Pedal and Power: The Exciting Rise of Electric Bikes

The electric bike is becoming a common sight on paths these days. The rise of electric bikes, or e-bikes, dates back to the late 20th century, with the first successful commercial models appearing in 1997; mass production by Yamaha and Panasonic kicked off in the early...

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Biker on a trail by a lake.

Discover How Abandoned Rail Lines Transform Into Beautiful Rail-Trails

The transformation of busy railways into serene multiuse trails is a fascinating chapter in transportation history. Rail-trails, or paths created along abandoned railroad tracks, are a beautiful testament to sustainable living and community connectivity. Rail-trails turn vacant spaces into bustling pathways for hikers, walkers, cyclists, and...

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California Rial-Trails book

Explore the Best Bike and Multiuse Pathways in California

Exploring California by bike is unlike any other adventure you can take. The fantastic views, secret areas, and unique landscape create a one-of-a-kind experience. The new Rail-Trails California book is your guide to seventy-two of the best multiuse pathways in the entire state. Like other books in the Rail-Trails series,...

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John Muir Meditations book

The Wise, Wandering, Sauntering Scotsman

Editor’s Note: The Meditations of John Muir: Nature’s Temple is now in its 17th printing as we celebrate the book’s 20th anniversary. In the truest spirit of the book and Muir’s own contemplative writings, author Chris Highland was kind enough to pass along some thoughts...

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A Fresh Look at the Pacific Crest Trail

For decades the Wilderness Press Pacific Crest Trail guidebooks have been helping hikers navigate the PCT, and this year we’re releasing fully updated full-color guidebooks. Not only are these books beautiful, but they are also super detailed and handy to have. They are for sale...

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National Walking Day

It’s National Walking Day 2020

Today is National Walking Day (usually the first Wednesday of April) and despite everything going on in the world, we should all still get outside and take a walk. Just be really responsible and careful. Social distancing is a good idea whether you're inside or...

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Choose to #OptOutside this year

REI kicked off OptOutside and clean up efforts a few years ago and this year we are once again locking arms with folks across the outdoor industry and shuttering our online shopping cart encourage everyone to get outside. There is much to be thankful for the season....

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Platte River, Commons Park, Walking Denver, Mindy Sink, Outdoor Retailer

Exploring the History of the Platte River

Welcome to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Day 0! We are (im)patiently waiting for the Demo Experience to begin in just a few short hours in Commons Park, where we will be checking out the latest water sports gear, trying out some new snacks, and hopefully...

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Walking Denver, Mindy Sink, spring walks in Denver

The Most Quintessential Walk in Denver

I recently met someone who asked me if I could pick one walk from my book for someone who had never been to Denver before, which one would it be? That’s a hard question! The 32 walks in the second edition of Walking Denver range...

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6 weeks of winter

What 6 More Weeks of Winter Really Means

That clairvoyant groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, saw his shadow at the beginning of February, bestowing 6 more weeks of winter on us all. But what has that meant for us, anyway? How does it actually affect our everyday lives, if at all? We took these questions to...

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