January 7, 2019

143: Todd Branham is growing communities thru trail building and mountain biking

Show Notes

Rick Saez
Rick Saez
143: Todd Branham is growing communities thru trail building and mountain biking

Happy New Year everyone, I hope you had a fantastic holiday season. I’m excited to kick off season 4 of the Outdoor Biz Podcast with Todd Branham of Blue Ridge Adventures. Todd is doing great work in the Blue Ridge Mountains building trails and Mtn Bike communities through his businesses. We talk about his early days on a bike, the inspirations, challenges, and some of the intricate details of building trails. Thanks for all you do Todd and coming on show! And thanks to the crew at Darby Communications and Julie Bacon for connecting us.

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Show Notes

First Exposure to the Outdoors

I guess it started really young. As a kid, my parents, all they had to do was put me in a room in the house for punishment. I really liked the outdoors. I’d stand at the door and cry until I could go outside, so I started pretty young. I just enjoyed being outside. I grew up in the country, I enjoy playing in the forest. I mean, right off the bat, man I was an outdoor person.

Things we talked about

Blue Ridge Adventures

Long Cane Trails

Pisgah National Forest

Biltmore Forest School

Transylvania County

Pisco stage race

Bill Victor

International Mountain Bike Association

Advice, tips

I think starting early, you know, I mean if you, if you feel the passion that you want to be in it, I mean get your hands dirty and get in the industry however you can. If you stay focused on what you’re doing, it’ll all fall in place for you.

Other Outdoor Activities

Trail Run

Show Shoe


Favorite Books

Best Gear Purchase under $100

Thermacell Insoles

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