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 […]
Four friends head out on a 150-mile bikepacking adventure from Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA following the historic Great Allegheny Passage trail. Starting from mile marker 0 in downtown Cumberland, Kelsi, Colin, Anna and Elena bike their way across the Mason Dixon line, over the Eastern Continental Divide, pass through historic Civil War battlegrounds, cross […]
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Since its inception in 2017, the Colorado Classic, a Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)-sanctioned four-stage pro road bicycle race, has tried to empower women. Year one, the organizers opted to have legacy riders replace podium hostesses at the end of each stage. “We wanted to be less patronizing and more celebratory,” says Lucy Diaz, COO of […]
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Even the most speed-obsessed cyclist would agree that what goes forward must eventually stop (preferably under control). That’s where your brakes come in, and knowing the differences between types of bike brakes can help you choose the option that’s best for the way you ride. There are four types of bike brakes: rim, disc, coaster […]
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You may not be ready to sign up for a 100-mile trail run or mountain bike race. That’s OK. But you can still learn a thing or two from the athletes who do those types of endurance events at the most elite level. (For example: Try dreaming of ice cream whenever a ride gets tough. […]
For most climbers and ski mountaineers, a trip to the top of Denali takes about a month, door to door. Typically, the travel to Anchorage is the easy part—one final moment of relaxation on an airplane before the real work begins to climb the 20,320-foot peak. That wasn’t the case for Cody Hughes, 28, and […]
Kurt Refsnider has ridden through the night as much anyone in the sport of ultra-endurance mountain bike racing. He has pushed himself for days on end: six straight in 2018 to set a new course record on the 750-mile Arizona Trail Race and just under 16 in 2011 when he won the 2,745-mile Tour Divide. […]
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In late 2016, REI announced a complete revamp of its cycling program, including a new flagship bike brand, Co-op Cycles. The move signaled the company’s desire to up both the caliber of its cycling offerings and its credibility in the bike market. “We heard from our members that we have to make bikes and bike […]
“I’ve been living in a mosquito net fixing culverts all week,” said J.T. Robinson over speakerphone through the aforementioned mesh headwear. “But I get to leave early today to meet some volunteers to work on mountain bike trails at Silver Lake.” Robinson was unceremoniously digging through mud, managing trail erosion and dodging West Nile in […]
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