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Riverside Outfitters: Tubing Season is Here!

Andy Thompson

May 23, 2019 8:40am

Colleen Curran has all the info in Richmond.com this morning. But the short of it is that our friends at Riverside Outfitters are getting back into the tubing business.

What says summer more than tubing on the James?

RO has always sold tubes from their shop next to the Stratford Hills Shopping Center, but this summer they’re also offering a shuttle service for tubers who don’t want to deal with the hassle of parking cars in two different places and schlepping back and forth. Now, if you don’t own a tube, it’s as simple as you and your group showing up at the Reedy Creek entrance to the James River Park at the allotted time, getting on the bus, and getting dropped off at Pony Pasture. Or, if you already own a tube, you can just show up at Reedy Creek and hop on the bus with it.

Read Curran’s piece at Richmond.com for more or click here to go to the Riverside Outfitters Tubing page. Summer has begun!

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?