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From crabbing and surfing the iconic coast to hiking and biking the redwood-covered hills, the San Francisco Bay Area enclave of Marin County is an awesome destination for recreationists and foodies year-round. Here’s how to do it right.

How much slower does a modern long-travel bike climb? And what are the differences downhill?

Ten of the world’s best amateur riders battle it out for a pro contract from Orbea Bikes and a $30,000 prize purse

The off-road pro completed the 55-mile route—which has 8,000 feet of climbing—in 5:50:38

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These unsuspecting riders got a taste of trailhead tailgating with no drawbacks (and loved it)

Let’s all get mad about where our cables go in our pedal bikes

Ten of the world’s best amateur riders battle it out for a pro contract from Orbea Bikes and a $30,000 prize purse

A longtime cycling advocate offers advice on how to assist your local off-road stewardship program

These are some of the newest and most exciting bikepacking products on the market

Ten of the world’s best amateur riders battle it out for a pro contract from Orbea Bikes and a $30,000 prize purse. The first three episodes are live now.

Pinkbike Academy is back for 2022 and we're excited to once again offer a career-changing grand prize to one deserving rider.

World champion mountain biker Kate Courtney pens a goodbye note to her retiring mentor

Shorts and liners that work for more riders

Mountain bikers and hunters are butting heads in Colorado over wildlife, access, and public lands

Less dramatic updates could make it easier to keep those feelings of new bike envy at bay

The Australian pro is using the ride to raise funds for the family of Kangangi, who died in August while racing the Vermont Overland gravel race

Mountain bike technology is always evolving—but it is all in the right direction?

From mullets to hardtails, a rig for everyone

The 2022 World Cup Downhill race season gets underway in Lourdes for the Pinkbike Racing team

Relationship dynamics in the outdoors are hard; getting out with friends can help

For his new PBS show, ‘America Outdoors,’ comedian and activist Baratunde Thurston connects us to our natural environments through the most interesting of creatures: humans.

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From family-friendly hikes to deep-wilderness paddling trips, Maine has it all.

All helmets sold in the U.S. are subject to the same standards, so why should you pay more?

It’s easy to fall for the bells and whistles, but the hardtail wins with its affordability, versatility, and simplicity

When one of bikepacking’s best athletes set a fastest known time on a legendary route, ultradistance cycling’s corner of the internet exploded in controversy around the meaning of the term “self-supported”

From the park to the podium, the Privateer 141 does it all

Rigorous testing was no match for these pieces

Round out your trail kit and get riding

These top-notch lids won us over

Rigorous testing was no match for these pieces

Rigs to put a smile on anyone’s face

Devices bringing innovation to the trails and beyond

A secure connection to your bike starts with your feet

There’s more than one way to get down Corbet’s Couloir

From routes that have been rebuilt after wildfires to newly constructed singletrack, we can’t wait to get trekking on these trails around the country

A recent climate commitment pledge among leading cycling brands conjured an unexpected feeling in our Bike Snob columnist—empathy

Our sibling titles Pinkbike and Beta teamed up for a value-oriented field test in Tucson, Arizona. Here are the results.

In a small town in England in the early 1950s, a group of Brits gathered at a pub to form the world’s first off-road cycling club. They came from all classes—barons rubbed elbows with foundry workers—but were united by their love of the wild and a shared belief that a bike could get them anywhere they dreamed of. Seventy years on, Tom Vanderbilt heads to the UK to join a few current members in pursuit of the rough stuff.

From a scenic path that extends the entire length of New York to a new route connecting Yellowstone to Grand Teton, here are the most scenic ways to experience America’s wilderness by bike

This small but mighty Washington-based apparel brand wants to change your mind about what a mountain biker looks like

With two sprayer tanks that hold a total of 14 liters of water, and mounted on Old Man Mountain Divide racks, this contraption kept the dust at bay, making rides more enjoyable for cyclists

Reserve’s Fillmore is a modest innovation with big potential to make life easier for cyclists

The Bowhead Reach is designed to help those who can’t walk access mountain-bike trails

Fitness comes and goes. Allow Glen Plake to make a case for prioritizing style—that elusive athletic skill that endures.

Beta’s ‘Outliers: Sage Kotsenberg,’ which premiered at the Beta Film Festival last month, follows Kotsenberg and his fellow pro-snowboarding friends as they take to the biking trails around Park City

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…

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