mountain biking

October 16, 2019

CorePower Yoga x REI: Yoga for Your Ride

Yoga poses for cycling

Yoga is a great way to bring mindful movement to your outdoor pursuits. We partnered with our friends at CorePower Yoga to learn more about integrating yoga into biking—before, during and after going for a bike ride. Learn more about getting your first week of CorePower Yoga for free here. Before Your Ride Hydrate the […]

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October 16, 2019

How a Bike Park Helped Berkshire East Perfect the Mom-and-Pop Resort

The New England Lost Ski Areas Project is a charmingly antiquated website with lots of information on exactly 604 New England ski hills that have come and gone. Berkshire East, a mountain in western Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley, could have easily been on that list. It was founded in the mid-1950s and featured two rope tows […]

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October 11, 2019

Alexandera Houchin is the People’s Champion of Bikepacking

On September 16, 2017, Alexandera Houchin woke up from a fitful sleep cocooned in a sleeping bag and a blue tarp on the side of the road. Her body felt sluggish, numb from the sub-freezing Idaho air. She fumbled with her watch to check the time: 1:30am It was her 28th birthday. It was also […]

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October 11, 2019

Alexandera Houchin is the People’s Champion of Bikepacking

On September 16, 2017, Alexandera Houchin woke up from a fitful sleep cocooned in a sleeping bag and a blue tarp on the side of the road. Her body felt sluggish, numb from the sub-freezing Idaho air. She fumbled with her watch to check the time: 1:30am It was her 28th birthday. It was also […]

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October 1, 2019

Re-Riding History

Tour participants stand in front of a historic wall with writing on it in Atlanta

A version of this story appeared in the fall 2019 issue of Uncommon Path.  Hidden under a magnolia tree at the Georgia State Capitol is a bronze statue depicting a complex chapter of the state’s history. It shows the 33 Black legislators who were elected to the General Assembly during Reconstruction only to be expelled by […]

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September 12, 2019

Where’s Debbie? A Look at the Volunteer Force Behind Northern California’s Downieville Classic

The Start Mountain bikes are everywhere: on car racks, in truck beds and vans, leaning against buildings, and pedaling up and down both lanes of this rural mountain highway. The ones with bibs zip-tied to the handlebars are about to race a 26.5-mile course that climbs 4,500 feet and descends 5,700 feet. It’s the first […]

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August 30, 2019

6 Places to Try Fat Biking This Winter

When the sun sets at 5pm, that leaves plenty of time to hatch crazy ideas. Take, for example, the sport of fat biking. Who would have thought that riding oversized, seemingly underinflated tires over snow and ice would be possible—never mind fun? If you live someplace where trails freeze over and enough snow falls to […]

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August 29, 2019

How To Ride Snowshoe Like the World Cup Pros

a mountain biker in mid-air from a jump with a sunset in the background at snowshoe, west virginia

For the first time since 2015, the biggest event in mountain bike racing is coming back to the United States. Next month, some 10,000 people will converge on Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia to witness the final round of the prestigious 10-part Mercedes-Benz Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Mountain Bike World Cup series. The event […]

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August 26, 2019

Meet the Cast: Trailheads Bikepacking

Anna, Colin, Elena and Kelsi recently headed out on a 150-mile bikepacking adventure from Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA following the historic Great Allegheny Passage Trail. This unforgettable adventure was one of many they've embarked on, as the Trailheads crew. They reflect on their recent experience bikepacking and other memories made while on Trailheads adventures. Watch all […]

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