Climbing a Fourteener can be tough -- but in developing countries, people face hardships just getting through the day. That's why the Boulder-based nonprofit Second Mile Water has created the Colorado 54, an event in which participants will collectively summit every Colorado Fourteener in a 24-hour ... More >>
USA Today and its 10Best blog surveyed readers to determine the best cycling cities in the country. Now the results are out, and it's no surprise that Colorado landed two places in the top ten -- but unexpectedly, Boulder, which was among the twenty finalists from which participants could choose, di ... More >>
To accompany this week's cover story on bike safety in this city, Sam Alviani rolled out a list of Denver's five best bike-friendly bars, culminating with the Denver Bicycle Cafe. But not everyone in this city is feeling so friendly to cyclists. See also: - Denver's five best bike-friendly cities ... More >>
One piece of the puzzle of Denver's growth as a bike city, explored in-depth in this week's feature, "On a Roll," is the city's initiative to launch a bike-safety campaign. The effort's been in the works for months, given the rise in collisions between cyclists and cars. Top city officials met in Au ... More >>
In this week's feature, "On a Roll," we take a look at the growth of cycling in Denver and the potentially fatal consequences. As more Denver residents are hopping on bikes, tensions on the road seem to be at an all-time high -- and collisions between bikes and cars certainly are. Here, we dig deepe ... More >>
In what amounts to a landmark decision, a federal judge has ruled that the conditions of solitary confinement at the Colorado State Penitentiary constitute "a paradigm of inhumane treatment" and must change -- notably, so that inmates locked down in their cells 23 hours a day can have at least three ... More >>
Editor's note: Cruiser bikes have become a fixture in Denver, especially on Wednesday nights when weekly Cruiser Rides take over the streets. In fact, it's hard to imagine a time when there wasn't one on every corner. But the culture that comes with cruisers can be polarizing, and Westword contribut ... More >>
Editor's note: This is the third in a series of reports about biking and bike safety in Denver and beyond. There are a lot more cyclists on the road in Denver -- and apparently a lot more police officers looking to give them tickets. As the interest in biking grows with residents and city officia ... More >>
Derailer, the neighborhood bicycle collective that our city has maintained a love/hate relationship with, will celebrate its tenth anniversary this Saturday -- despite the fact that the group has actually been around for longer than that. "The shop itself was actually opened almost twelve years ago ... More >>
Britt Chester, who sold his car two years ago and relies on his bicycle and public transportation to get around, has been riding around this town's bike trails, stopping to snap pictures. This photos become posts in our "guess where I'm biking" series -- which has a B-cycle card as the prize for the ... More >>
"This year the Colorado Mountain Club is celebrating its hundredth anniversary, and it's also a big anniversary -- the tenth -- for our annual Mountain Fest outdoor education event," says CMC spokeswoman Rachel Scott. "We have a great program on Saturday and six other big events this year as part of ... More >>
Photo courtesy Don Madden/Ouray Ice FestivalIf "Go ice climbing" is on your New Year's resolution list, this is your week: The Ouray Ice Park is 100 percent open, and the seventeenth annual Ouray Ice Festival starts on Thursday. Ouray is a serious, six-hour drive from Denver -- but if you're ... More >>
Oh, IKEA, you truly are a marvel, with your large blue and yellow exterior, huge ass sign overlooking I-25 that could do battle against Godzilla -- and win! -- and your Swedish land of golden furniture opportunities inside. It's no wonder there were so many people camped out in front of your ... More >>
Welcome to hell on earth.From 1988 to 1992, I attended Girl Scout camp at Tomahawk Ranch in Baily. It was awesome. We made tie-dye T-shirts, ate burnt s'mores and hunted for Snipes (a fictionalized skunk-rat that was rumored to live in the woods and could only be captured in pillow cases by G ... More >>
Boulder-based adventure film company Sender Films just put out a new DVD compiling all six climbing films from the 5th annual Reel Rock Film Tour (DVD trailer after the jump): The Swiss Machine documents Ueli Steck's alpine speed record on The Eiger Nordwand; First Round, First Minute follows ... More >>
Snowshoeing allegedly has merits of its own -- REI calls it "one of the fastest growing sports in Colorado" and my folks are nuts for it -- but for me its real value has always been as a stepping stone.I grew up snowshoeing/snowboarding in the Colorado backcountry alongside a few intrepid telemar ... More >>
The Boulder Police Department's threat of potentially registering genital-displaying Naked Bike Ride peddlers as sex offenders seems to have done the trick. This weekend's Ride went off without a hitch, but with plenty of stitches over groins -- and pasties on male and female nipples alike, as can ... More >>
A Flickr photo The University of Colorado at Boulder's commencement ceremony took place on Saturday, where grads laughed in the face of swine-flu fears with a little help from Purell. But the folks at Boulder's Cloud 9 Living, which specializes in "world-class experience gifts," know that plenty of ... More >>
Inflatable kayaking satisfies the urge to submerge
Teva Mountain Games electrify Vail
Silver Campgrounds, Aspen
Loveland chimes in with Mountaintop Matrimony
Mile High Marathon stays the course
Cooking With Gas
Building the future of the Stock Show.
When an athlete -- and parent -- risks his life, does his calculation make him a hero or a zero?
Colorado State Parks
Bruce Spruce Ranch
You can't spell "credit" without REI.
A few cyclists hope they have enough Critical Mass to fight Denver's car culture.
Bill Gwaltney wants to see more people like him at Rocky Mountain National Park.