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Andy Thompson

April 4, 2018 12:27pm

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 Park and out at Pocahontas State Park this weekend.  There’s plenty of work to be done. We need your help!

Buttermilk Access Trail (JRP):
This weekend we’ll be working on an access trail that provides a connection to Buttermilk from Riverside Drive between 25th and 26th streets. There is an old access via a steep set of stairs that will be closed after the new trail is put into place.

We will be meeting at 9 a.m. at the parking lot at Riverside Drive and 22nd Street right across from Canoe Run Park (https://goo.gl/maps/pND9snKWFLk) and will walk to the work site from there.

Pocahontas State Park Dual Slalom:
Saturday will be the first volunteer work day on the new dual slalom course going in at Pocahontas.  This is going to be a huge addition to the already wide variety of trails at the park. When finished we’ll have two side by side lines where you can race your friends from top to bottom!  Meet at the Swift Creek parking lot (7298 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield, VA) at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

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?