Run, bike or hike? Test your limits with these adventures next month!
Portland, Oregon | Nov. 14 and 15
This is one of the wildest, muddiest race series in cyclocross. And, with with an “everyone’s invited” attitude and party-like vibe, it’s also the most welcoming. These back-to-back weekend races at Portland’s International Raceway are your best chance to see what roadies and mountain bikers are missing.
Peak Foliage in Canyon Country
Zion National Park, Utah | Early November
Long after the East Coast and Rockies have flamed out, the aspens and willows of southern Utah’s canyon country still burn a brilliant gold. Set against Zion’s red rocks, they transform the park into an unbe- lievable Seussian land- scape. Hit its famed trails—like Angels Land- ing and the Narrows— now, while days are cool, rain is minimal, and crowds are thin.
Canyon City Marathon
Azusa, California | November 7
With a net elevation loss of nearly 5,200 feet on racetrack-smooth blacktop, it’s no wonder this L.A. County marathon is one of the nation’s top Boston qualifiers. Even better, the course hugs the beautiful San Gabriel River as it winds through the cool forested canyons of Angeles National Forest. How fast can you say “personal record”?
Phantom Run Trail Race