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Paris-Roubaix Cyclo: Thrash Over Cobbles on Your own Tour de France

Paris Roubaix Cyclo – Text and photos by Gregg Bleakney Stage 3 of this year’s Tour de France from Wanze to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut shook up the GC standings and rattled the nerves of even the most senior pros amongst the bunch. Toss in a few hard crashes, mechanical meltdowns, and (unfortunately) broken bones…

Gear Crush: Near-Perfect Rapha Stowaway Cycling Jacket

By National Geographic Adventure Contributing Editor Steve Casimiro, editor of The Adventure Life  To understand the power of the perfect cycling jacket, you need to know that I am not a morning athlete. Once I’ve had a few espressos and the sun’s climbed closer to its zenith than its morning horizon, I start to think…

Biking in India: What If Cycling Were Your Only Choice?

"Portraits of India on Two-Wheels – Images by Gregg Bleakney Five years ago I made a choice to go car-free in favor of using a bicycle as my primary source of mobility. Since then, every time I saddle up, I’m 100 percent thrilled to be living this two-wheeled lifestyle. But…what if I didn’t have this…

This Weekend: Washington’s 33-Mile Chilly Hilly Bike Ride

A 33-mile bike ride up 2,675 feet on a cold, wet island in Puget Sound in February may sound brutal. But tell that to the 4,000 cyclists who sign up each year for the Chilly Hilly on Bainbridge Island. “You can get an eyeful of the Seattle skyline, ogle a bald eagle, and soak in…

Best New Trips in the World: Biking, Kayaking and Rafting in the Bitterroot Mountains of Idaho and Montana

For our annual Adventure Travel issue, we scoured the globe to find the 25 Best New Trips in the World for 2010, complete with a Best Trips photo gallery. Today, we present Idaho and Montana. The world's far corners are now well within reach. IDAHO + MONTANA: Bitterroot Bonanza As the co-owner of ROW Adventures, Peter Grubb has…

Best New Trips in the World: Biking Through British Columbia’s Myra Canyon

For our annual Adventure Travel issue, we scoured the globe to find the 25 Best New Trips in the World for 2010, complete with a Best Trips photo gallery. Today, we present British Columbia. The world's far corners are now well within reach. British Columbia: The BC High Line Anxious to protect its silver and…

Urban Adventure: Cycling the Berlin Wall 20 Years After Its Fall

Aside from the hum of spokes and the rattle of a loose fender, the forested hinterlands are quiet. The cycling trail I follow, dubbed the Berliner Mauerweg (Wall Way), often utilizes the “death strip’s” patrol roads alongside the notorious Wall—the bitter, iconic emblem of the Cold War. A mere two decades in time separate this…

Lance Armstrong and Other Top Cyclists Race Onto the Big Screen

As cyclists—including Lance Armstrong (pictured)—dealt with the 100-mile trail and 14,000-vertical-feet climbs for the annual Leadville 100 mountain bike race this past August, cameras followed to catch all the drama in the former mining town in Colorado. Now, Race Across the Sky: Leadville Trail 100 is set to debut on October 22 at 8pm EST…

For Tuscany’s Old-School L’Eroica Bike Race, Leave Your Lycra at Home

Post by contributing photographer Dan Patitucci of PatitucciPhoto In Italy, a bike race is a regular occurrence, for races are everywhere, every weekend. But each fall since 1997, Tuscany’s Chianti Region is host to a special kind of race, L’Eroica. Italian roads are typically silky smooth pavement represented as yellow lines on maps. But the…

Climate Ride Kicks Off Saturday – Cyclist Pedal 300 Miles From NYC to DC

This Saturday (September 26) the second annual Brita Climate Ride will roll away from lower Manhattan en route to our nation’s capitol. The five-day, 300-mile cycling tour will help raise money and awareness for climate change education through organizations such as Focus the Nation and Clean Air – Cool Planet. It will also raise hope for…