or four days, this mountain biking mecca celebrates knobby tires with—what else?—racing and fun rides. Join the brave souls towing flaming logs behind their bikes in the SheepTown Drag Races, sport a goofy costume for the Downtown Criterium, join locals on nearly daily Stoker rides on the 400-plus miles of single track–surrounding town, and enjoy a cold beer at the end.
Spring Hits Yellowstone
Mid-June: Spring Hits Yellowstone
Yellow Stone National Park, WY
Time it right this month and you’ll enjoy one of Yellowstone’s most magical and quietest seasons. Spring snowmelt roars over Yellowstone Falls, wildflower blooms carpet the meadows, where knock-kneed baby elk, mountain goats, and buffalo graze beside their mothers, and scenic geysers sizzle and erupt. Take three days this month and visit a national landmark.
Summer Death Race
June 26: Summer Death Race
“Every man dies, but not every man lives” is the motto of the Death Race, the insanely difficult, joyfully sadistic precursor to the popular Spartan Race series. (See page 96 for a guide to obstacle racing.) The 24-plus-hour event has no set time or distance, and past challenges have included 2,500 consecutive burpees, chopping and hauling firewood, and assembling Lego structures.