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How to prepare to bike the Appalachian Trail

Follow these tips to prepare for a bike ride through the Appalachian Trail.

At a whopping 2,190 miles from end to end, the Appalachian Trail is one of the best routes in the U.S. for outdoor exploration. And when it comes to covering the most ground, bike touring can't be beat. This way you can cruise through the most scenic stretches of the East Coast and reconnect with Mother Nature.

From the Northern regions of Maine to the balmy forests of Georgia, the Appalachian Trail can be a momentous challenge or just the site o
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Tips For Winter Bike Touring & Camping In The Cold Weather

Bicycle touring in cold weather can be frightening. I can’t say it is easy and always fun because it can very much be difficult, challenging and even painful. However if you are prepared and have the right camping equipment and follow those few cycle touring tips, it will make your life much easier.

Tips for bike touring in the cold weather

Winter Bicycle Touring Tips

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The 7 most important winter camping tips

Follow these tips to have a safe winter camping trip.

A blanket of snow and the chilling calm of an icy morning help make winter camping a stunning and wonderful experience. It can be an exquisite way to experience mother nature in a new light, but it also comes with considerable risk.

Freezing conditions and bitter storms can quickly turn a trip into a dangerous situation. For that reason, it is essential to bring proper winter camping equipment and to follow these key tips:

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Perfect holiday gifts for outdoor enthusiasts

Check out these holiday gifts for the outdoor adventurer on your list.

The right gear can elevate outdoor adventuring and make any trek safer and more enjoyable. Biking, hiking and camping are great hobbies  and you can show appreciation for your loved ones by picking out the perfect present this holiday season.

When shopping for the outdoor enthusiast on your list, you might opt to replace an outdated item or choose something new and exciting. Here's a quick guide to holiday shopping for outdoor adventurers:[Read more...]

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Your guide for biking in Yellowstone

Yellowstone is one of the best places to go for a bike ride.

Yellowstone National Park is perhaps the best place in the U.S. to experience our country's natural heritage. With breathtaking hot springs, abundant animals and endless wilderness, Yellowstone is unrivaled in what it has to offer its visitors.

Larger than the state of Rhode Island, it can be difficult to experience all the park has to offer. Hoping on your bike, however, gives you the same intimate experience you get from hiking or camping w
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10 reasons biking is such a rewarding hobby

There are all sorts of places to ride your bike. You may use biking to get some fresh air around the neighborhood, skip the traffic on your way to work or take in nature like never before. The benefits that come with biking are impressive, and when you put them all together, it becomes difficult to ignore just how rewarding riding your bike can be. 

1. Biking is great exercise
Many people around the country opt to ride a bi
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Helpful tips to follow when training for a century ride

People might sign-up for a century ride for a number of reasons. Often these rides are done to raise money or awareness for a charity or a cause. Other people may use it as a benchmark for fitness. Traveling 100 miles on a bike is an achievable goal, but certainly a rewarding and commendable accomplishment nonetheless.

That being said, even experienced riders likely need to do a bit of training before setting off on a century ride.
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How to protect yourself against cold weather during your next trek

As nature prepares for the long hush of a frozen winter, there are still countless opportunities for outdoor adventurers to enjoy a bike ride, hiking trek or camping trip. The aesthetics of colorful trees or an early morning frost make this time of year especially beautiful, but increasingly cool or frigid temperatures may create new challenges. Understanding the risks can help you select the right camping equipment and better prepare for cold weather.
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10 edible plants to sample on your next camping trip

The great outdoors offers a number of delicious and interesting flavors to sample. Importantly, this should only be done by someone with a strong knowledge of local plants and animals, and even in a survival situation, it is best to exercise caution when foraging for wild edibles. Use a guide book or app to identify species and at the first sign of illness, seek medical attention.

Not everything in the woods is toxic, however, and there a few pla
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8 camping hacks to try on your next adventure

Here are a few ways to make your camping efforts easier.

Even experienced outdoor adventurers know that camping can entail some challenges and hard work. By planning ahead and being clever with your supplies, you can make things a little easier. Here are some great camping hacks to employ:

1. Try natural pest repellents
Sage, citronella and other plants keep bugs at bay and can make your time out in the woods a little more relaxing. The smoke from a campfire will deter many insects an
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