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Rise of Interscholastic Mountain Biking

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The sport of mountain biking is taking off in schools across Appalachia.

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A Sweet Retreat at Sugar Hollow Park

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Roughly 12 miles of trails await hikers and bikers at this park in Bristol, Va.

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Groups Aim to Reshape Nantahala-Pisgah Plan

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Conservationists, recreation enthusiasts, the timber industry and more have played a major part in the U.S. Forest Service’s ongoing effort to make major changes to the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest Management Plan for the first time since 1994.

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Nantahala-Pisgah Plan Q&A: Paul Stahlschmidt

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Paul Stahlschmidt is a board member of the Northwest North Carolina Mountain Bike Alliance, a nonprofit mountain biking association. Tell me about your relationship with the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests. How do you use these lands? “I’m a mountain

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Q&A with Nantahala-Pisgah Plan Stakeholders

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Appalachian Voices asked conservationists, recreational users, a Cherokee tribal member and more what they most want to see from the new Nantahala and Pisgah National Forest Plan.

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Blazing Trails in Mars Hill

A North Carolina mountain-bike park intends to draw bikers from around the country all year long.

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Volunteering in Tennessee

Birdhouse An open space in Knoxville for sharing art, music and educational programs, Birdhouse functions as a venue for voices otherwise not given much space in the community. This multi-faceted building serves as a community center for do-it-yourself workshops, gardening,

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