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Where we get real with RVA’s outdoors leaders -- 20 feet up a in tree

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Where we get real with RVA’s outdoors leaders -- 20 feet up a in tree

    Can an RVA startup transform the risk-reward calculation for outdoor enthusiasts?

    Can an RVA startup transform the risk-reward calculation for outdoor enthusiasts?

    Charles Merritt and his team at Buddy Insurance offer something novel: On-demand accident insurance for mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking and any other outdoor pursuit (except wingsuiting). Find out why they think the concept will fly...

    • 39 min
    Basket and Bike: Touring the Virginia Capital Trail in Style

    Basket and Bike: Touring the Virginia Capital Trail in Style

    When Anne Poarch tired of a career in financial services, she turned to hospitality and showcasing the region she loves. Five years later, Basket and Bike, her bike-touring brainchild is growing steadily -- showing visitors and locals alike how to slow down and enjoy the ride.

    • 46 min
    A Dirtbag Diary: The Michael Stratton Story

    A Dirtbag Diary: The Michael Stratton Story

    In the world of paddlers, mountain bikers, surfers, and other outdoors enthusiasts, "dirtbag" isn't a pejorative; it's a lifestyle choice, one Michael Stratton -- local kayaker, ultrarunner, and MTBer -- lives despite also holding down at least one real job. Stratton straddles worlds, but it's hard to keep a girlfriend when home has no heat and a sleeping bag beckons every night.

    • 54 min
    What If Your Tree Guy Was Also a Physicist/Naturalist?

    What If Your Tree Guy Was Also a Physicist/Naturalist?

    Scott Turner and his company, True Timber Arborists, have reimagined what tree work looks and feels like in Richmond. It starts with caring about the natural world.

    • 43 min
    Bike touring from Richmond just got a whole lot easier

    Bike touring from Richmond just got a whole lot easier

    What do you do when your Phd work isn’t doing it for you anymore? If you’re local Richmonder, Max Pendergraph, you take a sabbatical to work for Backroads bike touring company. And when you realize guiding trips and fixing bikes is your true passion?...Well, why not just go for it?! Check out what Max is doing to help people plan and have an awesome experience on long distance cycling trips throughout Virginia and beyond.

    • 40 min
    Virginia Gets Serious About the Business of Outdoor Recreation

    Virginia Gets Serious About the Business of Outdoor Recreation

    This summer Virginia became the 12th state to establish an Office of Outdoor Recreation. Meet Cass Rasnick; she's in charge.

    • 45 min

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