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From remote wilderness resorts to a ski-in, ski-out hotel, these properties care as much about environmental practices as they do guest amenities
Because demoing bikes and gear, exploring great locations, and celebrating afterward with new friends, craft beer, and music is way more fun than riding alone
Believe it or not, there’s still time for you procrastinators to make the most of the last weekend of summer
The explorer’s crossing of Antarctica put him in the spotlight. His skill in presenting himself to audiences hungry for vulnerable heroes will keep him there.
Oregon representative Earl Blumenauer recently introduced the Bicycle Commuter Act, which would provide a pretax benefit for riding to work. Here's what to know about the potential law.
The oldest woman to swim the English Channel wants to continue knocking off marathon swims into her 80s
It’s become conventional wisdom that e-scooters are dangerous. Like most conventional wisdom, it’s probably wrong.
The leisure-focused gear company is liquidating all assets after seven years in business
About an hour before midnight on Mother’s Day in 1986, a group of teenagers assembled at an Episcopal high school in Portland, Oregon, to embark on an expedition. Their goal was to summit Mount Hood, completing an adventure program that was required for all sophomores. What followed was a story of tragedy and loss that is commemorated annually at the institution it changed forever.
If you're still using ground beef, you've got a lot to learn
Outdoor towns tend to be overwhelmingly homogenous, which can make for a tough decision for people of color who want to move somewhere they can play outside
No one would blame you for planning your summer vacation around visits to these shops
A troubled vet tries to raise his daughter off the grid, but the two don't always find easy answers in nature
Shanti Hodges has written a new book to help motivate families to get on the trail—and find the one that's perfect for them
Go where pets are not only allowed but welcomed
The family has long argued that the government was willing to bend the rules to put the family away—now a judge seems to be listening
Getting acquainted with nature's carbon fiber
These hotels and lodges roll out the welcome mat for cyclists
The Renovo Fat-Ash is as fast as it is beautiful
Gary Rall opened a rock gym 29 years ago. Then he helped invent indoor climbing.
They know their coffee, beer, yoga, and outdoor boutiques. We've picked the highlights.
From epic skiing in Antarctica to a lazy beer-fueled canoe trip in North Carolina, these are the best places to visit this year
The world’s best athlete might just wear the word’s best shoe
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After a closure of the city’s biggest trail network, cyclists wonder if Portland has it out for the sport's off-roaders.
A tiny house with a big heart
Who says you have to chose between land or water?
One man and his canine pal cover 13,000 miles in 32 states to discover just how strong our relationship is with man's best friend.
Pounding out miles on stoplight-strewn streets and past convenience stores quickly loses its luster. Whether you’re commuting or training, here are ten urban trails in the U.S. that offer scenic views and traffic-free paths to keep your run enjoyable. Atlanta Beltline Georgia’s Beltline cinches its…
If you’ve topped out on talking about a wine’s terroir and session ales, it’s time to tackle the next alcohol trend that’s gaining volume: craft distilling. The desire for authentic, handmade goods drove the craft-beer bonanza. Now the same ethic is sparking passions for locally made spirits such as gin,…
The good news is that a rapidly growing number of cities across the country are becoming more bike-commuter friendly because of rising gas prices, growing alarm over global warming, and Americans’ desire to stay fit. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, biking to work has…
It used to be, you could get tasered for riding your bike to the airport. Thankfully, the great urban two-wheel boom has seen dedicated lanes and other cycling infrastructure added to airports worldwide. Thus, it’s no longer that strange (or seemingly suspicious—sheesh!) for a cyclist to pedal…
“Portland is a haven for professional distance runners.”
What kinds of cities make families happy? That was our starting point. The answer, of course, is complicated. Our first assumption: kids like being around other kids. So we looked for cities where a high percentage of the population is under age 18. Next we looked at affordability...
Whether a byproduct of the “eat local” movement or simply an evolution of taste, beer is now fetishized like wine.
What does Walter Hagen have in common with a group of novices, swinging golf clubs through downtown Portland? More than you might think.
The wildest places to sample the country’s best brews
When thieves stole his beloved commuter bike on a busy street in broad daylight, PATRICK SYMMES snapped—and set out on a cross-country plunge into the heart of America’s bike-crime underbelly. What he saw will rattle your frame.
Should Portland have drained its reservoir after a drunk, 21-year-old man peed in it?
Saloons so good you'll take an adventure just to see them.
Progressive hub Portland, Oregon, is a kaleidoscopic smorgasbord of all things cycling. Our wheelman in New York (a certain anonymous blogger) makes a sub-rosa descent upon the fabled Velo City.
It's not enough to be at the forefront. In an era when everything has supposedly been done, these adventure icons ignore convention, court risk, and let their passion lead the way.
Some cities are magnets for groundbreaking industries. Here are 13 that have put themselves on the map.
Healthy. That's the word we kept coming back to. And we don't mean a fit or skinny population; we're talking about a city's cultural vibrancy, economic well-being, and overall quality of life. Presenting our picks for the 10 best cities in America, from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Plus: Our 10 favorite small towns.
Nothing beats a great live show, especially when you’re enjoying it under the sun or the stars. Presenting the 15 best outdoor music festivals in North America. Because summer is the time to play the field. Sasquatch! Bonnaroo The Roots Picnic Telluride Bluegrass…
Bike-friendly Congressman Earl Blumenauer talks to Outsides Matthew Fishbane.
Presenting our foolproof recipes for the perfect long, hot weekend: six classic road-trip itineraries, the country's best pit stops, and a lot of Willie Nelson. Just pick your route and roll.
PORTSMOUTH ISLAND, NORTH CAROLINA – On a weekend last summer, while the rest of the beachgoing world descended upon overrun sand traps like Nags Head and Virginia Beach, I took a 4×4 and a shortboard and made for Portsmouth Island. There are a few selling points to this skinny, 18-mile-long…
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Think Utopia doesn't exist? Maybe not yet—but these ten towns are making a play for perfection with adventure-friendly innovation and cool ideas for building smart communities. Plus the hottest concepts in urban revival, combating sprawl, and better hometown living.
Think outside the cubicle. Ditch your desk and soak up the sun courtesy of the nation's best alfresco Wi-Fi unplug-ins.
This fall, workers are finishing construction on the world’s largest tree house, set among 16 lime trees in the Alnwick Garden, a 40-acre public space 30 miles north of Newcastle, England. Hardly a glorified kiddie clubhouse, the three-story, 10,000-square-foot turreted spread will contain a 120-seat restaurant, private dining rooms, a…
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It sounds too good to be true: a star miler turned criminal goes to prison, links up with a legendary track coach, trains behind bars until his feet bleed, and earns a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Is the real world ready for Jon Gill's dream?