Urban Hike Movement of 2024 with Drew Thrasher

Segment 2, April 20th, 2024


Taking a walk or a hike where you live is what the Urban Hike is all about.  Urban Hike co-founder, Drew Thrasher, joins the Carolina Outdoors for a conversation about seeing where you live from a different perspective The perspective of a hike.Show Highlights:

  • Thrasher, along with Jonathan Hemingway & David Herron, began the Urban Hike, six years ago in their neighborhood
  • The intent was to get children outdoors, off their technology, & exercise
  • Each year a different part of town is hiked
  • 2024’s Hike goes from Freedom Park (near Princeton) & heads to NODA
  • The length of the hike this year is 5 miles
  • If it is Raining the Urban Hike happens the next week, April 28th, 2024

Things You’ll Learn by Listening:

A copy of the route and significant places:

There was a Soap Box Derby track near downtown Charlotte in the ’50s & ’60s

The Carolina Outdoors is powered by the Charlotte hiking store, Jesse Brown’s.  Lace up your comfortable shoes, grab a water bottle, and join us for this 4 hour adventure!