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  1. From Beer City to Gear City: Asheville, NC

    Asheville, known as Beer City may be becoming Gear City, as the number of outdoor gear builders continues to grow.

  2. Charlie Williams

    I run to find out how fast I can be. I run to find out how tough I am. An interview with one of Seattle's finest distance runners.

  3. Mount Mitchell Challenge: North Carolina's Most Grueling Ultra Marathon

    Summiting the highest peak east of the Rockies, the Mount Mitchell Challenge is one of the country's most grueling ultra trail races.

  4. Breakfast on the Bridges: A Beloved Portland Biking Tradition

    Breakfast on the Bridges is a longtime Portland tradition, and you have to be on your bike or foot to partake.

  5. Ben Colvin

    After graduating from Montana with a degree in Environmental Psychology and Politics, Ben Colvin is spearheading Wild South.

  6. Beer Run Charlotte

    Beer is the best post-run recovery beverage, and every Wednesday, Charlotte runners get together for a few miles and a few brews.

  7. An Insider's Guide to Austin in Winter | RootsRated Stories

    Austin's outdoor lifestyle is amongst the country's most vibrant. Read the insider's guide to exploring Austin in Winter.

  8. Ladies Night at The Climbing Center

    The first Monday of every month the Climbing Center on Sutherland Avenue hosts Ladies Night.

  9. Snow Motion

    Fat Bikes are the perfect way to explore Minneapolis during its long, snowy winters.

  10. The Ultra Running Company

    In December 2013, Nathan and his wife Courtney opened The Ultra Running Company in Charlotte and it seems some things haven’t changed.

  11. Cyclocross Nationals Return to Boulder

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

  12. 6 Great Hiking Trails at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

    Grand Teton may take most of the glory when it comes to hiking, but the hiking trails at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort hold their own, too.

  13. 8 Charlotte-Area Races with a Twist

    Charlotte's road running community is one of the nation's most robust. Read the insider's guide to Charlotte's best races this spring.

  14. Rumble in the Concrete Jungle

    Over 100 cyclists, representing downhill and BMX, compete in the first race of its kind at Charlotte's US National Whitewater Center.

  15. Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort

    Nestled in the Cascade Mountains, Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort offers sustainable gourmet cuisine and a unique northwest experience.

  16. Hard-charging, with Hugs: The Elevate Women's Camp

    These princesses of powder are a posse of hard-charging women ripping the slopes of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Hill of Life Trail

    One of Austin's great gifts for invigoration and time in nature, check out how locals enjoy the Hill of Life trail.

  20. Labor Day Weekend in Portland: 5 Great End-of-Summer Hikes

    Still haven't made plans for your Labor Day Weekend in Portland? Get inspired by our ideas for these great end-of-summer hikes.

  21. Wyoming Randonee Rally

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

  22. Brenton Reagan

    When he was 18, Brenton Reagan summited Grand teton with Alex Lowe. It was the day he knew he would devote his life to Mountain Guiding.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. A Conversation with One of Jackson Hole's Leading Downhill Skiers: Jess McMillan

    Years as a successful ski racer and pro kayaker, Jess McMillan has been training to go fast and furious her entire life.

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