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.
Dirty Kanza 200
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.
GoPro Mountain Games
June 4–7, Vail, CO
This “Summer Olympics” for mountain dwellers includes open contests in mountain biking, trail running, and even disc golf.
June 26–29, Crawford Notch, NH
Spend some time on this above-treeline hike through New Hampshire’s White Mountains—10 summits in four days.
Chet Warman Memorial Gran Fondo
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.