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Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 5.15'
Flow: 5290 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 7:24am
Low Tide: 3:06pm

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Your vote = new RVA MTB trails

May 5, 2014 9:06am

Back in February we reported on the progress of the fundraising efforts for the Richmond Regional Ride Center, a mountain bike trail-building project at Pocahontas State Park. Funding has and will come from many different sources — private individuals, foundations, grants, governments, etc. The effort needs over $800,000 just to put in the mountain bike-specific trails. A fully tricked out trailhead facility will be over a $1 million.

In a couple of days, trail-loving Central Virginians will have the opportunity to contribute to the pot without giving a dime. Bell, the helmet manufacturer, is giving away $100,000 total to three separate trail-building projects in the United States. The Pocahontas trail project is one of five East Coast finalists for a third of that $100,000. And the money is awarded by voting, which runs today through May 18th. You can only vote once from each email address you have, so be sure to use up all your votes — and tell your friends to do the same.

Click here to vote.

(Monumental Consulting put together the above video to convince people to vote for Richmond.)

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?