WKYT Investigates | The future of coal country

https://www.wkyt.com/2021/05/17/wkyt-investigates-the-future-of-coal-country/ LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The entire city of Lynch, Kentucky once centered around coal. In fact, it still does - much of the town remains intact, with the portal to its underground mine now serving as an exhibition - but not in the way it once did. Lynch was a company town built in…

Whitesburg Ky – Road Rally

https://youtu.be/rCC9LGXFB4Y Backroads of Appalachia is growing in popularity for it's ability to bring like-minded people together for fun roads and fun times. These roads rival those like the Dragon and Cherohala Skyway only with much less traffic and best of all, state approved roads, roads shut down for our enjoyment, block parties, burnouts, drag racing…all…

Thunder Roads TN/KY October 2022

https://issuu.com/thunderroads8/docs/31549-trtn-oct2022/30 Thunder Roads Tennessee/Kentucky October 2022 Feature on page 30

Thunder Roads TN/KY February 2022

https://issuu.com/thunderroads8/docs/trtn_02_2021_web_aabe33b418b0cf/24 Thunder Roads Tennessee/Kentucky February 2022 Feature on page 24. Thunder Roads Tennessee/Kentucky February 2022 Feature on page 24.

Thunder Roads TN/KY April 2022

https://issuu.com/thunderroads8/docs/trtn_04_2021_web/28 Thunder Roads Tennessee/Kentucky April 2022 Feature on page 28. Thunder Roads Tennessee/Kentucky April 2022 Feature on page 28.

The Slingshot, Backroads of Appalachia Trailer

https://youtu.be/zN2kdr4MmjY The Slingshot is a section of road connecting Cumberland, KY to Whitesburg KY. This segment of road snaking through rural Kentucky provides a challenging and exciting course for motorcyclists and automotive enthusiasts alike. If you are ever in Eastern Kentucky, you can't miss out on driving this section of road. Promoted and paid for…

The SCCA Inc. Pine Mountain HillClimb by Grassroots Motorsports

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/news/pine-mountain-perfection-scca-pine-mountain-hillclimb-grassroots-motorsports/?utm_content=buffer97683&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=GRMFacebook&fbclid=IwAR2Ik_Xhk3JATGdUlMXurTCuxSCHbGS67TuNaVkr9nZMhOun0PzapdgSwS8 Sometimes a motorsports event just needs the right allies to come together. The SCCA Inc. Pine Mountain HillClimb by Grassroots Motorsports quickly went from idea to green flag thanks to the help of Backroads of Appalachia

Temporary Welcome Center Location!!!

Hello all! We look forward to seeing you and your rides this season! Our welcome center has been temporarily moved just across the creek to the Lynch Train Depot!, 107 Depot Loop, Lynch, KY. Come by and see us from 10am-5pm on the weekends! *updated hours to come soon

SOAR Mini Summit Recap

https://youtu.be/5JQM47UX0Rc SOAR held its first-ever Summit on #Tourism and #DowntownRevitalization on March 7-8 in #Ashland #Kentucky. The event was presented by Kentucky Power.


https://youtu.be/9bCeL4Y4juw Some highlights from our even "Slingshots on the Slingshot" showcasing the beautiful scenery of the Appalachian Region in both Kentucky and Virginia. Many thanks to the drivers who attended with nearly 100 Slingshots from as far as Florida!

Second annual Pine Mountain Hillclimb wraps up in Pineville

https://www.wymt.com/2022/04/24/second-annual-pine-mountain-hillclimb-wraps-up-pineville/?fbclid=IwAR0ufaadzlShILwNTZ_06z-_uYliboxkqZEuSsimbly8WFhDo5PEyHinJW4 By Alyssa WilliamsPublished: Apr. 24, 2022 at 5:13 PM EDT PINEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - The sound of engines roared through the mountains as the 2022 Pine Mountain Hillclimb took place in Bell County this weekend. Drivers from across the nation and outside of it, came to race on Pine Mountain, including Canadian racecar driver…

Saturday, April 22, is SCCA Motorsport Day in Kentucky

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/news/saturday-april-22-is-scca-motorsport-day-in-kentucky/?fbclid=IwAR3-JGLSXm4XSAH-yjurp-Wh5UZQ_8J9YdQav3V2bbjSDK1gZ-8IwkQZnm8 As the result of a proclamation by the governor of Kentucky, Saturday, April 22, is SCCA Motorsport Day. It coincides with the first event for the SCCA Appalachian HillClimb Series, April 21-23, at Pine Mountain State Park in Pineville, Kentucky. The proclamation by Governor Andy Beshear recognizes the efforts of several entities, including Backroads…

Samantha Morrill reports on latest efforts to support growth

https://esweku.org/track/3051602/april-14-2022-samantha-morrill-trails April 14, 2022 - Samantha Morrill - Trails by Samantha Morrill (esweku.org) Samantha Morrill reports on the latest efforts to support growth of trail tourism in the mountains and valleys of Eastern Kentucky

Red Pixel

The Backroads of Appalachia app delivers fun, scenic routes – Red Pixel Studioshttps://redpixel.com/the-backroads-of-appalachia-app-delivers-fun-scenic-routes/?fs=e&s=cl&fbclid=IwAR3--zlWn8ZvMlU1Vb-XVmuV_vkoWA_dUQu-LTpuB0ga1kw0JMDYIc2w87g The Backroads of Appalachia app delivers fun, scenic routesPublished on June 15, 2022 Red Pixel Studios recently developed and launched an app for Backroads of Appalachia. Backroads of Appalachia works to drive economic development and opportunity in the poverty-stricken areas of Appalachia…

Reasons To Ride Ohio November 2023

https://issuu.com/derektrosmith/docs/rtr_ohio_nov_2023_digital/42 Thank You Riders for Visiting Us This Year on the Backroads of Appalachia

Reasons to Ride Ohio February 2024

https://issuu.com/derektrosmith/docs/rtr_ohio_feb_2024_digital_edition/44 Honoring Appalachia's Military History Honoring Appalachia's Military History

Rally partnership pike county

https://www.wymt.com/2021/08/01/backroads-appalachia-partners-with-local-tourism-bring-car-rallies-meets-region/ PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - On Saturday, July 31st, the non-profit group Backroads of Appalachia made a pit stop in Pikeville at Pike County Central High School which featured exotic supercars, classic hotrods, and All-American muscle cars. All as an effort to boost the economy and bring a passion to children in the region. “If…

Photos from the Pineville Hillclimb Festival and Race Car Show

https://www.facebook.com/ttdashpixdotcom/posts/pfbid027bDgoc23onJiVyZDDqAYCBRJJXcdMVaTWCfiQuse5cLyngwCgjWCbzypZz1d2rfjl https://www.facebook.com/ttdashpixdotcom/posts/pfbid027bDgoc23onJiVyZDDqAYCBRJJXcdMVaTWCfiQuse5cLyngwCgjWCbzypZz1d2rfjl Hello, SCCA Pine Mountain Hillclimb By Grassroots Motorsports. Thank you for the warm welcome.

Organizing a motorsports-related event in eastern Kentucky just got easier: Backroads of Appalachia just received over $1 million in grants.

Organizing motorsports events in eastern Kentucky just got easier, thanks in part to $1.4 million in grants that Backroads of Appalachia has recently received. “Backroads of Appalachia helps supply the venue and coordinate with government and private entities to make motorsports events happen,” said Backroads of Appalachia Executive Director Erik Hubbard. “[The grants allow] us…

Non-profit brings area money, and gives second chance

https://www.wymt.com/2020/11/02/non-profit-brings-area-money-and-gives-second-chance/ LYNCH, Ky. (WYMT) - The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on businesses. Some have still been able to open despite the trying times and hang on. In Lynch, Kentucky, one new organization opening its doors during the global pandemic is Backroads of Appalachia, a non-profit geared at making a difference for small towns in…

My First Hill Climb; understanding what it means to be a racer

https://sandlotmotorsports.com/blog/f/my-first-hill-climb-understanding-what-it-means-to-be-a-racer?fbclid=IwAR36ulHSo14WcUpzAB_2intVupZJco9DSXucEEyGRIaOwLd6WUcR91h6HY0 April 28, 2022|BRZ, hillclimb When I begin to think back about how I ended up driving some overgrown monstrosity of a Subaru BRZ up the side of a mountain for basically nothing in return except my own giddiness, I keep returning to two things; watching my brother when I was 11 or so play…

Mtsa article

https://ridemsta.com/blog/backroads-of-appalachia/ Backroads of Appalachia!May 25, 2021 by Patrick MogaveroA few weeks back a couple of friends of mine and I took a weekend bike trip from southern Ohio to southern Kentucky and the towns of Pineville and Middlesboro. Kentucky. The purpose of the trip was two fold. We wanted to ride the fantastic roads through…

Mini Cooper Spring Event 2022

https://www.facebook.com/535197075/posts/10158803177087076/?d=n https://www.facebook.com/535197075/posts/10158803177087076/?d=n https://www.facebook.com/535197075/posts/10158803177087076/?d=n LOCAL LEADERS CREDIT 'PARTNERSHIP' WITH BACKROADS OF APPALACHIA FOR INCREASE IN TOURISM DOLLARSMini Cooper Spring Event Another SuccessBy: JENNIFER McDANIELS Appalachian Journalist(As Published In The Tri-City News)Tri-Cities, Harlan County, KY - Even though the snow flied at times, spirits were not dampened in the Tri-Cities last week as almost 50 Mini Coopers…

McCreary County Gravel Rally

(1) Patrick Gruszka - Posts | Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/100261805497304/posts/369436671913148/?d=n Patrick GruszkaMay 2, 2022 ·HUGE thanks to all the organizers, the volunteers, and all the wonderful people of Kentucky for putting on an amazing event on some amazing roads! The McCreary Gravel Rally is my first win in the Mirage and my first overall win, and it means…

McCreary County Gravel Rally

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/100064481422709/posts/359891416170236/?d=n The McCreary County Gravel Rally organized by Bernie Orby and Matt Earl with NASA Rally. Backroads of Appalachia helped organize the event with Isaiah House and the county government. Through our Workforce Development Director, Ed Early, we sent some of our guys to help at the event. We were glad to help and it…

Local leaders ride in rally cars, see impact sport has on Eastern Kentucky

https://www.wymt.com/2020/08/08/local-leaders-ride-in-rally-cars-see-impact-sport-has-on-eastern-kentucky/ CUMBERLAND, Ky. (WYMT) - Local leaders grabbed an extra gear Friday when it came to economic development in Eastern Kentucky. “Our bed and breakfasts any kind of overnight lodging our RV parks are all filled up hopefully it requires us to build some more,” said Letcher County Judge Executive Terry Adams. Adams was just…

Highway 160 refurbishment announced

https://www.harlanenterprise.net/2021/07/20/highway-160-refurbishment-announced/ State Highway 160, recently dubbed “The Dragon Slayer,” is receiving the most extensive makeover it has received in years according to Paul Browning, District 3 magistrate.


https://youtu.be/ke8l7-NCzdI Take a trip to Whitley and McCreary Counties to witness the majestic Cumberland Falls, check out local shops, fine eateries, and curves…lots and lots of curves.

Born To Ride Southeast June 2022 Issue

https://issuu.com/borntoridefl/docs/ga_112_06-22_web-small/32 Articles from Born To Ride Southeast 112 - June, 2022 Featured on Pages 32-35 Riding the Dragon Slayer

Born To Ride #237 – February 2024

https://issuu.com/borntoridefl/docs/fl_237_02-24_web_small/38 Honoring Appalachia's Military History and our Nations Heroes Honoring Appalachia's Military History and our Nation's Heroes

Backroads of Appalachia works to drive tourism into Harlan, hosting charity event

https://www.harlanenterprise.net/2020/05/27/backroads-of-appalachia-works-to-drive-tourism-into-harlan-hosting-charity-event/ With Backroads of Appalachia bringing new bikers across KY 160 every day, Lynch locals like Melvin, who posed for this photo outside the Dragon Slayer Welcome Center, are cruising alongside people with the same passion as them in the same area they call home. (Photo submitted)

Backroads of Appalachia to launch app that will benefit tourism in EKY

Backroads of Appalachia to launch app that will benefit tourism in EKY (wymt.com)https://www.wymt.com/app/2022/06/07/backroads-appalachia-launch-app-that-will-benefit-tourism-eky/?fbclid=IwAR0nZPwU2lioAtZVoHQLMvGkB4WjYqz7ES-1qIMVR3Bm4bKPWiR1DkWmseQ By Alyssa WilliamsPublished: Jun. 7, 2022 at 1:46 PM EDT HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - If you have been looking for a guide for local trails, restaurants or other fun things to do in the region, soon enough there will be an app…

Backroads of Appalachia to launch app for motorsport riders in Kentucky

Backroads of Appalachia to launch app for motorsport riders in Kentucky (thekentuckydaily.com)https://www.thekentuckydaily.com/backroads-of-appalachia-to-launch-app-for-motorsport-riders-in-kentucky/?fbclid=IwAR2OKJiXkhdVx8dqA-wyFpYZ7y1bp0s7MLQ-tp1WS1dauRfXiPggIeSRV8E The Kentucky Daily Jun 10, 2022If you ever needed an app to find local events, restaurants, and ATV/motorcycle trails all in one place…there’s about to be one available in your phone’s App Store. A nonprofit 501c3 organization devoted to promoting the $322 billion…

Backroads of Appalachia see amazing turnout for “Rumble on the Mountain” event

https://www.wymt.com/2021/07/25/backroads-appalachia-see-amazing-turnout-rumble-mountain-event/ HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Hosted by Backroads of Appalachia, the event “Rumble on the Mountain” had its last day Sunday. Beginning Friday, the event welcomed any and all motorcyclists to come into the Harlan County area to ride and enjoy each other’s company. Food was provided as well as a chance to win…

Backroads of Appalachia presents – Porsche Club of America

https://youtu.be/rnAmjrCJZfk Porsches from 10 states met to drive the curvy mountain roads of the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. Watch for more events at www.BackroadsOfAppalachia.org and join us for more adventures!

Backroads of Appalachia preparing for two upcoming events

https://www.wymt.com/2022/04/02/backroads-appalachia-preparing-two-upcoming-events/?fbclid=IwAR2tdUhmo3xqVby_crOLMyNphff0VpH7zeRn97I_qOPjuoAaRcXzfZVI5y4 By Chas JenkinsPublished: Apr. 2, 2022 at 2:57 PM EDTHARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Those with Backroads of Appalachia are gearing up for two exciting events in April. In partnership with Sports Car Club of America, the first is a “hill climb” racing event at Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Bell County. That…

Appalachian Autobahn

https://youtu.be/cddCMSUuVFA Deep in the hills of Harlan County you will find some of the most dangerous curves, some delicious eats and the nicest folks you'll ever meet.

2023 Recap

2023 was a incredible year thank to our supporters and our visitors, spectators, and participants. We were able to provide an Economic Impact of over $41 million dollars and visitors of 44,000 people coming to Central Appalachia and spending an average of 3.1 days none of this would be possible if it was for our…

2021 SOAR Summit | Introduction to the Summit

https://youtu.be/7hiB9Etumxs The 2021 SOAR Summit is a celebration of all the amazing things that are taking place in eastern Kentucky right now. Though the Summit has ended, the work continues. We are proud to take you throughout Appalachia Kentucky in this video, showcasing the beautiful mountains of our region and reminding everyone that there is…

2021 Pine Mountain HillClimb

https://fb.watch/ijR7HgH4zO/ When groups collaborate towards a common goal, magic happens. But don't take it from us, look at those smiles that show all you need to know about the 2021 Pine Mountain HillClimb! Want in on the action? Mark your calendar for next year: April 22-24, 2022.

$10,000 worth of toys donated to the Tri-City Empty Stocking Fund

https://www.wymt.com/2021/08/28/10000-worth-toys-donated-tri-city-empty-stocking-fund/?outputType=apps By Chas JenkinsPublished: Aug. 28, 2021 at 5:15 PM EDTHARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - In partnership with Backroads of Appalachia, the Porsche Club of America donated 10,000 worth of toys to the Tri-City Empty Stocking Fund Saturday. Director Erik Hubbard said it was a successful day. “Anytime I see a Porsche, a Lamborghini, a…

‘This is a dream come true’: Pine Mountain Hillclimb kicks off in Bell County

https://www.wymt.com/2021/05/01/this-is-a-dream-come-true-pine-mountain-hillclimb-kicks-off-in-bell-county/?outputType=apps BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Sounds of revving engines and screeching tires were just a few highlights from an event that has long been in the making. “We’ve been working on this for a long time,” Tim Suddard said. “The minute my friends at the SCCA said ‘hey we need some help with this,’…