RECREATION AND OUTDOORS

Howard names champion mountain biker as first pedestrian and bike planning manager

Howard names champion mountain biker as first pedestrian and bike planning manager

Howard County has hired a champion mountain biker and founder of the North American BikeShare Association as its first pedestrian and bicycle planning manager. 

Ulman Cancer Fund puts on flawless Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon

After a brief period of uncertainty when TriColumbia closed its doors, leaving some of its events without a sponsoring organization earlier this year, the Ulman...

For husband-and-wife boxing couple, it's 'business' in the ring

Franchon Crews was confused as she looked around the University of Maryland Medical Center's URecFit gym. The middleweight boxer was looking for her training...

MORE OUTDOORS NEWS

Beat the Streets co-founder Lydell Henry recognized as Allstate Champion for Good

Baltimore native Lydell Henry, who co-founded the Beat the Streets — Baltimore afterschool program that combines amateur wrestling with character development and tutoring for area youth, was recognized as a 2014 Allstate Champion For Good&...

Tropical Storm Bertha causing spike in surf injuries in Ocean City

Ocean City lifeguards have reported a spike in injuries among swimmers caught in dangerous wave breaks the past two days as Tropical Storm Bertha's passage stirs up the seas.

Lake Erie not alone in suffering from harmful algae

The crisis may have eased in Toledo, but the toxic algae in Lake Erie that contaminated the water supply for 500,000 people in Ohio continues to plague lakes and...

It's all fans on deck (or dock) for sailing races in Annapolis 

The weekend begins on Wednesday nights in Annapolis with the blast of a starting gun.

POSTCARDS FROM U.S. 40
Garrett Island - so close, and yet so far 

Heading into town from the west on U.S. 40, drivers take a bridge across the Susquehanna River and cut through treetops reaching up from another world below the rumbling road. It's green down there on Garrett Island, and busy with the activity of many creatures, if not people.

'The Super Bowl of big fish tournaments'

Ted Deppe of Crownsville will try to become the first repeat winner of Ocean City's White Marlin Open.

Professional video gamers try to make money playing esports

It's a tense moment in the Xanadu game store in Arbutus.

Body of 75-year-old hiker found on Mount Whitney

The body of a missing 75-year-old hiker has been found on Mount Whitney in Sequoia National Park, Calif., officials said.

Many of the rested surfers unready at U.S. Open in Huntington Beach

For surfers at the U.S. Open of Surfing this weekend, rest has been a bad thing.