Roanoke Outside. Roanoke Outside.
Roanoke, VA
81.0° F, A Few Clouds

Outdoor Calendar of Events

This calendar is created specifically for outdoor enthusiasts! You won't find any bowling league events here . .. just outdoor activities, events, festivals, and initiatives.
 
Submit your outdoor event. It's FREE. (All events must be approved and could take up to 24 hours to appear on the site.) You can include a photo and a link.
 
If you are looking for non-outdoor related events, follow Get2KnowNoke on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with what's happening in the Roanoke Region.

 


<< August 2015 >>

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Grandin Village Community Market

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: 2080 Westover Ave, Roanoke The Grandin Village Community Market is an open-air market comprised of 18 farmers and food producers featuring certified and non-certified organic veggies, fruit, herbs, seasonal seedlings, cheese, pasture raised/grass-fed chicken, beef, pork, and lamb, regional seafood, locally roasted coffee, artisan homemade breads, muffins, baked goods, hot-prepared foods, and fresh-cut flowers. All of our markets feature 100% locally produced products (within 100 miles of the market location) with an emphasis on organic, sustainable, and humane producers, products, and practices. The market, operated by LEAP, accepts and doubles SNAP-EBT benefits. Link: http://www.facebook.com/GrandinVillageCommunityMarket
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

"Fix Your Flat" class every Saturday at 11am

Event image Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: East Coasters Bike Shop, 3224 Brambleton Ave, Roanoke VA 24018 You're bound to have a flat tire on your bike at some point. If you have the tools and knowledge to deal with it's a minor inconvenience. If you don't, it's at best a huge hassle and at worst a major issue if you're left stranded somewhere.
We're here to teach you how to deal with it!
The class is free and you don't have to sign up: just show up at the Roanoke East Coasters any Saturday at 11am
Link:
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Expert Level Mtn. Bike Ride by East Coasters

Event image Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Location: Explore Park East Coaster's EXPERT Level Ride | Ride Coordinator: Wake Fulp wakefulp@gmail.com
All expert level riders are welcome and encouraged to participate in our Expert level team rides hosted at Explore Park. These will be trail work & ride days (9am trail work / 12noon ride) as we prepare the trails for the upcoming Roanoke Valley Junior Mountain Bike Series. There will be ride leaders, and if you are not able to come for the trail work (9am - 12noon), you may just show up at 12 noon for the ride!
Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Big Lick Hash House (Weekly Hash Run)

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Varies Week to Week If it is possible to offend you in any way...DO NOT ATTEND THIS EVENT. Most hash clubs lovingly refer to themselves as, "A Drinking Club with a Running Problem," but their weekly runs also tend to include nudity (don't get too excited...male nudity is more common), offensive language and songs, and semi-mandatory drinking stops. That being said...it's also a heck of a good time!!

If you're into that kind of thing then join the wierdos and crazy people of Roanoke every Saturday at 5:30pm. A "hash run" is a group running event where one leader (hare) takes off before the rest of the group, leaving white flour & chalk marks to guide them. The hare doesn't want to get caught, so he/she will try to slow down the group by leaving several "bad" trails at intersections, sending them down rivers, or leaving song & beer checks.

Each week they explore a new location (and sometimes change times), so check their facebook page to find out details where the "hash" details are posted weekly. The hash typically costs $5 but post run food & beverages are provided. Questions call Keith at 540-309-6562
Link: https://www.facebook.com/Roanoke.Hash?fref=ts
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Intermediate Bike Ride at the Cove

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove - Bennett Springs lot Join Richard (certified IMBA Ride Guide) for an intermediate, no-drop ride at Carvins Cove. Every Saturday @ 10 a.m. Continuing throughout winter unless under 20 degrees, or raining. Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

BaconFest 2015

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Elmwood Park We’re bringing the bacon back! Announcing the 3rd Annual BaconFest VA!
Bigger, better, and more BACON! August 1st, 2015 10am-5pm at Elmwood Park, downtown Roanoke.

$5 general admission. Kids 12 and under Free!

Purchase taste ticket packages to try your choice of over 50 different bacon-inspired food samples showcased by local restaurants and vendors.

"Piglet Portion": 4 taste tickets for $10.
"The Porker" package: 8 taste tickets for $15.
or show your true bacon love with the...
"The Whole Hog" package: 12 taste tickets for $20.

Note: Each taste ticket is good for one sample of bacon-inspired goodness from any of our food vendors.

In addition to the satisfying sizzle of bacon, there will be fun for the whole family with music by local bands, a kids zone with free balloon animals, free bounce house, face painting and much more!

For the love of bacon, be there and be hungry!
Link: http://www.baconfestva.com
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Backcountry Navigation Program

Event image Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Location: Explore Park With 1100 acres of diverse terrain, Explore Park offers the perfect backdrop for learning to navigate in a wilderness environment. In this hands on course participants will learn the necessary skills to travel off trail efficiently with the aid of a compass. No experience necessary. All equipment provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=5171
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Downriver Stand Up Paddleboard

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: James River (18+, 10+ with adult) Have you tried Stand Up Paddleboarding before? Are you looking to take your skills to the next level? Join us for a day of adventure as we paddle down the James. Our American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instructor will help you develop your skills to confidently read and navigate the river. All equipment, leadership and transportation are provided. Participants must be able to swim.Paddling

Dates: Aug 1st, 2015 (9:15-4pm)
Registration Fee: $39
Register By: July 30th
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5676
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Back to Top

Warm Springs Mountain Challenge

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Bath County, VA The Warm Springs Mountain Challenge is a brand new, 2-day riding event coming to beautiful Bath County, Virginia June 13-14, 2015! You’ll be able to sign up for either a single day or both days of riding. We’ll have 3 distances both days, a 20-30 mile “family” ride, a metric century (66 miles) and a century ride (100 miles). Link: http://www.wsmtnchallenge.com/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Paddle Sports Day at SML

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: SML Community Beach A perfect day to explore canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards all in one convenient location. Sessions start on the hour every hour from 10am-3pm. Join ACA Certified instructors as they introduce you to these three types of paddle craft and give guided practice time on the lake. Drop in for one hour or stay for multiple hours. Ages 8-14 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards will be provided. Link: http://www.franklincountyva.gov/parks-activities/life-skills
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Become a Water Quality Hero

Event image Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Explore Park A force of volunteers monitors Virginia's streams regularly. Their site-specific data informs stream restoration and its successes. The group: Save Our Streams. The opportunity: Learn how they work. Get your feet wet and your hands dirty via this hands-on experience, and find out what Save Our Streams volunteers do…you just may decide to join the force. Meet at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center, and we will transport you from there to our monitoring site. Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=5519
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Back to Top

Bryce Downhill Bike Shuttles

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Bryce Bike Park Offered throughout the Summer and into the Fall
Roanoke Parks and Recreation is partnering with Roanoke Mountain Adventures (RMA) and Bryce Bike Park to offer a day of downhill biking all for under $75. Your fee covers; the shuttle to the mountain, your lift ticket, bike rental and protective gear.

Here is the cost break down:
Shuttle to the Mtn: $20
Just a Lift Ticket: $17
Just a Bike from RMA: $35
Bryce Bike Rental/Protective Gear/Ticket: $55
Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/outdoor-education/outdoor-recreation/biking/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Free Yoga Session (Mon & Fri all summer long)

Event image Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Location: Elmwood Park Amphitheater Stage Start your day off right with gentle morning yoga to awaken your body & mind.

An initiative to encourage healthy living in Roanoke through the practice of yoga.

Sponsored by City Space Properties. Taught by Bonny Branch Movement Arts.

All welcome, anytime.
Cost: FREE
When: Mondays & Fridays (June 1- Aug 31)
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Needs: BYOM = Bring Your Own Mat
Where: Elmwood Park Stage (Patrick Henry Ballroom if raining)
Link: http://freeyogaforthepeople.weebly.com/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

City of Roanoke Outdoor Summer Camps

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Roanoke (11–13) Explore the outdoors through hands-on nature activities and fun-filled outdoor Recreation with activities and leadership geared toward older children. Your child’s week will be split between nature activities like wilderness survival classes, orienteering, GPS skills and other nature lessons and outdoor recreation like hiking, caving, water sports (canoeing, kayaking or stand up paddle boarding) and indoor rock climbing. We will travel each day to a new adventure. Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/camps-2/outdoor-summer-camps/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

We Run Roanoke - weekly running group

Event image Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Location varies - check website We Run Roanoke is a community running group, open to anyone, and free. Group runs take place every Monday and Thursday @ 6:30pm. Locations vary so check their Facebook page. Link: https://www.facebook.com/werun.roanoke.9
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

M3 Ride (Monday Mill Mountain)

Event image Time: 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Location: 180 Reserve Ave SW, Roanoke, VA Every Monday Night (if the temperature is 50°F or higher) Kyle Inman leads a mtb ride that explores the amazing trails on Mill Mountain, and the urban alleyways that lead there. The trails are not particularly technical, although expect at least 1000′ of climbing per loop. Generally, an hour to an hour-and-a-half in duration. Lights needed on the season fringes. Great trails, a sweet route is insured, and you can count on post ride beverage at Fork in the Alley Brick Oven Pub too ;) Starting Location: Pedestrian bridge over Roanoke River, River’s Edge Ride Distance: 10 Miles Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Back to Top

Roanoke Valley Trail Runners Group Trail Run

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Locations vary. See Events tab on Facebook Page Trail runs from 5-7 miles every Tuesday. Meet up locations vary around Roanoke. We meet all year round. We run 3-5 miles during the colder months. Join Roanoke Valley Trail Runners on Facebook to see where we are running. Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/348054151913397/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

West End Community Market

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: 1210 Patterson Ave, Roanoke The West End Community Market, located in the covered market pavilion behind Freedom First Credit Union, and is open every Tuesday from 3pm-6pm year-round. Currently the West End Community Market is comprised of 7-9 farmers and food producers featuring certified and non-certified organic veggies, fruit, herbs, seasonal seedlings, cheese, pasture raised/grass-fed chicken, beef, and pork, locally roasted coffee, artisan homemade breads, muffins, baked goods, and other hot-prepared foods. All of our markets feature 100% locally produced products (within 100 miles of the market location) with an emphasis on organic, sustainable, and humane producers, products, and practices. The market, operated by LEAP, accepts and doubles SNAP-EBT benefits. Link: http://www.facebook.com/WestEndCommunityMarket
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Intermediate Mtn. Bike Ride

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove (Bennett Springs lot) Intermediate ride with Richard (certified IMBA Ride Guide), leaving at 6 pm sharp. This is a no-drop ride, continuing throughout winter unless under 20 degrees, or raining. Check http://www.meetup.com/Roanoke-International-Mountain-Biking-Association/ for details. Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Elizabeth's Low Lander's Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm
Ride route varies.

All rides end at Cornerstone Bar & Grill for post-ride gathering.
Link: http://brbcva.org/calendar/?entry=373&display=month
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

The Famous Beer Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm
Ride Distance: 25 miles

Enjoy a leisure road ride and then finish off with beers at Cornerstone Bar & Grill.
Link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/209573
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Helen's Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm

All rides end at Cornerstone Bar & Grill for post-ride gathering.
Link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7159071
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Fleet Feet Sports Pub Run

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Wasena City Tap Room OR Old Southwest Grill Fleet Feet Sports Pub Runs take place every Tuesday Night at 6pm. Until further notice, all runs will be held at Wasena City Tap Room and include 3 and 5 mile options. All abilities and paces are welcome! Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/pubruns
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Beginner Mountain Biking

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove (18+, 14+ with an adult) This program will start with what to check on your bike before the ride, then move into a talk about body position, gears, cadence, and conclude with a beginner friendly ride on the Bennett Springs Loop trail at Carvins Cove. No experience is necessary. Participants must have a bike, helmet, and pass to Carvins Cove. The program fee includes instruction only. Carvins Cove day passes are available at the Bennett Springs parking lot. Day passes are $2.00, yearly passes are $20.00. Cash or check only for the passes on site.
$6.00
Bennett Springs Parking Lot, Carvins Cove
The deadline to register is Sunday, August 2.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5622
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Back to Top

Wednesday Night Mtn. Bike Rides

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Alternate Mill Mountain and Explore Park Cardinal Bicycles is hosting two mountain bike rides leaving out of the same parking lot each Wednesday!

There will be an A (fast pace) and a B (beginner).

Meet at 5:30pm.

Rides the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays will be at Explore Park (Main parking lot by visitors center).

Rides the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays will be at Mill Mountain (The Woodthrush Trail Parking lot off of Riverland Rd. Just past the Garden City Blvd light.)
Link: http://cardinalbicycle.com/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Lil' Otters Family Adventure

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:45 PM Location: Botetourt County Hit the river TOGETHER! Join us for 5:30 dinner at Camp Bethel followed by a short canoe trip on the beautiful upper James River. It’s a perfect family outing for a summer evening, and a great way to introduce paddling to your family. We’ll return to camp for a campfire & S’mores and access to showers. Participants must be comfortable with being in a canoe and being on water. Fee includes dinner, transportation, paddling gear, lifejacket & S’mores! $28/person. Ages 5 and up with parent/guardian
Link: http://www.campbethelvirginia.org/familyfun.htm
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Morning Run with Runabout Sports (3 start times)

Event image Time: 5:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Runabout Roanoke, 4600 Branbleton Ave. Three- to five-mile runs with a group from the Runabout Sports store on Wednesday mornings. Three group times at 5 a.m., 6 a.m., and 7 a.m. Route through Penn Forest neighborhood and back. (No runners will be left behind.) Bring water and lights (for 5 a.m. run).

Contact the store for more details: 540-989-2064
Link: http://www.runaboutroanoke.com/events/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Volunteer Trail Work at Carvins Cove

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Location: Rock N' Roll Trail at Carvins Cove Join Pathfiders For Greenways as they build the new Rock N' Roll trail at Carvins Cove.

Volunteers will be working every Wednesday in July and August and you're encouraged to join for as much, or as little, as you can. It all adds up.

Meet at 5:30pm at the Roanoke County Parks & Recreation office on Kessler Mill Road in Salem, or at 6pm at the site. And you can always join up later...the more the better.

Email volunteers@greenways.org or call 540-467-1629 to get all the details.

Thanks,
Brian Batteiger
Pathfinders For Greenways
Link:
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Back to Top

"Body by Parkway" Running Club

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Parkway Brewery, Kessler Mill Rd. "Body by Parkway Brewery" knows how to entice people to come out and get fit...BEER!! Join fellow running & beer enthusiasts at Parkway Brewery every Thursday. Runs leave the brewery at 6pm and do a 3.2 mile out & back run on the Battleground Trail (Gravel Greenway) in Salem.

Club members are rewarded after participating in three runs with a beer for a penny. So support local, get fit, drink beer...what could be better?
Link: https://www.facebook.com/ParkwayBrewingCompany
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

RIMBA Lunch Ride

Event image Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Location: Underdog Bikes: 1113 Piedmont St SE, Roanoke, Virginia 24014 RIMBA Lunch Ride™ leaves at 12:30pm every Thursday from UnderDog bikes. This mountain bike ride duration is under an hour and we commonly grab a bite at Fork in the Alley at the ride's conclusion. Everyone on the ride is super friendly and welcoming. Riders of all levels are welcome to participate, though there is no way to get around climbing. If needed, we gladly guide beginners toward shorter / less challenging route options. An especially fun ride, tell your friends and bring'm along! Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Beginner Mtn. Bike Ride

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove (Bennett Springs lot) Beginner ride with Kristine (certified IMBA Ride Guide), and Liz. leaving at 6:15 pm sharp. This is a no-drop ride, Meant to teach the basics of mountain biking and to enjoy the ride. Check http://www.meetup.com/Roanoke-International-Mountain-Biking-Association/ for details Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Smith Park (18+,10+ with adult) Hang 10 with your asana! Are you looking to take your love for SUP or yoga to the next level? Why not combine the two! You will experience the ultimate combination of balance and focus in a new setting while still practicing classic yoga poses and techniques. Our experienced instructor from Uttara Yoga Studio will help you learn the proper stance for balance and control on a stand-up paddleboard while exercising traditional yoga form and alignment. All equipment and leadership is provided. Prior Yoga or paddling experience is not necessary, but extremely beneficial. It is also strongly recommended you are able to swim.
Time: 6-7pm
Registration fee: $20
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5699
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

We Run Roanoke - weekly running group

Event image Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Location varies - check website We Run Roanoke is a community running group, open to anyone, and free. Group runs take place every Monday and Thursday @ 6:30pm. Locations vary so check their Facebook page. Link: https://www.facebook.com/werun.roanoke.9
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Back to Top

Free Yoga Session (Mon & Fri all summer long)

Event image Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Location: Elmwood Park Amphitheater Stage Start your day off right with gentle morning yoga to awaken your body & mind.

An initiative to encourage healthy living in Roanoke through the practice of yoga.

Sponsored by City Space Properties. Taught by Bonny Branch Movement Arts.

All welcome, anytime.
Cost: FREE
When: Mondays & Fridays (June 1- Aug 31)
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Needs: BYOM = Bring Your Own Mat
Where: Elmwood Park Stage (Patrick Henry Ballroom if raining)
Link: http://freeyogaforthepeople.weebly.com/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Back to Top

Health Focus of SW VA 41st Annual Salem Distance Run

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM Location: Longwood Park in Salem, VA Oldest run in the valley!! 5K & 10K starts at 8 am on Main Street in Salem. $22 (includes t-shirt). 3 Mile Walk starts at 8:30 am at Longwood Park. $17 (includes t-shirt). Additional $5 if postmarked or registered after August 1. Register online at runsignup.com or at Longwood Park on Friday, August 7 from 5-7 pm or Saturday, August 8 from 6:30-7:20 am. Early packet pickup on Friday, August 7 from 5-7 pm at Longwood Park.
Awards and Overall Finishers; Courses certified by The Athletic Congress (TAC).
Come and run with Michael Wardian, an ultra-marathoner runner from Arlington, VA!!!
Link: http://www.healthfocusswva.org
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Horseback Riding - Countryside Trail Ride

Time: 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM Location: Depart from Green Ridge With over 70 horses, endless miles of trail, and decades of experience the folks at Reba Farm will not only teach you how to ride, they will also show you why so many people have a passion for this lifelong past-time. Participants will learn basic horsemanship skills like mounting, riding, care, and more before setting off on a guided trail ride through the countryside. No experience necessary. Must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Transportation, helmets, and tack included. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Link: https://prtonline.roanokecountyva.gov/eConnect/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&aid=4740
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Grandin Village Community Market

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: 2080 Westover Ave, Roanoke The Grandin Village Community Market is an open-air market comprised of 18 farmers and food producers featuring certified and non-certified organic veggies, fruit, herbs, seasonal seedlings, cheese, pasture raised/grass-fed chicken, beef, pork, and lamb, regional seafood, locally roasted coffee, artisan homemade breads, muffins, baked goods, hot-prepared foods, and fresh-cut flowers. All of our markets feature 100% locally produced products (within 100 miles of the market location) with an emphasis on organic, sustainable, and humane producers, products, and practices. The market, operated by LEAP, accepts and doubles SNAP-EBT benefits. Link: http://www.facebook.com/GrandinVillageCommunityMarket
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Grandfather Mtn Weekend

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina (18+, 12+ with adult) Spend the weekend in the beautiful High Country of North Carolina. We will stay in Pineola and take local day hikes around Grandfather Mountain, the Mile High Swinging Bridge and Linville Falls. August is a lovely time to visit the area as a number of wild flowers will be in bloom including: Pink Turtlehead, Spotted and Pale Jewelweed, and Evening Primrose. Breakfasts and lunches are included we will drive to Banner Elk for dinner.

Featured Adventures

Date: Aug. 8-9th
Registration Fee: $215
Register By: Aug. 3rd
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5691
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Adventure Weekend!

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Wilderness Adventure in New Castle, VA Zip Lining, Climbing Wall, Canoeing or Tubing on Craig's Creek, or Mountain Biking around Wilderness Adventure and the surrounding National Forests: Choose an activity (or two or three!), bring your friends and family! A great day out if you pack a lunch and add hiking or paddling around our pond into the mix. Activities begin at 10 am or 1pm and require reservations. Cost: $15-25 per person. *Group rates available for more than 8 people.

Please call 540-864-6792 for details and reservations
Link: http://www.wilderness-adventure.com/new-events/2015/adventure-weekend
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Star City Roller Girls

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Berglund Center The Star City Roller Girls are opening their home roller derby season against the Charlotte B-Dazzlers. Bout starts at 6:00pm. Come learn about the fastest growing sport in the world!

For more information please visit www.starcityrollergirls.com
Link: http://theberglundcenter.com/360/Star-City-Roller-Girls
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Public Works (18+, 14+ with an adult) Spend a day on the river learning fundamental whitewater kayaking skills and river safety. Our American Canoe Association (ACA) instructors will discuss paddling strokes, "reading a river", equipment selection, and basic river rescue. This exciting beginner clinic prepares you to paddle on your own and will familiarize you with nearby river access points, outfitters and more. All equipment, leadership and transportation are provided. Participants must be able to swim.
$39
Departure Location: Public Works
The deadline to register is Thursday, August 13.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5636
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Salem Distance Run and 3 Mile Walk

Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Longwood Park, Salem 41st annual Health Focus of Southwest Virginia Salem Distance Run.

5K and 10K options plus a 3 mile walk option too.

Link: http://healthfocusswva.org/fundraising-events/salem-distance-run/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Expert Level Mtn. Bike Ride by East Coasters

Event image Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Location: Explore Park East Coaster's EXPERT Level Ride | Ride Coordinator: Wake Fulp wakefulp@gmail.com
All expert level riders are welcome and encouraged to participate in our Expert level team rides hosted at Explore Park. These will be trail work & ride days (9am trail work / 12noon ride) as we prepare the trails for the upcoming Roanoke Valley Junior Mountain Bike Series. There will be ride leaders, and if you are not able to come for the trail work (9am - 12noon), you may just show up at 12 noon for the ride!
Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Big Lick Hash House (Weekly Hash Run)

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Varies Week to Week If it is possible to offend you in any way...DO NOT ATTEND THIS EVENT. Most hash clubs lovingly refer to themselves as, "A Drinking Club with a Running Problem," but their weekly runs also tend to include nudity (don't get too excited...male nudity is more common), offensive language and songs, and semi-mandatory drinking stops. That being said...it's also a heck of a good time!!

If you're into that kind of thing then join the wierdos and crazy people of Roanoke every Saturday at 5:30pm. A "hash run" is a group running event where one leader (hare) takes off before the rest of the group, leaving white flour & chalk marks to guide them. The hare doesn't want to get caught, so he/she will try to slow down the group by leaving several "bad" trails at intersections, sending them down rivers, or leaving song & beer checks.

Each week they explore a new location (and sometimes change times), so check their facebook page to find out details where the "hash" details are posted weekly. The hash typically costs $5 but post run food & beverages are provided. Questions call Keith at 540-309-6562
Link: https://www.facebook.com/Roanoke.Hash?fref=ts
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Intermediate Bike Ride at the Cove

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove - Bennett Springs lot Join Richard (certified IMBA Ride Guide) for an intermediate, no-drop ride at Carvins Cove. Every Saturday @ 10 a.m. Continuing throughout winter unless under 20 degrees, or raining. Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Free Kayak Demo with Back Country Ski and Sports

Event image Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Location: Salem, Rotary Park Come out to Rotary Park (Southbound Intersection of 419 and Apperson Drive) to try out the latest Kayaks and Paddle boards for 2015! Dress to get wet; we’ll provide the PFD’s, paddles, and helmets, (feel free to bring your own equipment if you have it) and come out for some great fun! Link: http://www.bcski.com/calendar/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Photography Field Trip on Kegley Farm

Time: 5:00 AM - 7:00 AM Location: Roanoke, VA Join the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy early on August 8th at the Kegley Farm in Roanoke! You'll be able to take beautiful photos of this conserved farm. Executive Director will meet photographers at the property starting at 5 AM. You do not NEED to arrive at 5, but keep in mind sunrise is at 5:59 that morning. Photographers are welcome to stay until 7 AM. This FREE event has limited space, so contact Meagan at mcupka@blueridgelandconservancy.org or 540-985-0000 today! Link: http://www.blueridgelandconservancy.org/wild-color.html
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

"Fix Your Flat" class every Saturday at 11am

Event image Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: East Coasters Bike Shop, 3224 Brambleton Ave, Roanoke VA 24018 You're bound to have a flat tire on your bike at some point. If you have the tools and knowledge to deal with it's a minor inconvenience. If you don't, it's at best a huge hassle and at worst a major issue if you're left stranded somewhere.
We're here to teach you how to deal with it!
The class is free and you don't have to sign up: just show up at the Roanoke East Coasters any Saturday at 11am
Link:
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Back to Top

TriAdventure Summer Triathlon

Event image Time: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Blacksburg, VA Don't miss the fun and excitement of racing in the cool of a mountain morning over a steaming hot course!

Athletes will swim in the beautiful open air pool at the Blacksburg Country Club in Ellett Valley.

From the pool area, athletes will head out Country Club Drive, going left on Luster's Gate before taking another left on Den Hill Road. After 5 miles of rolling country roads, racers will reverse course and head back to the Country Club, finishing the 10 mile bike ride with a slight uphill to the transition area.

The run will exit the Country Club via Country Club Drive before turning right on Luster's Gate for a 3 mile out and back, finishing near the tennis courts on Country Club Road.
Link: http://www.triadventure.com/triadventure-summer-sprint/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Intermediate White Water Kayaking

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Public Works (18+, 14+ with an adult) You’ve been to the roll clinic, you have the basics of river navigation, but you want to take your kayaking to the next level. This trip is for you! Our American Canoe Association (ACA) instructors will teach you scouting rapids, catching eddies, ferrying, surfing, advanced paddling strokes, and more. Participants must be able to swim, wet exit a kayak, and have the ability to control and navigate a whitewater kayak on flat water. The program fee includes all equipment, transportation, and leadership.
$39
Departure location: Public Works
The deadline to register is Thursday, August 6.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5637
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Adventure Weekend!

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Wilderness Adventure in New Castle, VA Zip Lining, Climbing Wall, Canoeing or Tubing on Craig's Creek, or Mountain Biking around Wilderness Adventure and the surrounding National Forests: Choose an activity (or two or three!), bring your friends and family! A great day out if you pack a lunch and add hiking or paddling around our pond into the mix. Activities begin at 10 am or 1pm and require reservations. Cost: $15-25 per person. *Group rates available for more than 8 people.

Please call 540-864-6792 for details and reservations.
Link: http://www.wilderness-adventure.com/new-events/2015/adventure-weekend
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Warm Springs Mountain Challenge

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Bath County, VA The Warm Springs Mountain Challenge is a brand new, 2-day riding event coming to beautiful Bath County, Virginia June 13-14, 2015! You’ll be able to sign up for either a single day or both days of riding. We’ll have 3 distances both days, a 20-30 mile “family” ride, a metric century (66 miles) and a century ride (100 miles). Link: http://www.wsmtnchallenge.com/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Back to Top

We Run Roanoke - weekly running group

Event image Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Location varies - check website We Run Roanoke is a community running group, open to anyone, and free. Group runs take place every Monday and Thursday @ 6:30pm. Locations vary so check their Facebook page. Link: https://www.facebook.com/werun.roanoke.9
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Free Yoga Session (Mon & Fri all summer long)

Event image Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Location: Elmwood Park Amphitheater Stage Start your day off right with gentle morning yoga to awaken your body & mind.

An initiative to encourage healthy living in Roanoke through the practice of yoga.

Sponsored by City Space Properties. Taught by Bonny Branch Movement Arts.

All welcome, anytime.
Cost: FREE
When: Mondays & Fridays (June 1- Aug 31)
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Needs: BYOM = Bring Your Own Mat
Where: Elmwood Park Stage (Patrick Henry Ballroom if raining)
Link: http://freeyogaforthepeople.weebly.com/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

M3 Ride (Monday Mill Mountain)

Event image Time: 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Location: 180 Reserve Ave SW, Roanoke, VA Every Monday Night (if the temperature is 50°F or higher) Kyle Inman leads a mtb ride that explores the amazing trails on Mill Mountain, and the urban alleyways that lead there. The trails are not particularly technical, although expect at least 1000′ of climbing per loop. Generally, an hour to an hour-and-a-half in duration. Lights needed on the season fringes. Great trails, a sweet route is insured, and you can count on post ride beverage at Fork in the Alley Brick Oven Pub too ;) Starting Location: Pedestrian bridge over Roanoke River, River’s Edge Ride Distance: 10 Miles Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Back to Top

Fleet Feet Sports Pub Run

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Wasena City Tap Room OR Old Southwest Grill Fleet Feet Sports Pub Runs take place every Tuesday Night at 6pm. Until further notice, all runs will be held at Wasena City Tap Room and include 3 and 5 mile options. All abilities and paces are welcome! Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/pubruns
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Intermediate Mtn. Bike Ride

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove (Bennett Springs lot) Intermediate ride with Richard (certified IMBA Ride Guide), leaving at 6 pm sharp. This is a no-drop ride, continuing throughout winter unless under 20 degrees, or raining. Check http://www.meetup.com/Roanoke-International-Mountain-Biking-Association/ for details. Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

West End Community Market

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: 1210 Patterson Ave, Roanoke The West End Community Market, located in the covered market pavilion behind Freedom First Credit Union, and is open every Tuesday from 3pm-6pm year-round. Currently the West End Community Market is comprised of 7-9 farmers and food producers featuring certified and non-certified organic veggies, fruit, herbs, seasonal seedlings, cheese, pasture raised/grass-fed chicken, beef, and pork, locally roasted coffee, artisan homemade breads, muffins, baked goods, and other hot-prepared foods. All of our markets feature 100% locally produced products (within 100 miles of the market location) with an emphasis on organic, sustainable, and humane producers, products, and practices. The market, operated by LEAP, accepts and doubles SNAP-EBT benefits. Link: http://www.facebook.com/WestEndCommunityMarket
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Helen's Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm

All rides end at Cornerstone Bar & Grill for post-ride gathering.
Link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7159071
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Elizabeth's Low Lander's Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm
Ride route varies.

All rides end at Cornerstone Bar & Grill for post-ride gathering.
Link: http://brbcva.org/calendar/?entry=373&display=month
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Roanoke Valley Trail Runners Group Trail Run

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Locations vary. See Events tab on Facebook Page Trail runs from 5-7 miles every Tuesday. Meet up locations vary around Roanoke. We meet all year round. We run 3-5 miles during the colder months. Join Roanoke Valley Trail Runners on Facebook to see where we are running. Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/348054151913397/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

The Famous Beer Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm
Ride Distance: 25 miles

Enjoy a leisure road ride and then finish off with beers at Cornerstone Bar & Grill.
Link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/209573
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Women's Beginner Mountain Biking

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove (18+, 14+ with an adult) This women’s specific program will start with what to check on your bike before the ride, then move into a talk about women’s specific body position, gears, cadence, and conclude with a beginner friendly ride on the Bennett Springs Loop trail at Carvins Cove. Taught by women and for women, this course will allow you to explore the realm of mountain biking from a different perspective. No experience is necessary. Participants must have a bike, helmet, and pass to Carvins Cove. The program fee includes instruction only. Carvins Cove day passes are available at the Bennett Springs parking lot. Day passes are $2.00, yearly passes are $20.00. Cash or check only for the passes on site.
$6.00
Bennett Springs Parking Lot, Carvins Cove
The deadline to register is Sunday, August 9.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5623
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Back to Top

Morning Run with Runabout Sports (3 start times)

Event image Time: 5:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Runabout Roanoke, 4600 Branbleton Ave. Three- to five-mile runs with a group from the Runabout Sports store on Wednesday mornings. Three group times at 5 a.m., 6 a.m., and 7 a.m. Route through Penn Forest neighborhood and back. (No runners will be left behind.) Bring water and lights (for 5 a.m. run).

Contact the store for more details: 540-989-2064
Link: http://www.runaboutroanoke.com/events/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Wednesday Night Mtn. Bike Rides

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Alternate Mill Mountain and Explore Park Cardinal Bicycles is hosting two mountain bike rides leaving out of the same parking lot each Wednesday!

There will be an A (fast pace) and a B (beginner).

Meet at 5:30pm.

Rides the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays will be at Explore Park (Main parking lot by visitors center).

Rides the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays will be at Mill Mountain (The Woodthrush Trail Parking lot off of Riverland Rd. Just past the Garden City Blvd light.)
Link: http://cardinalbicycle.com/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Volunteer Trail Work at Carvins Cove

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Location: Rock N' Roll Trail at Carvins Cove Join Pathfiders For Greenways as they build the new Rock N' Roll trail at Carvins Cove.

Volunteers will be working every Wednesday in July and August and you're encouraged to join for as much, or as little, as you can. It all adds up.

Meet at 5:30pm at the Roanoke County Parks & Recreation office on Kessler Mill Road in Salem, or at 6pm at the site. And you can always join up later...the more the better.

Email volunteers@greenways.org or call 540-467-1629 to get all the details.

Thanks,
Brian Batteiger
Pathfinders For Greenways
Link:
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Trout Unlimited, Roanoke Valley Chapter Meeting

Event image Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Hollins University, Moody Student Center, Goodwin Room, 1st floor YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO ATTEND! Please join us. Just drop in - - no need for prior notification or invitation. There are no meetings in July, August, or December.

Meetings are held on the campus of Hollins University the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. The meetings typically consist of a business session, a presentation or workshop, and open discussion. We meet in the Goodwin room in the Moody Student Center. The Moody Student Center is #20 on their MAP. You can park in any vacant space.
Link: https://sites.google.com/site/roanokevalleytu/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Back to Top

Beginner Mtn. Bike Ride

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove (Bennett Springs lot) Beginner ride with Kristine (certified IMBA Ride Guide), and Liz. leaving at 6:15 pm sharp. This is a no-drop ride, Meant to teach the basics of mountain biking and to enjoy the ride. Check http://www.meetup.com/Roanoke-International-Mountain-Biking-Association/ for details Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

RIMBA Lunch Ride

Event image Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Location: Underdog Bikes: 1113 Piedmont St SE, Roanoke, Virginia 24014 RIMBA Lunch Ride™ leaves at 12:30pm every Thursday from UnderDog bikes. This mountain bike ride duration is under an hour and we commonly grab a bite at Fork in the Alley at the ride's conclusion. Everyone on the ride is super friendly and welcoming. Riders of all levels are welcome to participate, though there is no way to get around climbing. If needed, we gladly guide beginners toward shorter / less challenging route options. An especially fun ride, tell your friends and bring'm along! Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Throwback Thursdays Music Series

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Dr Pepper Park at The Bridges Formed by native Long Islander Mike Santoro (piano/lead vocals) in the summer of 2009, THE STRANGER has amassed an impressive list of clientele, high profile events, festivals and concerts that would rival many national acts. With all 6 members residing in the Charlotte North Carolina area, and several decades of experience between them, The Stranger is a musical powerhouse that is recognized as one of the best and most entertaining live bands in the business. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Dr Pepper Park is always pet friendly as well! Link: http://www.drpepperpark.com
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Smith Park (18+,10+ with adult) Hang 10 with your asana! Are you looking to take your love for SUP or yoga to the next level? Why not combine the two! You will experience the ultimate combination of balance and focus in a new setting while still practicing classic yoga poses and techniques. Our experienced instructor from Uttara Yoga Studio will help you learn the proper stance for balance and control on a stand-up paddleboard while exercising traditional yoga form and alignment. All equipment and leadership is provided. Prior Yoga or paddling experience is not necessary, but extremely beneficial. It is also strongly recommended you are able to swim.
Time: 6-7pm
Registration fee: $20
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5700
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

We Run Roanoke - weekly running group

Event image Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Location varies - check website We Run Roanoke is a community running group, open to anyone, and free. Group runs take place every Monday and Thursday @ 6:30pm. Locations vary so check their Facebook page. Link: https://www.facebook.com/werun.roanoke.9
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

"Body by Parkway" Running Club

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Parkway Brewery, Kessler Mill Rd. "Body by Parkway Brewery" knows how to entice people to come out and get fit...BEER!! Join fellow running & beer enthusiasts at Parkway Brewery every Thursday. Runs leave the brewery at 6pm and do a 3.2 mile out & back run on the Battleground Trail (Gravel Greenway) in Salem.

Club members are rewarded after participating in three runs with a beer for a penny. So support local, get fit, drink beer...what could be better?
Link: https://www.facebook.com/ParkwayBrewingCompany
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Peaks of Otter Hiking Series: Harkening Hill

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Norwich Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) This loop is part of the trails at the Peaks of Otter area on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Like the treks to the peaks of Flat Top and Sharp Top mountains, it features excellent vistas; however it also has historical meaning which participants will discover as the 4 mile trail winds past Johnson Farm. The program fee includes transportation and leadership.
$6
Departure location: Norwich Center
The deadline to register is Tuesday, August 11.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5619
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Kids Mountain Bike Skills Clinic (Ages 10-14)

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Roanoke Mountain Adventures This fun skills clinic will focus on beginner skills to help young riders feel more confident on a mountain bike. Taught by an IMBA Certified Instructor, kids will learn basic body movement, braking, cornering, climbing and descending skills. We will finish the session with a fun ride at Carvins Cove or Explore Park! Bring yourself and any gear you want to use. If you don’t have a bike or gear no worries! RMA will provide each participant with a bike, helmet and snacks and water.
Call RMA for more info or to book a spot for one of our skill clinics! 540-525-8295

Time: 9am-1.

Cost: $45
Link: http://www.roanokemountainadventures.com
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Le Tour de Roanoke

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Location: TBD Enjoy an evening of cycling and dining at Roanoke’s greatest local eateries. You will be accompanied by fellow cyclists/foodies to take a sectional tour of the city, stopping at each featured restaurant and sampling the best they have to offer. In total you will ride approximately 5 miles in roughly 2.5 hours and have sampled appetizers, entrees and desserts at a different restaurant. Fee includes your guide for the evening and the food selections. Don’t forget to BYOB (bring your own bike) or you may rent a bike from UnderDog Bikes located at 1113 Piedmont Street SE, 24014.

Restaurant Route:
Fork in City -> Grace’s Pizzeria-> Wildflour Bakery
Time: 6-8:30
Registration Fee: $25
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5703
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Brew-Tie

Event image Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Corned Beef & Company Have a beer and tie some flies at the monthly "Brew-Tie" at Orvis Roanoke. Corned Beef & Company is hosting the get-togethers on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Bring your tying kit, socialize with other tiers, and simply have a good time. There is no cover charge to attend. Come early or late and stay as long as you like.

This is an opportunity to have some fun with others that share your interest in fly fishing and fly tying. There will be a beginner's table set up with tools and materials and someone there to assist those just getting started tying their own flies. More experienced tiers can set up at their own tables and fill their fly boxes for the coming season, swap techniques, and maybe trade some flies with each other. For more information call Tom Brown at Orvis Roanoke 540-345-3635.

Call us at 540-345-3635 for information on upcoming classes and seminars this season.
Link: http://www.orvis.com/s/roanoke-virginia-orvis-retail-store/424
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Back to Top

Free Yoga Session (Mon & Fri all summer long)

Event image Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Location: Elmwood Park Amphitheater Stage Start your day off right with gentle morning yoga to awaken your body & mind.

An initiative to encourage healthy living in Roanoke through the practice of yoga.

Sponsored by City Space Properties. Taught by Bonny Branch Movement Arts.

All welcome, anytime.
Cost: FREE
When: Mondays & Fridays (June 1- Aug 31)
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Needs: BYOM = Bring Your Own Mat
Where: Elmwood Park Stage (Patrick Henry Ballroom if raining)
Link: http://freeyogaforthepeople.weebly.com/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Back to Top

"Fix Your Flat" class every Saturday at 11am

Event image Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: East Coasters Bike Shop, 3224 Brambleton Ave, Roanoke VA 24018 You're bound to have a flat tire on your bike at some point. If you have the tools and knowledge to deal with it's a minor inconvenience. If you don't, it's at best a huge hassle and at worst a major issue if you're left stranded somewhere.
We're here to teach you how to deal with it!
The class is free and you don't have to sign up: just show up at the Roanoke East Coasters any Saturday at 11am
Link:
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Big Lick Hash House (Weekly Hash Run)

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Varies Week to Week If it is possible to offend you in any way...DO NOT ATTEND THIS EVENT. Most hash clubs lovingly refer to themselves as, "A Drinking Club with a Running Problem," but their weekly runs also tend to include nudity (don't get too excited...male nudity is more common), offensive language and songs, and semi-mandatory drinking stops. That being said...it's also a heck of a good time!!

If you're into that kind of thing then join the wierdos and crazy people of Roanoke every Saturday at 5:30pm. A "hash run" is a group running event where one leader (hare) takes off before the rest of the group, leaving white flour & chalk marks to guide them. The hare doesn't want to get caught, so he/she will try to slow down the group by leaving several "bad" trails at intersections, sending them down rivers, or leaving song & beer checks.

Each week they explore a new location (and sometimes change times), so check their facebook page to find out details where the "hash" details are posted weekly. The hash typically costs $5 but post run food & beverages are provided. Questions call Keith at 540-309-6562
Link: https://www.facebook.com/Roanoke.Hash?fref=ts
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

19th annual Fab 5K

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Green Hill Park The Fab 5k is about the flattest course you could create in SW Virginia. It winds through the asphalt and gravel roads and onto some of the grassy fields of Green Hill Park to make a very fast cross country course. It is perfect for all levels of fitness from the elite runner to walker. Link: http://mountainjunkies.net/Fab_5k.htm
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Grandin Village Community Market

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: 2080 Westover Ave, Roanoke The Grandin Village Community Market is an open-air market comprised of 18 farmers and food producers featuring certified and non-certified organic veggies, fruit, herbs, seasonal seedlings, cheese, pasture raised/grass-fed chicken, beef, pork, and lamb, regional seafood, locally roasted coffee, artisan homemade breads, muffins, baked goods, hot-prepared foods, and fresh-cut flowers. All of our markets feature 100% locally produced products (within 100 miles of the market location) with an emphasis on organic, sustainable, and humane producers, products, and practices. The market, operated by LEAP, accepts and doubles SNAP-EBT benefits. Link: http://www.facebook.com/GrandinVillageCommunityMarket
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Splash & Dash Aquathlon

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Roanoke: Washington Park Pool and Lick Run Greenway The competition will be held on August 15, and it will start racers off with a 2.5 kilometer run down the Lick Run Greenway, followed by 700 meter swim and conclude with another 2.5 kilometer run back up the greenway. The Splash & Dash will provide a great chance for racers to experience one of the hidden gems of Roanoke’s park system, Washington Park. Aside from the running portions of the race that follow the greenway, the whole event is centered around the park’s scenic backdrop.

The Splash & Dash aquathlon is the second installment of the three-race Roanoke Triumph series that spans the whole year. For full details on the other two events, click "On the Trails" or "Off the Rails" on the top navigation bar.
Link: http://www.raceroanoke.com/#!splash--dash/cck8
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Expert Level Mtn. Bike Ride by East Coasters

Event image Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Location: Explore Park East Coaster's EXPERT Level Ride | Ride Coordinator: Wake Fulp wakefulp@gmail.com
All expert level riders are welcome and encouraged to participate in our Expert level team rides hosted at Explore Park. These will be trail work & ride days (9am trail work / 12noon ride) as we prepare the trails for the upcoming Roanoke Valley Junior Mountain Bike Series. There will be ride leaders, and if you are not able to come for the trail work (9am - 12noon), you may just show up at 12 noon for the ride!
Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Intermediate Bike Ride at the Cove

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove - Bennett Springs lot Join Richard (certified IMBA Ride Guide) for an intermediate, no-drop ride at Carvins Cove. Every Saturday @ 10 a.m. Continuing throughout winter unless under 20 degrees, or raining. Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Back to Top

Warm Springs Mountain Challenge

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Bath County, VA The Warm Springs Mountain Challenge is a brand new, 2-day riding event coming to beautiful Bath County, Virginia June 13-14, 2015! You’ll be able to sign up for either a single day or both days of riding. We’ll have 3 distances both days, a 20-30 mile “family” ride, a metric century (66 miles) and a century ride (100 miles). Link: http://www.wsmtnchallenge.com/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Back to Top

M3 Ride (Monday Mill Mountain)

Event image Time: 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Location: 180 Reserve Ave SW, Roanoke, VA Every Monday Night (if the temperature is 50°F or higher) Kyle Inman leads a mtb ride that explores the amazing trails on Mill Mountain, and the urban alleyways that lead there. The trails are not particularly technical, although expect at least 1000′ of climbing per loop. Generally, an hour to an hour-and-a-half in duration. Lights needed on the season fringes. Great trails, a sweet route is insured, and you can count on post ride beverage at Fork in the Alley Brick Oven Pub too ;) Starting Location: Pedestrian bridge over Roanoke River, River’s Edge Ride Distance: 10 Miles Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Free Yoga Session (Mon & Fri all summer long)

Event image Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Location: Elmwood Park Amphitheater Stage Start your day off right with gentle morning yoga to awaken your body & mind.

An initiative to encourage healthy living in Roanoke through the practice of yoga.

Sponsored by City Space Properties. Taught by Bonny Branch Movement Arts.

All welcome, anytime.
Cost: FREE
When: Mondays & Fridays (June 1- Aug 31)
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Needs: BYOM = Bring Your Own Mat
Where: Elmwood Park Stage (Patrick Henry Ballroom if raining)
Link: http://freeyogaforthepeople.weebly.com/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Bryce Downhill Bike Shuttles

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Bryce Bike Park Offered throughout the Summer and into the Fall
Roanoke Parks and Recreation is partnering with Roanoke Mountain Adventures (RMA) and Bryce Bike Park to offer a day of downhill biking all for under $75. Your fee covers; the shuttle to the mountain, your lift ticket, bike rental and protective gear.

Here is the cost break down:
Shuttle to the Mtn: $20
Just a Lift Ticket: $17
Just a Bike from RMA: $35
Bryce Bike Rental/Protective Gear/Ticket: $55
Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/outdoor-education/outdoor-recreation/biking/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

We Run Roanoke - weekly running group

Event image Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Location varies - check website We Run Roanoke is a community running group, open to anyone, and free. Group runs take place every Monday and Thursday @ 6:30pm. Locations vary so check their Facebook page. Link: https://www.facebook.com/werun.roanoke.9
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Back to Top

Roanoke Valley Trail Runners Group Trail Run

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Locations vary. See Events tab on Facebook Page Trail runs from 5-7 miles every Tuesday. Meet up locations vary around Roanoke. We meet all year round. We run 3-5 miles during the colder months. Join Roanoke Valley Trail Runners on Facebook to see where we are running. Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/348054151913397/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Fleet Feet Sports Pub Run

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Wasena City Tap Room OR Old Southwest Grill Fleet Feet Sports Pub Runs take place every Tuesday Night at 6pm. Until further notice, all runs will be held at Wasena City Tap Room and include 3 and 5 mile options. All abilities and paces are welcome! Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/pubruns
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Switchbacks Mountain Biking

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center (18+, 14+ with an adult) You’ve ridden the easy stuff but don’t know where to start when the trails change from green circle to blue square and the turns get tighter. Check out this clinic for the low down on how to ride trail with tight turns called switchbacks. Participants must have a bike, helmet, and should have experience riding a mountain bike on trails. The program fee includes instruction only.
$6.00
Discovery Center Parking Lot at Mill Mountain
The deadline to register is Sunday, August 16.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5624
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Intermediate Mtn. Bike Ride

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove (Bennett Springs lot) Intermediate ride with Richard (certified IMBA Ride Guide), leaving at 6 pm sharp. This is a no-drop ride, continuing throughout winter unless under 20 degrees, or raining. Check http://www.meetup.com/Roanoke-International-Mountain-Biking-Association/ for details. Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

The Famous Beer Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm
Ride Distance: 25 miles

Enjoy a leisure road ride and then finish off with beers at Cornerstone Bar & Grill.
Link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/209573
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

West End Community Market

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: 1210 Patterson Ave, Roanoke The West End Community Market, located in the covered market pavilion behind Freedom First Credit Union, and is open every Tuesday from 3pm-6pm year-round. Currently the West End Community Market is comprised of 7-9 farmers and food producers featuring certified and non-certified organic veggies, fruit, herbs, seasonal seedlings, cheese, pasture raised/grass-fed chicken, beef, and pork, locally roasted coffee, artisan homemade breads, muffins, baked goods, and other hot-prepared foods. All of our markets feature 100% locally produced products (within 100 miles of the market location) with an emphasis on organic, sustainable, and humane producers, products, and practices. The market, operated by LEAP, accepts and doubles SNAP-EBT benefits. Link: http://www.facebook.com/WestEndCommunityMarket
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Elizabeth's Low Lander's Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm
Ride route varies.

All rides end at Cornerstone Bar & Grill for post-ride gathering.
Link: http://brbcva.org/calendar/?entry=373&display=month
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Helen's Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm

All rides end at Cornerstone Bar & Grill for post-ride gathering.
Link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7159071
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Back to Top

Volunteer Trail Work at Carvins Cove

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Location: Rock N' Roll Trail at Carvins Cove Join Pathfiders For Greenways as they build the new Rock N' Roll trail at Carvins Cove.

Volunteers will be working every Wednesday in July and August and you're encouraged to join for as much, or as little, as you can. It all adds up.

Meet at 5:30pm at the Roanoke County Parks & Recreation office on Kessler Mill Road in Salem, or at 6pm at the site. And you can always join up later...the more the better.

Email volunteers@greenways.org or call 540-467-1629 to get all the details.

Thanks,
Brian Batteiger
Pathfinders For Greenways
Link:
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Morning Run with Runabout Sports (3 start times)

Event image Time: 5:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Runabout Roanoke, 4600 Branbleton Ave. Three- to five-mile runs with a group from the Runabout Sports store on Wednesday mornings. Three group times at 5 a.m., 6 a.m., and 7 a.m. Route through Penn Forest neighborhood and back. (No runners will be left behind.) Bring water and lights (for 5 a.m. run).

Contact the store for more details: 540-989-2064
Link: http://www.runaboutroanoke.com/events/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Southwest Virginia Kidney Walk

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Fallon Park and Tinker Creek Greenway On Saturday, 250 walkers will step up for the annual Southwest Virginia Kidney Walk and help raise awareness and funds to support the fight against kidney disease in Richmond.

“This walk will help many others take the lifesaving step of getting their kidneys checked,” said Nancy Doyle, Fresenius Medical Care. “By participating in the Kidney Walk, we're all helping sound the alert that anyone with high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney disease should get their kidneys screened -- that's over 73 million, or 1 in 3 Americans at risk."

The Kidney Walk is a non-competitive 5K stroll that raises funds to fight kidney disease through awareness, prevention and treatment programs. In Virginia alone, 11,646 patients are being treated for kidney failure, and another 2,895 patients are awaiting transplants.

The Walk will be held at Fallon Park and Tinker Creek Greenway in Roanoke, Virginia. Onsite registration begins at 9:00 am and the Walk starts at 10:00 am. Walkers participate as individuals or form teams with family, friends or colleagues. Walkers are encouraged to fundraise for the event. Those interested in getting involved or supporting a walker can visit www.kidneywalk.org.

The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk. For more information, visit www.kidney.org.

For more information contact Susan Manuel at susan.manuel@kidney.org or 804.288.8342.
Link: http://donate.kidney.org/swvirginia
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga at Carvins Cove

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove (18+,10+ with adult) That's right folks, we said stand up paddle board AND yoga! You will experience the ultimate combination of balance and focus in a new setting while still practicing classic yoga poses and techniques. Our experienced instructor will help you learn the proper stance for balance and control on a stand-up paddleboard while exercising traditional yoga form and alignment. All equipment and leadership is provided. Prior Yoga experience is not necessary, but extremely beneficial.You must be able to swim. Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5700
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Wednesday Night Mtn. Bike Rides

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Alternate Mill Mountain and Explore Park Cardinal Bicycles is hosting two mountain bike rides leaving out of the same parking lot each Wednesday!

There will be an A (fast pace) and a B (beginner).

Meet at 5:30pm.

Rides the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays will be at Explore Park (Main parking lot by visitors center).

Rides the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays will be at Mill Mountain (The Woodthrush Trail Parking lot off of Riverland Rd. Just past the Garden City Blvd light.)
Link: http://cardinalbicycle.com/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Back to Top

Budweiser Summer Series: Joan Jett

Event image Time: 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Location: Elmwood Park- Downtown Roanoke Gates open at 5:30 pm, show begins at 7:30 pm. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts: The recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee; Jett helped build the groundwork for America’s punk-rock scene with her hard-changing guitar prowess, altitudinal vocals and a string of anthems so positively vibrant, they could’ve been recorded yesterday. Touring in support of her critically acclaimed new album, “Unvarnished.” Link: http://ev10.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS:GLOBAL-ROANOKE:RCC16:JJ0820:&linkID=global-roanoke&shopperContext=&pc=&caller=&appCode=&groupCode=EP&cgc=&RSRC=Facebook&RDAT=JoanJett
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Peaks of Otter Hiking Series: Sharp Top

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: Norwich Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) Challenge yourself as we climb to the summit of Sharp Top at Peaks of Otter on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This 1.5 mile hike up the mountain (3 miles round trip) will give you quite the workout but it is worth the 360 degree view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The program fee includes transportation and leadership.
$6
Departure location: Norwich Center
The deadline to register is Tuesday, August 18.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5620
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

RIMBA Lunch Ride

Event image Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Location: Underdog Bikes: 1113 Piedmont St SE, Roanoke, Virginia 24014 RIMBA Lunch Ride™ leaves at 12:30pm every Thursday from UnderDog bikes. This mountain bike ride duration is under an hour and we commonly grab a bite at Fork in the Alley at the ride's conclusion. Everyone on the ride is super friendly and welcoming. Riders of all levels are welcome to participate, though there is no way to get around climbing. If needed, we gladly guide beginners toward shorter / less challenging route options. An especially fun ride, tell your friends and bring'm along! Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

We Run Roanoke - weekly running group

Event image Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Location varies - check website We Run Roanoke is a community running group, open to anyone, and free. Group runs take place every Monday and Thursday @ 6:30pm. Locations vary so check their Facebook page. Link: https://www.facebook.com/werun.roanoke.9
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

"Body by Parkway" Running Club

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Parkway Brewery, Kessler Mill Rd. "Body by Parkway Brewery" knows how to entice people to come out and get fit...BEER!! Join fellow running & beer enthusiasts at Parkway Brewery every Thursday. Runs leave the brewery at 6pm and do a 3.2 mile out & back run on the Battleground Trail (Gravel Greenway) in Salem.

Club members are rewarded after participating in three runs with a beer for a penny. So support local, get fit, drink beer...what could be better?
Link: https://www.facebook.com/ParkwayBrewingCompany
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Beginner Mtn. Bike Ride

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove (Bennett Springs lot) Beginner ride with Kristine (certified IMBA Ride Guide), and Liz. leaving at 6:15 pm sharp. This is a no-drop ride, Meant to teach the basics of mountain biking and to enjoy the ride. Check http://www.meetup.com/Roanoke-International-Mountain-Biking-Association/ for details Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Back to Top

Free Yoga Session (Mon & Fri all summer long)

Event image Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Location: Elmwood Park Amphitheater Stage Start your day off right with gentle morning yoga to awaken your body & mind.

An initiative to encourage healthy living in Roanoke through the practice of yoga.

Sponsored by City Space Properties. Taught by Bonny Branch Movement Arts.

All welcome, anytime.
Cost: FREE
When: Mondays & Fridays (June 1- Aug 31)
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Needs: BYOM = Bring Your Own Mat
Where: Elmwood Park Stage (Patrick Henry Ballroom if raining)
Link: http://freeyogaforthepeople.weebly.com/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Back to Top

Roanoke Wing Fest

Event image Time: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Location: Dr Pepper Park at The Bridges The Roanoke Wing Fest Presented by Haley Scion returns for its 6th year in Downtown Roanoke! Join us as our local wing restaurants compete for best wing in town. Last year's winner, Allsports Cafe, will be there to defend their crown. Do the other wing vendors have what it takes? We'll find out at this year's Roanoke Wing Fest. Link: http://drpepperpark.com/the-roanoke-wing-fest/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Big Lick Hash House (Weekly Hash Run)

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Varies Week to Week If it is possible to offend you in any way...DO NOT ATTEND THIS EVENT. Most hash clubs lovingly refer to themselves as, "A Drinking Club with a Running Problem," but their weekly runs also tend to include nudity (don't get too excited...male nudity is more common), offensive language and songs, and semi-mandatory drinking stops. That being said...it's also a heck of a good time!!

If you're into that kind of thing then join the wierdos and crazy people of Roanoke every Saturday at 5:30pm. A "hash run" is a group running event where one leader (hare) takes off before the rest of the group, leaving white flour & chalk marks to guide them. The hare doesn't want to get caught, so he/she will try to slow down the group by leaving several "bad" trails at intersections, sending them down rivers, or leaving song & beer checks.

Each week they explore a new location (and sometimes change times), so check their facebook page to find out details where the "hash" details are posted weekly. The hash typically costs $5 but post run food & beverages are provided. Questions call Keith at 540-309-6562
Link: https://www.facebook.com/Roanoke.Hash?fref=ts
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Grandin Village Community Market

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: 2080 Westover Ave, Roanoke The Grandin Village Community Market is an open-air market comprised of 18 farmers and food producers featuring certified and non-certified organic veggies, fruit, herbs, seasonal seedlings, cheese, pasture raised/grass-fed chicken, beef, pork, and lamb, regional seafood, locally roasted coffee, artisan homemade breads, muffins, baked goods, hot-prepared foods, and fresh-cut flowers. All of our markets feature 100% locally produced products (within 100 miles of the market location) with an emphasis on organic, sustainable, and humane producers, products, and practices. The market, operated by LEAP, accepts and doubles SNAP-EBT benefits. Link: http://www.facebook.com/GrandinVillageCommunityMarket
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Intermediate Bike Ride at the Cove

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove - Bennett Springs lot Join Richard (certified IMBA Ride Guide) for an intermediate, no-drop ride at Carvins Cove. Every Saturday @ 10 a.m. Continuing throughout winter unless under 20 degrees, or raining. Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Expert Level Mtn. Bike Ride by East Coasters

Event image Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Location: Explore Park East Coaster's EXPERT Level Ride | Ride Coordinator: Wake Fulp wakefulp@gmail.com
All expert level riders are welcome and encouraged to participate in our Expert level team rides hosted at Explore Park. These will be trail work & ride days (9am trail work / 12noon ride) as we prepare the trails for the upcoming Roanoke Valley Junior Mountain Bike Series. There will be ride leaders, and if you are not able to come for the trail work (9am - 12noon), you may just show up at 12 noon for the ride!
Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

"Fix Your Flat" class every Saturday at 11am

Event image Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: East Coasters Bike Shop, 3224 Brambleton Ave, Roanoke VA 24018 You're bound to have a flat tire on your bike at some point. If you have the tools and knowledge to deal with it's a minor inconvenience. If you don't, it's at best a huge hassle and at worst a major issue if you're left stranded somewhere.
We're here to teach you how to deal with it!
The class is free and you don't have to sign up: just show up at the Roanoke East Coasters any Saturday at 11am
Link:
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Dolly Sods Backpacking

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Dolly Sods, WV (18+, 12+ with adult) Join us for an excursion to the crown jewel of the Monongahela National Forest. We will experience this Wilderness in the purest form of travel…by foot, logging about 15 miles over three days. So grab your pack and get ready to unplug and immerse yourself in nature. Transportation, group gear, food and experienced guides included. Lunch on Friday in Davis, WV not included.

Dates: Aug 21-23rd
Registration Fee: $159
Register By: Aug 19th
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5685
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Fort Lewis Baptist Church 5th Quarter 5K

Event image Time: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Fort Lewis Baptist Church, Glenvar Known as the “Toughest 5K in Glenvar”, this road course has approximately 300 feet of climb in the first half of the race, setting up an exciting descent for the second half of the race to the finish line.

This 5K is raising money for the Fort Lewis Baptist Church 5th Quarter, an outreach ministry that provides a safe place for hundreds of youth to hang out after local home football games in the fall with a postgame party filled with fun and fellowship. Your race fee will help offset costs for these events. Prizes for the top three overall male and female finishers will be awarded. The top three finishers in each age group will also receive award: 13 and under, 14-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-50, 51-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and older. Children's Fun Run (sign up on race day).
Link: http://www.raceit.com/search3/event.aspx?id=32417
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Back to Top

Warm Springs Mountain Challenge

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Bath County, VA The Warm Springs Mountain Challenge is a brand new, 2-day riding event coming to beautiful Bath County, Virginia June 13-14, 2015! You’ll be able to sign up for either a single day or both days of riding. We’ll have 3 distances both days, a 20-30 mile “family” ride, a metric century (66 miles) and a century ride (100 miles). Link: http://www.wsmtnchallenge.com/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Hoop Hole Hike

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Public Works (18+, 10+ with an adult) Hoop Hole is located about 30 minutes north of Roanoke in an inconspicuous corner of Botetourt County on the eastern side of Pine Mountain. We will hike the lower Hoop Hole circuit, about 4 miles round trip. The loop follows winding streams providing scenic views through rhododendron in this back country nook that is formed by seven different peaks. The program fee includes transportation and leadership.
$6
Departure location: Public Works
The deadline to register is Thursday, August 20
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5618
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Back to Top

We Run Roanoke - weekly running group

Event image Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Location varies - check website We Run Roanoke is a community running group, open to anyone, and free. Group runs take place every Monday and Thursday @ 6:30pm. Locations vary so check their Facebook page. Link: https://www.facebook.com/werun.roanoke.9
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Free Yoga Session (Mon & Fri all summer long)

Event image Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Location: Elmwood Park Amphitheater Stage Start your day off right with gentle morning yoga to awaken your body & mind.

An initiative to encourage healthy living in Roanoke through the practice of yoga.

Sponsored by City Space Properties. Taught by Bonny Branch Movement Arts.

All welcome, anytime.
Cost: FREE
When: Mondays & Fridays (June 1- Aug 31)
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Needs: BYOM = Bring Your Own Mat
Where: Elmwood Park Stage (Patrick Henry Ballroom if raining)
Link: http://freeyogaforthepeople.weebly.com/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

M3 Ride (Monday Mill Mountain)

Event image Time: 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Location: 180 Reserve Ave SW, Roanoke, VA Every Monday Night (if the temperature is 50°F or higher) Kyle Inman leads a mtb ride that explores the amazing trails on Mill Mountain, and the urban alleyways that lead there. The trails are not particularly technical, although expect at least 1000′ of climbing per loop. Generally, an hour to an hour-and-a-half in duration. Lights needed on the season fringes. Great trails, a sweet route is insured, and you can count on post ride beverage at Fork in the Alley Brick Oven Pub too ;) Starting Location: Pedestrian bridge over Roanoke River, River’s Edge Ride Distance: 10 Miles Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Back to Top

West End Community Market

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: 1210 Patterson Ave, Roanoke The West End Community Market, located in the covered market pavilion behind Freedom First Credit Union, and is open every Tuesday from 3pm-6pm year-round. Currently the West End Community Market is comprised of 7-9 farmers and food producers featuring certified and non-certified organic veggies, fruit, herbs, seasonal seedlings, cheese, pasture raised/grass-fed chicken, beef, and pork, locally roasted coffee, artisan homemade breads, muffins, baked goods, and other hot-prepared foods. All of our markets feature 100% locally produced products (within 100 miles of the market location) with an emphasis on organic, sustainable, and humane producers, products, and practices. The market, operated by LEAP, accepts and doubles SNAP-EBT benefits. Link: http://www.facebook.com/WestEndCommunityMarket
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Intermediate Mtn. Bike Ride

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove (Bennett Springs lot) Intermediate ride with Richard (certified IMBA Ride Guide), leaving at 6 pm sharp. This is a no-drop ride, continuing throughout winter unless under 20 degrees, or raining. Check http://www.meetup.com/Roanoke-International-Mountain-Biking-Association/ for details. Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Creek Crossings Mountain Biking

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove (18+, 14+ with an adult) By popular demand! Learn how to pick a line, maintain momentum and clean the creek crossings by bike rather than foot. Gearing and body positioning is everything in this clinic! The program fee includes instruction only. Participants are required to have their own bike, helmet, and pass to Carvins Cove. Participants should describe themselves as an intermediate rider. Carvins Cove day passes are available at the Bennett Springs parking lot. Day passes are $2.00, yearly passes are $20.00. Cash or check only for the passes on site.
$6.00
Bennett Springs Parking Lot, Carvins Cove
The deadline to register is Sunday, August 23.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5625
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Helen's Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm

All rides end at Cornerstone Bar & Grill for post-ride gathering.
Link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7159071
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Fleet Feet Sports Pub Run

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Wasena City Tap Room OR Old Southwest Grill Fleet Feet Sports Pub Runs take place every Tuesday Night at 6pm. Until further notice, all runs will be held at Wasena City Tap Room and include 3 and 5 mile options. All abilities and paces are welcome! Link: http://www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/pubruns
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

The Famous Beer Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm
Ride Distance: 25 miles

Enjoy a leisure road ride and then finish off with beers at Cornerstone Bar & Grill.
Link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/209573
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Roanoke Valley Trail Runners Group Trail Run

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Locations vary. See Events tab on Facebook Page Trail runs from 5-7 miles every Tuesday. Meet up locations vary around Roanoke. We meet all year round. We run 3-5 miles during the colder months. Join Roanoke Valley Trail Runners on Facebook to see where we are running. Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/348054151913397/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Elizabeth's Low Lander's Ride

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Transportation Museum (downtown Roanoke) Ride Start Location: Transportation Museum
Ride Start Time: 5:30 pm
Ride route varies.

All rides end at Cornerstone Bar & Grill for post-ride gathering.
Link: http://brbcva.org/calendar/?entry=373&display=month
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Back to Top

Volunteer Trail Work at Carvins Cove

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Location: Rock N' Roll Trail at Carvins Cove Join Pathfiders For Greenways as they build the new Rock N' Roll trail at Carvins Cove.

Volunteers will be working every Wednesday in July and August and you're encouraged to join for as much, or as little, as you can. It all adds up.

Meet at 5:30pm at the Roanoke County Parks & Recreation office on Kessler Mill Road in Salem, or at 6pm at the site. And you can always join up later...the more the better.

Email volunteers@greenways.org or call 540-467-1629 to get all the details.

Thanks,
Brian Batteiger
Pathfinders For Greenways
Link:
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Wednesday Night Mtn. Bike Rides

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Alternate Mill Mountain and Explore Park Cardinal Bicycles is hosting two mountain bike rides leaving out of the same parking lot each Wednesday!

There will be an A (fast pace) and a B (beginner).

Meet at 5:30pm.

Rides the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays will be at Explore Park (Main parking lot by visitors center).

Rides the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays will be at Mill Mountain (The Woodthrush Trail Parking lot off of Riverland Rd. Just past the Garden City Blvd light.)
Link: http://cardinalbicycle.com/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Morning Run with Runabout Sports (3 start times)

Event image Time: 5:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Runabout Roanoke, 4600 Branbleton Ave. Three- to five-mile runs with a group from the Runabout Sports store on Wednesday mornings. Three group times at 5 a.m., 6 a.m., and 7 a.m. Route through Penn Forest neighborhood and back. (No runners will be left behind.) Bring water and lights (for 5 a.m. run).

Contact the store for more details: 540-989-2064
Link: http://www.runaboutroanoke.com/events/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Hump Day Hops

Event image Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Dr Pepper Park at The Bridges Hump Day Hops is a brand new event series in Roanoke featuring the release of a very special seasonal brew from one of our local craft breweries. At Dr Pepper Park we are committed to showcasing local brews and this event will be the keystone to that effort. Join us once a month as we celebrate a newly released beer or the re-release of a seasonal beer from one of our amazing local breweries. Link: http://www.drpepperpark.com/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Back to Top

Bike 2 Yoga

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Underdog Bikes (18+, 10+ with adult) If you love bike rides on the greenway and yoga? Then we have the perfect class for you! Join us for a 4-6 mile ride stopping along the way for some restorative yoga in the park with our experienced Uttara Instructors! We will meet at Underdog Bikes where rentals are available and travel as a group to our site. Bring your yoga mat and a smile! Riding bikes keeps you young and yoga keeps you happy!
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Meet at Underdog Bikes, 1113 Piedmont Street SE
Cost: $12
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5689
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Beginner Mtn. Bike Ride

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove (Bennett Springs lot) Beginner ride with Kristine (certified IMBA Ride Guide), and Liz. leaving at 6:15 pm sharp. This is a no-drop ride, Meant to teach the basics of mountain biking and to enjoy the ride. Check http://www.meetup.com/Roanoke-International-Mountain-Biking-Association/ for details Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

"Body by Parkway" Running Club

Event image Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Parkway Brewery, Kessler Mill Rd. "Body by Parkway Brewery" knows how to entice people to come out and get fit...BEER!! Join fellow running & beer enthusiasts at Parkway Brewery every Thursday. Runs leave the brewery at 6pm and do a 3.2 mile out & back run on the Battleground Trail (Gravel Greenway) in Salem.

Club members are rewarded after participating in three runs with a beer for a penny. So support local, get fit, drink beer...what could be better?
Link: https://www.facebook.com/ParkwayBrewingCompany
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

RIMBA Lunch Ride

Event image Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Location: Underdog Bikes: 1113 Piedmont St SE, Roanoke, Virginia 24014 RIMBA Lunch Ride™ leaves at 12:30pm every Thursday from UnderDog bikes. This mountain bike ride duration is under an hour and we commonly grab a bite at Fork in the Alley at the ride's conclusion. Everyone on the ride is super friendly and welcoming. Riders of all levels are welcome to participate, though there is no way to get around climbing. If needed, we gladly guide beginners toward shorter / less challenging route options. An especially fun ride, tell your friends and bring'm along! Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

We Run Roanoke - weekly running group

Event image Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Location varies - check website We Run Roanoke is a community running group, open to anyone, and free. Group runs take place every Monday and Thursday @ 6:30pm. Locations vary so check their Facebook page. Link: https://www.facebook.com/werun.roanoke.9
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Peaks of Otter Hiking Series: Flat Top

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Norwich Center (18+, 10+ with an adult) Flat Top is a classic Virginia hike. This 5.2 mile round trip (out and back) hike at the Peaks of Otter is one that will leave you wanting to return and hike some more. This lovely trail is full of wonderful views, large rock formations, and flora that changes with each turn of the trail, including huge oak, poplar, hickory and beech trees, mountain laurel, rhododendron, and an assortment of wildflowers. The program fee includes transportation and leadership.
$6
Departure location: Norwich Center
The deadline to register is Tuesday, August 25.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/roanokeparksrec/Activity_Search/5621
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Back to Top

Free Yoga Session (Mon & Fri all summer long)

Event image Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Location: Elmwood Park Amphitheater Stage Start your day off right with gentle morning yoga to awaken your body & mind.

An initiative to encourage healthy living in Roanoke through the practice of yoga.

Sponsored by City Space Properties. Taught by Bonny Branch Movement Arts.

All welcome, anytime.
Cost: FREE
When: Mondays & Fridays (June 1- Aug 31)
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Needs: BYOM = Bring Your Own Mat
Where: Elmwood Park Stage (Patrick Henry Ballroom if raining)
Link: http://freeyogaforthepeople.weebly.com/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Dirty Dancing Weekend

Event image Time: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Location: Mountain Lake Lodge Join us for this very special and sure to be memorable weekend! Enjoy special themed activities, walking tours, dance lessons, and dance parties!
Special packages that includes all meals from dinner on your check in day to breakfast the day you check out! This is a fun tradition at Mountain Lake Lodge!
Link:
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Glow in the Park Roanoke

Event image Time: 8:15 PM - 10:15 PM Location: River's Edge Sports Complex North - Roanoke River Greenway YOU will light up the night as you run a 5k – no speed needed!

Before the race, you and your friends will each get a goody bag of glow accessories and paint to adorn yourselves to the height of glowy fashion

Now to brave the seas of foam (industrial machines spewing foam to the beat of some hot music), the rain storm of UV glow water (volunteers will spray a rainbow of glow water as you run past), and the dust cloud of neon powder (volunteers will toss handfuls of neon goodness to make sure you are covered in color and glowing like a champ)!

Once you have triumphantly reached the finish line you will be greeted by a celebratory dance party and a chance to show off your accumulation of glow and your fabulous dance moves.
Link: http://glowintheparkrun.com/roanoke2015/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Back to Top

Highland Games

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Green Hill Park Spectators are encouraged to come out to Green Hill Park and witness the traditional sports of the Scottish Highlands. Competitions will include the stone put, weight for distance, weight for height, hammer throw, caber toss, and sheaf toss. You’re invited to cheer on these skilled men and women as they work to push the boundaries of human strength. New this year, there will be a children’s version of the games for spectators! To participate as a competitor, submit an entry form found on our website, or call (540) 777-6326 Link: http://www.roanokecountyparks.com/calendar.aspx?eid=1273
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Big Lick Hash House (Weekly Hash Run)

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Varies Week to Week If it is possible to offend you in any way...DO NOT ATTEND THIS EVENT. Most hash clubs lovingly refer to themselves as, "A Drinking Club with a Running Problem," but their weekly runs also tend to include nudity (don't get too excited...male nudity is more common), offensive language and songs, and semi-mandatory drinking stops. That being said...it's also a heck of a good time!!

If you're into that kind of thing then join the wierdos and crazy people of Roanoke every Saturday at 5:30pm. A "hash run" is a group running event where one leader (hare) takes off before the rest of the group, leaving white flour & chalk marks to guide them. The hare doesn't want to get caught, so he/she will try to slow down the group by leaving several "bad" trails at intersections, sending them down rivers, or leaving song & beer checks.

Each week they explore a new location (and sometimes change times), so check their facebook page to find out details where the "hash" details are posted weekly. The hash typically costs $5 but post run food & beverages are provided. Questions call Keith at 540-309-6562
Link: https://www.facebook.com/Roanoke.Hash?fref=ts
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Expert Level Mtn. Bike Ride by East Coasters

Event image Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Location: Explore Park East Coaster's EXPERT Level Ride | Ride Coordinator: Wake Fulp wakefulp@gmail.com
All expert level riders are welcome and encouraged to participate in our Expert level team rides hosted at Explore Park. These will be trail work & ride days (9am trail work / 12noon ride) as we prepare the trails for the upcoming Roanoke Valley Junior Mountain Bike Series. There will be ride leaders, and if you are not able to come for the trail work (9am - 12noon), you may just show up at 12 noon for the ride!
Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Roanoke River 8K Run/Walk

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Roanoke River Greenway (Bennington St. Bridge lot) The River Run course Starts and Finishes at the Parking Lot next to the Bennington Street Bridge and is exclusively on the Roanoke River Greenway.

Packet Pickup and Registration will be at Fleet Feet on Friday, August 28 (From 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)
Link: http://www.runroanoke.com/runroanoke/EventDetails.aspx?id=55&date=20150829&event=Roanoke%20River%208K
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Grandin Village Community Market

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: 2080 Westover Ave, Roanoke The Grandin Village Community Market is an open-air market comprised of 18 farmers and food producers featuring certified and non-certified organic veggies, fruit, herbs, seasonal seedlings, cheese, pasture raised/grass-fed chicken, beef, pork, and lamb, regional seafood, locally roasted coffee, artisan homemade breads, muffins, baked goods, hot-prepared foods, and fresh-cut flowers. All of our markets feature 100% locally produced products (within 100 miles of the market location) with an emphasis on organic, sustainable, and humane producers, products, and practices. The market, operated by LEAP, accepts and doubles SNAP-EBT benefits. Link: http://www.facebook.com/GrandinVillageCommunityMarket
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

"Fix Your Flat" class every Saturday at 11am

Event image Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Location: East Coasters Bike Shop, 3224 Brambleton Ave, Roanoke VA 24018 You're bound to have a flat tire on your bike at some point. If you have the tools and knowledge to deal with it's a minor inconvenience. If you don't, it's at best a huge hassle and at worst a major issue if you're left stranded somewhere.
We're here to teach you how to deal with it!
The class is free and you don't have to sign up: just show up at the Roanoke East Coasters any Saturday at 11am
Link:
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Intermediate Bike Ride at the Cove

Event image Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove - Bennett Springs lot Join Richard (certified IMBA Ride Guide) for an intermediate, no-drop ride at Carvins Cove. Every Saturday @ 10 a.m. Continuing throughout winter unless under 20 degrees, or raining. Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Goodnight, Full Moon!

Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Location: Carvins Cove Love to hike at night but hate the hot weather? Beat the summer heat with this guided nighttime hike along Carvins Cove. Blue Ridge Land Conservancy staff will lead a hike to the shore to view the full moon-make sure to bring a flashlight! Link: http://blueridgelandconservancy.org
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Back to Top

Warm Springs Mountain Challenge

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Bath County, VA The Warm Springs Mountain Challenge is a brand new, 2-day riding event coming to beautiful Bath County, Virginia June 13-14, 2015! You’ll be able to sign up for either a single day or both days of riding. We’ll have 3 distances both days, a 20-30 mile “family” ride, a metric century (66 miles) and a century ride (100 miles). Link: http://www.wsmtnchallenge.com/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Back to Top

Free Yoga Session (Mon & Fri all summer long)

Event image Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Location: Elmwood Park Amphitheater Stage Start your day off right with gentle morning yoga to awaken your body & mind.

An initiative to encourage healthy living in Roanoke through the practice of yoga.

Sponsored by City Space Properties. Taught by Bonny Branch Movement Arts.

All welcome, anytime.
Cost: FREE
When: Mondays & Fridays (June 1- Aug 31)
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Needs: BYOM = Bring Your Own Mat
Where: Elmwood Park Stage (Patrick Henry Ballroom if raining)
Link: http://freeyogaforthepeople.weebly.com/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Bryce Downhill Bike Shuttles

Event image Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Bryce Bike Park Offered throughout the Summer and into the Fall
Roanoke Parks and Recreation is partnering with Roanoke Mountain Adventures (RMA) and Bryce Bike Park to offer a day of downhill biking all for under $75. Your fee covers; the shuttle to the mountain, your lift ticket, bike rental and protective gear.

Here is the cost break down:
Shuttle to the Mtn: $20
Just a Lift Ticket: $17
Just a Bike from RMA: $35
Bryce Bike Rental/Protective Gear/Ticket: $55
Link: http://www.playroanoke.com/outdoor-education/outdoor-recreation/biking/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

M3 Ride (Monday Mill Mountain)

Event image Time: 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Location: 180 Reserve Ave SW, Roanoke, VA Every Monday Night (if the temperature is 50°F or higher) Kyle Inman leads a mtb ride that explores the amazing trails on Mill Mountain, and the urban alleyways that lead there. The trails are not particularly technical, although expect at least 1000′ of climbing per loop. Generally, an hour to an hour-and-a-half in duration. Lights needed on the season fringes. Great trails, a sweet route is insured, and you can count on post ride beverage at Fork in the Alley Brick Oven Pub too ;) Starting Location: Pedestrian bridge over Roanoke River, River’s Edge Ride Distance: 10 Miles Link: http://www.roanokeimba.org/calendar-2/
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

We Run Roanoke - weekly running group

Event image Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Location varies - check website We Run Roanoke is a community running group, open to anyone, and free. Group runs take place every Monday and Thursday @ 6:30pm. Locations vary so check their Facebook page. Link: https://www.facebook.com/werun.roanoke.9
Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!

Submit a New Event

Back to Top
Want to see your outside event here? Give us the information!
* Title:
* Location:
 Image: (gif, jpg, png)
*Date: (MM/DD/YYYY)
* Start Time:
* End Time:
  Event Repeats?:
* Description:
  Link:

Contact Information


In case there are questions regarding your event, please let us know how to contact you.
The information provided below will not be made public.
* Name:
* Phone:
* Email:
* denotes a required field.

Share | Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share via Email!