Alleghany Highlands, VA Outdoor Event Series

first_imgVisit our tourism website www.visitalleghanyhighlands.com for hotel and general information about the area!  All photo credit goes to Chuck Almarez. Visit the beautiful Alleghany Highlands of Virginia to ride in one of the most scenic Gran Fondo’s on the east coast! The event rightfully exemplifies it’s name “Agony in the Alleghanies” with our Gran Fondo course reaching nearly 10,000 feet of climbing!  The Alleghany Highlands is home to three of the most action-packed outdoor events in the Mid-Atlantic. Whether you run, bike, swim or all of the above or simply enjoy great competition, don’t miss out on the fun. It’s Uniquely Alleghany. May 9th – Alleghany Gran Fondo – Agony in the Alleghanies: The Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon is a certified Boston Marathon qualifying race that also includes a Half Marathon, 10K & 5K. The event takes place on the Jackson River Scenic Trail, a beautiful, predominately flat trail composed of smooth crushed gravel that runs adjacent to the scenic Jackson River!  June 27th – Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon: Gideon Wilson from Washburn, TN finishes the Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon setting a new course record. Check out our website for more information: http://lakemoomawswim.com/ This event features a Gran Fondo: 103 Miles Medio Mountain: 64 miles including Hot Springs Mountain Climb Media Fondo: 69 Miles Piccolo Fondo: 30 Miles King and Queen of the Mountain races (Hot Springs Mountain) Visit our website for more information!: http://granfondoalleghany.com/ center_img Whether you come for the day’s event or make this your weekend destination, the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia offers visitors more than sights to see. Here you can step away from the hustle and bustle of a hectic life and step into our world where we embrace our rich heritage, celebrate the arts and have a passion for our beautiful outdoors. Perhaps most of all, we treasure our friends and neighbors and welcome visitors to our community with open arms. August 1st – Lake Moomaw Open Water One Mile Swim:  Check out our website for more information!: http://jacksonrivermarathon.com/ The Lake Moomaw One Mile Open Water Swim takes place amid the beautiful mountain landscape and breathtaking scenery of Lake Moomaw in the Alleghany Highlands. The Race begins at Cole’s Point Beach and follows a loop out to Gathright Dam and back to the beach to finish.  #UniquelyAlleghany  last_img read more

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Hydrotube Energie gets free power from tidal turbine

first_imgFrench hydrokinetic developer Hydrotube Energie has installed and connected its H3.V2 tidal turbine in Bordeaux, France.Following the installation of the turbine in the Garonne river, the company informed its offices in Bordeaux are running on free power provided by the tidal turbine since November 2017.The turbine houses three-bladed propellers designed by Hydrotube Energie, and can generate more than 50kW of power depending on tidal resources.Hydrotube Energie’s turbine converts the kinetic energy of river currents into mechanical energy, which is then transformed into electricity by an alternator.The company is targeting isolated, off-grid markets in developing countries for the application of its system. H3.V2 turbine (Photo: Hydrotube Energie)last_img read more

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