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Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 3.78'
Flow: 1590 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond

  • Very warm today with highs in the mid 80's. The trails are in really good shape in the area. Everything is open.

Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 2:42am
Low Tide: 9:42am

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Much to See, Do at Appomattox Riverfest

On Saturday, April 29th the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River will stage the 3rd annual Appomattox RiverFest (with co-sponsor Fort Lee). This day long family event is great for nature lovers, birders, …

By Andy Thompson | April 13, 2017 | Posted In: Birding, Environment, Fishing, Greenways, Paddling, Upcoming Events

FOLAR Announces Plan for 20+ miles of Trails Along Appomattox River

After an intensive 12-month process that began with a $100,000 grant from The Cameron Foundation last spring, Friends of the Lower Appomattox River has released its Appomattox River Trail Master …

By Andy Thompson | March 15, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, Greenways

Get Shot by a Drone on T-Pot Tomorrow

Got a free lunch hour tomorrow from noon to 1 p.m. or so? Head down to Brown’s Island and the new T-Pot Bridge for an “RVA group photo” shot by drone …

By Andy Thompson | December 12, 2016 | Posted In: Greenways, James River

Experience RVA’s Human-Friendly Bridge from your Laptop (or Phone)

By now you’ve probably seen the news about the brand spanking new human friendly (as opposed to car friendly) bridge over the James River in downtown Richmond. The T. Tyler …

By Andy Thompson | December 10, 2016 | Posted In: Greenways, James River

25 Miles of New Bike Lanes Could Look Like This…

Blogging on the Sports Backers’ website, Bike Walk RVA Director Max Hepp-Buchanan offers a summary of Tuesday’s big bike lane meeting, where city planners presented designs for 25 total miles …

By Andy Thompson | November 24, 2016 | Posted In: Greenways, Mountain Biking, Road Biking

Pushing Richmond for 20 (More) Miles of Bike Lanes

I wanted to pass along this email from BikeWalk RVA because I think it’s hugely important in moving us forward as a city that’s friendly to bicyclists and incentivizes bicycle …

By Andy Thompson | November 9, 2016 | Posted In: Greenways, Mountain Biking, Road Biking

Voting for Green Spaces in Henrico

In the Op/Ed section of Tuesday’s Times-Dispatch, Sports Backers Executive Director Jon Lugbill clues us in to something all Henrico voters should keep an eye out for in the ballot …

By Andy Thompson | November 2, 2016 | Posted In: Birding, Environment, Fishing, Greenways, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running

High Bridge Trail State Park Offers Variety of Great Ways to Explore Farmville

This past weekend I spent the day hiking and biking the High Bridge Trail State Park in and around Farmville. The weather was perfect and the trip wound up being …

By Phil Riggan | September 29, 2016 | Posted In: Greenways, Hiking, Road Biking

Sculptor’s Vision for South End of Potterfield Bridge Emerges

  Back in the spring, Riverside Outfitters owner, Matt Perry, and I had the pleasure of showing Boulder, Colo. resident Josh Weiner around RVA on mountain bikes. Who’s Josh Weiner? …

By Andy Thompson | July 28, 2016 | Posted In: Greenways, James River

The Kickstand — Bike Rental, Sales, Service Shop — Now Open on Va. Capital Trail

Man, it’s hot out there. Maybe not the best day for a ride on the Virginia Capital Trail, at least not midday. But when it cools down — maybe in …

By Andy Thompson | July 26, 2016 | Posted In: Greenways, Mountain Biking, Road Biking

Richmond Cycling Corps to Open Bike Rental Shop on Va. Capital Trail

On May 14th, I wrote about how Richmond Cycling Corps is moving its headquarters to a formerly vacant building much closer to the kids the group serves (mostly in Fairfield …

By Andy Thompson | May 26, 2016 | Posted In: Greenways, Mountain Biking, Road Biking

VCTF Marks Cap2Cap Ride’s 11th Year

Tomorrow the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation’s Cap2Cap ride will go off for the 11th straight year. For the previous 10 the event had two start/finish lines: one in Williamsburg and …

By Andy Thompson | May 13, 2016 | Posted In: Greenways, Road Biking, Upcoming Events

Sports Backers Releases Richmond Region Bicycle Infrastructure Report

Bike Walk RVA (a program of Sports Backers) today released the 2016 Richmond Region Bicycle Infrastructure Report, an update to the 2013 Richmond Region Baseline Bicycle Infrastructure Report. The new …

By Andy Thompson | March 21, 2016 | Posted In: Greenways, Mountain Biking, Road Biking

Coalition of Organizations Encourages Continued Support for Richmond Riverfront Plan

A coalition of Richmond-based organizations has formed to urge Richmond City Council to appropriate an additional $1.8 million in the City of Richmond FY 2017 Capital Improvements Program for continued …

By Andy Thompson | March 17, 2016 | Posted In: Greenways, James River

Despite Opposition, Planners Approve Chesterfield Bike Proposal

Markus Schmidt reported in today’s Times-Dispatch that “the Chesterfield County Planning Commission signed off on a draft plan that calls for 360 miles of new bicycle pathways and trails throughout …

By Andy Thompson | October 21, 2015 | Posted In: Greenways, Mountain Biking, Road Biking

Va. Capital Trail: ‘It’s a Place to Exhale’

I spent a good part of yesterday morning on an old school bus, chugging down Route 5 next to the brand spanking new Virginia Capital Trail. I was part of a …

By Andy Thompson | September 30, 2015 | Posted In: Greenways, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Road running, Running, Trail Running

Ride to Jamestown: Virginia Capital Trail Nears Completion

Earlier this summer I wondered openly in a post if the Virginia Capital Trail would be ready in time for the hundreds of thousands of visitors who are supposed to …

By Andy Thompson | August 31, 2015 | Posted In: Greenways, Mountain Biking, Road Biking

Wrecking Ball, Meet Lehigh Cement Silos

The Richmond Riverfront Plan was adopted by City Council in 2012. Fast-forward nearly three years later and BOOM! The Lehigh Cement silos are coming down, creating a blank canvass for a new …

By Justin Doyle | August 13, 2015 | Posted In: Greenways

Virginia Capital Trail Makes Big Strides in Richmond

I went for a bike ride with a friend on Sunday that took me all over the city. We were on our mountain bikes, so we hit a few trails, …

By Andy Thompson | July 15, 2015 | Posted In: Greenways, Mountain Biking, Road Biking

Virginia Capital Trail Enters Final Phase: Will it Be Done in Time?

This year’s Cap2Cap, the annual ride/fundraiser for the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation, was a roaring success, according to foundation Executive Director Beth Weisbrod. The 100-mile, 50-mile and 25-mile ride options …

By Andy Thompson | June 3, 2015 | Posted In: Greenways, Mountain Biking, Road Biking