The weather is turning and we are ready to hop back in the saddle, churn up the gravel, and eat up the singletrack. The EO Spring Bike Issue is live on stands now and it’s full of gear roundups, heartfelt stories, and beta to get you out and riding. Beyond the cycling buzz, we take a look at the changing landscape of outdoor trade shows, a new outdoor brand made just for the desert, the best guided whitewater trips to book now, and much more. Plus, we sit down and talk to Outdoor Afro founder Rue Mapp about her new book The Nature Swagger: Stories and Visions of Black Joy in the Outdoors, and, while ski season is still spinning, Peter Kray hears some choice chairlift confessions. Find it out there at your local shop, bar, gym, coffee shop, or other hangout or dig in right here.
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Embrace the lifelong fun of beating up a bike.
A new outdoor brand just for the desert; the best whitewater trips to book now;classy digs and kid-friendly canyons in Escalante, Utah; the resurrection of Frozen Dead Guy Days; our favorite gravel races; and more.
Is Colorado or Utah the hub of the outdoor universe? With two major trade Shows—Outdoor Retailer and The Big Gear Show—swapping locations between the states, the outdoor industry is struggling to find its center.
The author of 111 Places in Denver That You Must Not Miss gives us five trails close to “Paris on the Platte” where you can get your outdoor fix.
Outdoor Afro founder Rue Mapp’s new book, The Nature Swagger celebrates a wide range of Black Americans finding and sharing purpose, place, and happiness in nature.
The things people tell you on the chair lift may lead to momentary connections and deep spiritual revelations—or they may reaffirm how much you hate a certain sports team.
All hands are on deck in Crested Butte, where pressure from crowds wanting to experience the good life in a mountain town mean local groups need to find creative ways to keep the dream alive.
Here’s our beta on the gravel and mountain bikes that wowed us, plus accessories to up your experience on the ride.
It’s time to shake off the winter blues and hit the ground running. We can help. Look no further for the right gear to get you where you want to go.
Cover Image: Fernando Riveros Paez battles his way up the first major kick in the shins of the infamous Wheeler Trail during the Breck Epic mountain bike stage race