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Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 5.19'
Flow: 5420 cfps
Above 5' life jacket required

Trail Conditions: Richmond

James River Park System trails are ready for your two wheels
Friday, June 23, 2017

Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 3:48am
Low Tide: 11:18am

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Upcoming Events

Va. State Parks Offer Special Programs for the ‘Great American Campout’

If you’ve wanted to try camping but don’t know how to begin, Virginia’s state parks are great places to start with the Great American Campout, June 24. (The National Wildlife Foundation created the Great …

By Andy Thompson | June 8, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

‘James River Rundown’ to Test Paddlers’ Endurance

Registration is open for the James River Association’s James River Rundown, a series of paddling races on the America’s Founding River scheduled for June 24-25, 2017 in the heart of …

By Andy Thompson | June 6, 2017 | Posted In: Paddling, Upcoming Events

Help Blue Sky Fund Get Inner-City Kids Outdoors

Our friends at the Blue Sky Fund are in the middle of a three-day fundraising blitz. If you’re not familiar with BSF, the above video will give you a taste …

By Andy Thompson | June 5, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Bringing the Outdoors In at Vasen Brewing

There’s no beer percolating at Vasen Brewing yet, but a dominant motif is coming into focus at Scott’s Addition’s soon-to-be newest brewery. On a visit last week, artist Emily Herr‘s …

By Andy Thompson | June 1, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, Upcoming Events

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 www.FloClimbing.com 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

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

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

New Races, Features for 2017 James River Rundown

2016 marked the third year of the James River Rundown, an annual event organized by the James River Association. The James River Rundown’s popularity has grown since the inaugural 100-mile …

By Justin Doyle | April 4, 2017 | Posted In: James River, Paddling, Upcoming Events

Tight Lines, Good Times at the Va. Fly Fishing Festival

The Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival returns to Central Virginia on April 8th and 9th at Meadow Event Park in Doswell. The largest event of its kind in the …

By Chris Siess | April 1, 2017 | Posted In: Fishing, Upcoming Events

Sports Backers Bringing New ‘RVA Plein Air Paint Off’ to 2017 Riverrock

A new challenge will take place at this year’s Dominion Riverrock that promises to add a splash of color to the festivities:  Riverrock’s first-ever ‘RVA Plein Air Paint Off,’ set for …

By Andy Thompson | March 24, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Meet the Artist Behind ‘The Path Untraveled’ (You Know, Those Giant Rings Near the T-Pot)

Last year I spent some time with Josh Weiner as he prepared for his art installation at the south end of the T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge. The bridge wasn’t completed …

By Andy Thompson | March 22, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

Help Scientists Conserve Frogs and Toads at Maymont

One of my favorite harbingers of spring is listening for the chorus from a frog known as the spring peeper. Peepers inhabit forested wetlands where their tadpoles can thrive. One …

By Andy Thompson | February 13, 2017 | Posted In: Environment, Upcoming Events

RVA Environmental Film Fest in Full Swing

Yesterday, the 7th annual RVA Environmental Film Festival kicked off with events two movies at the Richmond Public Library. The fest runs through February 12th and ranges all over the …

By Andy Thompson | February 7, 2017 | Posted In: Upcoming Events

JRA Accepting Applications for 7th Annual “Floating Classroom”

The James River Association is accepting applications for the 7th Annual James River Expedition, “a floating classroom” where students paddle down the 340-mile length of the James River. High school …

By Andy Thompson | February 1, 2017 | Posted In: James River, Upcoming Events

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

It’s Almost Time to ‘Shiver in the River’

Just a friendly reminder, that this Saturday you can join hundreds of crazy people who will voluntarily jump into the James River on a day when the high temperature is …

By Andy Thompson | January 25, 2017 | Posted In: James River, Upcoming Events

Dominion Riverrock Announces Music Lineup for 2017 Festival

Dominion Riverrock announced today the full list of music acts performing at this year’s festival. On Friday, May 19th, The SteelDrivers will take the stage at 8:30 p.m., and on …

By Andy Thompson | January 24, 2017 | Posted In: 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
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