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April 22, 2019

Proficient in Parks

Two girls hold up Junior Ranger badges they collected

When Christine Lindström and her family of five hit the road in 2016 to prioritize a full-time RV lifestyle, she  planned to homeschool her three kids. The family would spend a lot of time in national parks, so Lindström expected to work the parks into her curriculum. But she was surprised to discover how comprehensive […]

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April 22, 2019

Four Things to Get Excited About for Mountain Bike Season

Late evening light, dusty berms, warm temperatures and cold post-ride beverages. These are a few of our favorite things, and they’re all about to be back in our lives. A long winter’s hibernation is mercifully coming to an end, so it’s time to get excited about the return of mountain bike season.  Dialed Bike Setups […]

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April 12, 2019

New Product Spotlight: The Cannondale Habit 5 & Cannondale Topstone Bikes

The network of trails in Washington’s Raging River State Forest are an ongoing labor of love, built by the state’s Department of Natural Resources and the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance. One of Seattle’s most popular mountain biking destinations located 30 miles from downtown, the project started with a 14-mile loop and will eventually become a […]

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April 11, 2019

Pedaling 2,000 Miles Through the American Southwest With Type 1 Diabetes

Annalisa van den Bergh had pedaled for nearly two weeks and 400 miles to arrive in Rosedale, Virginia, a town of 930 people near the Blue Ridge Mountains. She and her cycling partner, Erik Douds, were on the TransAmerica Trail, a 4,223-mile route mapped in 1976 that spans the U.S. from Oregon to Virginia. And […]

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April 4, 2019

Mountain Biking Visionary Jacquie Phelan Reflects on 30 Years of Never Taking The Sport Too Seriously

For someone known across the bike world as the “godmother of women’s mountain biking,” Jacquie Phelan lives a life noticeably absent of material luxury. She dumpster dives for her food and she lives in a minimalist abode that she calls “Offhand Manor,” near the foot of Mount Tam in Marin County, California.  “I think the […]

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March 26, 2019

Beyond the Grind

Six miles from the start line in the sleepy, eastern Cascades outpost of Sisters, the Oregon Trail racecourse veers off the asphalt of the McKenzie Highway onto the knotty, rutted, occasionally sandy Santiam Wagon Road and, for the remainder of the event’s 350 miles, largely doesn’t return to pavement. Promising five days of pedaling on […]

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March 22, 2019

Atlanta’s First Urban Mountain Bike Trail System

It’s impossible to miss Atlanta’s lush tree canopy. Aptly nicknamed the “City in a Forest,” more than 50 species of trees grow in the metro area, covering almost half of Atlanta in an urban tree canopy. Some of those trees are hundreds of years old. A surprising number of old-growth oak stands still exist in […]

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March 15, 2019

Op-Ed: New Mexico’s State Office of Recreation Will Improve Outdoor Access for Kids

Rep. Rubio flanked by Outdoor Equity Fund supporters & community leaders during a shoot we did in front of the Rio Bravo

This Op-Ed represents the opinions of The Wilderness Society. “Mister, what kind of cactus of is that?” Jose, a 13-year-old from Anthony, New Mexico, points to a walking stick cholla, admiring its radiant purple flowers as he calls over a group of friends to admire the long, spiny cactus. Last year, Jose was part of […]

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March 13, 2019

Tired of Your Sport? It Could be Burnout

A person stands before a grey sky over a grey ocean.

A gentle wind rustled evergreen boughs around me, a stream galloped past my now-damp trail runners and my pup threw herself, ecstatic, against downed branches in our way. The world was right, but I wasn’t. I saw it all, but I didn’t feel it. Instead, I had a heavy, deadened feeling in my chest and […]

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