The July 2013 print edition of Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine is on newsstands and online!

We are proud to bring you the second annual Road Trips issue of BRO. Just in time for the peak summer season, our July issue is overflowing with great ideas for the all-American road trip. From north Georgia to West Virginia, and everywhere in between, Graham Averill has mapped out amazing weekend getaways to the best outdoor spots in the Blue Ridge for paddling, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, beer drinking and more. That’s why we’re here people: we do the leg work so you don’t have to. All you need is a car with your gear and a great atitude and you can make this the best summer EVER!

In addition to our Road Trips Guide, we have spotlighted some of the best travel gear to get you where you need to go in comfort and style. Ky Delaney writes passionately about why the East could be better than the West for outdoor adventure, and has very cool profiles of the ZAP Fitness Olympic training facility and South Carolina’s Lake Jocassee. We shoot the entire length Chattahoochee River with Professor Robert Fuller, debate bike lanes on the Blue Ridge Parkway, get the lowdown on how to get sponsored by an outdoor company from Chris Gragtmans. Finally, the first death at a Tough Mudder race becomes motivation to run, and we profile Bela Fleck and the Flecktones bassist Victor Wooten and his music and nature camp for aspiring musicians.

Whoa! This is truly one of our best issues yet, so enjoy.

Features

Blue Ridge Road Trip Guide

West Ain’t Best

Walk the Plank

Chasing Rio at ZAP Fitness

Secret Islands of the Chesapeake

Stories

How to Get Sponsored

Summer Essentials: Adventure Travel Gear

The Nature of Bass: Victor Wooten

Great Lake: Explore Lake Jocassee

Shooting the Hooch with Prof. Robert Fuller

Debate

Bike Lanes on the Blue Ridge Parkway?