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Outdoor News Archives

Bike Walk RVA Needs Support for Bike/Ped Infrastructure, Safety Initiatives

Last week, the Sports Backers were looking for input on the new RVA Bike Share program and where new stations should go as part of Phase 2. Now Bike Walk …

By Andy Thompson | January 19, 2018 | Posted In: Greenways, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Road running, Running

Ralph White Unleashed: New RO Podcast Episode Now Live!

Good news: Part 2 of our interview with Ralph White is live! It’s the second release from our new RichmondOutside podcast — Views from the Treehouse — where we interview …

By Andy Thompson | January 18, 2018 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Throwback ‘Snowed Out’ Vid Highlights Paddlers in Winter

On this snow-covered Thursday, I thought I’d dig out a classic from our friend Hunter Davis at Home on the James. It was shot during a snow storm almost exactly …

By Andy Thompson | January 18, 2018 | Posted In: Paddling

Sports Backers Seek Input on Phase 2 of RVA Bike Share

Have you seen Phase 1 of Richmond’s bike share program? The 220 bikes are all over downtown Richmond at 17 different stations, waiting to be checked out with the swipe …

By Andy Thompson | January 16, 2018 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Road Biking

Forest Pursuit: A Snow Trail Tale

Editor’s Note: It was my great pleasure to be the Outdoors columnist for the Times-Dispatch for six years, from 2008-2013. I wrote two columns a week for most of that time, …

By Andy Thompson | January 16, 2018 | Posted In: Uncategorized

The Inaugural Podcast: A Conversation with Ralph White

We’re really excited today to announce a new venture: a weekly podcast that we’re calling Views from the Treehouse. Why, you might ask, is it called that? Because we record …

By Andy Thompson | January 12, 2018 | Posted In: Uncategorized

2017: A Year of Achievements in the James River Park

I’m a huge fan of the Friends of the James River Park and all that they do to support Richmond’s urban wilderness areas (and not just because they were instrumental …

By Andy Thompson | January 9, 2018 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Restoring Hallowed Ground on MLK Day

A week from today many Richmonders will be off from work due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In recent years, there’s been a growing effort to make the day …

By Andy Thompson | January 8, 2018 | Posted In: Uncategorized

‘White Monarch’ a Wonder of Winter

Editor’s Note: It was my great pleasure to be the Outdoors columnist for the Times-Dispatch for six years, from 2008-2013. I wrote two columns a week for most of that time, …

By Andy Thompson | January 4, 2018 | Posted In: Environment

James River Priorities in Upcoming General Assembly Session

With the General Assembly session starting in a week, I thought it would be good to share the James River Association’s list of priorities for the James in the GA. …

By Andy Thompson | January 3, 2018 | Posted In: Environment

RVAMORE Looks for Support to Shore up Huguenot Flatwater Trails

rvaMORE, Central Virginia’s mountain biking and trail building club, plans to raise the trail tread on about a half a mile of the Huguenot Flatwater Trail upstream of Pony Pasture …

By Andy Thompson | December 29, 2017 | Posted In: Hiking, Mountain Biking

Virginia State Parks Hosts ‘First Day Hikes’ with Free Parking, Contests

Virginia State Parks will offer free parking on Jan. 1, 2018, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy special hikes or self-guided hikes on more than 500 miles of trails across …

By Andy Thompson | December 19, 2017 | Posted In: Hiking, Upcoming Events

‘Tis the Season for Ducks to Descend on RVA

Editor’s Note: It was my great pleasure to be the Outdoors columnist for the Times-Dispatch for six years, from 2008-2013. I wrote two columns a week for most of that …

By Andy Thompson | December 15, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, Uncategorized

Pocahontas SP trail work… now with less snow (maybe)

Following up on last week’s post about a volunteer opportunity at Pocahontas State Park that was postponed due to snow. From the RVA MORE email blast: Plans for putting in …

By Andy Thompson | December 14, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Enrichmond’s TreeLab Aims to Green, Beautify RVA

Editor’s Note: The Enrichmond Foundation is Richmond’s parks foundation, serving the people, parks, and public spaces of the City of Richmond since 1990. This article was written by Enrichmond staff. …

By Andy Thompson | December 13, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

$12.5 Million Awarded to Protect Historically, Environmentally Significant Va. Land

Maybe, like me, you missed the news last week from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office about the $12.5 million in grants awarded to protect almost 4,000 historically significant acres in Virginia. The …

By Andy Thompson | December 12, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

JRA Offers Nature RX Tomorrow in James River Park

Sure it’ll be cold — the high is 38 degrees — but our friends at the James River Association are offering a very cool event at Great Shiplock Park tomorrow. …

By Andy Thompson | December 12, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Secrets of the James — James River Ferries

Editor’s Note: The following was originally published on The James River Association’s website and is reprinted with permission. You can find the original article here.   Over the last century, …

By Ben Watson | December 8, 2017 | Posted In: James River

‘Shiver in the River’ Moved to late February

As the weather turns colder, our friends at Keep Virginia Beautiful are reminding us that it’s time to start thinking about signing up for their winter festival — Shiver in …

By Andy Thompson | December 7, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Trail Work Continues at Pocahontas SP and James River Park

Winter is trail-building season for work crews in the Richmond region. There are always projects going with volunteer needs, including the below two courtesy of RVA MORE. If you use …

By Andy Thompson | December 6, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized