Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Please come out and join rvaMORE with support from the RVA Racing Team for Richmond’s Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD).  The event will be held Saturday, October 1st from 9:00AM-12:00PM at the new Belle Isle Skills Area located at 1 Belle Isle, Richmond, VA, 23225.  We will be joined by 3Sports Bike and Run shop, American Family Fitness, Women’s Multisport of Richmond, and others.

We have a great day planned for riders of all abilities to join, learn, participate, and most of all have fun. Activities will span many disciplines related to riding and the sport, including:

  • Basic Bike fit, maintenance, and repair
  • Bike skills
  • Trail development, maintenance, and sustainment
  • Group rides
  • And much more!

Note: Helmets are REQUIRED for ALL riders.

Please register in advance here.  We look forward to seeing you!

For more information on IMBA’s TKMBD, click here.

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Ancarrow’s Trail Work with REI

 

14257457_10154503710548610_7214300526529386825_oJoin us as we celebrate National Public Lands Day on September 24th.  rvaMORE is teaming up with REI to raise 600 feet of trail tread on the Ancarrow’s East Trail to help improve drainage issues and allow the trails to be open more days throughout the year.  An REI Grant funded the purchase of the materials that we’ll be using to build up the trail.

Meet us at Ancarrow’s Landing parking lot – 1400 Brander St. at 9am on Saturday, September 24th.

All volunteers will get a free REI Steward t-shirt while supplies last.  REI will also be grilling up some food for lunch and raffling off some great prizes.

All volunteers should dress appropriately for the weather, wear closed toe shoes, bring a reusable water bottle, and bring work or gardening gloves.

NEEF National Public Lands Day (NPLD)is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands including parks, trails, and green spaces.

Don’t Miss Tour de Fall Line!

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Don’t miss one of the best mountain biking events in the RVA this Saturday: Tour de Fall Line.

It’s not a race, but a mountain bike tour of the James River basin.  With 50, 28, and 14 mile options, the TdFL has great sponsors, volunteers and aid stations to ensure your tour is a great one.

All proceeds are re-invested into the trails, so come out and ride and support your trails!

Online registration closes Friday, but there is walk-up registration at Stone Brewing Saturday morning.

More information and online signup can be found here.

 

Belle Isle Skills Area Work Day

Saturday, May 14 –  9am – 1pm

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We’re finishing up work on the enhancements to the Belle Isle Skilla Area and need some help.  This Saturday we’ll be doing some clean-up, dirt shaping and hand tamping.

If it’s dry enough and get enough help, we’ll be able to ride the new features after the work day.

Meet us on Belle Isle at 9am with some gloves and sturdy shoes – we’ll bring the tools.

Thanks!
rvaMORE

Gillies Dirt Jumps

Earlier this year an MOU was signed with the City of Richmond making the Gillies Creek Dirt Jumps (located behind the BMX track) a legitimate park facility.  We’re hosting a couple of events to cleanup the area and involve the community in the future of the dirt jumps.

MARCH 31 – Community Vision Day hosted on site for community feedback regarding jump park area and renovation/development from 5pm-6pm.  Please come out and meet with rvaMORE and the builders to help with the vision for this dirt jump area.  Now is the time to give the city and rvaMORE your thoughts.

APRIL 30 – Community Cleanup Day Work Day hosted on site to remove trash, debris, safety hazards, etc. 9am-1pm

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Buttermilk Trail Work

This Saturday we’ll be finishing up the trail reclamation on Buttermilk.  Meet at the Reedy Creek parking lot at 9am (Saturday, March 19th) and bring crowbars if you have them.

As usual, also bring work gloves, water and sturdy shoes.

Afterwards, please join us at Trailicious at 6:30pm at Hardywood Park Brewery to celebrate the trails.

Buttermilk Trail Work

Barring rain, we’ll be doing some trail reclamation on Buttermilk this Saturday.  Meet at the Reedy Creek parking lot at 9am (Saturday, March 12th) and bring crowbars if you have them.

As usual, also bring work gloves, water and sturdy shoes.

Buttermilk Trail Work

This Saturday we’ll be continuing a re-route on Buttermilk.  The section east of the boardwalk with rotten stairs is a text book fall line trail.  High speeds and poor sight lines make for safety issue, the boardwalk is rotting from underneath and the section between the hill and the boardwalk is a perennial mud spot. The new trail will routed on the hillside.  We expect the reroute to take a couple of week.  This week we’ll finish benching and build a bridge.

Meet at the Reedy Creek Parking Lot at 9am on Saturday, March 5th.
Bring water, gloves and sturdy shoes.

Buttermilk Trail Work

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This Saturday we’ll be starting a route on Buttermilk.  The section east of the boardwalk with rotten stairs is a text book fall line trail.  High speeds and poor sight lines make for safety issue, the boardwalk is rotting from underneath and the section between the hill and the boardwalk is a perennial mud spot. The new trail will routed on the hillside.  We expect the reroute to take a couple of week.

Meet at the Reedy Creek Parking Lot at 9am on Saturday, February 27th.
Bring water, gloves and sturdy shoes.