May 2014

Behold More Beer

By Graham Averill | 29 May 14
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The first time I found a bike shop with its own bar, I finally understood what everyone was talking about when they talk about heaven.

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Quick Hits: Outdoor News

By Jedd Ferris | 28 May 14
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May 2014 outdoor news from around the Blue Ridge and beyond…

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Drinkers with a Running Problem and a Hashing Virgin

By Jess Daddio | 26 May 14
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For those unfamiliar with the Hash Hound Harriers, they’re an international drinking club with a running problem. Modeled after the English childhood game of “hares and hounds,” present-day hashing was developed in Malaysia in the 1930s with the purpose of implementing the following four pillars: 1) promote physical fitness among members, 2) get rid of weekend hangovers, 3) acquire a good thirst and satisfy it with beer, and 4) persuade the older members that they are not as old as they feel.

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Bill Harris Protects His Beloved Backyard Virginia Creeper Trail

By Jess Daddio | 22 May 14
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Aside from his hammock, a tarp, some fly-fishing gear, and a minimalist espresso maker, Bill doesn’t really own anything.

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Faster Mustache and Atlanta’s Semi-Urban Beltline Trail

By Graham Averill | 21 May 14
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Recently, certain members of Faster Mustache have been riding exploratory loops of the proposed BeltLine Loop, a massive alternative transportation project that will turn former rail lines into a 33-mile paved multi-use trail around Atlanta.

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50 More 2014 Blue Ridge Festivals

By Jedd Ferris | 19 May 14
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You’ve seen the Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine Festy Guide…now here’s 50 more to put on your list.

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Debate: Pay more to fund bikeways?

By BRO Staff | 15 May 14
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Readers face off on a critical debate: who’s going to fund this nation’s bikepaths.

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KOLO Bike Park Asheville

By Graham Averill | 12 May 14
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As it develops, KOLO has the potential to offer a style of riding seldom found in the South, but the model also has its challenges. Its location is both a benefit and a detractor.

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Can Bikes Save the World?

By Jeff Kinney | 10 May 14
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Around the world, from Washington D.C. to European capitals to rural Africa, the humble bicycle is having a moment. Slowly, quietly, it is transforming how people exercise, commute, shop, and recreate.

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2014 Blue Ridge Festival Guide

By Jedd Ferris | 09 May 14
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Our picks of the 10 best bashes for this year’s festival season.

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Festy Gear

By Jedd Ferris | 08 May 14
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Packing the right gear can make or break your festival experience. Come prepared with these tent city essentials.

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Five Bands to Catch on the Southern Festival Circuit

By Jedd Ferris | 02 May 14
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Start scrolling through schedules and catch these up-and-coming bands at this year’s regional festivals.

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The May Issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is Live!

By BRO Staff | 01 May 14
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Our May 2014 issue is hitting newsstands this week. And while we really hope you are able to pick up a copy for free at your local outdoor specialty shop, here’s a look at our Festival Guide issue online!

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Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America

By Jess Daddio | 28 Apr 14
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Blue Ridge Outdoors editor-in-chief Will Harlan will be releasing “Untamed,” his biography on Cumberland Island native Carol Ruckdeschel, in May. It’s about one woman’s life, wrestling alligators, dissecting sea turtles, and fighting to preserve the island she calls home.

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