Follow in the muddy tread of two classic bikepacking adventures in Big South Fork National Recreation Area and Pisgah National Forest.
For a backpacker, there may not be a better way to see North Carolina than on a bike
The Rise of High School Biking
In the last ten years, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association has added 27 leagues in 26 states. Will competitive cycling be coming to a high school near you?
Want a job in the outdoors? Learn how guides, search and rescue leaders, environmental attorneys, river keepers, outdoor educators, and adventure sports coaches got their start.
The most important conservation law on the books—The Endangered Species Act—is under attack, and it’s not just wolves and salamanders that will suffer. Your favorite adventure spots are also critical habitat for many rare species.
It used to be that the harvesting of wild ginseng was an honorable occupation. Or at least that was the verdict among the people who lived for centuries off the land in the rough-cut Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee.
After her mom was hit by a car, a rookie rider faces her fears and begins bicycle commuting.
The Battle for Shenandoah Mountain
Is there really enough room in the woods for everyone? A dispatch from deep in the weeds of a generation-long effort to protect Shenandoah Mountain.
Lift-assisted MTB parks bring convenient, immersive thrills for riders of all ability levels. Here are five of the region’s best.
Is your waterproof gear poisoning you and the planet? The outdoor industry tackles toxins.
Wheels of Fortune—Industry Nine’s winding road to success · Best bike parks in the Blue Ridge · Shoes for Good · 15-year-old canoeist wins bronze at World Cup
Best bike gear—Andy Beckman’s favorites for fat tire adventure.
Four Southern musicians on the rise
Read what the Road Team is up to and the gear that keeps them going.
On the Cover
Brandon Blakely rides Slate Rock in Pisgah National Forest.
Photo by Derek DiLuzio | @derekdiluzio | derekdiluzio.com