Mark your calendar for these outdoor activities—from "gravel grinders" to trail running.
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Start off your summer outdoors kick with the best obstacle races, gran fondos, and gravel grinders. You can go mountain biking, trail running, hiking and more all over the country from Vermont to Colorado.
May 30, Emporia, KS The most famous of the new breed of “gravel grinders”—self-supported endurance bike races that traverse gravel and dirt backroads—crosses 200 miles of lonely, rolling Kansas countryside.
July 12, Pittsfield, VT Refuel the right way—with wholesome, fresh foods at farm-based aid stations—as you follow a scenic 102-mile course through Vermont’s Green Mountains. And at the end, get a gourmet farm-to-fork barbecue.