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  1. Q&A with Boulder Nordic Sport

    Minneapolis is arguably one of the top cross country ski towns in the US, which is why it came as no surprise when Boulder Nordic Sport announced they would be opening a Twin Cities location this past fall.

  2. Why We Started RootsRated

    After driving 16,000 miles around North America, we launched RootsRated to make it easier to discover the best outdoor experiences.

  3. Without Limits Productions

    In 2007, the Panigutti brothers entered a saturated market. Today, Without Limits Productions is behind Colorado's most exciting triathlons.

  4. Cyclocross Nationals Return to Boulder

    After 17 years, the Cyclocross nationals returned to Colorado, where competitors enjoyed crowds that rivaled those of Europe.

  5. Hit the Trails With Santa Barbara Trail Runners

    Nancy Kaplan wanted to run Santa Barbara's trails with company. Today, the Santa Barbara Trail Runners have over 400 members.

  6. Steep and Deep at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

    Jackson Hole Mountain Resort's Steep and Deep Camps are unfrogettable experiences that train skiers for the most classic runs in the Tetons.

  7. Wyoming Randonee Rally

    Ranking amongst the hardest four hours in most competitors' lives, just finishing the Jackson Hole Randonee is a worthy accomplishment.

  8. Cormac McCarthy's Knoxville: A Gritty Waterfront Tour Inspired by Suttree

    Inspired by the novel Suttree, see Knoxville's dark and storied past by bike or by boat. Here's how to do it.

  9. Top 8 Tips For Winter Biking in NYC (According to a Bike Messenger)

    If you want to ride NYC like a bike messenger, get pedaling and get prepared. We've got the tips you need to make the most of winter riding.

  10. The Lowdown on the Fat Biking Scene in New York City

    Trails are sloppy, and skiing and snowshoeing aren't happening just yet. Luckily, fickle conditions are ideal for riding a fat bike in NYC.

  11. 10 Amazing Fall Hikes Across the Country

    Hiking during the fall is one of the best ways to witness the rapid change of season at a somewhat slower pace. Here are 10 fall hikes across the country that you don't want to miss.

  12. 5 Perfect Ways to Combine Running and Brunch in Asheville

    Start the morning off right with a scenic run and a hearty meal at these great destinations that combine running with brunch in Asheville.

  13. A Winter Weekend in Jackson Hole: What to Know, Where to Go

    A winter weekend in Jackson Hole means world-class skiing, rocking apres, and plenty of off-the-slopes options. Here's what you need to know.

  14. The Best Bike Routes in Charleston

    With a maze of one-way streets and tight alleys, cruising the bike routes in Charleston is the way to go for fitness and function.

  15. Ancient History Above the Hudson: The Story Behind New Jersey’s Palisades Interstate Park

    Fresh air, stunning vistas, and 200 million-year-old rock beds make Palisades Interstate Park a must see for athletes and geologists alike.

  16. How Rave Parties Are Raising Money for Climbing Conservation

    The story of how grassroots partying and the art of getting rowdy are stimulating climbing conservation projects in the Southeast.

  17. How to Enjoy the Beltline, Atlanta’s Most Popular Pedestrian Byway

    Atlanta’s Beltline trail may get crowded, but it offers a unique, traffic-free resource for city dwellers to explore parks and neighborhoods.

  18. Quandary Peak – Your First Winter 14er

    Quandary Peak is Colorado's best 14er to start your winter mountain hiking adventures.

  19. RootsRated Conservation, Advocacy, & Organizations Directory

    Here are some organizations and conservation groups that we know are all about preserving and protecting our country's wild places.

  20. 4 Reasons Why Rain Shouldn’t Ruin Your Trip to Pisgah

    The rain and fog may hamper some of those spectacular views in the Pisgah National Forest, but the wet environment may be just as rewarding.

  21. Portland’s Worst Day of the Year Ride & More Winter Fun

    Skiing is great, but there are plenty of other outdoorsy ways to enjoy this year's snow. Here, 5 fun winter adventures in Portland to do now.

  22. 15 Outdoor Adventures to Knock Off Your Asheville Bucket List in 2016

    You'll find epic hikes, spectacular waterfalls, mountain vistas, and incredible trips on this Asheville bucket list of outdoor adventures.

  23. 10 Outdoor Adventures for Birmingham Athletes in 2016

    From waterfall-exploring hikes to group bike rides and runs, Birmingham athletes have plenty of options for outdoor adventures in 2016.

  24. How to Help Give Back to Philadelphia’s Outdoors

    Whether planting trees or constructing trails, here are five fantastic ways to give back to Philadelphia's outdoors.

  25. 5 Oregon State Parks That Offer Cabin and Yurt Camping

    Craving an overnight winter adventure, but not freezing in your tent? Check out these Oregon state parks that offer cozy cabins and yurts.

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