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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…

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

It's never too cold to ride outside. (Well, almost never.)

Sarah Sturm was searching for a purpose beyond competing and found it through coaching young women

This 100-mile trail, normally ridden in multiple days, has turned into a one-day challenge

Keep the adventures going through the changing seasons with these smart staples

Hot wax isn't just for skis. Using it can result in a cleaner, longer-lasting drivetrain with less maintenance.

New technologies and better materials have enabled a few willing brands to make bikes with big wheels and extra-small frames feel nimble and fast

Eduardo Arruda shows us why trail building and mountain biking helps him live life to the fullest

You can tell a lot about a person by the bike they ride

Makeovers of these fan favorites are worth a spin

Outdoor brands are creating face coverings designed for exercise and outdoor activities like biking and running. Do you need them, and do they work? We break it down.

'Common Ground,' narrated by photographer Jimmy Chin, reminds us that turning a passion for the outdoors into action requires a plan