The April issue is here, and it’s one of our favorite issues of the year: the bike issue! From cycling through the Texas Hill Country, to 2017’s best rides, to getting dirty on Aspen’s new trails — it’s all on our latest issue which is on stands now!
EDITOR’S LETTER: EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
This month’s Editor’s Letter celebrates equal opportunity at Elevation Outdoors Magazine and in the world of independent publishing.
LARGE AND IN CHARGE: RECAP OF CRESTED BUTTE’S FAT BIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
While most winter enthusiasts were still skiing and riding, the pedal faithful got fat and happy at Crested Butte’s Fat Bike World Championships.
FERAL MOUNTAIN CO.
LOCAL HERO: MIKE FRIEDMAN
THE 27.5+ BIKE TIRE IS HUGE
EAT, SLEEP, PLAY: FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS
Move out of your comfort zone, Coloradans, and head to the Lone Star State. Fredericksburg, Texas is a charming winery-filled, wildflower-lined town in the heart of Texas Hill Country with plenty of rolling road bike rides and tasty local eats.
THE ROAD BACK
SOAK IT UP AT MOUNT PRINCETON HOT SPRINGS
GREEN MOUNTAIN HAYDEN LOOP
Download the free ViewRanger app and these coordinates to get a quick-fix bike, run or hike on the Green Mountain Hayden Loop trail in Lakewood, Colorado.
NUMEROLOGY: PEDAL STROKES
STRAIGHT TALK: CLARE GALLAGHER
Colorado’s enclave for global glitterati has begun to build something other than designer boutiques: The original mountain town is focused on giggle-good mountain bike trails.
There is no time for anxiety and angst. Our public lands and climate need your help now more than ever. In this outdoor resistance decoder, we run down the biggest threats to public lands and the environment posed by the new Presidential administration and Congress—and tell you exactly what you can do to try to stop them.
NINE BIKES WE LOVED
In the market for a new ride? Meet the bikes that put a smile on our faces when we put them to the test this spring.
FIVE TRAIL RUNNERS FOR ANY OCCASION
CYCLING SWAG BAG
AFTER THE FLOOD
Two albums and a new post-flood home later, the Lyons-based band Taarka is here to stay in the Colorado music scene.
When a blind, half-deaf, combat-injured veteran mountain bikes the hut system from Telluride to Moab, he finds joy in the sweet sensation of spinning wheels.
ELWAYVILLE: DENVER’S GIFT
It might not be Paris, but the Queen City of the Plains has the diversity, spirit and free access to the outdoors that make America truly great.
SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION: NEW MEXICO TRAVEL GUIDE
Cross the state line into New Mexico and start to study the landscape— the colors will draw you in, as they have artists and dreamers throughout history.