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Breaking the Cycle

When the USA Cycling Pro Championship rolls through Chattanooga at the end of this month, Chattanooga rider Stephanie Rynas will be back in the saddle, so-to-speak.

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The Legend of the Ocoee River

Along the Ocoee, the redbuds are blooming, the delicate branches so laden with flowers they drop petals like wishes into the water.

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Hitting the Half: Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga

Let us take you back to last September.

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Your Best Month

April 25 — Dusk ‘til Dawn Adventure Race Southern Adventist University’s Outdoor Leadership Department is hosting its eighth annual Dusk ‘til Dawn group adventure race. Teams of four will compete in a myriad of challenges spanning physical obstacles, mental challenges and technical knowledge. The race will begin at 9 p.m. and take four to six hours, proving to be a real test of endurance. Team registration is $120-$180. To register, visit and search “Dusk til Dawn.”

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rethinking ENERGY

Local initiative improves energy efficiency through community involvement

What if Chattanooga could win $5 million and reduce energy consumption in three of Chattanooga’s lowest-income areas at the same time?

Closest place to go birding

As we itch to spend more time outdoors this month, some of us will load up the car for a weekend adventure. But if you’re looking to take it slow, don’t plan for a road trip—instead, pack a picnic and some binoculars and enjoy the incredible birding opportunities the area has to offer. You don’t need to travel far to catch a peek at our feathered friends, as Chattanooga has several areas where birders flock for springtime watching.

Old School Climb: Steepopolis

A lesser known—though aptly named—trad line on the Tennessee Wall, Steepopolis stands at 100-plus feet and a 5.12 grade.

Saving the Cerulean Warbler

Deep inside the Tennessee River Gorge, a team of scientists and explorers continue their two-year hunt for a bird on the brink of extinction.

The Cerulean Warbler is the fastest disappearing Neotropical songbird in the country, and last year, the Tennessee River Gorge Trust constructed a hut in the middle of the Gorge with a planned two-year expedition dedicated to searching and tracking the elusive bird. Although they have only hit the halfway mark for their mission, progress has been made.

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Retreat and Recover

Chicks Unhitched program connects women with nature.

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Running Posture Do’s and Don’ts

It may go without saying, but how you hold your posture as you run can seriously impact your stride.

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Spring/Summer Camping Planner

The best way to ensure a good camping trip is to plan ahead.

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Cool Kid Spotlight: Destin Williams

Rower, kayaker, dirt biker—Destin Williams is movement itself.

Loaded with Love

When you’re a small business, everything’s big—from logistics to legalities.

Gear Made Here: Loaded With Love

When you’re a small business, everything’s big—from logistics to legalities.

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Guidebook focuses on Southern whitewater

Two-volume set inspires and informs

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Caching in 
on Outdoor

Is it possible that I am the last person to learn about geocaching?

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Pasta with Rainbow Chard

Rainbow chard is a nutritional powerhouse

Scenic Streets coming 
to the North Shore

For a few hours on April 19, Frazier Avenue will be opened up to cyclists and pedestrians

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Choosing the right fly line

(yes, there's an app for that!)

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Choose a Shoe

With the vast array of options, choosing the right climbing shoe can be daunting.


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