Chris Gragtmans, Author at Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine

Eye in the Sky: Drones Are Revolutionizing Outdoor Video

25 Jul 14
Eye in the Sky: Drones Are Revolutionizing Outdoor Video
Drones are revolutionizing the world of outdoor sports video, but how long before the government gets involved?

Riding the Lightning: Superhero Paddler Adriene Levknecht

12 Jul 14
Riding the Lightning: Superhero Paddler Adriene Levknecht
Much like Clark Kent, Adriene Levknecht steps away from work and into a phone booth (or more commonly her Subaru CrossTrek), and emerges a whitewater superhero. At the young age of 25, Levknecht has already achieved a Bronze Medal in the World Freestyle Championships, won the elite Green River Narrows Race five times straight, dominated the Teva Mountain Games creek race, and run top tier rivers around the world.

Fear: The Whitewater Grand Prix

21 Apr 14
Fear: The Whitewater Grand Prix
The Whitewater Grand Prix is not an event for the faint of heart. Take 25 of the best paddlers in the world and challenge them to compete for two weeks against each other in some of the biggest whitewater they have ever faced.

The Goods: Best New Trail Tested Bike Gear

05 Apr 14
The Goods: Best New Trail Tested Bike Gear
Get ready to ride into spring with the best new mountain bike gear, trail tested by BRO contributor Chris Gragtmans.

Green Racers: Tighten Up!

28 Oct 13
Green Racers: Tighten Up!
Green River community: It’s time to tighten up.

Ben Friberg: Havana to Key West on a Paddleboard

16 Oct 13
Ben Friberg: Havana to Key West on a Paddleboard
Ben Friberg is first to SUP from Cuba to Florida.

The Paddler Bucket List

19 Aug 13
The Paddler Bucket List
Twelve bucket list items for every paddler in the Southeast.
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