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After moving to Salida, Colorado, one writer decided to get to know her area by traveling on every trail on the map

Cerra is giving back to Whitefish, Montana, through the Last Best Ride, an event that encourages community members to participate, no matter their skill level

A California nonprofit is connecting 15 mountain towns with 300 scenic miles of hiking, biking, riding, and running. ‘A Trail for Everyone’ shows how the extraordinary project is coming together.

Yes, this flannel is expensive. But judging by its effect on our writers, it’s worth every penny.

Could racing a pedal-assisted mountain bike up the highest peak in the Northeast become cycling’s next great race?

Rigs we want to pedal all year long

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.

From Arkansas to Wyoming, these abandoned towns are packed with history and located on stunning public land. For some of them, it’s an adventure just to reach them.

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

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

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)

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

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.

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

The multi-use Lost Sierra Route will link underserved mountain communities, providing recreational adventures and economic sustainability

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.

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

Initially, Andres was all about adrenalin—downhill, drops, roots, ruts, berms, rock ‘n' roll. But Bea was more intrigued with the mythical side of mountain biking: the soul of the trail.

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.

Beta tests this year’s newest mountain-bike offerings

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.

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

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

“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

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

During the height of the pandemic, bike sales and participation flourished—and things don't appear to be slowing down. Here's what you need to know to kick off your cycling season.

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

A genre-defining trail bike is now even more versatile—and even more fun

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

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

Carefree pedaling starts with a great kit

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