September 2013

Stories, articles, essays, photos and more from the September 2013 issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine

Fridays on the Fly: Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

By BRO Admin | 24 Jun 16
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When fly fishing for smallmouth bass on Virginia’s upper James River, sometimes you win, and sometimes you go down in flames.

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Wheels and Waterfalls: Mountain Biking DuPont State Forest

By Jess Daddio | 04 Mar 15
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Guide to mountain biking in DuPont State Forest in North Carolina, including beginner, intermediate, and advanced loops, plus a guide to eight other great waterfall mountain bike rides.

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National Forests for Sale

By BRO Staff | 30 Sep 13
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Drilling for natural gas may be coming to a national forest near you.

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Public Nudity Debate: Bare Me or Spare Me?

By Devan Boyle | 25 Sep 13
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Our Blue Ridge Outdoors experts debate the issue of public nudity in the outdoors.

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Bikes for the World: Reduce, Reuse, Re-bicycle

By Jess Daddio | 25 Sep 13
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International Bike Charity, Bikes for the World, keeps wheels spinning overseas

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Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park Brings Bikes to Ski Country

By Graham Averill | 23 Sep 13
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Boone, North Carolina is becoming a mountain bike destination thanks to the Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park and other new trail systems.

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Singlespeed: Ditch the Gears, Gain the Mountains

By Jes Gearing | 23 Sep 13
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How one mountain biker ditched the gears, gained the mountains, and built confidence in the saddle by going singlespeed.

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Bronze Radio Return: Throwback, Look Forward

By Jedd Ferris | 20 Sep 13
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Bronze Radio Return’s roots-based rock sound is taking the South by storm.

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2,754 Miles. 89 Days. 1 Wheel.

By Jess Daddio | 19 Sep 13
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In 2012, Gen Shimizu, traversed the 2,754-mile Great Divide Mountain Bike Route on a unicycle. He shared his unique unicycling story with BRO.

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Functional Movement: Back to Basics

By BRO Admin | 17 Sep 13
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Cancel your gym membership: functional movement uses natural workouts to make you stronger.

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Legacy on Wheels: Richmond Regional Ride Center

By Graham Averill | 12 Sep 13
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Richmond looks beyond hosting the 2015 ICU Road World Championships with a series of “legacy projects,” highlighted by the Richmond Regional Ride Center.

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The Goods: Fly Fishing Gear

By BRO Admin | 10 Sep 13
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The best new fly fishing gear for 2013 featuring products from Costa Del Mar, Umpqua, Loon Outdoors, Patagonia, Cheeky Reels, Simms, E-Case, and Sage.

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Birthplace of Rivers: West Virginia’s First National Monument?

By Graham Averill | 09 Sep 13
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The political and social process of re-designating a portion of West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest as the Birthplace of Rivers National Monument

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September Issue of BRO Out Now!

By BRO Admin | 29 Aug 13
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The September issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine is online and on newsstands across the Southeast featuring biking, fly fishing, unicycling and more!

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Bigger: Four Dudes Escalate the Weekly Ride

By Graham Averill | 29 Aug 13
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Finding themselves in a rut, four aging mountain bikers escalate their weekly ride by going bigger, longer, and deeper into the woods.

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