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Virginia’s Western Highlands Publishes Regional Trail Guide

The Virginia’s Western Highlands Travel Council made up of tourism offices from Craig, Alleghany, Bath, and Highland counties has published a guide to hiking, biking, and riding trails. The 48-page guide includes descriptions and maps of trails in all four counties, including some that span multiple counties. The booklet uses icons to indicate which trails…
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Outdoor Updates: Study finds cyclists are emotionally attached to their bikes

Study finds cyclists are emotionally attached to their bikes Here’s something that avid cyclists won’t find surprising: a new study has found that people form strong emotional bonds to their bicycles. A researcher from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences interviewed cyclists to get a better understanding of how people’s…
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Women’s Wednesday: Rapha Women’s 100

Photos and Video by Shannon McGowan “What are you doing this weekend? Want to come ride 62.1 miles on the Cap Trail with me and a bunch of other rad ladies?” These were the surprisingly un-sarcastic words of my dear friend Emma Troy, a bike mechanic at Cary Town Bikes who finds any excuse to…
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Outdoor Updates: 75 acres at “Tri-Corner” area preserved

North Carolina Division of Parks & Recreation begin to plan 100-mile Wilderness Gateway State Trail Trail planners at the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation are at work on a 100-mile hiking trail called the Wilderness Gateway State Trail that will connect Chimney Rock State Park with South Mountains State Park. There will also be…
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A Personal Victory: Conquering King of the James

Photo by: Jesse Peters The King of the James has become a yearly tradition for my friends and I. It’s an Adventure Triathlon that celebrates the unique access we have to the outdoors living in a city as big as Richmond, Va. Racers mountain bike around 9.5 miles of single-track trail, run 4 miles of…
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Forty-Fifth Annual Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion: Registration Now Open!

The Freewheelers Cycling Association of Spartanburg is pleased to announce the 2020 Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion is set for Monday, May 18, 2020. This one-day century ride, known as the Southeast’s Premier Cycling Experience, attracts cyclists from around the world each year, with a climb of more than 10,000 vertical feet over the…
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Virginia’s Western Highlands Publishes Regional Trail Guide

The Virginia’s Western Highlands Travel Council made up of tourism offices from Craig, Alleghany, Bath, and Highland counties has published a guide to hiking, biking, and riding trails. The 48-page guide includes descriptions and maps of trails in all four counties, including some that span multiple counties. The booklet uses icons to indicate which trails…
Read More

Outdoor Updates: Study finds cyclists are emotionally attached to their bikes

Study finds cyclists are emotionally attached to their bikes Here’s something that avid cyclists won’t find surprising: a new study has found that people form strong emotional bonds to their bicycles. A researcher from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences interviewed cyclists to get a better understanding of how people’s…
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