We’ve accomplished a lot this summer. Together, we’ve driven thousands of miles, checked off several items from our adventure bucket list, been a part of some amazing events, and met a TON of great people and new friends along the way. It’s September now and the days are getting shorter, the tips of the leaves are slowly turning, and the mornings are crisp and refreshing. Below are the pit stops we will be making in this glorious month.
This week we leave the Centennial State for our long drive back east to the welcoming, rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. While we’re excited to head back, it’s a little bitter sweet. This marks the last leg of our 8-month tour and we’re determined to make it count. If you are in the area of any of our upcoming events and festivals, it is absolutely mandatory that you stop by and say hello!
Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, here is where you can find us doing our thing in September!
September 13th: Big Bear Lake Trail Center Group Ride and Potluck
Big Bear Lake Trail Center – West Virginia
What could be better after an awesome group mountain bike ride followed by a big ol’ potluck style meal? For those unfamiliar, Big Bear Lake has become a hot spot for classic east coast style single track. Here’s where things get spicy – Big Bear Lake Trail Center is offering a FREE day pass to those participating in the group ride. We’ll be organizing ride by skill level so come on come all!
September 14th-17th: Gauley Fest
Summersville, West Virginia
Join American Whitewater and the worlds leading paddling and outdoor adventure brands for one of the biggest and baddest Whitewater festivals – Gauley Fest 2017! Gauley Fest is an early fall classic that we are stoked to be a part of. All proceeds from the festival support American Whitewater’s river conservation and access works throughout the nation. “Started in 1983 to celebrate the derailment of a hydroelectric project that would have disrupted the flows on the Gauley River, Gauley Fest has grown to become the largest paddling festival in the world.”
September 22nd: Crag Stewardship and Conservation Day
Fayetteville, West Virginia
It’s always a good idea to give back to the crag gods. Come join the New River Alliance of Climbers, Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, and of course yours truly, for a local crag stewardship and conservation project. Roll up your sleeves, take ownership of this amazing climbing landscape and help keep it clean and maintained.
September 22nd – 24th: Craggin’ Classic (The NEW)
New River Gorge – Fayetteville, West Virginia
We’ve been looking forward to this one since the spring! Join the American Alpine Club and CAMP USA for the 6th annual Craggin’ Classic in the New River Gorge. “This 3-day grassroots climbing festival celebrates the climbers and climbing of the Southeast.” The weekend features climbing clinics taught by professional athletes and guides, stewardship and conservation efforts, glow-stick dance parties, gear demos, food, films, music, free beer and whiskey (21+), games, free swag, bonfires, raffles, silent auctions and good times with great people!”
September 28th: 3rd Annual Asheville Van Life Rally
Ashville, North Carolina
It’s a rally for the vans! Whether you live in your vehicle, pull your home behind you, or are just interested in the lifestyle, stop by Wedge at Foundation and explore all things #vanlife. There will be beer, music, good people, and good stories. What better way to spend a Thursday evening in Ashville?
See ya out there, folks!
As with every event we attend, we will be repping our sponsors and their awesome gear! You can check out first hand what we use on the road to live outside and play, including gear from La Sportiva, Crazy Creek, National Geographic, RovR Products, Sea to Summit, Mountain House, LifeStraw, and Lowe Alpine.