The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy released today the official route for its previously announced Great American Rail-Trail—a sprawling, multiuse trail that traces the path of converted, disused railways to connect Washington D.C. to Washington state. The 3,700-mile route (updated from a previous iteration that was 3,600 miles long) is completely separated from major roadways and includes iconic existing trails, […]
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I spent more than a week on the Appalachian Trail in 2015, trekking through Georgia before hopping off near Franklin, North Carolina. It was April and in the throes of thru-hiking season, which meant I shared the trail with dozens of others. At night, we chatted around campfires about where we came from, why we […]
In September 2017, Paxton Rogers left his home in Bentonville, Arkansas, for a bike industry trade show in Las Vegas. There, on the red rock trails beyond the casinos, he tried an electric mountain bike for the first time. “It’s a completely different ride—still fun, still active. It’s not a motorcycle,” he said. “The trail […]
Boulder, Colorado, is often considered one of the top outdoor recreation hubs of the Front Range. With easy access to city life, restaurants, hiking, biking and the high mountains, visitors flock to the area. There are roughly 155 miles of hiking trails in the Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks system alone, which covers a […]
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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Rebecca Trittipoe remembers crawling on her belly under a dense slope of rhododendron and thorns, desperately trying to move a few feet closer to the top of the mountain. The sun wasn’t up yet, and her GPS wasn’t working so she wasn’t sure exactly where she and her two running partners were, but she knew […]
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Trekking poles are useful for walking, hiking, backpacking, thru-hiking, trail running and snowshoeing. Up scree slopes, through creek crossings, over mud and uneven terrain, they keep you upright as you maneuver difficult sections of the trail by providing support and stability, while also reducing impact on your knees and joints. They’re even handy for splitboarding […]
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Numerous city parks, well-groomed greenways, rugged greenbelts and the lovely Lady Bird Lake make Austin a unique city for outdoor explorers. With the Colorado River winding through downtown, there are opportunities to find shaded paths and quiet waterside retreats in the heart of the Texas state capital. Or take a short drive northwest of town […]
What do you do when customers continue to ask if they can drop off bikes to donate? If you’re the teams at the REI stores in Norwalk, Milford and West Hartford, Connecticut, you go out and find some awesome partners in the community and hold a bike drive. Mason Trumble, Outdoor Programs and Experiences Market […]
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