The September issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine is live! Pick up your copy or read online today for great stories on the 200 year history of the bicycle, a SUPer’s first descent of the Little Tennessee, the emergence of bike fishing in the Blue Ridge, the unspoken scourge of sexual harassment in the outdoors and much more!
94-year-old woman from Charlotte, N.C., becomes oldest marathoner • Trout fishing lures money to the mountains
If you get lost, should you help pay to be found?
Biking badass Tristan Cowie picks his favorite gear.
Americana Aces—Fresh records from favorite roots songwriters.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE OUTDOORS
Female raft guides voice their concerns about an unspoken problem facing the outdoor industry.
SUP FIRST DESCENT
Paddleboarder Chris Lechner completes a SUP first descent of the 139-mile Little Tennessee River. Along the way, he uncovers history beneath the water and wisdom from unexpected sources.
YEAR OF THE BIKE
From tool to toy, the bike has served many roles over the course of history. Follow along on this two-wheeled tribute to learn how the bike came to be and what it’s doing for our communities and economies 200 years later.
FULL SUSPENSIONS AND FLY RODS
Fly fishing and mountain biking go hand in hand in the Pisgah National Forest of Western North Carolina.
Are boutique fitness gyms like CrossFit, Orange Theory, WellFit, Madabolic, Hard Exercise Works, and SoulCycle offering better workouts? BRO puts them to the test.
SINGLESPEED AIN’T DEAD
Consigned to kids’ bikes for the past century, the single speed made an impassioned comeback in the early 2000s, and for a dedicated few, the spirit of the single speed lives on.
BEST BIKE TRAIL THAT YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF
The Sheltowee Trace is a National Recreation Trail spanning 323 miles through the Daniel Boone National Forest and Big South Fork National River Recreation Area in both Kentucky and Tennessee.