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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Asheville: The Outdoors, Rainfall, and Biking

Baby boomer fun will make its Thursday appearance on Friday this week. For today, let's go biking...

Asheville, The Paris of the South, has a whole lot of nicknames, to capture its eclectic nature. When speaking about Asheville and the outdoors, a favored moniker on our part might be "The Moab of the East".

Some of the things we do here in the outdoors are rainfall dependent. Skiing, with its man made snow, fly fishing, and white water rafting all come to mind in that sense. But, like many places in the US, we are in the midst of a drought. One doesn't need to look any farther than this chart of water levels in our own French Broad River, (Chart Source), to see the extent of that.

Despite the lack of rain, one can still have a great white water experience, but a little background information to get the most for your rafting dollar is key. If that doesn't suit your fancy, we turn our attention today to biking and mountain biking.

When Outside Magazine named Asheville as one of America's Best Outdoor Towns, it was more than water that was on the editors' minds:
Cradled in a lush green bowl anchored by 5,721-foot Mount Pisgah and surrounded on all sides by the Appalachian Mountains, Asheville serves up more than 2,000 miles of hiking and mountain-biking trails...
Some of the rides in our area are world famous. In fact, there are even places where you can be shoulder to shoulder with world champions and Olympians. So whatever is your outdoor pursuit of choice, waterless or not, be sure to check out our complete guide to biking and mountain biking around Asheville. You will find links to trails, maps, driving directions, racing, biking etiquette, and more.

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