Outdoor Updates: New indoor bike park and climbing gym opens in Mills River, NC

first_imgFeb. 27- Fly-Tying Forum from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Open to ages 10+. Students 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Feb. 26- Pre-Spawn Fishing for Largemouth Bass from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Professional fisherman Jamey Caldwell presents strategies and tactics that could increase your chances of angling success. Open to all ages.  New indoor bike park and climbing gym opens in Mills River, NC The wetlands is home to rare wildlife species and provides habitat for the significantly rare lax manna-grass population, the Citizen-Times reports. A public hearing to accept public comment about the reclassification will be held on Jan. 21 at UNC Asheville. Visit the Riveter website here.  The Sandy Bottom Preserve, located along the French Broad River and Brevard Road in Asheville, has been offered greater protection by the N.C. Division of Water Resources. The new classification offers additional protection to wetlands of exceptional or national ecological significance, Adriene Weaver, environmental senior specialist with the Division of Water Resources told the Citizen-Times.  The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center is offering fishing-focused workshops for people of all skill levels in February. Sandy Bottom Wetlands in Asheville’s Bent Creek is ecologically significant and will receive protection  Feb. 15- Intermediate Fly-Fishing Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to ages 13+. Students 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Feb. 29- Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Fly-Fishing Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to women ages 18+. The workshop provides an overview of fly-fishing, including casting, landing a fish, knots and equipment setup, in both classroom and outdoor settings. A $20 fee covers instruction, equipment, lunch, drinks and snacks.center_img Feb. 1- Beginning Fly-Fishing Clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to ages 13+. Students 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fishing workshops offered in Fayetteville, NC this February Feb. 5-7- Beginning Fly-Tying Workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night. The workshop will teach students how to complete six fly patterns over eight hours of instruction. Open to ages 12+. Students 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. A new 40,000-square-foot indoor bike park and rock climbing gym called the Riveter will hold a free grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Located just down the road from Sierra Nevada in Mills River, the facility is located on a 10-acre working farm and is the first indoor bike park and climbing gym combo in the country. In addition to climbing, biking and farming, the Riveter also boasts a set of outdoor flow lines, a yoga studio, a conference room and community meeting spaces, a libation station and a retail shop. The outdoor mecca opens their doors to the public full-time on Monday, Feb. 10. “This is not just a climbing gym and this is not just a bike park,” co-founder Elizabeth Jackson said in a press release. “This is a community built around our mutual love for outdoor adventure.” The workshops are open on a first-come, first-served basis and interested parties should sign up online. Read the full story here: https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2020/01/14/nc-wants-buncombe-county-sandy-bottom-wetlands-better-protected/4452929002/ See the full press release here: http://outdoornewsdaily.com/pechmann-center-offers-fishing-workshops-in-february/last_img read more

View from Germany: If you travel across borders at all, the goal will be European countries

first_img” This tourist summer will surely be completely different from everything so far ,” said the president of the German tour operator Norbert Fiebig and predicts that many, if any, that is easing measures that restrict travel this summer to spend in one of Germany’s tourist destinations, according to Deutsche Welle (DW). In any case, the situation and the mood change from day to day, and only in an optimistic scenario can we hope that the whole situation around the coronavirus, both in Croatia and in Europe as a whole, will stabilize significantly in a month, to begin slowly. to open borders, in order to save at least a small part of the tourist season. Turistička branša sigurno u puni pogon neće doći ove godine nego tek na ljeto sljedeće godine, smatra Kunz. Isto vjeruju i u Španjolskoj, gdje je vlada turističkim radnicima poručila da će branša, ako uopće, tek krajem godine može računati s aktiviranjem potražnje.  Ako se i uopće i bude putovalo preko granica, cilj će biti europske zemlje. Što bliže, to bolje. Od toga bi mogla profitirati i Hrvatska koja je samo nekoliko sati automobilske vožnje udaljena od južne Njemačke. The closer, the better “Summer is approaching, but the situation is unknown and no one knows what the epidemiological situation will be in Europe and those countries where most tourists come from. In any case, if the epidemiological situation in a country is worse than in our country, the arrival of tourists will not be allowed. If this situation changes, then of course the question of how and under what conditions it will be possible to enter Croatia would be considered.” / / / KRUNOSLAV CAPAK: THE OPENING OF BORDERS DEPENDS EXCLUSIVELY ON THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION IN EACH COUNTRY. THE TEST IS NO WARRANTY Također, predsjednica Europske komisije Ursula von der Leyen preporučuje da se pričeka s planiranjem putovanja. “Nitko trenutno ne može pouzdano predvidjeti srpanj i kolovoz”. The borders will be opened only if the epidemiological situation in other countries is stable, said Krunoslav Capak two days ago, at a press conference of the National Civil Protection Headquarters. The question of vouchers is also open, many in Germany are wondering whether vouchers will be additionally insured if they come again from mass dismissal, as in the case of Thomas Cook. Also, the question around which the spears are being broken is, should the Germans cancel booked trips? Booking that many hoteliers stick to in Croatia, as well as in private accommodation. We can realistically talk about the real recovery of the tourism sector only when the vaccine is found, and from that moment it will certainly last for the next 2-3 years, with various changes in the way of traveling and the behavior of tourists.center_img President of the Association of German Tour Operators Norbert Fiebig in an interview with the daily Tagesspiegel predicts that many, if there are any concessions to measures restricting travel, will spend this summer in one of the German tourist centers. Source: DW, Der Tagesspiegel Forum: Pexels.com S druge strane, Premijer Bavarske Markus Söder (CSU) smatra da su ljetni odmori u Španjolskoj, Italiji, Francuskoj ili Turskoj ove godine “malo vjerojatni”, prenosi Der Tagesspiegel. “Ne preporučujem otkazivanje sada”, upozorava Sabine Fischer-Volk iz berlinske pravne tvrtke Karimi. Ako je putovanje ljeti i dalje zabranjeno, ne morate ga plaćati. A ako vam je putovanje opet dopušteno, započnite putovanje” jednostavan je Fischer-Volk. Trenutno svi hoteli imaju besplatno otkazivanje, što opet ide na ruku putnicima I iz TUI-a, najvećeg europskog turoperatora, daju signale kako su spremni za organiziranje putovanja čim dotične zemlje daju zeleno svjetlo.”TUI is currently in talks with the governments of many tourist countries, which are preparing in time after the pandemic so that guests can return as soon as possible.“, priopćili su iz TUI-ja na upit agencije AFP. “Naravno da ćemo, čim se promijene okolnosti, omogućiti putovanja. Ali ja mogu ukinuti upozorenja jedino ako sam siguran da će se građani moći redovitim putem opet vratiti u Njemačku“, rekao je Heika Maasa, njemački ministra vanjskih poslova. Gore navedeni aspekti bi, kako smatra Norbert Kunz iz Njemačkog turističkog saveza, i u budućnosti mogli igrati sve veću ulogu pri odabiru odredišta za odmor. Za njega je važno pitanje hoće li turisti ubuduće htjeti ostati u blizini svojih domova kako bi riskirali što manje u slučaju da se moraju brzo vratiti kući. “Koju ulogu igra sigurnost, pri čemu mislim i na medicinsku sigurnost, u mjestu gdje provodimo odmor? To su sve pitanja kojima ćemo se baviti intenzivnije u budućnosti”, says Kunz for the public service ARD. A crisis caused by a coronavirus pandemic could have far-reaching consequences for tourist behavior. This tourist season, assuming that the situation in Croatia as in other countries calms down, ie that there are no more new cases in a month, we can hope for domestic guests, and a smaller number of tourists from the countries we border. But we certainly can’t expect some big numbers. Thus, car destinations, regional travel as well as the proximity of hospitals, will play a key factor this tourist season, when and if the borders open. Of course, easing measures a priori does not mean opening borders.last_img read more