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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Quandary Peak – Your First Winter 14er

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Seattle-Area Skiing: A Handy Guide for the 2015-2016 Season

    Seattle-area skiing is some of the country's best, and now is prime time to go. Here, a handy guide for the 2015-2016 season.

  20. Osprey Packs and RootsRated Announce Partnership for 2016

    In a joint press release, Osprey Packs and RootsRated have announced an integrated digital marketing partnership for 2016.

  21. Enjoy Alabama’s Lake Martin Before Summer’s Over

    Alabama's Lake Martin, once the largest manmade lake in the U.S., is the perfect destination for swimming, paddling, hiking—and eating.

  22. A Conversation About Alabama's Bright Mountain Biking Future

    The Central Alabama Mountain Pedalers have created some of the best mountain biking trails in the state—we sat down with the President to learn more.

  23. 5 Family-Friendly, Historic Hikes in Central Alabama

    These 5 historic hikes offer family-friendly trails that can get you outside with the kids and learn some Alabama history.

  24. The Best Way to Enjoy Alabama’s Coosa River

    Tips on enjoying Alabama's Coosa River, which offers Class II and III rapids that work for both beginners and experienced paddlers alike.

  25. 5 of the Best Summer Hikes in Central Alabama

    Check out these heat-beating hikes in Central Alabama that offer an escape into deep forests and woodsy wonderlands.

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