The big bike and trail run issue is here! It’s time to dust off those bikes and hit the trails, and we have all of the info that you need to start biking season off right. From exploring the Arkansas Valley on two wheels, to the bikes and gear that we’re stoked on right now, to epic tales of life-changing biking moments, it’s all in our latest issue. Read on or pick up a copy on stands now.

Editor’s Letter: We Need Half Earth 

The outdoor community needs to come together to act and save the species of this planet from mass extinction.

Make it Happen

Coaches and competitors share their top tips on how to train for a long-distance bike race.

Spoke Skills 

A new multi-discipline competition aims to give more young riders—and adults—a chance to show off their stuff.

Eat, Sleep, Play: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Famed for arts and food, New Mexico’s chill capital city also has one of the best trail systems in the country. If you want a mountain bike escape that delivers plenty of culture when you are out of the saddle, point it south and prepare your tastebuds for Southwestern treats.

Local Hero: Brady Robinson 

The Access Fund’s leader is on a mission to keep climbers climbing and protect public lands.

Splash into Spring

Winter Park celebrates 50 years of getting soaked.

Better Weather Beers

As balmy temps return to the Rocky Mountains, the time is now to search out fresh new brews to pack along on your outdoor adventures. Here, we introduce you to four craft concoctions that pair perfectly with spring weather.

Dig Into the Grind

Learn why dirt-road riding is the next big thing in cycling—and how you can hop on the trend.

Arkansas Valley Singletrack 

Think you’ve ridden it all? Put your tires to the dirt on new singletrack in Salida and Buena Vista this weekend.

Numerology: Inhale…Exhale

You do it over 23,000 times per day, but how much do you really know about breathing? Dig into these numbers that will tell you more about how your respiratory organs get the job done out on the trail, in the water and on your bike.

Straight Talk: Cat Bradley 

The ultrarunner who set a speed record in the Grand Canyon talks about her evolution as an athlete.

The Crested Butte/Gunnison TrailQuest

Are you ready to take on the challenge to bike the best trails on the planet?

Starting from Skratch

How a preeminent sports scientist built a brand based on authentic values out of the ashes of cycling’s doping scandal.

Unbreakable 

After a 300-pound boulder shattered his leg, Dave Mackey—one of the world’s elite long-distance, off-road runners—had to work hard to learn how to recalibrate to his new life and return to the sport with a prosthetic limb.Now, the 48-year-old is on track to reclaim the joys of running again.

The New Mexico Travel Guide

The Land of Enchantment casts a spell of adventure and entertainment that you don’t want to miss this summer.

Eight Bikes That Turned Our Cranks 

We put these new rides to the test on trail, dirt and pavement to come up with our list of the best bikes for 2018.

The Big Extras

Our favorite new cycling accessories will keep you comfortable, improve the ride and maybe even help you push your limits.

An Ass For Every Saddle 

A guide to figuring out which is the best for yours.

Hear This: A Spring for Strings 

Leftover Salmon and Trampled By Turtles hit the road with new albums.

The Great Divide

Spend 40 days riding 2,800 miles of dirt and gut-wrenching hill climbs with friends new and old, and you may want to keep riding forever.

Elwayville: Spring is For Skiing!

This may be the bike issue, but let’s save some room for a few warm thoughts about soft snow, happy Texans and cold beer.