September 2020: The Biking Issue!

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On the Cover: In an early morning sunrise session, Dagny Palmer rides down Upper Indigo at Beech Mountain resort’s Bike Park. photo by Cynthia Viola.


Quick Hits
Great American Outdoors Act signed into law and a regional triathlon takes place in the time of COVID-19.

A writer travels to Alabama to visit the Ghost Towns of Old Cahawba, an archaeological park preserving over 500 years of mysterious ruins. 

The Goods
Spin your wheels with these new cycling favorites. 

You can learn more about mountains and forests through the simple life of the Junkman.

Trail Mix
Fresh albums coming this fall from Delta Spirit, Steep Canyon Rangers, and Lydia Loveless.  


Bike Boom
In pandemic times, biking has become more popular than ever. For those finding new passion for pedaling, we asked seasoned riders for advice on gear, safety, and top destinations. 

Colorful Getaways
See the region’s best fall foliage on the byways and blueways of the Blue Ridge. 

Bikepacking the TransVirginia Trail
Follow the journey of an epic eight-day adventure across the Commonwealth. 

The Forest She Saved
At OM Sanctuary, Shelli Stanback has preserved 54 acres just outside Asheville, restoring what is now the North Carolina city’s largest remaining urban forest.

Thru-Hikers Thwarted
In March, aspiring Appalachian Trail thru-hikers were asked to get off the trail in the name of public health, leaving many to deal with the disappointment of a lifelong dream dashed.

A Family’s Bike Fleet
An avid mountain biker shares how upgrades made his kids love riding singletrack. 

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