Video Clip of the Week: Mountain Biking in Richmond, Virginia

24 Oct 14
Video Clip of the Week: Mountain Biking in Richmond, Virginia
With the construction of the Belle Isle Bike Skills Area and the development of trails throughout the park system, Richmond has welcomed the opportunity to open its doors for a new sporting community – mountain bikers.

Making a Difference

24 Oct 14
Making a Difference
A comment from a reader makes me revisit my childhood-conceived concept of how to go about making a difference in this world.

Reach New Heights at Rumbling Bald

Reach New Heights at Rumbling Bald
For years, Rumbling Bald, located just minutes from Lake Lure’s Rumbling Bald Resort, has been a hideaway location for local and visiting rock climbers and bouldering enthusiasts. In even more recent years, the rocks have become a haven for brave climbers.

Beer Blog: Wasted Opportunities

24 Oct 14
Beer Blog: Wasted Opportunities
I was biking deep in Pisgah, like, miles and miles from our car when I went over the handlebars. It was one of those slow motion accidents, the kind of situation where you have time to think to yourself, “this is really gonna hurt. Look how weird that moss is on that rock. Did I pay my credit card payment this month?” as you’re in the air, doing a flip over my front tire.

Eddie Bauer, The North Face, Marmot, Others, Commit to More Responsible Down Standard

23 Oct 14
Eddie Bauer, The North Face, Marmot, Others, Commit to More Responsible Down Standard
Through a global certification standard, brands drive the effort to help ensure humane treatment of animals used for feather and down-­based products.

Catch a Wave at Pennsylvania’s Holtwood Dam Whitewater Play Park

23 Oct 14
Catch a Wave at Pennsylvania's Holtwood Dam Whitewater Play Park
Artificial parks like the one at Holtwood Dam have been building credibility in the paddling community over the past few years because of these substantial benefits, and by now have popped up in communities all across the country.

Weekend Pick: Bryce Bike Bonanza, Basye, Virginia, Oct. 25

23 Oct 14
Weekend Pick: Bryce Bike Bonanza, Basye, Virginia, Oct. 25
The Bryce Mountain Bike Park, as of early 2014, features 7 lift-accessed trails. The trails, each carefully designed and cut into the mountain, vary in difficulty and offer a range of terrain fit for any level rider.

Weekend Pick: Collegiate Mountain Biking Nationals, Beech Mountain, Oct. 24-26

23 Oct 14
Weekend Pick: Collegiate Mountain Biking Nationals, Beech Mountain, Oct. 24-26
Meet with the nation's young mountain biking champions on Beech Mountain October 24-26 for USA Cycling’s Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships.
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