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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

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

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

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

Our favorite new kit for two-wheeled adventures

These quick-change sunglasses are some of our favorites for cycling. The glasses come with two interchangeable lens options that switch out with magnetized clamps. The ChromaPop lenses provide sharp, high-contrast color definition to keep you seeing clearly on the bike.

‘Girls Gotta Eat Dirt’ isn’t your typical #inspirational stoke video

This isn’t just a film about three best friends riding bikes in Silverton, Colorado. It’s the story of everything that happens in between.

It’s an affordable piece of gear that makes rides more carefree

It provides climbing and descending performance in equal parts

Tested for style and durability, these tops can handle anything coming down the trail

The best way to refuel after a perfect day of adventure? With your crew at one of these ideally located watering holes.

Cyclist and explorer Kate Leeming ventures across Namibia's Skeleton Coast in this series

Wild Rye makes some of our favorite women’s MTB apparel. “Wild Rye nailed the stretchy-durable balance here: the Freel moves just right in the saddle, but the fabric isn’t so thin that an errant piñon will shred it,” our tester wrote in our 2019…

With light as the theme for this film, Kilian Bron guides us through Cappadocia, Turkey, in a way that will make your jaw drop

By the age of 14, girls are dropping out of sports at twice the rate of boys. Athlete Jaime Hill is working to keep girls inspired.

Whether you’re after a beachfront campsite, some good juju, or a cabin built for mountain bikers, we’ve got a spring travel deal for you

Earning an FKT on West Highland Way is no small feat, as it boasts a meaty 10,351 feet of climbing, parts of which require a hike-a-bike

In her quest to master a quintessential cool-kid trick, Outside contributor Kim Cross found the sweet spot at the crossroads of work and play

This view is mind-blowing, but one wrong move could send most riders careening down hundreds of feet

Landmark Trailworks has carved out what is arguably one of the world’s most renowned bike parks

Totally normal ways to keep the conversation moving

Everyone says modern lids are better than ever. But because of outmoded testing and unreliable information, it's never been harder to figure out whether that's true.

Activity and sales data suggest that there are still more cyclists than ever before

The mountain-bike community needs to focus less on access and more on climate change

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