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Successful Go Cross Weekend Puts Virginia’s Blue Ridge on International Map

The Roanoke Outside Foundation is delighted to report Virginia’s Blue Ridge Go Cross exceeded expectations on September 17 and 18, 2022. Go Cross, alongside the Anthem GO Outside Festival (coming up October 14-16) and the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge […]

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5 Questions with the Roanoke Valley Riveters

5 Questions with the Roanoke Valley Riveters There’s no sugarcoating it—mountain biking is a tough sport. What shouldn’t be difficult, however, is having a safe space to learn, practice, and grow your skills. That’s where […]

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5 Questions with Walkabout Outfitter

With our mountains, trails, waterways, and climbing spots, it’s easy to see that this is the place for outdoor enthusiasts. But what we sometimes overlook are the outdoor businesses that contribute to the culture that […]

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Virginia’s Blue Ridge Go Cross Cyclocross Joins National Race Series

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Go Cross, presented by Deschutes Brewery, has been invited to join the USCX – the prestigious U.S. cyclocross series – further solidifying Virginia’s Blue Ridge as a premiere cycling destination. “Our overall […]

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Good News for the Great Outdoors; In-River Kayak Park Coming to Roanoke

The great outdoors is about to get even . . .  greater. The City of Roanoke announced plans to build an “in-river” kayak park in the Roanoke River, the first ever in the state of […]

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Top 7 Tubing Spots in Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Good GOLLY it’s hot these days, but honestly, we are here for it. When the temps start rising, we just grab our tubes, Ziplock our phones, and fire up the waterproof speaker for a float […]

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How to Do The Love Float

The Love Float is a self-guided tubing trip on the Roanoke River that ends at Starr Hill Brewery.

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Celebrate May on Two Wheels—Your Guide to Bike Month in the Region

What was once seen as a childhood mode of transportation, bikes are having a moment (you know this if you’ve tried to purchase one in the last two years). The weather is warmer, gas is […]

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Best Weekend of the Year

Our favorite weekend of the year is this weekend – the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon and Freedom First Down by Downtown music festival. This is our time to shine as a community. Thousands of […]

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10 More Projects Earn Project Outside Grants

Project Outside is distributing an additional $50,000 in grant funding to 10 projects throughout the Roanoke Region thanks to donations from corporate partners and individuals.

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