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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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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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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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Where to find the best seaside biking in the U.S.

Biking along the beach comes with a number of rewards and perks. Here are the best locations.

A refreshing breeze and unparalleled natural beauty are just a few of the reasons people enjoy biking close to the water. And aside from the many rewarding aspects that come with such a trip, there is also the added bonus of getting away from noisy traffic or crowded city parks. 

When planning your next big adventure, you may want to grab your bike and hit the sand. These locations are among the best in the U.S. for seaside biking. 

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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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How autumn presents new hazards for outdoor adventurers

Fall can present new hazards to anyone spending time outdoors.

Fall is one of the most rewarding times of the year to get out and explore the great outdoors. Whether biking, hiking or just taking a casual stroll, autumn comes with wonderful foliage, brisk, comfortable breezes and intoxicating smells.

At the same time, however, the conditions that are emblematic of fall can also create new hazards for anyone headed out on a trek. Ensure you've prepared by
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Why protecting yourself from mosquitos and ticks is no joke

When preparing for an outdoor adventure, neglecting to consider the risks brought on by mosquitos, ticks and other bugs can be a costly mistake. By being proactive when selecting your camping equipment or bike gear, you can reduce the possibility of having a close encounter with any sort of unwanted biting insect.

Not only can a bite be quite painful or irritating, but these creatures can also harbor very dangerous diseases. Whether in a suburban gree
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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 
Much like a hiker wouldn't trek an
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Should you listen to music on your bike tour?

The beats we listen to on our headphones have the unique ability to affect our body movement.

Everyone has their own reasons for partaking on a bike tour. Some are looking for a fun experience, others are looking for some serious exercise. Either way, your adventurous workout can be seriously supplemented by the music you listen to during it. 

Science studies the way we interact with music 
Believe it or not, but the beats we listen to on our headphones have the unique ability to affect our body movement -
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