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Mappy Hour

We’re a community of urban dwelling outdoor enthusiasts. Our goal at Mappy Hour is to create safe and supportive physical and digital spaces for urban dwellers looking to connect with nature, outdoor recreation and each other.

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The 2022 Mappy Hour Maker Series

For the last few years we’ve been focusing on the how of the outdoors - from itineraries for micro-adventures near your city to bikepacking...

Meet Jordan Welch: Mappy Hour SEA’s New Chapter Leader

For Jordan Welch, the outdoors has always been a passion of his. After this past summer's Mappy Hour Chapter, Jordan was inspired to step...

#MappyHourDC welcomes Jun Young

We're excited to share that Mappy Hour DC has a new chapter leader joining it's ranks. Please give a warm Mappy welcome to Juniper...

Climate Resilient Community with Ranjani Prabhakar

This article is part of our ongoing speaker series, where we interview Mappy Hour speakers from chapters across the country. Ranjani Prabhakar has worked in...

Taking Women’s Sports to YouTube: An interview with KICKiT

Women’s sports are fast becoming more and more popular around the world from a record number of viewers at the last FIFA Women’s World...

Hiking and Biking As A Means For Social Change

Adapted from an October 2017 talk in NYC For Courtney Williams and Katina Grays, the outdoors were always a passion, ever since they were little...

The Culture of Climbing with Pilar Amado

As progressive as the world of sports seems to have become, there are still many areas that need to be improved. Climbing, for one,...

Our First Visit to the Adirondacks & NY State’s Highest Peak

Editor's Note: Thank you to Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. for supporting this adventure with your delicious brews! The highest point in New York state...

The Best Outdoorsy Spots to Find Fall Foliage

The Best Places for Fall Foliage

Solo Singletracking on the High Cascades Route

Back in July, I was in despite need to escape the city life and get some quality time outdoors so I booked a flight...

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...

Meet Carly – NWA’s New Chapter Leader

Mappy Hour has been giving havens to people who want to enjoy the outdoors and want to feel a sense of belonging for quite...