February 2021: The Best of the Blue Ridge

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On the Cover: Roan Mountain State Park, photo by Jared Kreiss, winner of the 2020 Blue Ridge cover photo contest.


Quick Hits
The Green River Race gets streamed online and the New River Gorge becomes a national park.

What a mountain biker learned when she started riding singletrack at 278 pounds. 

Get outfitted with running gear for the new year.

The Out and Back
Getting the family to the slopes can be a bummer, but it’s always worth it in the end.

Trail Mix
New tunes from Lucero and Langhorne Slim, and Steve Earle’s tribute to his late son.  


Best of the Blue Ridge
For the tenth straight year, our readers pick their favorite races, faces, and places in the region.

Race Report
Event directors and athletes share their outlook on competition safety in 2021.

Pandemic Winter
An avid skier finds solace at local slopes, despite the strangeness of COVID-19 safety protocols. 

Deep Dark Skies
Stargazing in the Blue Ridge is a transcendent experience. 


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