Ready to Rip: Regional Bike Parks

Ready to Rip: Regional Bike Parks

Right off the bat there were a couple of things about my visit to the Louisville Mega Cavern bike park that had me awestruck. First, other than a couple of employees, I was the only person in the massive 320,000-square-foot space. (It was a weekday in late September,...
Missouri Whitewater Spring Clinic

Missouri Whitewater Spring Clinic

It had been about 10 years since I was last in a whitewater kayak, so a mix of excitement and anxiety swelled in me as the 2017 Missouri Whitewater Spring Clinic approached. Luckily, the Missouri Whitewater Association (MWA), which hosts the clinic, also offers pool...
Welcome to Virtual Racing

Welcome to Virtual Racing

In its eighth year, the Ferguson Twilight Run attracted 1,630 participants to its 5K, 10K and fun run. Most stuck around afterward to enjoy food, drink and good cheer supplied by businesses and organizations that are part of the city’s resilient spirit. But about...
Fly Fishing the Missouri Ozarks

Fly Fishing the Missouri Ozarks

The gin clear, free-flowing waters of Barren Fork, deep in the hills of Shannon County, Mo., tumble and twist on the downhill journey to Sinking Creek and on to the nearby Current River. The surrounding scenery of towering bluffs, forest covered hillsides and...
Bikepacking Made Easy

Bikepacking Made Easy

This story beings simply enough, with three friends who despite decades of mountain biking experience had never been bikepacking before. The idea to try “the rugged cousin of bike touring” was sparked at the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) 2016...
Paddling the Big Rivers

Paddling the Big Rivers

In a way, it’s like that restaurant where there are never any patrons. At first, you wonder what’s wrong with the place. Then, you just stop thinking about it, even when you pass by every single day. This is an apt description of the way people think about (or don’t)...