• 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.
  • Youngest Coach of the Year
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@Bedfordbulletin.com     A Bedford native, Trey Padgett, at 23 years old, is the youngest boys soccer coach in Virginia. He took a position as the Heritage High School soccer coach for the 2016 soccer season. Padgett received the coach of the year award for Conference 30 this year.
  • In the winning ring
    By Margaret Scott Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Olivia Randall, out of Synergy Gym, competed in the WKA USA National Championships in New York City on May 21.     This was Randall’s second year fighting at the tournament, but it was the first year it was held in New York City.
  • 450 show for Armed Forces Day 5K
        The rain subsided just in time for the start of the Armed Forces Day 5K which took place on Saturday, May 21 at the National D-Day Memorial.      More than 450 people came out to show their support of the Armed Forces and honor our military heroes, past and present. 
  • Forest gym heads to NYC for tournament
    By Margaret Pascale Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Several Muay Thai kick boxers from Synergy gym in Forest will be heading to New York City for the World Kickboxing Association USA National Tournament.     The tournament will take place May 19- 22. The fighters from the Synergy gym are the only ones from the Lynchburg/Bedford area that will be attending the tournament.
  • 2016 BYRA /ML Realty Regatta
    The annual BYRA Spring Sailing Regatta will take place on April 30 and May 1, 2016 at the Pelican Point Yacht Club, Smith Mountain Lake     This premier racing event is held on the Blackwater River at Smith Mountain Lake and is open to all keel boats.      This year’s Regatta will be held on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 and it is sponsored by the Blackwater Yacht Racing Association (BYRA), and for the seventh consecutive year, by Title Sponsor Mary Lou McDonald, owner and principal broker of ML Realty in Huddleston.
  • First year obstacle race sees high participation
    By Margaret Pascale Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     March weather can go either way in Virginia, but on the March 13 the day of the Rose Hill Penny run it was chilly and rainy.     “The day was overcast with a drizzly rain but the weather is not what made the runners suffer. The race course was four miles of fields, woods, streams and obstacles,” said race host Bill Vickery.
  • Bench Press Competition
    By Margaret Pascale Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Caylin Tolbert and Kevin Seay won the overall female and male titles at the Bench Press competition this past Saturday, March 12 at the Bedford YMCA.     The competition had 18 competitors mostly from the local area, but some came from as far away as South Boston.     The competition was an unsanctioned event, which means little things, such as putting weights on your feet to help hold you down, were allowed.
  • Rose Hill Penny Run
        Rose Hill Horse Farm is hosting a fun-filled race day on Sunday, March 13 at 3pm. The farm is better known for the more than 30 horses that are groomed, boarded, and trained by Hunter and Anna Lisa King. They have been showing and training horses for more than 50 years. Both have won many races and international awards for their riding.     So, why have a foot race at a horse farm?
  • A walk down Memory Lane
    By Margaret Pascale Sports Editor Sports@bedfordbulletin.com     Billy Catron, Ron Jones and Richard Vaught, three native Bedford men, were a part of the 1982 Longwood baseball team that went to California for the College World Series.     “In 1982 it was Longwood’s fifth year playing organized baseball and only the second year in Division II,” said Billy Carton.