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Big North Bank Trail Project to Begin in the New Year

Earlier today I spoke with Mike Burton, city trails manager and interim James River Park Superintendent, about the future of the proposed North Bank Trail segment that would take hikers …

By Andy Thompson | December 19, 2018 | Posted In: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running

Sen. Mark Warner to Visit Local Bike Builder on Saturday to Discuss Trump Tariffs

Back in October, for an episode of our Views from the Treehouse podcast, we interviewed Shane Cusick, who started a company right here in Richmond — Pello Bikes — making …

By Andy Thompson | December 6, 2018 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Road Biking

North Bank Trail Work Update (and Other Trail Happenings)

After announcing Saturday’s North Bank Trail work day, city trails manager Mike Burton said there were a few questions raised by community and neighborhood members in the Maymont area where …

By Andy Thompson | November 15, 2018 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Huge New Trail Segment Going in at North Bank!

If you heard our recent Views from the Treehouse podcast with city trails manager and interim James River Park Manager Mike Burton, you already know this news, but it’s downright …

By Andy Thompson | November 12, 2018 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Pocahontas State Park Dedicates 22 Miles of New Trails

State and local officials joined community and members of the Paralyzed Veterans of America last week to celebrate the completion of Pocahontas State Park’s Swift Creek Trail System, an crucial …

By Andy Thompson | October 30, 2018 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Trail Running

Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day is October 27th!

Join rvaMORE, Richmond’s mountain biking and trail-building advocacy group, for its annual Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day on October 27th. This IMBA developed event encourages communities around the world …

By Andy Thompson | October 17, 2018 | Posted In: Mountain Biking

Saturday To-Do List: 1) Donut at Farmers Market. 2) Re-Build Trail

All of the rain we’ve received lately has done a number on the Reedy Creek crossing in Forest Hill Park. Heck, it’s done a number on pretty much every trail …

By Andy Thompson | October 11, 2018 | Posted In: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running

Virginia Capital Trail Hosts First-Ever ‘Blessing of the Bikes’ Ceremony

Historic Westover Church, in partnership with Basket & Bike, is hosting the first-ever ‘Blessing of the Bikes’ ceremony along the Virginia Capital Trail on Sunday, October 21 at 2 p.m. …

By Andy Thompson | October 5, 2018 | Posted In: Greenways, Mountain Biking, Road Biking

Head to a Va. State Park for Special Programs on National Trails Day

Walking and hiking are the top activities in Virginia’s 37 state parks, according to visitor surveys. That makes Saturday (June 2nd) — National Trails Day — the perfect day to …

By Andy Thompson | May 31, 2018 | Posted In: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Celebrate National Trails Day on June 2nd

It’s not too early to start planning for National Trails Day on June 2nd, and RVA MORE, Richmond’s mountain biking/trail building club has the scoop on a number of events …

By Andy Thompson | May 24, 2018 | Posted In: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Monsoon Rains Cause Changes to Riverrock Schedule

In light of the drenching, equatorial, Amazonian, monsoon rains Richmond has been and is currently experiencing, I emailed the Sports Backers’ PR maven Pete Woody about the status of Riverrock. …

Sierra Nevada, Sports Backers to Unveil Limited-Edition IPA at Riverrock

Richmond beer/outdoors lovers take not: Sierra Nevada has come up with a brew especially for you. Dominion Energy Riverrock, Sports Backers, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. have partnered to create ‘Let’s …

By Andy Thompson | May 11, 2018 | Posted In: Climbing, James River, Mountain Biking, Paddling, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

New Events Highlight 2018 Riverrock

(Home page image courtesy of Riverrockrva.com) Every year the Sports Backers have the challenge of keeping Riverrock, the annual outdoor recreation and music festival, feeling fresh for the 100,000 or …

RVA Bike Month Set for May with ‘Bike to the Future’ Theme

With a theme of Bike to the Future, RVA Bike Month 2018 presented by Bon Secours features a full calendar of events. 2018 marks the fifth year that Bike Walk …

By Andy Thompson | April 30, 2018 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Road Biking

Volunteers needed for Paralyzed Veterans of America Handcycle Event a Pocahontas SP  

This coming Saturday and Sunday, RVA MORE is looking for about 20 volunteers to help with a Paralyzed Veterans of America event at Pocahontas State Park. The job is to …

By Andy Thompson | April 10, 2018 | Posted In: Mountain Biking

2 Opportunities to Improve Local Trails on Saturday

From RVA MORE, Richmond’s mountain bike/trail building club: Take your pick and come on out, there will be trail work projects happening at both Buttermilk Trail in the James River …

By Andy Thompson | April 4, 2018 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Belle Isle Bike Skills Park Needs Your Help on Saturday

RVA MORE, Richmond’s mountain bike/trail building club, is looking for volunteers this Saturday (March 31st) to do some work at the Belle Isle Bike Skills Park at 9 a.m. From RVA MORE: Both …

By Andy Thompson | March 29, 2018 | Posted In: Mountain Biking

Sports Backers Announce New Overnight, Run-Bike Relay Race

Sports Backers, in partnership with Ragnar Relay, announced a new event today — the ‘Run Bike Relay presented by Ragnar‘ to be held on June 22-23, 2018. The overnight relay event …

By Andy Thompson | March 27, 2018 | Posted In: Greenways, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Road running, Running, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

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