Instead of blindly hitting the road and hoping for the best, here are the essential tips you need — from renting and packing a bike to finding the best routes — to travel smarter and make the most of your next self-guided getaway on two wheels.
Seeking a backyard tour of some of the coolest bike-crazy towns, we reached out to shops and pro cyclists for their uniquely designed two-wheeled adventures. From scenic climbs on the outskirts of Tokyo to the best brunch ride in Boulder, these 12 epic routes — plus 12 great bike-friendly hotels — will inspire you to pack up your bike and get lost this summer.
The next time you feel the call of the open road, ditch your car and instead pedal, ride the rails, hike into the wild, or cruise up the Pacific Coast with these four must-do ways of traveling from L.A. to the bay.
Winters aren't what they used to be. As you may likely discover this season, just because you've booked a ski vacation doesn't mean there'll be snow — or at least ideal conditions — when you get there. While losing time on the slopes is a bummer, there are plenty of ways you can still make the most of your getaway.
There are more than 3,000 craft breweries in the United States, and a growing number of them have us reconsidering what it means to drink a truly great craft beer. For these 10 innovative breweries — from a small farmhouse setup in the Finger Lakes to the second largest brewer in the country — it means that its carbon footprint is as important as the flavor.
There are plenty of reasons to get outdoors in Richmond, one of our 50 Best Places to Live in America, and cycling is definitely one of them. Whether you're in town to watch the UCI Road World Championships on September 19–27 (and Conquer the Cobbles yourself) or not, plan a trip to experience these five rides that best showcase the killer roads and beauty of Virginia.
Is there a better way to spend a hot sunny day than floating down a river in an inner tube with an ice-cold beer in your hand? Maybe paddling whitewater rapids is more your speed, but then again, you need both hands for that. From riding the Rio Grande on the Texas-Mexico border to rope swinging into a tube in Colorado, here are the best lazy rivers for tubing in the U.S.
Montana, home to over 100 ranges, has some of the best mountain biking trails in America. We talked to local bike shop owners, trail builders, and photographers to uncover the greatest routes, with the most beautiful lakes, open meadows and dazzling descents. From bike-packing adventures to bike parks, and perfect singletrack, here are the 15 best mountain biking trails in Montana.
Taking your dog with you on vacation is a boon, not a handicap. Your furry friend forces you to experience cities like a local, enjoying the best off-the-beaten-path places you wouldn't otherwise think to visit. With a little help from apps like BringFido and Dog Park Finder Plus, and Claudia Kawczynska, editor-in-chief of The Bark magazine, we found the 10 U.S. cities with the best adventures, lodging, and restaurants for you and your favorite canine companion.
A booming vacation rental market means it's easier than ever to find a great basecamp for aquatic adventures. To maximize your beach rental experience, plan ahead and leverage what's already available, says Eric Breon, CEO of the Portland-based vacation rental site Vacasa.
If you're going to get on a bike in the world's top cities, these are the rides you want to know about. We consulted Strava's Local Guides — and spent some long days in the saddle — to narrow down the absolute best routes worth planning a getaway, from a taste of the Tour de France to one of the greatest rides in the USA.
Paddling through an urban downtown on a world-class wave is a surreal, jaw-tightening moment you never forget. Even the calmer rapids are a rush for the novelty of paddling in a big city. And with kayaking participation up 48 percent over the last three years, according to the Outdoor Foundation, it's easier than ever to find kayaking adventures in some of America's most developed cities.
From the City by the Bay to the Land Down Under, these 10 bike lanes are safe, scenic, and inspiring more people to pedal. We reached out to urban cyclists across the globe to find the absolute best bike lanes on earth, whether you need to get to work or just want a beautiful, car-free ride.