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January 3, 2019

New Study Reveals Why Biking Is a Healthy Form of Transportation

bike commuter on a bridge

Is there something about riding your bike that makes you feel better? Well, it turns out science may validate your experience. An article recently published in Environmental International suggests that those who use a bicycle as a form of transportation may maintain higher levels of self-perceived health than drivers, walkers and public transportation users and […]

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January 2, 2019

Why You Need to Go Glamping in 2019

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It was a dark and stormy night, but Dark 'n' Stormies weren't on our minds. Camp cocktails would come later. We nosed our car down dirt roads, our path illuminated by our headlights. Finally, after eluding us for nearly four hours, Narrowsburg, New York, was within our grasp. Our GPS wasn’t cooperating, but that was […]

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January 2, 2019

Best of UCI Downhill World Cup 2018

What a UCI Downhill World Cup we were treated to this year. No matter how long you've been watching top flight mountain bike racing there's no getting away from the fact that this season's UCI Downhill World Cup was one of the best yet.

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January 2, 2019

Understanding Sleeping Bag Temperature Ratings

A woman peeking out of a bright-orange sleeping bag

Because waking up in your tent shivering in the middle of the night is a miserable experience, the key factor when you choose a sleeping bag is its temperature rating. If you have a reasonable idea of the coldest conditions you anticipate on your adventure, you can pick a bag that will keep you warm […]

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January 2, 2019

Understanding Sleeping Bag Temperature Ratings

A woman peeking out of a bright-orange sleeping bag

Because waking up in your tent shivering in the middle of the night is a miserable experience, the key factor when you choose a sleeping bag is its temperature rating. If you have a reasonable idea of the coldest conditions you anticipate on your adventure, you can pick a bag that will keep you warm […]

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December 31, 2018

New BikeYoke smart gadgets

BikeYoke has a host of small gadgets that it’s rolled out at the end of the year. Here’s a rundown.

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December 31, 2018

Marco Osborne signs with Transition Bikes

One of America’s top enduro racers is changing teams. After several successful years riding under the Cannondale banner Marco Osborne is moving over to Transition Bikes.

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December 28, 2018

How to Save Phone Battery Life in the Backcountry

Woman holding cellphone with map on it in front of green grass.

Now, before we begin, we want to be clear: We don’t endorse being glued to your phone in the great outdoors. In fact, we think time spent in nature provides the perfect excuse for taking a break from the trappings of modern life. However, we have to admit that sometimes our smartphones can be a […]

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December 27, 2018

Video: 7 mountain bike rules that should be broken

Guidelines and etiquette are there for a reason but too many of them can kill the mountain bike spirit. We are here to get fit and have fun so use some common sense and get out there.

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