Dating can be difficult no matter where you live. But outdoorsy types in Colorado have a special challenge: There's a whole lot of great wide-open out there -- but it's not easy to run into person of your gender/orientation preference who also enjoys the outdoor activities you do. Mike Keshian, own ... More >>
Summer's end and a ripping hangover led me to a surprising, non-boozy patio this weekend. Back in May, my friends and I raved about our plans to go camping at least once a month this summer. Well, it's nearly September and we've got one camping trip under our belt, so Labor Day weekend we're heading ... More >>
From the 1970s through the late 1990s, Utah's Jeff Lowe was one of climbing's guiding lights, setting new standards for light-and-fast alpinism with ascents in the Himalayas and Alps and helping to establish the sport of modern mixed climbing with his climbs in the mountains of Colorado.. Now 63, Lo ... More >>
Timbuk2, which made a name for itself with its bicycle messenger bags, is about to open its second retail location outside of its home base of San Francisco. The new store, which will open on May 3, is at 1411 Larimer Street, where it will join the line of specialty shops along that historic block. ... More >>
As an obituary writer, Bruce Weber confronts mortality more than most. So he decided to bid farewell to middle age by taking a cross-country bike trip which he used to reflect on aging and mortality in his memoir: Life Is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Trip Across America. In advance of Webe ... More >>
Lisa Foster is, in many ways, a quintessential Coloradan -- someone who so loves the natural glories of the state that she wrote an entire guide book about hiking in one of her favorite places on earth, Rocky Mountain National Park. But with such beauty comes danger. On Sunday, Foster and a hiking ... More >>
Yesterday, we reported that Denver Police are now enforcing state drunk-cycling laws -- meaning intoxicated cyclists can be charged with DUIs just like inebriated drivers. Some cycling advocates question whether this is good public policy -- and a look at parallel laws around the country shows that ... More >>
You know that awful feeling when you approach the spot where you parked your bike only to find that some or all of it has been stolen? Well, a new smartphone app -- whose makers are now looking to tap into the Denver market -- is designed to give victims of bike theft a glimmer of hope at a time whe ... More >>
A week ago, the state's tourism office announced that 2011 had been a record-breaking year. And 2012 will break all kinds of records, too -- but not the ones boosters like to shatter. Most disappointing ski season. Rafting industry drying up. And the rest of the summer tourism season going up in smo ... More >>
You're not supposed to whistle in a graveyard -- but no one ever said anything about cycling. The view is wonderful at Cheesman Park, a former cemetary that is "said to still contain over four thousand bodies," says GBWalker76. And those are just the ones below ground. The space above is rumored t ... More >>
"Those B cycle riders are almost as dangerous as the spandex warriors," says Yosh, in response to Bree Davie's rant about the Cherry Creek Bike Path. This Memorial Day weekend, Denver's parks and trails will be filled with people -- many of them very hazardous to your health. Who are the most dang ... More >>
Welcome to the first installment of Guess where I'm biking, where I, the intrepid and incredibly hip fixed-gear cyclist, Britt Chester, will attempt to stump you as to where my tires take me. In our Best of Denver issue that recently hit stands, we revealed the location we believe to be the best par ... More >>
Artists and arts lovers alike turned out for Friday night's Start the Art benefit concert -- to talk, listen to performances by local musicians Terry Sandoval, ScaTTer GaTHer and headliner Joshua Novak, and promote the cause of arts education for kids, with the goal of raising $5,000. And incident ... More >>
BrentMossPhoto.comCall it a high honor. In recent months, a painstakingly crafted kids' treehouse along the Roaring Fork River has become a local landmark of sorts for commuters making the Glenwood Springs-to-Aspen schlep. Now the 230-square-foot structure has found fame beyond the Western ... More >>
The Girl Bike Love crew has been known to quote Susan B. Anthony -- "Let me tell you what I think of bicycling: I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world" -- and other feminist icons when talking about its mission to "empower, inspire, encourage more women t ... More >>
Figure 85a. College View: Fallen autumn leaves reveal seriously overbuilt tree housing market. The picture above suggests that before the current economic crisis, credit was so easy to obtain that children were securing no-interest tree-home loans in order to buy swimming pools and hot tubs f ... More >>
Brandon Gouin may have fumbled.On Friday, we told you about a Boulder High senior camping trip that led to three hospitalizations, trips to the county's alcohol-recovery center and a third-degree-assault arrest. According to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, Brandon Gouin, a 21-year-old C ... More >>
The Best and Worst of National News for July according to GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, is out, and Kenny Be -- yes, Kenny Be,Westword's sensitive and insightful staff cartoonist -- is on the hit list. Here's the story from GLAAD's website: THE WORST The Denver Westw ... More >>
Nancy LevineWhile some people are enjoying the great outdoors this weekend, others of us are enjoying the greatest of the indoors: dark, dissolute bars. Where am I drinking?
Australia’s Lincoln Hall didn’t live through his descent from the summit of Mount Everest in May 2006 – or at least that’s what his companions thought. He tells his unlikely survival story in Dead Lucky, a new book he’ll share with an audience at the Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch (click h ... More >>
This Aussie singer moved to America to try and replicate her success
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This year, Keystone's snowshoe race is an aloha adventure.
Cyclists clog traffic to spread their earth-friendly message.
From the week of May 18, 2006
Steffan Tubbs defies logic by returning to his roots.
Bike couriers ride tall in the saddle at the Road Rash Bash! Rodeo.
Russell George, Colorado Department of Natural Resources
In this race, the road goes on forever and ever.
Take a splash at this kayaking bash
Canine Backpackers Association
I'd walk a mile -- and then some -- for a meal at the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse.
Jude Friend still feels the effects twenty years later.
How biking and brewing benefit the body.