James River Water Levels

Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 4.53'
Flow: 3460 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 6:48am
Low Tide: 2:18pm

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Mountain Biking

For Those About to (Move) Rock…

… we salute you! Full credit to the newsletter writers at RVA MORE, Richmond’s mountain bike/trail-building club, for that sweet headline. What’s it about? It’s about the epic new re-route …

By Andy Thompson | March 9, 2018 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

‘Forest Hill Spring Classic’: Kids MTB Races for All Ages

Tip of the cap to Richard Hayes of Hills and Heights for having this announcement from the Friends of Forest Hill Park first. If you’ve got a kid that loves to …

By Andy Thompson | February 27, 2018 | Posted In: Mountain Biking

Buttermilk Trail Re-Route Underway

Last Saturday, the city’s trail crew, like by Mike Burton, began a long-anticipated re-route of a section of Richmond’s most famous trail — Buttermilk, which runs below Riverside Drive from …

By Andy Thompson | February 7, 2018 | Posted In: Mountain Biking

Podcast #3: Exploring the Future of the Va. Capital Trail

Today we released our third “Views from the Treehouse” podcast, recorded in RO’s secret treehouse headquarters. Our first two featured Ralph White (one podcast cannot contain the greatness that is …

By Andy Thompson | January 25, 2018 | Posted In: Greenways, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Road running, Running, Trail Running

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

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

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

City Trail Crew Engineers New Span Over North Bank Trail

Editor’s note: The fall and winter are the lower usage times for trails in Central Virginia, and thus are when most of the trail building and rebuilding take place. This …

By Andy Thompson | November 15, 2017 | Posted In: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running

Local Doctor Combats Elderly Loneliness Through Cycling

Feeling lonely sucks. Part of being human is interacting in a meaningful way with other humans. When this basic need is not met, it feels awful because our shared DNA …

By Travis Shaw | November 7, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Road Biking

Video: Bikepacking the Wilds of Western Virginia

Our good friend Hunter Davis moved to Charlottesville back in the spring, but if that makes it easier for him to create masterpieces like this one, we’ll grudgingly deal with …

By Andy Thompson | September 11, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking

‘RVA Bike Share’ to Roll Out Next Week

I’ve got some friends that are in the process of moving to Richmond from New York City, and one of the first questions they asked me when they began looking …

By Andy Thompson | August 23, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Road Biking

New Trail Work Unveiled at Pocahontas SP

If you’ve hiked in Forest Hill Park or walked your dog on Buttermilk Trail, you have RVA MORE to thank (MORE stands for Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts). Our local mountain biking/trail …

By Andy Thompson | July 25, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking

Celebrate National Trails Day by Building (Then Riding) One

National Trails Day arrives this Saturday (June 3), and what better way to celebrate by some trail work and a mountain bike ride. RVA MORE, Richmond’s hard working trail-building, mountain …

By Andy Thompson | June 1, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking

Riverrock Updates: Event Just One Week Away

Dominion Riverrock and Flo Sports yesterday announced a partnership to stream the Dominion Riverrock bouldering competition live online at www.FloClimbing.com during the May 19-21 festival. This marks the first time that any …

By Andy Thompson | May 12, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Paddling, Road Biking, Road running, Running, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Must See Video: “Outdoors in the City”

Christian Wood just sent us this sweet video highlighting some of Richmond’s most popular outdoor pursuits — whitewater kayaking, mountain biking and rock climbing. It’s the kind of clip that …

By Andy Thompson | May 4, 2017 | Posted In: Climbing, James River, Mountain Biking, Paddling

Events Announced as Bike Month Approaches

RVA Bike Month 2017 kicked off with proclamations of support from Richmond City Council and the Henrico County Board of Supervisors, and the calendar includes over 40 bike-related events taking …

By Andy Thompson | April 27, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Upcoming Events

Virginia State Parks Introduces New Triathlon Adventure Series

A new statewide race series — The Virginia State Parks Adventure Series presented by Appalachian Power — offers competitors a unique way to compete in triathlons in six state parks. …

By Andy Thompson | April 16, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Paddling, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Where Will Bike Lanes Go, and What Will They Look Like?

If you don’t receive information from the Sports Backers’ BikeWalkRVA program, you should. Their email blasts are always informative. Case in point: a recent email from Shihan Wijeyeratne, Lead Organizer for …

By Andy Thompson | March 30, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Road Biking

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