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Collision Course

Why mountain-bikers and environmentalists are on a collision course at Fort Harrison State Park.

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What To Expect At The Brown County Epic

How impressive are these trails in our backyard? Only about 40 other trail networks worldwide have earned the IMBA’s coveted Ride Center designation.

City Guide 2014 Hometown Favorites Indianapolis Cultural Trail
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Cultural Trail Expansion: Is Garfield Park Next?

“We’ve had some good discussions with leaders about potential expansions,” says trail executive director Karen Haley.

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Street Savvy: Plainfield

The heart of Plainfield holds one surprise (cool yarn shop!) after another (fantastic bike trail!).

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Will Ballard’s Cycling Agenda Leave Office When He Does?

“Coming into office, I knew we were way behind many other cities,” Ballard says.

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Everywhere We Look: Wine Hues

Dresses, decor, jewelry, and more in this season’s hottest shade of red.

Ogle Lake, near the Hesitation Point trailhead in Brown County State Park
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Indiana Trails: To Hesitate Is Divine

The trip was so pleasant, when I found myself back at the lake post-hike, I wanted to turn around and do it again—relentless crowds and all.

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Indiana Trails: More Ramble, Less Gamble in French Lick

A glutton for punishment, I took the harder route. As my legs churned and my lungs screamed for more oxygen, I quickly realized this stretch has significantly more elevation gain than most Hoosier trails—including Brown County’s Hesitation Point.

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Indiana Trails: A Worthy Quarry in France Park

Bald eagles pass through the park, so stash a pair of binoculars in your hydration pack in case you’re lucky enough to catch a glimpse.

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Indiana Trails: Three Experts Sound Off

“Brown County’s Green Valley guarantees a smile,” says Sally Marchand Collins. “It’s a fast, swooping trail that causes me to scream like a little girl as I launch off the top of each little roller-coaster peak.”

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Hot List 10.3.14

Adorable dog decor, a cashmere cape, and the prettiest reading glasses we’ve seen.

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A Newbie’s Guide to Mountain-Biking

In the spring of 2014, Charles Schindler gave up his dental practice to pursue his true passion: teaching mountain-biking.

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Editor's Note, October 2014: Hit the Trail!

The geographic features revealed on the Indiana trails highlighted in this issue were surprising—from the prehistoric bog by the dunes to a sandstone canyon—making hiking and biking them all the more entertaining.

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Join the Pack: Great Indy Hiking and Biking Groups

Founded in 1957, the 580-member Indianapolis Hiking Club organizes more than 2,000 hikes annually around the state and beyond (including a 2015 weeklong trip to the Rio Grande).

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Stretch Your Legs on These Pretty Indy Trails

From Zionsville’s Starkey Park to Fort Ben, hike and bike your way around town.

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