Get outside this weekend, August 2-3

If you are looking for something to satisfy that outdoor itch this weekend, we might just have you covered. The weather is shaping up to a be little cooler than average, so take this opportunity to beat the summer heat and enjoy this out-of-season polar vortex.

We’ve gathered a list of some events taking place this weekend and invite you to attend and/or spectate.

And if you have an event or outdoor activity that you would like to see posted just let us know at!

Have a great weekend, Asheville!


  • 8/2 – Liberty Bikes – Saturday Bent Creek MTB Rides Beginner & Intermediate (Every Saturday)
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  • 8/2 – Blue Ridge Bicycle Club Road Ride (Every Saturday)
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  • southernclassic
    8/2 & 8/3 – Fontana Dam Jam / Super D / Short Track
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  • 8/2 & 8/3 – Inaugural Cycle NC Mountain Road Ride
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  • 8/2 – Sycamore Cycles Spin & Grin Road Ride (Every Saturday)
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  • 8/2 – Asheville Track Club Saturday Group Run (Every Saturday)
    Contact information: 828-273-8860 or
  • 8/2 – Jus’ Running Saturday- Morning Group Run (Every Saturday)
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  • Asheville Hiking Group (Hikes posted daily)
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  • The WNC Easy Hikers Club (Hikes posted daily)
    8/2 – Crabtree Falls Hike! – More Info

Disc Golf / Ultimate

On the River

  • Asheville Adventure Rentals – Tubes / Canoes / Kayaks
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  • Asheville Outdoor Center – French Broad River – Paddle/Tubing
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  • Zen Tubing – French Broad River
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  • Western Carolina Kayakers – Meetup
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About Brad Messenger
@BradMessenger is one of the in-house web developers for the Mountain Xpress. When he's not sitting in front of a computer you can find him out in the woods on top of some knobby tires, on a road bike headed up the Blue Ridge Parkway, hurling tennis balls for his boxer pups or sipping on an Iron Rail down at The Wedge.

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