Meet the creator of the Newest Plus Size Hiking Pants

Founder Raquel Vélez shares why she started plus size hiking pant company Alpine Parrot
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Microadventure: Bikepacking from Downtown Denver to the Colorado Trail

Short on time but craving an adventure? I know all too well the struggles of a workaholic with wanderlust. Thankfully I’ve become a master...
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Bikepacking the Delaware Water Gap

Bikepacking Near NYC Without a Car: The Delaware Water Gap
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Camp Cooking: Ramen Recipe

Kimberly Lee shares her favorite recipe and ingredients for making ramen while camping.

Bikepacking on a Tuesday: Seattle to Faye Bainbridge Park

Mappy Hour Seattle athlete Gina Strickland, works around her busy schedule with a midweek camping adventure. #1 Ride Downtown to the Seattle Ferry Terminal There...
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Trails, Tunnels and Tornadoes: Bikepacking the 400 State Trail and Beyond

This week, Mappy Hour Chicago athlete Dietrich Hunter shares his experience exploring the 400 State Trail which extends from Reedsburg to Elroy Wisconsin. I...
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GAPCO: Bikepacking from D.C. to Pittsburgh

At the beginning of the year, I didn’t even own a bike.  After spending the last 3 years finding my footing in the world...
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DC: Hike the Northern Peaks Trail at Sugarloaf Mountain

This challenging hike up Sugarloaf Mountain is one of the best hikes near Washington D.C.
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The Devil’s Path Traverse (in winter)

Hiker and mountaineer Patty Alcivar hikes the infamous Devil's Path in the winter
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CHI: Bikepack to Illinois Beach State Park near Chicago

We’re teaming up with GAIA GPS to create new itineraries for you to enjoy every month! There also hooking us up with one month...

Great Lake Surfing all four seasons

Mappy Hour Chicago Leader Erica Zazo interviews the Sleeping Bear Sisters about surf culture in Michigan, environmentalism in the Midwest and surfing the Great Lakes all four seasons.
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Bikepacking From Chicago to the Beach

A 50 mile bike ride from Chicago to Illinois Beach State Park to camp for the night!