James River Water Levels

Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 4.19'
Flow: 2590 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 5:12pm
Low Tide: 11:48am

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Pedal Power 2013 “harnesses the power of fun”

January 18, 2013 10:47am

Our good friends over at Energy Cycle are gearing up for their annual Pedal Power event on Feb. 16. Here’s how it works and, if you’re in to cycling, why you should think about getting involved. The effort illustrates how hard it is to generate the electricity that powers the event, including music and cook-tops. The event includes a competition to see who can crank the most watts, tons of cool swag, plus some great food. Two person teams will compete to generate the most power over the course of 30 minutes. Each team member will start at the same time and have the professional coaches from Richmond Cycling Corps to help provide encouragement so they reach their full potential. The three teams that produce the most electricity will win prizes. We will have a total of 20 teams competing in the event.

This is a family friendly event, please feel free to compete with your significant other, child, brother, sister, father, mother or just bring them along as your own personal cheering section!

Richmond Cycling Corps’ Bicycle Studio is located at 1717 Summit Avenue in Richmond. The event will run from from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Register at http://pedalpower2013.eventbrite.com/ and plan to bring your bike.


About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?