Roanoke was recently highlighted in The Washington Post as a top destination for outdoor recreation. Author John Briley and his family traveled to Virginia's Blue Ridge where they experienced mountain biking at Carvins Cove, Downtown Roanoke's culture and cuisine, and more. 

He encapsulated Roanoke's metro mountain atmosphere perfectly when describing this scene around Roanoke Mountain Adventures:

"...a steady flow of cyclists, dog walkers and joggers on the Roanoke River Greenway, a 14-mile paved path that traces the river. The [Roanoke Mountain Adventures] building also houses condos, a climbing gym and the Wasena City Tap Room - one of 30 wineries, breweries and meaderies (yes, that's a thing) in the Roanoke Valley.

It is this type of scene, almost as much as the 300 miles of trails in the Virginia Blue Ridge region, that earned the area the first Silver Level Ridge Center designation east of the Mississippi River from the International Mountain Biking Association."

Check out the entire article, "In Roanoke, Va., discovering a gateway to outdoor adventure," online at The Washington Post and get inspired to start planning your own adventure in Virginia's Blue Ridge today.