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  1. Summer's Not Over in Charlotte

    While some might be suggesting that fall is in the air, there are still plenty of ways to squeeze out the last bit of summer in Charlotte, and here are 5 blah blah.

  2. 8 Hours of Outdoor Adventure

    For an unconventional day of outdoor adventure, the Latta Plantation provides Charlotte residents with a wide range of excellent activities for the whole family.

  3. Heading for the Hills

    Just on the outskirts of Charlotte's bustling metropolis are plenty of worthwhile day trips, and RootsRated brings you three of the best options.

  4. 24 Hours of Booty

    In the beginning, there was one rider. Since then, 24 Hours of Booty has experienced a rapid rise as one of the most successful rides in the country.

  5. Running with a Pack

    Running by yourself can sometimes be a brutal and miserable test of character. Thankfully, Charlotte has a great group running community with runs scheduled everyday of the week.

  6. 5 Charlotte Races Not to Miss this Summer

    Staying active can be tough, but here are 5 Charlotte races not to miss this summer if you have a desire to keep things new & interesting.

  7. Trips for Kids

    Charlotte's Trips for Kids is a 3-part program that uses mountain biking as a way to prepare kids for active and successful lives.

  8. Beat Charlotte’s Heat

    If you're looking for ways to beat Charlotte's heat this summer, here are a handful of great paddling options heading out in every direction from the city.

  9. Charlotte Disc Golf

    Disc golf is a sport that has been rapidly growing across the United States. Charlotte disc golf opportunities are some of the best around.

  10. Stand Up for the Catawba

    SUP-ing has seen an explosive rise in the outdoor industry, and Charlotte will continue the trend with the Stand Up for the Catawba race this weekend.

  11. Food for Fun- Part One

    Charlotte is blessed with some truly wonderful farmers markets, and some of them are conveniently located right next to great outdoor areas.

  12. Tarheel Trailblazers

    The Tarheel Trailblazers have had a hand in creating almost every significant mountain bike trail in and around Charlotte.

  13. H2o Dreams

    H2o Dreams is a white water paddling company that's creating a community of kayakers who will use their sport to support natural areas and resources.

  14. Carolina Half Ironman

    The Carolina Half Ironman will be held in Charlotte, NC this year for only the second time. 400 brave, fit participants will take on the grueling

  15. Bike LUCK

    It’s widely accepted that riding your bike is good for your heart. Riding your bike in Charlotte on Saturday morning, May 3 may help a lot of other hearts as well.

    Corarctation of the aorta. Pulmonary / Tricuspid Atresia. Mitral Stenosis. Mo...

  16. Spider Lily Blooms

    The most distinct reminder for Charlotte residents that summer is on the way is the spider lily blooms in South Carolina's Catawba River.

  17. Charlotte Dog Parks

    Charlotte Dog Parks: With an abundance of dog-friendly bars & parks, Charlotte is edging toward the most dog-friendly city in the southeast.

  18. Tuck Fest 2014

    Tuck Fest 2014 is Charlotte's premier outdoor festival, higlighting mtn. biking, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, trail running & climbing

  19. Carolina Thread Trail

    Over 1500 miles long, the Carolina Thread Trail is a project that is improving the lives of cyclers, hikers, & runners throughout Carolina.

  20. Beer Run Charlotte

    Beer is the best post-run recovery beverage, and every Wednesday, Charlotte runners get together for a few miles and a few brews.

  21. The Ultra Running Company

    In December 2013, Nathan and his wife Courtney opened The Ultra Running Company in Charlotte and it seems some things haven’t changed.

  22. Scott & Christy Thrift

    Rock climbing guides Scott and Christy Thrift climb and run a business together, and it all started with a proposal on the side of a cliff.

  23. Rumble in the Concrete Jungle

    Over 100 cyclists, representing downhill and BMX, compete in the first race of its kind at Charlotte's US National Whitewater Center.

  24. 8 Charlotte-Area Races with a Twist

    Charlotte's road running community is one of the nation's most robust. Read the insider's guide to Charlotte's best races this spring.

  25. Charlotte Running Company Trail Race

    A Charlotte trail running tradition.

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