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Weekday Warrior - Urban Bushwhacking

Let your inner animal out! Trails are wonderful for most all hikes. But once and a while it's good to bushwhack and get back into the thick of the woods. Off-trail hiking puts branches in your face and uneven ground under your boots.

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Weekday Warrior - Skateboarding with Dog

Find empty parking lot; suit up human (helmet, padding) and dog (harness, leash). Initiate motion by kicking off on board; whistle or command dog to run! Hold on tight!

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Weekday Warrior - Night Games

The games we all played in the backyard after dark are not just for kids anymore. Adult "Capture the Flag" leagues have popped up around the U.S. and on college campuses.

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Weekday Warrior - Ad Hoc "Alleycat" Bike Race

Map a course: With a detailed city street map, locate several (10 or more) "checkpoints" -- bridges, statues, landmarks, known addresses -- and circle them on map. Recruit three or more friends to ride group-style on the course.

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Weekday Warrior - Open Water Swimming

You need to know how to swim well. You need to know city rules about kicking out past beach barriers. But once you have determined that open water swimming is right for you, the activity can be a liberating experience for swimmers tired of laps in a pool.

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Weekday Warrior - Bike to Work

Traffic jams no longer! Tens of thousands of Americans have discovered the joy of biking to school or work each day.

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Weekday Warrior - Night Hike

The premise is simple: Get out after dark to do your favorite hike in city parks or wilderness areas. After the sun goes down, most people go home, leaving nocturnal explorers peace and solitude even in high-traffic locales.

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