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These innovative whips rode to the top of the heap

This category is coming for your road bike

Yes, it involves nonstop time in the saddle, lots of beer, and plenty of technical jargon

Patagonia's Nano-Air line works for almost any adventure, thanks to its rare combination of durability, stretch, and breathability

Organizers of the popular Grinduro California gravel event wanted to do better than its 15 percent non-male participation rate. So they set aside spots for women, femmes, and trans and nonbinary people, and sold out in four hours.

Cleaner air, quieter streets, more people riding—there's an opportunity here for cities and cycling advocates willing to grasp it

Locked-down cities have opened streets to cyclists and pedestrians. But what happens when the traffic comes back?

Seriously. They work for everything from backyard BBQs to all-day gravel rides.

A deeply personal story of one rider’s painful saga—and what we can all learn from it

Rugged, high-clearance, all-wheel-drive vehicles are great for getting out there—but at what cost to cyclists and pedestrians?

I was biking home when you barreled into me with your car and left me to die

Being involved in a crash with a driver while on a bike or on foot is bad enough, but the trouble doesn’t always stop when you get yourself to safety. Navigating the justice and insurance systems afterward can also be an ordeal.

The Leadville 100 is an iconic mountain-bike event that puts racers through a course covering 100 miles and 12,000 feet of elevation change

Gravel may be all the rage, but nothing teaches you more about being a cyclist than riding on the road

Hemmed between the Oregon and Washington border, this windy water-sports mecca has something for everyone. Add it to your list of adventures worth waiting for.

Instead of figuring out what to do about the 2020 race, organizers should start planning for next year and use the opportunity to finally create a true women's Tour de France. Here's how it could work.

From polar explorer Eric Larsen to rock climber Sasha DiGiulian, here's what adventurers are doing with their downtime

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

Jeremiah Bishop is still riding strong and staying healthy without a spring race schedule

For endurance athletes, new research suggests that different pre-race rituals, or even no warm-up at all, give pretty much the same results

Flatten the curve, skip the group ride, and head for the hills solo—it'll do wonders for your body and mind

The Wahoo Kickr is one of many expensive indoor bicycle trainers. Here's a serious review of a machine that will never see a ride under the open sky.

Like many outdoor sports, cycling struggles with gender equality. In Colorado, a handful of youth organizations are trying to change that.

Tinker Juarez continues to compete against—and beat—athletes half his age

The Mexico of your dreams still exists at the hiking and mountain-biking playground of Rancho Cacachilas

When the sun goes down, they take to the streets

The documentary 'Safety to Nome' follows 26 competitors racing 1,000 miles across the Alaskan tundra on foot, bike, or skis

In this short video, photographer and fat biker Ann Driggers​​​​​​​ shares why her bike commute is an integral part of her day

A little goes a long way (for your ego)

Can the sport’s trendiest discipline reinvigorate its national governing body? And should we even care?

After tireless testing, these were our favorites under $150

The basketball icon knows that if you want kids to succeed, you need to give them access to bikes and bike lanes

Patricia Baker established multiple track-cycling records in her age group after taking a 20-year break from racing

New Zealand's South Island is undoubtedly one of the world's most beautiful places, where golden beaches and dense rainforests border the snow-capped Southern Alps and adventures are endless. But for those of us who can't pick up and move to Christchurch, here's a definitive guide on how to make the most of your time there.

From visiting Alaska's fat bears to traveling solo across Scotland, here's how we're spending our PTO

Extend that layover—these megacities have plenty of outdoor activities within an hour or two of downtown

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.

Peloton is a fun distraction, but you don't have to relegate yourself to the trainer because it's cold outside

For years, Benedikt Boehm has been chasing speed records on some of the world's tallest peaks

Hotel Rodavento in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, serves up an entrancing mix of downtime and adrenaline

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.

New Year's resolutions be damned. We like things just the way they are.

Block the wind and beat the heat with this ultra-light shell. The Featherlight has ventilation panels to dump heat on tough climbs and a wind-protective panel in the front. And the jacket has a water-repellent finish, so you can stay on the saddle no matter the weather.

Of Utah's five national parks, Zion stands out for its geological wonders, a place where water and sand meet to form arguably the most dramatic landscape in the country. Here's our primer on how to see it all, from big hits like Zion Canyon and the Narrows to the gems many visitors overlook.

Contributor Aaron Gulley tested a slew of bike-specific hydration packs and this one was among our top three favorites. The Skyline was the smallest pack in the test—with only seven liters of gear capacity and a three-liter hydration bladder—but still had enough space for tools, a sandwich, and a…

On the bike, laws are secondary and survival is paramount

In 2017, two Americans set off on a round-the-world bike trip. They believed people all over the world are inherently good at heart. They never made it home.

“We couldn’t help but love every part of the Glendale, and that earned it Gear of the Year,” we wrote in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide. The Glendale’s interchangeable lenses are high-impact and scratch resistant. We especially liked the front vents that kept our lenses fog-free even during our…

After Kirstie Ennis lost her leg, she climbed some of the hardest mountains in the world. And she’s just getting started.

From hair ties to hydration bladders, women share their top pregnancy hacks

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

“Booties are dorky and they take forever to put on. But they will change your life,” we wrote in our staff picks roundup of winter gear. We especially like the waterproof fabric and reflective elements to keep you drier and more visible on the road.

These gloves are among our favorite pieces of bike safety gear. “Buy these gloves and stow them in a rear pocket or pack for extra protection,” writes our tester. The neon back and reflective hits keep you visible while the waterproof fabric helps protect your hands on wet commutes.

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

Don’t let winter halt your cycling schedule. With these pants, you won’t have to. Our tester loved the Summit AmFib Lite’s stretch, water-resistance, and thermal fleece fabric panels in the back.

The short road trip on British Columbia's Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler packs in a ton of adventure

The Urban 1000 is the light you need to winterize your bike. It emits 1,000 lumens of LED light on its max setting, which is ideal for early morning or evening rides. It’s waterproof and impact resistant, so it’ll work in the rain or after a fall.

“For avid cyclists who value training and metrics, a dedicated cycling computer such as the Garmin Edge 1030 is a no-brainer,” our columnist wrote. With top-notch mapping, data tracking, and up to a 20-hour battery life, the Edge 1030 is what you want for long (three+ hours) bike rides.

It isn't just the astounding geological wonders that give our country's first national park its allure, from 500 geysers that erupt up to 400 feet into the air to deep glacier-carved valleys and fossil forests. The vibrant megafauna and endless backcountry terrain make it one of the wildest areas in the country. And if you know where to go, you can avoid the crowds.

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?

Last spring, Outside's features editor watched pro mountain biker Paul Basagoitia's documentary about the spinal-cord injury he sustained at Red Bull Rampage. Ahead of its HBO release this month, she and her partner viewed it again after their own life-altering experience.

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

We picked the Tempo Powerstrap shoe as one of the best pieces of cycling gear from our 2019 bike test. Our tester wrote: “I’m just thrilled to have a pair of road cleats that not only perform well and cost a fraction of the competition but still look great.”…

Pro cycling in the U.S. is actually kicking ass—you just need to look beyond the men's WorldTour

At the inaugural Formation, hard-charging female mountain bikers hit big lines in Utah, with the hopes of starting an all-new event for women’s freeriding