Go Big: 43 Adventures to Make This Your Best Summer Ever

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Take an off-road ride.
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Take an off-road ride.

12 Hours of Tsali; Bryson City, NC, June 24

The Tsali Recreation Area features four loops and 42 miles of wooded trails through the forests of hilly western North Carolina. Ride for 12, six, or three hours in teams of two or four, or go solo.

BURGR 95; Gleason, WI, July 22

This 95-mile race in north central Wisconsin includes 66 miles on gravel and probable wildlife sightings: You're in bear and wolf territory, according to ride notes. Leave the bacon cologne at home.

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Glacier 360; Geysir to Gullfoss, Iceland, August 11–13

Rope in a buddy and head north and east to the Glacier 360, Iceland’s three-day, 290k mountain-bike stage race, now in its second year. Designed for recreational and pro riders alike, the course winds around Iceland’s famed Langjökull Glacier.

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