deceased rider

In our guide to bike lights, we recommend riding with a minimum of two lights at night: a rear-facing taillight and a headlight. (A front-facing one that emits at least 1,000 lumens is a solid choice—columnist Graham Averill uses the Urban 1000 for winter riding.)

Growing up as a Mexican American kid in an anti-immigrant environment, Eric Arce began a yearslong struggle with anxiety and depression. In this essay, he explains how biking has helped him.

In a new series from Outside TV, two pro cyclists train three beginner riders for the one of the nation’s toughest mountain-bike races

Katie Compton has said she never intentionally or knowingly took a banned substance after the USADA issued her a four-year ban

Daniel Pérez and the Sanba Cycling Team are proving that delivery workers, line cooks, and mechanics race bikes, too

Fifteen riders and five alternates have been selected to compete in the 20th year of the big-mountain freeride competition in Virgin, Utah

Leaf peeping in New England. Surfing California’s coast. Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage (yes, Alaska, in fall). We scoured the world to find the absolute best destinations to satisfy your autumn wanderlust—especially this year, when we all have a little cabin fever.

Leaf peeping in Colorado. Surfing the Azores. Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage—yes, Alaska, in fall. We scoured the world to find epic adventures and stunning destinations to satisfy your autumn wanderlust, especially this year, when we all have a little cabin fever.

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.

Catalina Island’s trails have long, sweeping climbs and descents, steep and chunky sections, plus buffalo, foxes, and more views than you can imagine

Think hotels with bike washing stations and retreats with spin classes, all located near miles of empty singletrack

Our ten-year-old ripper tests the pedal-assisted Woom UP 6 to find out

When, how, and what to tune in for running, cycling, sport climbing, surfing, and more

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

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