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December 19, 2017

Keepers of the Outdoors: Madly in Love With the Maah Daah Hey

Through our Keepers of the Outdoors series, we'll introduce you to people who protect and care for our wild places. Have you ever loved something so much that you would walk 200 miles for it? Through heavy brush? With a push mower? Nick Ybarra has. "It was here that the romance of my life began." […]

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December 14, 2017

Backpacking Meals: A Gourmet Holiday Outside

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A real chef cooks one, and you can too!   I’m looking for a different kind of holiday this year. An escape from cityscapes. A way to reconnect with my wild roots. A chance to avoid any more holiday jingles. Although while off backpacking I might be missing out on some of the traditional festivities, […]

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December 14, 2017

High School Mountain Bike Racing Is About Much More Than Who Finishes First

In the Colorado High School Cycling League, kids discover a thousand different reasons to love riding. When I ask my son, Hatcher, what his favorite thing about his inaugural season on the Boulder High School mountain bike team was, he says, “The rice cake.” “The rice cake?” “Yes, the rice cake.” Then he describes it. […]

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December 12, 2017

3 Warm Drinks To Get You Through Winter

Mexican Hot Chocolate Final

One of the best ways to brave the deep chill of winter is with a warm cozy drink in hand. Whether you enjoy them at home or on the go, nearly every occasion can be enhanced with a nice warm beverage. To give you a little inspiration, we’ve put together three of our favorite warm […]

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December 12, 2017

You’re Just Scared of a Little Competish.

By Caitlin Makary “You’re just scared of a little competish” – Gob Bluth, …
December 11, 2017

What Does it Mean if a Jacket is Water Resistant?

Rain jacket in the rain

With storm season in full bluster, the need for dependable raingear develops a greater sense of urgency. If you’re shopping for a new rain jacket, you’ll quickly encounter a trio of seemingly interchangeable terms: water resistant, waterproof and water repellent. Is there really a difference between them? Spoiler alert: “Waterproof” beats “water resistant” and “waterproof/breathable” […]

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December 8, 2017

MTBR 2017 Holiday Giveaway Day 3

Enter for your chance to win a Küat Pivot worth $295!
December 7, 2017

Video: Casey Brown — This Is Home

Arguably one of the world’s best and most well-known mountain bikers, Casey Brown has become a star of our sport. Here's where she came from — and still calls home.
December 7, 2017

IMBA announces 2017 EPIC rides

The International Mountain Bicycling Association has announced its 2017 class of IMBA EPICS. Nine new trails and rides have been added to the list.