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All-Access Passes Get You in Down by Downtown All Weekend

Spafford. Tank and the Bangas. Rubblebucket. A Place Called Home. The Concerns. The Dead Reckoning. And the list of national and live bands playing in Downtown Roanoke on April 11-14 just keeps going.

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Reconnect with a Forest Hike

Shinrin-Yoku might be a new concept for you, but it’s one we think you’re going to love. Shinrin-Yoku is the idea that just being in the forest provides spiritual and physical healing.

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Pete’s Pick: We Need YOU on Race Weekend

There’s still time to be a part of Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon race weekend … without any training! Volunteer during the race or at Down by Downtown on the weekend of April 13.

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Roanoke Valley Gives Day is for Trails

Can you spare a couple bucks for the trails? The Roanoke Outside Foundation is participating in Roanoke Valley Gives on March 13 – make sure to send a little love to all of your favorite […]

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Meet National Triple Crown Hiker

National Triple Crown hiker Mike Fagan will come off the Appalachian Trail for a meet and greet in Daleville on March 20.

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5 Questions with the Badass Lady Gang Roanoke

The Badass Lady Gang is a free global running movement on a mission to connect, support, and encourage women to get active in ways that empower them. The Roanoke chapter kicked off in January (although […]

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For the Love of Trails, Buy a Shirt

We shared our groovy new Roanoke Outside shirt design with you here last week. (Kudos to local artist Josh Gibson for the bike art design.) If you want to snag a shirt or hat, or […]

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Paddling Film Festival Comes to Chaos Mountain Brewing

A national paddling film festival is making a stop in Franklin County this spring.

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5 Questions with Active Outdoor User Kemper Fant

You’ve probably met Kemper Fant. Or at least seen him outside. He’s a big advocate of the greenways and has operated a photography studio in Roanoke since 2004, photographing weddings, portraits, and light commercial jobs.

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Blue Ridge Marathon Celebrates 10 Years of Running America’s Toughest Road Race

At the starting line on April 13, there will be 14 people who will be tackling their 10th Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon.

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