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  • Hunter Allen breaks cycling down to a science
    When you think of athletic training, you might think of grit, sweat, hard work and pushing physical boundaries. When Hunter Allen, founder and CEO of Peaks Coaching Group (PCG), thinks about training, he thinks about the data. The data that Allen uses to design tailor-made training programs for his clients comes from their bike’s power meter.
  • Tennis camp aims to spark love for tennis in Bedford
    Susan Kirby, the instructor of the tennis camp being held at Liberty Lake Park, remembers a time when all the courts in Bedford were full. “When I grew up, tennis was unbelievably popular within the community,” said Kirby, who grew up on Peaks St. with the former Bedford Central Library courts in her backyard. “The courts would be full all the time... people would literally wait on the benches for hours to get to play. I see the courts now, and no one is here.”
  • Chilean missionaries help with Mega Sport & Drama Camp
    Pastor David Whitehurst of Word of Life Evangelical Church was born in Chile, South America. At the age of five, he moved back to America with his parents, who had spent most of their lives as missionaries traveling to Chile. Now several decades later, Whitehurst has revived the relationship between the Methodist Church of Chile  and the Word of Life Evangelical Church.
  • Former local athletes inspire YMCA Power Scholar Academy participants
    Four former local athletes gathered to speak to scholars from Bedford Elementary School and Montvale Elementary School. The scholars were part of the five-week long YMCA Power Scholar Academy, a summer learning loss prevention iniative run by Bedford Area Family YMCA with support from the YMCA of the USA. The scholars are recommended by teachers who identify the children as at risk for taking a “couple steps back” during the summer, explained Mary Jo Boone, the CEO of Bedford Area Family YMCA.
  • Patterson Brothers Paving promotes Bedford and NASCAR
    Bedford, Va., was on display in a logo format during last weekend’s second tier NASCAR series race, the Infinity Series, at Richmond International Raceway (RIR.)     
  • New London Academy Color-A-Thon
    Sports Editor Sports@Bedfordbulletin.com         A cold wet rainy Saturday for some means curling up with a blanket and a book or television show, however, for the New London Academy Elementary School it meant time for fun fundraiser Last Saturday.     Rain didn’t stop the Color-A-Thon from happening. The New London Academy Elementary School held its first Color-A-Thon on Saturday, Sept. 26. “It has been our biggest fundraiser yet,” said PTA member Abby Wilson.
  • Fat Tire Bike Weekend
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     The Centra Health Fat Tire bike weekend took place this past weekend at Falling Creek Park. It kicked off Friday, June 10 and finished up on Sunday, June 12.     The Bedford Co. Recreation Department decided in 2006 to put bike trails into their parks. “In 2007 we started promoting Bedford County as a mountain bike trail destination,” said Kenny Palmer the Operations Coordinator for Bedford Co. Parks and Recreation.
  • Take a shot at love
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     The Bedford County Recreation Department held its first indoor tennis and archery camp this past week for youth in the area. The camp was held at the old group home gym near Falling Creek Park.     With the camp doing so well, Coach Dave Eckes has decided to hold another camp. “We are also going to be offering another camp July 11-15,” he said.
  • Youth learn from high school athletes
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sport@bedfordbulletin.com     The Jefferson Forest boys baseball team hosted its youth baseball camp last week, June 7-9.     The Cavaliers had 65 participating youth ranging in ages from five up to 12 years old. Coach Ryan Gilleland split all the youth into age groups and had different stations where the youth would work on certain aspects of the game.
  • Adventure Riding
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Rob and Kathleen Gore, owners of Reba Farm Inn, home of Soaring Saddle, decided to move to Bedford 20 years ago to start a horse farm. “In northern Virginia it’s mostly horse stalling, so we wanted to make a major move, finish raising four kids and have horses back in our lives,” said Kathleen Gore.     Reba Farm Inn and Soaring Saddle is located in Bedford, near Johnson’s Orchard.