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  1. St. Patrick's Day Dash

    For thirty years, Seattle has celebrated its Irish heritage by running the annual St. Patrick's Day Dash.

  2. SXSW

    RootsRated presents a collection of recreation activities recommended by local experts who live and breathe in Austin’s outdoor parks and trails every day.

  3. Seattle Bike-n-Brews

    Cascade Bicycle Club’s Bike-n-Brews ride combines two of Seattle’s favorite things, handcrafted beer and a fun bike ride. It’s a flat cruiser-friendly urban route that finishes with live...

  4. Elings Park Terrain 5k Series

    The Elings Park Terrain 5k Series will make the quads burn, but Santa Barbara's finest sunsets & craft beer are worthy rewards.

  5. Harbor Seal Sanctuary

    Shirley Judy, a local photographer, captured the birth of a seal pup at the Harbor Seal Sanctuary in Carpinteria last month.  Though witnessing a seal birth from the overlook is rare, late winter and early spring marks the time to look out for fresh...

  6. The Recyclery: Helping Underprivileged Kids Find a Love for Cycling

    Marilyn Price has devoted her life to bringing mountain biking to kids. Last year the Recyclery and Trips for Kids put on 185 rides.

  7. Sunday in Santa Barbara

    Here, we share insider tips to enjoying Sunday in Santa Barbara with local art, bike rides along the beach, and fresh tacos.

  8. The Girl Trail

    Built completely young women, the girl trail will be a new extension of the Perimeter Trail at the Chattanooga Nature Center.

  9. Turpin Meadow Ranch: Jackson's First Destination Nordic Skiing Spot

    Opened by former Olympians, Turpin Meadow Ranch provides people with Jackson's first destination nordic skiing spot and incredible meals.

  10. Coastal Climbing

    Charleston is known for many things, however big walls aren't one of them. Until now. Coastal Climbing brings climbing to the lowcountry.

  11. Dawson Wheeler & Rock/Creek Outfitters

    Dawson Wheeler, co-founder of Rock/Creek Outfitters in Chattanooga, relays the history of one of the country's premier outdoor retailers.

  12. Portland's Spring Beer and Wine Fest

    Portland's Spring Beer and Wine Fest is the city's leap from months of cold and rain into the warm weather and festive culture of summer.

  13. 30 Days of Biking

    30 Days of Cycling was founded in Minneapolis to motivate local riders to make a pledge to ride every day in April.

  14. The Little Known Tale of a Waterfall's Demise: Restoring Warren Falls

    The demise of Warren Falls is a little known story, but its restoration is on the way thanks to the work of Tom Kloster.

  15. Heroes of the Trails: The Behind-the-Scenes Work of the Carolina Mountain Club

    Behind the scenes, volunteers from a number of organizations continue working through the winter to make sure that trails are ready for hikers, climbers and riders when spring arrives.

  16. Backwater Paddling in Charleston

    Amazing waterways, endless marshes, and beautiful coastline, here are five of the best ways to experience backwater paddling in Charleston.

  17. The Perfect Spring Weekend in Birmingham

    Hiking, whitewater paddling, and cycling. Here's an insider's guide to getting outside for a perfect spring weekend in Birmingham.

  18. Mountain Goat Kids Trail Race Series

    The Mountain Goat Kids Trail Race Series allows parents and children in the Denver area to bond and pushes kids to dig deep.

  19. Carolina Thread Trail

    Over 1500 miles long, the Carolina Thread Trail is a project that is improving the lives of cyclers, hikers, & runners throughout Carolina.

  20. The War at Windrock

    Divided into three battles over the course of 2 days, The War at Windrock has earned its daunting name.

  21. Boulder Nordic Sport

    Even though it may feel like spring is around the corner, March is Colorado’s snowiest month. There is still plenty of skiing to do whether you choose to downhill, AT or Nordic. Boulder N...

  22. Spring Lake

    For over 12,000 years, people have visited Spring Lake and marveled at the water's clarity. In Texas, this is water at its purest.

  23. French Broad Float

    A French Broad Float is truly one of the best ways to experience the incredible beauty of western North Carolina from Asheville.

  24. Mammoth Gravel Classic

    The Mammoth Gravel Classic is an endless network of gravel roads, and for race rounder Frank Lundeen, it's unadulterated advernture.

  25. Baking and Running: The Story Behind M.H. Bread and Butter

    When Devon Yanko (formerly Devon Crosby-Helms) and Nathan Yanko decided to start their own bakery last year, they intended to keep up their running while baking bread. Nathan is an ultrarunner and was a baker at San Francisco’s famous Tartine bakery...

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