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Gauge Height: 5.76'
Flow: 7370 cfps
Above 5' life jacket required

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James River Park System trails are ready for your two wheels
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Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 3:48am
Low Tide: 11:06am

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Virginia State Parks Introduces New Triathlon Adventure Series

A new statewide race series — The Virginia State Parks Adventure Series presented by Appalachian Power — offers competitors a unique way to compete in triathlons in six state parks. …

By Andy Thompson | April 16, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Paddling, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Where Will Bike Lanes Go, and What Will They Look Like?

If you don’t receive information from the Sports Backers’ BikeWalkRVA program, you should. Their email blasts are always informative. Case in point: a recent email from Shihan Wijeyeratne, Lead Organizer for …

By Andy Thompson | March 30, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Road Biking

International Mountain Bike Travel Company Now Offers RVA Rides

Airbnb is one of the world’s fastest-growing companies, and its popularity lies in offering travelers the opportunity to experience towns and cities around the world via unique accommodations that let …

By Andy Thompson | February 27, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking

Road Trip: Trail Riding is a Thrill at Freedom Park

Looking to get out of Richmond for a day of outstanding trail riding? Williamsburg isn’t far away and Freedom Park is a great place to ride a mountain bike. Located …

By Phil Riggan | February 24, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Trail Running

Enthusiastic Crowd Packs the House for Richmond Trail Forum

The first Richmond Trail Forum took place Wednesday night at the Byrd Park Round House before an enthusiastic overflow crowd of more than 100 people. Many identified themselves as cyclists, …

By Phil Riggan | February 2, 2017 | Posted In: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Running, Trail Running

Will the Center of the Universe Become More Bike/Pedestrian Friendly?

I recently exchanged emails with Shihan Wijeyeratne, the Sports Backers‘ Community Engagement Coordinator. He alerted me to an event coming up that Ashland/greater Hanover residents (and those who think our …

By Andy Thompson | January 30, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Upcoming Events

Richmond Trails Forum to Address City’s Growing Outdoors Network

Richmond offers plenty of recreational choices for anyone who wants to get outdoors. Its network of trails is extremely popular and has helped bring several beneficial economic events to Richmond, including …

By Phil Riggan | January 15, 2017 | Posted In: Hiking, James River, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

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

A Wealth of Great Trail Riding at Hanover’s Poor Farm Park

This past weekend, I finally made it back to western Hanover County’s Poor Farm Park. It had been more than 5 years since my last visit and I’ve been craving …

By Phil Riggan | November 14, 2016 | Posted In: Mountain 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

Mountain Bikers Ride to Support rvaMORE During Annual Tour de Fall Line

More than 140 mountain bikers took to Richmond’s great trails network during rvaMORE’s third annual Tour de Fall Line on Saturday. The event began and ended at Stone Brewing Co.’s …

By Phil Riggan | September 17, 2016 | Posted In: Mountain Biking

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

Richmond Cycling Corps Is On the Move

Our friends at Richmond Cycling Corps always seem to be up to something big. Case in point: the above video (shot by Jack Anderson) showcasing the new headquarters they’ll be …

By Andy Thompson | May 14, 2016 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Road Biking

May is Bike Month in RVA

Saturday, April 30 marks the launch of RVA Bike Month in the Richmond region, and the Sports Backers’ Bike Walk RVA is in its third year of coordinating a full month of …

By Andy Thompson | April 28, 2016 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Road Biking

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

XTERRA Cuts Richmond from New Race Series

On December 2nd, XTERRA announced a shakeup in its America Tour. According to the XTERRA website, the company “announced the formation of the XTERRA Pan American Tour which connects the sport’s …

By Andy Thompson | December 5, 2015 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Trail Running

There can only be one…King of the James!

A buzz filled the air throughout the James River Park System this fall in the weeks leading up to November 15th for the second annual King of the James.  Question’s …

By Hunter Davis | November 26, 2015 | Posted In: James River, Mountain Biking, Paddling, Trail Running

The ‘King of the James’ is Back This Weekend

The leaves are falling as the season turns and daylight is getting sparse. Cooler air is settling in among Virginia’s water, and the James River is getting colder. November is …

By Hunter Davis | November 10, 2015 | Posted In: James River, Mountain Biking, Paddling, Trail Running, Upcoming Events
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