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Gauge Height: 3.46'
Flow: 1000 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 3:48am
Low Tide: 11:00am

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Bike Walk RVA Launches First ‘Bike Restaurant Week’

Like bikes and good food? Next week, Bike Walk RVA has cooked up something special for you. September 17-21 will be Richmond’s first Bike Restaurant Week, a five-day promotion with …

By Andy Thompson | September 12, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Friends of Dragon Run Add Fall Paddle Season

If you caught Bob Flynn’s piece in July about paddling the Dragon Run, one of Virginia’s most pristine and overlooked watershed, here’s some good news. You won’t have to wait …

By Andy Thompson | September 9, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

3rd Annual Films on the Floodwall Hits the River

The James River Association, James River Outdoor Coalition, and James River Advisory Council are organizing the third annual Films on the Floodwall. The free community film screening is scheduled for Wednesday, …

By Andy Thompson | September 1, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Take 5! to Remember Virginia’s Hidden History

While the nation debates the future of Richmond’s 60 foot monuments to Confederate soldiers, a small historic marker east of town recalls the African American soldiers of the Army of …

By Nicole Anderson Ellis | August 27, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

BridgePark Completes First Phase of Planning, Looks to RVA’s Future

Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series by BridgePark Executive Director Ted Elmore on the past, present and future of the Richmond non-profit’s effort to build a …

By Ted Elmore | August 24, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Register Now to Ride Tour de Fall Line IV

It’s downright amazing that you can hold a 50-mile, mostly-mountain bike ride almost entirely within a city’s boundaries, but that’s exactly what RVA MORE has been doing for going on …

By Andy Thompson | August 18, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Not an Eclipse Road Warrior? Head to Brown’s Island on Aug. 21

On Sunday, I’ll be packing up the family and joining others to go eclipse chasing in South Carolina. Our plan is less than fully fleshed out, is possibly harebrained, and …

By Andy Thompson | August 16, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Continue Learning With Butterfly Counts

Most people learned the wonders of the life cycle in grade school, when they followed the evolution of a butterfly from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis (pupa) to adult. But …

By Bob Flynn | August 7, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Two Men Die in James River Incidents

This morning comes a fresh reminder — two, actually — that the James River is not to be trifled with, no matter the water level. Paul Whelan reports in the …

By Andy Thompson | August 3, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

The Heart of Larus Park

Pink Ribbons – Trouble for Larus Park You don’t need to tell an arborist what a pink ribbon wrapped around a tree means. Rarely does it mean “this is a …

By Scott Turner | July 31, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

‘Beyond Boundaries’ Helps Others Overcome Challenges to Getting Outside

That feeling in your stomach as you’re about to drop into Hollywood Rapid. Floating under the suspension bridge that leads Richmonders to Belle Isle as onlookers enviously wave down at …

By Kyle Burnette | July 20, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Video: Mayor Commits to Completing ‘Missing Link Trail’

The Sports Backers recently released a recap of all the bike-related events that took place in May. The highlight is the above video from Bike To Work Day. It bears …

By Andy Thompson | June 8, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Groups Announce Protection of Parcel Next to Bryan Park

Five years ago, members of the Friends of Bryan Park were facing the seeming inevitability of development of the Shirley subdivision in Henrico County adjacent to the forested section of …

By Andy Thompson | April 21, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Southside Coyotes Back in the News

It was about a year ago we last featured urban coyotes doing their thing in RVA — munching on a small dog let out to pee at midnight. Well, now …

By Andy Thompson | April 17, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

RVA Osprey Cam is Now Live!

The idea was born a couple of years ago: Showcase the natural wonders of Richmond’s downtown through an osprey cam atop a Richmond-Petersburg Railroad bridge piling. And now, finally, here …

By Andy Thompson | March 13, 2017 | Posted In: James River, Uncategorized

Coming Soon: Downtown RVA Osprey Cam

Yesterday was an exciting day on the river for For a couple of years now we’ve batted around the idea of putting a camera on an osprey or eagle …

By Andy Thompson | February 21, 2017 | Posted In: Climbing, James River, Paddling, Uncategorized

Va. State Parks Stimulated Over $224 Million in Visitor Spending in 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia State Parks helped stimulate more than $224 million in visitor spending in 2016. The figure comes from a new economic impact report compiled by …

By Andy Thompson | January 31, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Art=Trails: Thanks, Richmond!

This weekend my wife and I took our kids out to Larus Park for a hike. Off Chippenham Parkway and Huguenot Road, Larus is an underused gem in Richmond’s park system. …

By Andy Thompson | January 26, 2017 | Posted In: Uncategorized

With a Modified Route, Monument Ave. 10K Registration Opens

Registration opened yesterday for the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger. The April 1st event will be capped at 30,000 participants, and, as Vic Dorr of the Times-Dispatch reported this morning, it …

By Andy Thompson | December 2, 2016 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Sweet Swag Awaits: Register Now for Shiver in the River

Hey, programming note from our friends at Keep Virginia Beautiful: Early bird registration for the popular Shiver in the River ends tomorrow. What are you missing out on by not …

By Andy Thompson | November 29, 2016 | Posted In: Uncategorized
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