Roanoke Mountain Adventures is a full service outfitter based in beautiful Roanoke, Virginia. We offer guided trips for mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), kayaking, equipment rentals and an extensive area shuttle service for a variety of do it yourself outdoor adventures. We work to promote our region’s great outdoor recreation opportunities for visitors and residents.
In addition, we operate the Outdoor Gear Consignment Shop at our location where we sell a variety of used outdoor gear. We believe that keeping gear in circulation is a great way to offer affordable outdoor gear and promote recycling and the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!). Bring your used outdoor gear and clothing by our shop to make some extra cash and clean out some space in your garage or house. You are also supporting local business and giving people the option of buying gear at 1/2 the price of retail.
We feel the moniker of “Best Outdoor Town on the East Coast” is appropriate, as Roanoke is surrounded by the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains, providing opportunities for world-class recreation in close proximity to the city. We have grown up in the outdoors and strive to share the rewarding experience of outdoor adventure with our clients. We love the outdoor activities our area offers and hope to provide our clients with the ability and knowledge to continue their outdoor pursuits wherever life takes them.
James was born and raised in the Roanoke area, growing up enjoying all the area has to offer. Introduced to the areas rivers and trails at an early age, he spent many summer days of his childhood on the Cowpasture, Jackson, and James Rivers, spurring a passion for the woods and water ever since. He headed to Wyoming during his college summers to begin his guiding career as a whitewater guide at Mad River Boat Trips on the Snake River. After graduating he made the full time move to Wyoming. From guiding snowmobile trips in Yellowstone National Park and the Wyoming backcountry, wildlife trips in Grand Teton National Park, to working as a fly fishing guide on the Snake and Green Rivers, James has a diverse outdoor background and has guided thousands of clients in many different settings. He enjoys fly fishing, river trips, mountain biking, trail running and anything else that allows him to enjoy our areas public lands and natural beauty. You can find him instructing SUP classes, leading paddling trips or camps and hanging out in the shop at RMA.
- Wilderness First Responder, Red Cross CPR
- ACA Level 4 Whitewater Paddle Raft Instructor
- Jackson Hole One Fly Guide, 2013
- ACA Level 1 SUP Instructor
- IMBA Level 1 Ride Guide
Dan’s love of the outdoors has been evident all of his life. He attended as a camper and then worked at Camp Bethel for 15 years. He also obtained the honor of Eagle Scout. For seven and a half years he had the pleasure of being Base Camp Director at a local outdoor adventure and retreat center. In addition to helping manage business operations he facilitated such adventures as high ropes/low ropes, caving, climbing, kayaking, backpacking, and of course mountain bike instruction. Dan also spent time as a brand ambassador for Airborne Bicycles and represented the company for two years at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA. He joined the Roanoke Mountain Adventures team in February 2015 and is excited to bring high quality adventure opportunities to the Roanoke Valley. When not guiding others he enjoys his own two wheeled adventures. Some of his favorite mountain bike excursions have taken him to Utah, Colorado, Arizona, California, and best of all right here in Southwest Virginia. His most favorite adventure is the one that led him to Fincastle where he lives in a historic home with his wife, daughter, and three dogs.
- Wilderness First Aid, Red Cross CPR
- IMBA Level 1 Ride Guide
Rob is madly in love with mountain biking, especially on the incredible Roanoke area trails! He rode and raced BMX as a kid, he’s a former Virginia XXC (marathon) State Mountain Biking Champion and he still loves everything from easy family neighborhood and greenway rides, to downhill parks, to endurance training and racing. Rob is also the founder and one of the organizers of the Virginia Endurance Series (VES) a series of free monthly backcountry mountain bike adventure rides. Rob lives just a few miles from RMA with his wife Lisa, sons Ryder, Mark and Andrew and their pets Mocha (dog) and Danny (bearded dragon).
- Red Cross First Aid, CPR
- IMBA Level 1 Ride Guide
Mary Lou Legg
Mary Lou may have grown up in the City of Roanoke but acres of woodlands were right out her back door. Her passion for the outdoors took her to jobs in West Virginia in her spare time. She has worked for over 20 years at Snowshoe Mountain as a ski patroller and staff trainer. She also worked for 16 years at Class 6 River Runners/Adventures on the Gorge as a professional river guide and trip leader. Several years ago, Mary Lou fell in love with stand up paddle boarding. This year she takes on the new adventure of being a SUP instructor and looks forward to guiding you on your next adventure!
- Outdoor Emergency Care Technician and Instructor
- Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine instructor
- SUP L1/L2 certification