Roanoke is not only the cultural and economic center of the VBR universe, it's also at the center of its mountain bike scene. Mill Mountain is home to a handful of trails just above downtown, but the real centerpiece here is on Brushy Mountain, otherwise known as Carvin's Cove.
And through the fog rolling off the cove, over the hills, and around trees, the creature, he surely watched.
The first ever Creature From Carvins Cove ENDURO! We all smashed three rippin stages with the Creature. The Blue Ridge Gravity guys really put in some hard work on this one. What a great time everyone had. Timing system was awesome no count downs just drop in with the homies and esketit......
When the sun eventually emerged from the mist on the morning of October 6, 2018 a new test lay in wait for bicycle race enthusiasts in Virginia's Blue Ridge. The Sherwood Archer's played
Come race the FIRST ENDURO at Carvins Cove in the east coast's ONLY IMBA silver ride center! Saturday, October 6th 2018, 9AM Sherwood Archery 2720 Timberview Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019 CASH Prizes.
First ride of the new year at Carvins Cove. Starting from the boat dock we always do a full lap of the cove, not this year. The coldest year on record.
The Woods Family are staunch supporters of all types of cycling in the Roanoke region. Virginia’s Blue Ridge Creature From Carvins Cove is fortunate to be able to use the Woods Family
The innagural year of Virginia's Blue Ridge Creature from Carvins Cove was a smashing success. We were even graced by the presence of the fantastic Mr. Jeremiah Bishop who still managed to take first despite starting 3 minutes late.
9 positions of geo adjustment, but you know you'll leave it in full slack.
Weekly Winter ride from Deschutes Brewery up Mill Mountain. You can see a train of lights going up and down any given trail.
The iconic gravel ride from Botetourt to the Blue Ridge Parkway deals with a familiar challenge in snow and ice.
Video of a ride on the Spec Mines trail off of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Montvale and Troutville. After being brutalized by rain for 3 days, we venture out into the Misty Mountains
The Classic Dody Ridge Drop. Enduro up the Glenwood Horse Trail, culminating on the famed Dody Ridge
Enduro up the Glenwood Horse Trail, culminating on the famed Dody Ridge.
From Gravel Dr. to the top of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Like Burning Man, or some other strange, yearly ritual, every mid January since 2015 a large group of the best riders in Virginia come together for one of the greatest gravel rides in the country.
A Gravel Ride, in the dead of Winter. That'll never fly.
Proceeds go to Roanoke IMBA for maintenance of the North Mountain trails.
The Firedrake Smaug. Dragon’s Back, or North Mountain, looms over the mountain bike landscape literally and figuratively, a monster of a thing.
A week before Mother's day its Momma's day! (First Sunday in May) Momma's back on Cinco De Mayo for the 22nd annual race in the beautiful Douthat State Park.
A week before Mother's Day, its Mommas Day! Wilson Creek runs clean and cool most of the time, gurgling over a 1930’s dam pretending to be a lovely clear running trout stream flowing lazily southward out of Douthat State Park in the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia. I hate Wilson Creek.
We were the eye of the storm. 21st consecutive year of running this race. The rain threatened us all night, but we prevailed. We had about 100 racers come out and had 35 in do the XXC 40 mile course. Thank you to everyone who came out and heres to a drier 22nd year!
The entry fee for the RockStar VA race/ride captures the spirit of backcountry riding exquisitely. Entrants can either donate to a trail work advocacy group, or complete 10 hours of trail work Give back to the land you love.
Came Hell or high water (the latter delivered in tidal waves), the 30th Massanutten Hoo-Ha! is in the books. An ambitious ski manager early adopts the mountain bike thing and throws a whimsically titled event on a lark, complete with equally whimsical log pull and lake jump contests.
We avoided the rain for longer than we expected at the Massanutten Hoo-Ha enduro. During stage 4 it began to pick up and before I got to the bottom of the mountain, the trails were a creek.
The downhill racer and YouTube content creator takes a 12th place finish at Snowshoe. Another great weekend in the books after taking on a rough track this past weekend I managed to finish 12 out of 69 other awesome racers.
Two mountains, four runs, one rip roarin good time on Virginia's bike parks. 27 Racers showed out with 6 in the pro class, and absolute carnage ensued with multiple nasty crashes and DNFs.
A 270 mile trail, a 260 mile gravel, and 160 mile road race from Rocktown, (Harrisonburg) to the Star City (Roanoke) Read the recap of my attempt through miserable conditions.