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‘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 RichmondOutside.com. 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

Where Do the Candidates Stand on Bike/Ped Issues?

The Sports Backers have done those of us interested in bicycle- and pedestrian-related issues a great service. A couple of months ago, Bike Walk RVA (an offshoot of the SBs) …

By Andy Thompson | October 13, 2016 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Natural Bridge Set to Become a State Park on Sept. 24‏

One of the more iconic and historic sites in the United States will become the 37th Virginia State Park during a public ceremony on Sept. 24. Federal, state and local …

By Andy Thompson | September 10, 2016 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Blue Sky Fund Brings ‘Hike For Kids’ to RVA Trails

For almost a year now I’ve had the pleasure of being associated with the local non-profit Blue Sky Fund, which seeks to enrich the lives of Richmond’s urban youth through …

By Andy Thompson | September 7, 2016 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Notes from an Arborist: How to Stay Safe When the Wind Blows

I’ve known Andy Thompson since his RTD days, and when he launched Richmond Outside I eagerly offered myself to him as a “contributing arborist.” In the several subsequent years, I …

By Scott Turner | July 18, 2016 | Posted In: Environment, Uncategorized

REI Announces Local Grant Recipients

Each year, local non-profit organizations throughout the United States that steward, conserve, or increase access to popular outdoor spaces are nominated by each REI market to apply for REI Grant …

By Andy Thompson | July 14, 2016 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Va. State Parks See July 4th Weekend Surge in Visitation

I’m a huge fan of Virginia’s state parks system, so I thought I’d pass this good news along: Virginia State Parks hosted quite the July 4th weekend, with increases over …

By Andy Thompson | July 13, 2016 | Posted In: Uncategorized

New State Park Coming to Northern Virginia

On June 14, 2016, 604 acres of the 900-acre Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship land preserve, donated by the Robert and Dee Leggett Foundation to the Old Dominion Land …

By Andy Thompson | July 1, 2016 | Posted In: Uncategorized

‘Small Richmond’ Hopes to Fill Niche Left by RVANews’ Demise

On June 6, Ross Catrow announced that RVANews.com was closing up shop after almost a decade of covering the Richmond region. One of the ways it did that was by …

By Andy Thompson | June 28, 2016 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Blue Sky Fund Launches 60-hour Online Giving Push

I’ve had a soft spot for the Blue Sky Fund ever since my Times-Dispatch years, writing about the non-profit’s efforts to get East End kids into the outdoors. What exactly does …

By Andy Thompson | June 6, 2016 | Posted In: Uncategorized

Local Art Contest to Highlight James River

RVA loves the James River! We depend on it for drinking water, recreation, and inspiration. It is so important to us that Richmond was designated “Best River Town Ever” by Outside …

By Justin Doyle | May 27, 2016 | Posted In: Uncategorized
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