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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

If you cheat in a virtual bike race, should you suffer IRL consequences?

You want to ride your bike. You know you do. So get out there.

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

The fight to balance recreation with wildlife is coming to a head

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?

The Emerald City is surrounded by mountains and has access to the ocean, but some of its biggest outdoor draws can be reached by public transportation

Four urban centers that have all the makings of an epic adventure town—without the hype

Former professional cyclist Phil Gaimon knows how he's going to die

The former downhill champ has had his fair share of spills—and he likes to show them off

Blue World Voyages plans to remake the cruise for adventure sports enthusiasts who want more out of their vacation than all-you-can-eat buffets

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.

These pants are specifically designed for fat biking and are exactly what you need to keep cycling even when the temperatures drop. We put on the the Fat Jack when we wanted a comfy mid-weight option for chilly rides. Club Ride added smart features like a weather-resistant outer and…

Yes, fall in the northeast equals peak foliage. But the season also offers up an abundance of uncrowded adventures in the mountains, on lakes, and along the coast.

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

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.

John Joesph's diet is key to his longevity—both on the stage and in races

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

'Thereabouts Colombia' profiles cyclists Lachlan and Angus Morton as they explore Colombia and meet its next generation of great riders

Adding World Tour events just for women is a huge step forward for professional cycling. But real change has to come from the UCI.

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

Don't be a jerk, always wave to fellow cyclists, and don't you dare litter

She's one of the most successful cyclists in U.S. history. And she's done it her way.

'Rapha Rides: NYC' follows Olympian Evelyn Stevens as she reflects on why riding in the Big Apple is so enticing

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

We tested these shorts during our 2019 bike test and loved them. The Vista Short “is just as comfortable for walking around town as it is in the saddle,” we wrote. While other cycling apparel has started catering to race types, these shorts are perfect for cyclists who just…

Pearl Izumi has long been an Outside favorite for its “good-looking, hyperfunctional, and not too expensive gear,” as we wrote in our review of soft goods from this year’s bike test. The ELITE Escape Tank is no different. It has a longer torso for full coverage, a pocket in…

Riding to your flight is the ultimate in smugness

Patrick Cummins has been fighting in the UFC for the past five years, but the character he cultivates on his Instagram feed is less battle-hardened tough guy and more adventure-loving goofball who loves to ride old-school mountain bikes

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

The last thing you want is to go for a drink and end up sipping dirty water

With big names out injured and the super-team depleted, we were treated to some top-tier bike racing

We got our hands on the Cake Kalk electric dirt bike for a test on the forest roads outside our hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sweat, lounge, and live in these comfy frocks

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…

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

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

For decades professional bike racing has marginalized women riders and lagged behind nearly every major sport in promoting gender equality. Retired star Iris Slappendel is changing that.

“This direct-drive trainer is as close to riding outdoors as it gets,” our tester wrote in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide. Replace your bike’s back wheel with this “precision-balanced flywheel” and never worry about rainy days ruining your workout again. It’s capable of handling up to 2,000 watts and…

The disqualified former Tour de France winner speaks openly about doping in cycling, moving forward, and his burgeoning CBD business

The city's riding scene is unique and diverse, and the best way to dodge the infamous traffic is on two wheels

Want to get away on a dime? Here's where to go.

From filmmaker Mike Hopkins, 'Siblings' highlights how having a brother or sister will make you a better cyclist

The online store will award $500 to three finalists between the ages of 13 and 23—a total of 12 over the next year

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.

Presenting America’s new adventure capitals

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

From tubing to trail running, pro athletes describe the best way to get outside in their hometowns

Our top tips for fixing your gear and getting back out there

These days, a bad fall or hospital visit can cost you thousands of dollars. But new on-demand accident insurance for adventurers gives you backup.

If you think travel agents disappeared completely in the age of online booking, think again. They're back—in a whole new, modern form.

Already looking forward to fall? The North Face’s Commutr, a windproof, soft-shell glove, will help you battle the elements. The supple goatskin-leather palm and toasty fleece lining only add to the appeal. As a bonus, the fingertips are touchscreen compatible.

Wool mountain-bike gloves? Oh yes. This merino is soft, wicks sweat well, and has antimicrobial properties to help fight stink, which we all know is a major problem with cycling gloves. Also, they look dope. We like the suede palm for enhanced handlebar grip and feel, too.

Beat the summer heat with the super breathable and light Siv. EVA foam padding (the same stuff in running-shoe midsoles) stuffed in the microfiber palm can take the sting out of choppy gravel and pavement. But with an airy synthetic-mesh back, this glove is really about ventilation.

The fingerless Attack has minimal padding, with thin gel inserts that are meant to not get in the way of your grip. The idea is to enhance contact with the bar, while still providing enough cushioning to help reduce numbness in your hands during long stints in the saddle.

If you want a full-finger glove with plenty of padding, look to the Ranger. It has strategically placed pockets of gel in the palms to help absorb chatter. Plus, the fingertips are touchscreen compatible because: Strava.

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

Utah State University's first Outdoor Product Design and Development class created their own versions of everything from waders to bike pedals

Falls happen. From skiing to bouldering, learn how to do it safely.

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

We can’t help but love the nine-liter Tokul. It’s loaded with smart details, like magnets to keep the hydration hose secured when you’re not using it, a front pocket big enough for a helmet, reflective hits for visibility, and a foam back panel with ventilation channels. The included three-liter reservoir—with…

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

The company is growing fast, adding roughly a million users a month, and it has lofty goals to expand far beyond its old identity as a platform for logging rides and runs. Can it succeed?

The 2019 U.S. Pro and Para-Cycling Road Championships are in Knoxville from June 27 to 30. Here's how to make the most of a weekend in Tennessee's "scruffy" jewel.

Five years in, the virtual cycling and running game has acquired massive investment capital, thousands of daily players, and a professional bike-racing league. The platform has changed the way we run and ride.

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

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

A subjective look at where we prefer to shred

This festival cut of the full documentary, 'Project Y' looks at why humans pursue type-two fun