Despite the weather acting like a jerk this weekend, there are still some mighty fine events taking place. If you do plan on braving the cold, you have a rich selection of quality outdoor entertainment.
Swank 65, Couch Potato, Bookwalter Binge, Shut-In Trail Race and Superhero 5k all this weekend!
After next weekend you can look forward to going to work in the dark and leaving work in the dark. The endless days of summer are now an afterthought and the cool, early nights of autumn are starting to sink in. That means it’s time to try and squeeze in all of those post-work activities you’ve been telling yourself you were going to do all summer.
Bikes, bikes and more bikes! We’ve got a fantastic lineup of extraordinary cycling events coming up. There’s a little something for everyone. Red Bull Dreamline, Blue Ridge Pump Track Challenge, Cycle to Farm, Dig the Du and Autumn Faire this weekend!
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a self-help book about “invisible mothers” and an active lifestyle accessory called GoKnuckles™.
Well, it’s officially Autumn. Time to hunker down, pull out your hoodie, put on a pot of chili, make some cornbread, stock up on porters and stouts, avoid the Blue Ridge Parkway Leavers and get outside! On Saturday, Sept. 27, in Black Mountain, the first annual Jumping for Java 5k is taking place. Runners will […]
I learned several things today while snapping photos at Eliada’s annual corn maze. One: it’s challenging to take photos/video of folks running through a corn maze, because with 2.7 miles of trail, I couldn’t find any of the other folks. I could hear them laughing and chattering, but they were just always around the bend […]
As a recreational hub, the French Broad River has come back from the dead — and legions of zombies are eager to prove it. Conceived as a creative celebration of the river’s continuing revival, organizers of the first-ever “Tube-ocalypse” are aiming to break the world record for most tubers floating together. And they’re hoping to do it in style, encouraging participants to dress as the undead.
Well, I hate to say it, but these summer days are quickly coming to an end. They’re not over yet, though! All the more reason to pack in as much as you can over the next few weeks and take advantage of this warm weather and abundant sunshine. As usual, lots of great things happening, some […]
The sweet sounds of Portland quintet Fruition will be ripe for picking when the band’s national tour stops to soak up some vitamin D at Asheville’s RiverMusic festival. And there’ll be pickin’, indeed. Fruition’s bounty of stringed instruments (including several guitars, banjo and mandolin), paired with sporadic harmonica and piano parts, creates a roots hybrid […]
Dear Asheville, It’s weekends like this that make you so damn attractive. Not only do folks want to visit with you a few times a year, maybe go on a little date, but they are straight up ready to move in and start eating the food out of the pantry and calling your kids their own. Thank […]
What’s up, Asheville? You ready for this weekend? Put y’er boots on. A quick message in regards to the MTB trails in the North Mills River area of Pisgah Forest. “The U.S. Forest Service has reopened all trails and roads in the Trace Ridge and Wash Creek Area after completing an ecosystem improvement project in the Pisgah […]
Here’s your weekly dose of outdoors adventures — short and sweet this week. Save The Trails Challenge, hosted by the Pisgah Area SORBA, will be taking place at DuPont forest on Saturday. This is one of the best trail networks on the East coast. Join mountain bikers from around the region in a semi-competitive event with 25 […]
Crowdfunding platforms make it possible for individuals and organizations of any size to harness social networks and raise start-up capital for projects that might otherwise fail due to lack of funding. Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. STEVE SHELL POETRY Steve Shell, […]