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Road Biking

‘RVA Bike Share’ to Roll Out Next Week

I’ve got some friends that are in the process of moving to Richmond from New York City, and one of the first questions they asked me when they began looking …

By Andy Thompson | August 23, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Road Biking

JRPS Offering Epic Overnight Bike Trip to See Perseid Meteor Shower

I recently received an email from our friend Penelope Davenport, who’s in charge of the outdoor education programs at the James River Park, about a really cool event they’ve got …

By Andy Thompson | August 1, 2017 | Posted In: Road Biking

New Date, One-Day Option for ‘RVA to DC’ Ride

Registration is now open for the Sports Backers’ RVA to DC bike ride, which returns this year with a new date and new one-day ride option. The two-day, fully-supported ride from …

By Andy Thompson | July 19, 2017 | Posted In: Road Biking

Celebrate ‘Bike to Work Day’ with Mayor Stoney

In case you’ve been stuck in traffic and missed the memo, May is National Bike Month. There have been lots of bike-related events all over the city already. But this …

By Andy Thompson | May 17, 2017 | Posted In: Road Biking, Upcoming Events

Riverrock Updates: Event Just One Week Away

Dominion Riverrock and Flo Sports yesterday announced a partnership to stream the Dominion Riverrock bouldering competition live online at during the May 19-21 festival. This marks the first time that any …

By Andy Thompson | May 12, 2017 | Posted In: Mountain Biking, Paddling, Road Biking, Road running, Running, Trail Running, Upcoming Events

Events Announced as Bike Month Approaches

RVA Bike Month 2017 kicked off with proclamations of support from Richmond City Council and the Henrico County Board of Supervisors, and the calendar includes over 40 bike-related events taking …

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

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

Advice for Those Resolving to Bike More in 2017

We’ve almost reached the end of 2016. Time to start those annual New Year’s resolutions that you never keep. Only this year, pick something that will really make a difference …

By Phil Riggan | December 29, 2016 | Posted In: Road Biking

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

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

Report: RVA Could Host New Cycling Event in 2017

Late summer sojourns to the mountains and the Rivah have meant a long gap between posts here at RichmondOutside. But the trips are over, the kids are headed back to …

By Andy Thompson | August 25, 2016 | Posted In: Road 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

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

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

Henrico, Chesterfield Candidates Questioned on Bike/Ped Issues

The Sports Backers have come out with a handy map in an effort to educate Chesterfield and Henrico County residents on where their Board of Supervisors candidates stand on walking …

By Andy Thompson | October 28, 2015 | Posted In: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking
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