Have you heard the news?! Virginia's Blue Ridge was recently named a Silver-Level Ride Center™ by the International Mountain Bicycling Association. As the first destination on the East Coast to earn this designation, Virginia's Blue Ridge is staking its claim as America's East Coast Mountain Biking Capital!

You could win a free trip that includes the opportunity to experience the awesome biking in the region as part of our Bikes, Beer & BBQ Sweepstakes! The prize features bike rentals from UnderDog Bikes, two spots on a Roanoke Craft Beer Tour, gift certificate and gift basket from Mission BBQ, and overnight accommodations at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Roanoke Salem.

This month's newsletter also features information about unique art murals in Virginia's Blue Ridge, fun annual food festivals, and a guide to some of the top spots to take a selfie.

You'll definitely want to snap a few selfies if you hike to any of these 10 stunning summits in the region.

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Header Photo: Hay Rock Overlook on Tinker Mountain