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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When shopping for the outdoor enthusiast on your list, you might opt to replace an outdated item or choose something new and exciting.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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What you need to know about biking in the desert

The desert is an excellent place for a biking trip, but comes with specific hazards.

Much of the American southwest is dominated by gorgeous, sprawling desert. Between the iconic red rocks and towering cacti, there are tremendous opportunities for outdoor exploration. Biking through these regions is immensely rewarding, but also carries a specific set of caveats and hazards.

Understanding what to expect when traversing the desert landscape is a good first step in ensuring your trek is a successful one. By planning ahead and packing th
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The 5 things you should always have in your pack when hitting the trail

Having the right equipment during a camping trip or biking trek can make a big  difference, especially if any unsafe situation presents itself. By being proactive and filling your pack with the most pertinent items for mitigating any difficult conditions, however, you can ensure that your excursion is a successful one.


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How to stay safe when biking unfamiliar trails

Many cyclists want to venture out and try new trails. While this can be refreshing, even experienced cyclist should know the safety tips for trying unfamiliar trails.

Cycling is an excellent way to see the country and to maintain your fitness goals. However, traversing the same roads day after day can get tiresome. Many cyclists want to venture out and explore trails. While this can be refreshing, even experienced cyclists should know the safety tips for trying unfamiliar trails. Take a look at the major ones below: 

Prepare ahead of time 
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The best bike gear and gadgets to have on your next tour

Check out these products that you might want to invest in before your next bike tour so you can make your trip smooth riding.

Are you equipped with the most useful bicycle gear and gadgets? When you're on a bike tour, the point is typically to disconnect from the world, get some fresh air and good exercise, but that doesn't mean your trip won't be made a little easier - and safer, in some cases - with the latest equipment! 

Check out these products that you might want to invest in before your next bike tour so you can make your trip smooth riding.

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When bike tours get wet: How to tough it out in inclement weather

Make no mistake, a distant rumble of thunder should not be taken lightly.

Nothing disrupts bike touring faster than the overhead rumbles of a looming thunder and lightning storm. Make no mistake, a distant burst of thunder should not be taken lightly. According to the Red Cross, with thunder comes lightning, and lightning kills more people than tornadoes or hurricanes every year. And when you are on a ride in the wilderness with little shelter available, th
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Watch out for these dangerous animals when you’re bike touring

Do you know what you would do if you came across some of nature's most fierce and claws?

When you're bike touring in the back country you have to be prepared for a number of things the wilderness could throw at you, including some of its most dangerous wildlife. Do you know what you would do if you came across some of nature's most fierce claws? If you don't have a plan, you might find yourself in a particularly sticky situation. 

Check out some of the most dangerous animals that you could come across on your ne
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Meal planning for when you’re bike touring

Follow this guide equipped with a grocery shopping list and some camp-friendly recipes that will be sure to make meal preparation as easy as can be.

When you're bike touring, you know you have to pack sustenance for at least a couple of days, and if you really sit down and think about it, that requires a lot of well thought out planning. Let's face it, a pile of granola bars is great for a snack, but it won't be enough to really give you the energy you need for the amount of activity you'll be doing. Plus you also have to consider the weight of the food. Your [Read more...]

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Recent Wisconsin grad rides to every MLB park for charity

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Bike rides for charity have become increasingly popular. Like walks and runs, these feats of athleticism have become a way to express commitment to a group in need and give people a reason to donate.However, unlike many short local rides for charity that communities put on, Matt Stoltz has set out to ride more than 11,000 miles and to visit every Major League Baseball park on his way. 

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What gear should you have for long bike rides?

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Some of the most popular bike routes are hundreds of miles long. If you're planning on tackling one of these trails, you'll need more than endurance to get you to the finish line successfully. The gear that you choose for your bicycle is just as important as the clothing and accessories your wear on your journey. 

Before you set off on your long-distance ride, be sure to equip yourself and your bike with this gear. 

For your bike
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