January 2019: Best of the Blue Ridge

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Quick Hits

Triathlete completes 60 Ironmans in a single year(L)earn-a-bike offers a path forward for Harrisonburg youthCharlottesville runner sets Long Trail record • Black bear populations on the rise

The Goods

Build a home gym: Athletes and trainers pick their essential equipment.


Are outdoor adventurers losing their conservation ethic—or is it evolving? 


Blue Ridge bands on the rise: Five new artists to watch in 2019.


Best of the Blue Ridge Awards 2019

Thousands of readers cast their votes for their favorite people, places, businesses, and events in the region. Here are the winners of over 100 award categories—including our Adventurer of the Year.

Resolution Guide

Athletes and experts offer 25 health hacks and fitness secrets to ensure your New Year’s Resolutions stick.

This is the Noli

Paddlers, filmmakers, and local citizens team up to nominate the Nolichucky as a Wild & Scenic River.

The Black Lungs of Coal Country

An alarming leap in black lung disease has galvanized Appalachian communities to demand reparations for the scarred bodies and landscapes left behind by a century of mining.

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