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"To pay attention, that is our proper and endless work." - Mary Oliver 


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.

The National Interscholastic Cycling Association preaches five core values—fun, inclusivity, equity, respect and community—but what work still needs to be done in the way of equity?

We toured this year’s biggest outdoor trade show in search of the coolest findings in trail gear. What we discovered: From footwear to base layers, versatility is key.

The Tour Divide is a bikepacking race that starts in Banff, Canada, and ends in Antelope Wells, New Mexico. These are the racers who have persevered, set records, completed the course on a tandem bike, and added another 2,000 miles—because they could.

These five bustling retail shops along the Appalachian Trail don't just service the millions of hikers who stream through every year. They anchor their communities. 

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