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Outdoor News Archives

Sports Backers Bringing New ‘RVA Plein Air Paint Off’ to 2017 Riverrock

A new challenge will take place at this year’s Dominion Riverrock that promises to add a splash of color to the festivities:  Riverrock’s first-ever ‘RVA Plein Air Paint Off,’ set for …

By Andy Thompson | March 24, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Meet the Artist Behind ‘The Path Untraveled’ (You Know, Those Giant Rings Near the T-Pot)

Last year I spent some time with Josh Weiner as he prepared for his art installation at the south end of the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge. The bridge wasn’t completed …

By Andy Thompson | March 22, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

RVA Osprey Cam: We Have Our First Egg!

Check it out, Richmond: A baby is on the way! The female osprey we’ve been following at RVAOspreyCam.com has been sitting on the nest in a very particular way since …

By Andy Thompson | March 17, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, James River

FOLAR Announces Plan for 20+ miles of Trails Along Appomattox River

After an intensive 12-month process that began with a $100,000 grant from The Cameron Foundation last spring, Friends of the Lower Appomattox River has released its Appomattox River Trail Master …

By Andy Thompson | March 15, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, Greenways

RVA Osprey Cam is Now Live!

The idea was born a couple of years ago: Showcase the natural wonders of Richmond’s downtown through an osprey cam atop a Richmond-Petersburg Railroad bridge piling. And now, finally, here …

By Andy Thompson | March 13, 2017 | Posted In: James River, Uncategorized

Stop James River Pollution at Home, Become a ‘Hero’

Homeowners living in the James River basin are invited to join the James River Association in celebrating River Hero Home month this March. Throughout the month, the organization will bring …

By Andy Thompson | March 1, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, James River

International Mountain Bike Travel Company Now Offers RVA Rides

Airbnb is one of the world’s fastest-growing companies, and its popularity lies in offering travelers the opportunity to experience towns and cities around the world via unique accommodations that let …

By Andy Thompson | February 27, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking

Road Trip: Trail Riding is a Thrill at Freedom Park

Looking to get out of Richmond for a day of outstanding trail riding? Williamsburg isn’t far away and Freedom Park is a great place to ride a mountain bike. Located …

By Phil Riggan | February 24, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Trail Running

Coming Soon: Downtown RVA Osprey Cam

Yesterday was an exciting day on the river for RichmondOutside.com. For a couple of years now we’ve batted around the idea of putting a camera on an osprey or eagle …

By Andy Thompson | February 21, 2017 | Posted In: Climbing, James River, Paddling, Uncategorized

Help Scientists Conserve Frogs and Toads at Maymont

One of my favorite harbingers of spring is listening for the chorus from a frog known as the spring peeper. Peepers inhabit forested wetlands where their tadpoles can thrive. One …

By Andy Thompson | February 13, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, Upcoming Events

Update: Progress for the James River in the General Assembly

The James River Association periodically sends out emails on their advocacy efforts in the General Assembly, and considering we’re about halfway through the current session, I figured we’re past due for …

By Andy Thompson | February 8, 2017 | Posted In: James River

RVA Environmental Film Fest in Full Swing

Yesterday, the 7th annual RVA Environmental Film Festival kicked off with events two movies at the Richmond Public Library. The fest runs through February 12th and ranges all over the …

By Andy Thompson | February 7, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Enthusiastic Crowd Packs the House for Richmond Trail Forum

The first Richmond Trail Forum took place Wednesday night at the Byrd Park Round House before an enthusiastic overflow crowd of more than 100 people. Many identified themselves as cyclists, …

By Phil Riggan | February 2, 2017 | Posted In: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Running, Trail Running

JRA Accepting Applications for 7th Annual “Floating Classroom”

The James River Association is accepting applications for the 7th Annual James River Expedition, “a floating classroom” where students paddle down the 340-mile length of the James River. High school …

By Andy Thompson | February 1, 2017 | Posted In: James River, Upcoming Events

Va. State Parks Stimulated Over $224 Million in Visitor Spending in 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia State Parks helped stimulate more than $224 million in visitor spending in 2016. The figure comes from a new economic impact report compiled by …

By Andy Thompson | January 31, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Will the Center of the Universe Become More Bike/Pedestrian Friendly?

I recently exchanged emails with Shihan Wijeyeratne, the Sports Backers‘ Community Engagement Coordinator. He alerted me to an event coming up that Ashland/greater Hanover residents (and those who think our …

By Andy Thompson | January 30, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Upcoming Events

Art=Trails: Thanks, Richmond!

This weekend my wife and I took our kids out to Larus Park for a hike. Off Chippenham Parkway and Huguenot Road, Larus is an underused gem in Richmond’s park system. …

By Andy Thompson | January 26, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

It’s Almost Time to ‘Shiver in the River’

Just a friendly reminder, that this Saturday you can join hundreds of crazy people who will voluntarily jump into the James River on a day when the high temperature is …

By Andy Thompson | January 25, 2017 | Posted In: James River, Upcoming Events

Dominion Riverrock Announces Music Lineup for 2017 Festival

Dominion Riverrock announced today the full list of music acts performing at this year’s festival. On Friday, May 19th, The SteelDrivers will take the stage at 8:30 p.m., and on …

By Andy Thompson | January 24, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Potterfield Bridge Sees Huge Visitation Numbers in First Month

(Credit for main photo is Chris Johnson — vintage_RVA on Instagram.) If you missed it yesterday, the Times-Dispatch’s Ned Oliver reported that the new T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge saw …

By Andy Thompson | January 20, 2017 | Posted In: James River
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