November 26, 2019

More Women Than Ever Are Winning Endurance Cycling Events

In early August, 10 days, two hours and 48 minutes after setting out from the start line in Burgas, Bulgaria, 24-year-old German Fiona Kolbinger rolled into Brest, France, to win the seventh edition of the Transcontinental Race, one of the world’s premier self-supported, ultra-endurance cycling competitions. Kolbinger didn’t just top the women’s category. She won […]

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November 18, 2019

Winter’s Arrival Doesn’t Mean You Need to Stop Riding 

The air is colder, the days are shorter and the leaves are changing colors. Take the cue and do some routine maintenance on your bike so you can keep riding through the winter. Slop, snow, frost, dirt and general dampness will do a lot more to your rig than make it dirty. Ignore them and […]

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November 12, 2019

Welcome to the Mountain Bike Capital of Georgia

It’s breakfast time at Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Getaway and the final day of the third annual Bikepacking Summit, a three-day grassroots event that’s equal parts summer camp and bikepacking seminar. Mulberry Gap co-owners Kate and Andrew Gates stand behind a counter flipping pancakes while greeting a steady stream of cyclists. “This is my dream […]

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November 4, 2019

Mountain Biking Vermont’s Kingdom Trails

Riding past a red barn in Vermont's bucolic Northeast Kingdom

Up in the far northeastern corner of Vermont, there are more dirt roads than paved. The hills are rugged, and the houses far apart. The people who live in this 2,000-square-mile stretch of the Green Mountain State—dubbed “the Northeast Kingdom”—are tough, even by Vermont standards. It’s colder and rougher, and amenities are few and far […]

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October 22, 2019

This Bike Ride Is a MOFO

Scooter, a Lab-hound mutt, was struggling to keep pace when Maggie Gettys high-sided the top of a steep, left-hand berm and landed upside down in the sagebrush. Backlit by a pink-and-gold sunset, Scooter dutifully checked on his owner and found Gettys laughing through a casual smile with no lasting damage besides a broken pair of […]

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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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