The September issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine is live! Pick up your copy or read online today for great stories on the 200 year history of the bicycle, a SUPer’s first descent of the Little Tennessee, the emergence of bike fishing in the Blue Ridge, the unspoken scourge of sexual harassment in the outdoors and much more!

QUICK HITS

94-year-old woman from Charlotte, N.C., becomes oldest marathoner Trout fishing lures money to the mountains

FLASHPOINT

If you get lost, should you help pay to be found?

THE GOODS

Biking badass Tristan Cowie picks his favorite gear.

TRAIL MIX

Americana Aces—Fresh records from favorite roots songwriters.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE OUTDOORS

Female raft guides voice their concerns about an unspoken problem facing the outdoor industry.

SUP FIRST DESCENT

Paddleboarder Chris Lechner completes a SUP first descent of the 139-mile Little Tennessee River. Along the way, he uncovers history beneath the water and wisdom from unexpected sources.

YEAR OF THE BIKE

From tool to toy, the bike has served many roles over the course of history. Follow along on this two-wheeled tribute to learn how the bike came to be and what it’s doing for our communities and economies 200 years later.

FULL SUSPENSIONS AND FLY RODS

Fly fishing and mountain biking go hand in hand in the Pisgah National Forest of Western North Carolina. 

SWEAT SHOPS

Are boutique fitness gyms like CrossFit, Orange Theory, WellFit, Madabolic, Hard Exercise Works, and SoulCycle offering better workouts? BRO puts them to the test.

SINGLESPEED AIN’T DEAD

Consigned to kids’ bikes for the past century, the single speed made an impassioned comeback in the early 2000s, and for a dedicated few, the spirit of the single speed lives on.

BEST BIKE TRAIL THAT YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF

The Sheltowee Trace is a National Recreation Trail spanning 323 miles through the Daniel Boone National Forest and Big South Fork National River Recreation Area in both Kentucky and Tennessee.