The Blue Ridge Outdoors 2016 Athlete Team features 11 of the region’s top athletes and ambassadors. They are elite mountain bikers, trail runners, climbers, triathletes, and whitewater paddlers. They consistently finish atop the podium in the most popular and prestigious events from Pennsylvania to Georgia. These leading voices in the outdoor community will be sharing their experiences with Blue Ridge Outdoors readers all year long. They will be writing about their training and racing experiences—and also revealing their emotional journeys out on the trail, river, and rock. Blue Ridge Outdoors is honored to have these 11 athlete ambassadors representing us and sharing their stories with our readers.