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  1. Room To Ride

    It's difficult to find places to ride in Atlanta due to horrible traffic and inconsiderate motorists, but just outside of town are plenty of wonderful open stretches of road.

  2. Mulberry Gap: Georgia's Mountain Bike Getaway

    Tucked in the woods of North Georgia, with easy access to the famous Pinhoti Trail, Mulberry Gap offers a mountain biking getaway unlike any other.

  3. Meet Atlanta’s Biggest Running Nerd, Tes Sobo

    Tess Sobo, a fixture in Atlanta’s running community and founder of runningnerd nation, helps others discover the joy of running.

  4. Jeff Galloway 13.1 Draws Runners to Atlanta

    On December 14, 2014, the inaugural Jeff Galloway 13.1 takes place in Atlanta.

  5. Escape Your Desk With These 6 Lunchtime Hikes in Atlanta

    Explore the city's neighborhoods with these lunchtime hikes in Atlanta, including wide-open Piedmont Park and Blackburn's tree-lined trails.

  6. Finding a Special Place in Nature

    Richard Louv is a journalist, author, and nature advocate who has long argued that children of this generation have what he calls a nature deficit disorder.

  7. Conquering One of the World's Toughest Climbs

    David Lama talks about summiting Cerro Torre, Patagonia’s 10,278-foot mountain that's considered one of the world's toughest climbs.

  8. An Outdoor Guide to Augusta, Georgia

    Augusta may be home to the Ironman 70.3, but it also offers plenty of opportunities for running, mountain biking, paddling and hiking.

  9. A Conversation with Bubba Sloan, Atlanta's Father of the Outdoors

    Bubba Sloan, the founder of High Country Outfitters in Atlanta, talks about stand-up paddleboarding and his love of the outdoors.

  10. A Guide to the Adventurous Side of Stone Mountain

    Stone Mountain Georgia is more than just a tourist attraction. Take advantage of the park for hiking, running, biking and paddling.

  11. 6 Scenic Georgia Vistas to Explore in the Winter

    Winter is a time when leafless trees unveil sweeping views along many of North Georgia's trails. Here are 6 scenic Georgia vistas that will leave you in awe.

  12. 6 Atlanta Spring Races You Can’t Miss

    Put your training to the test at these 7 Atlanta spring races that draw rave reviews from athletes all around the Southeast.

  13. 7 Holiday Group Runs and Rides in Atlanta

    Atlanta's running and cycling groups are hosting holiday parties in conjunction with their weekly group runs and rides.

  14. The Ultimate Guide to the Peachtree Road Race

    The experts offer their tips on running Atlanta's Peachtree Road Race, the largest running race in the U.S., held every 4th of July.

  15. Trip Report: Jack's Gap Trail to Horsetrough Mountain

    In this trip report of Jack's Gap Trail to Horsetrough Mountain, we take you on the AT and on an off-trail section to Horsetrough Mountain, and the discovery of the Chattahoochee River’s headwaters.

  16. The Perfect Weekend Guide to Outdoor Adventure around Atlanta

    From hiking along the East Palisades Trail to paddling in the famous Chattahoochee River, here is how Chaco spends a weekend in Atlanta.

  17. The Most Epic and Beautiful Trail Races in Georgia

    After running in hundreds of epic trail races around the world, Sean Blanton now organizes the the most stunning trail runs in Georgia.

  18. SUP Summer Escape Atlanta

    The best places to learn and enjoy SUP, or stand-up paddleboarding, in and around Atlanta, Georgia.

  19. Stone Summit Kennesaw: The Atlanta Area's Newest Climbing Gym

    Atlanta's well known climbing gym, Stone Summit, has recently opened a new location just north of the city in Kennesaw. It is the 5th largest climbing gym in the country.

  20. Shoot the Hooch

    In Atlanta, it is a rite of passage to "Shoot the Hooch", the local term for tubing down the Chattahoochee River, and RootsRated brings you 6 tips for making it a flawless trip.

  21. Reel Rock Tour Brings “Valley Uprising” to Atlanta

    The Reel Rock Film Tour stopped in Chattanooga just last week, and now it’s time for Atlanta to get its share of this worldwide film tour. This year’s documentary, Valley Uprising: Yosemite’s Rock Climbing Revolution

  22. Q&A with Ultra Runner Javier De Jesus

    We sat down with ultra runner Javier De Jesus to answer some questions about his journey to becoming an ultrarunner.

  23. Q&A with Ultra Runner Molly Freeman

    We sat down with Atlanta runner Molly Freeman to answer questions about running in the Georgia heat and discuss some of her favorite events.

  24. Paddling and Protecting the Chattahoochee River

    Atlanta's devoted nonprofit, the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, has been watching over the waters of the Chattahoochee River since 1994.

  25. Molly Freeman: Running Calm & Strong

    Molly Freeman is an Atlanta, Georgia based runner with a passion for long trails and the running community.

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