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The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted businesses to shutter their doors indefinitely, forced millions of Americans to file for unemployment, and mandated millions more to stay at home. Locally and nationally, the outdoor industry, like so many others, is taking a hit. Yet in these scary and unprecedented times, some businesses are getting creative and meeting new challenges head on.

The border town of Patagonia, Arizona, exists at the intersection of two worlds: resource extraction and outdoor recreation. One Arizona couple is walking the fine line between, bringing a new 100-mile gravel race to the borderlands.

There’s a growing network of hosts, lodging facilities, and campgrounds that cater to cyclists. 

Athens, Ohio, has ambitious plans to build 88 miles of singletrack in three years. To make it happen, they’re eyeing a new funding model that could make it easier to bring recreation to rural America. 

This is the saga of how an independent specialty outdoor retailer started small, found success, turned corporate, and finally returned to its private-ownership roots.

Amid the rugged Cohutta Mountains, the town of Ellijay, Georgia, might be small but its reputation for backdoor trail access is mighty.

The New York-based runner, chef, mother and blogger behind Running Fat Chef is an outspoken advocate for body positivity and inclusivity within the running world.

In her second year of racing, Alexandera Houchin won the women’s Tour Divide and Colorado Trail Race on a singlespeed bike.

Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine: Showdown at Snowshoe

September 12, 2019

The biggest event in mountain biking returned to American soil this weekend at Snowshoe Resort. 

The biggest event on the mountain bike World Cup circuit is coming to Snowshoe, West Virginia, a four-season resort in Appalachia that’s been waiting for this moment for decades.

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