December 06, 2011
Mandatory gear: Illumination (flashlight or headlamp), eyewear, hiking footwear and apparel.
The gist: Get your flashlight ready. Hiking in the dark is a whole new world.
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. Good illumination and eyewear (prevent branches in the eyes!) is required. Tip: Scan the night woods with a high-power flashlight to reveal glowing animal eyes. Caveats: Look for park rules about open/close hours, and be mindful, especially in urban areas, of potential isolation at night.
- PHOTO CONTEST!
Do you bike urban singletrack trails? Maybe you build two-story snow forts? Submit a photo and a caption of yourself being a "Weekday Warrior" to win Köppen gear! We'll highlight the best submissions on this page. (Submission form is below on left; upload as many photos as you see fit, and we'll contact you if your image wins!)
- Learn about how to be
a Weekday Warrior
Ad Hoc "Alleycat" Bike Race
Mimic the routine of a professional bike messenger.
Skateboarding with Dog
Kick and glide on your skateboard.
Capture the Flag, Ghost in the Graveyard, and Kick the Can.
Open Water Swimming
Triathletes do it. You can too! Ditch pool laps for a lake swim.
Trails? Pff. Who needs trails when you can walk in the woods!
Bike to Work
Leave the car behind. Freedom and exercise on your commute.
Get your flashlight ready. Hiking in the dark is a whole new world.