Upcoming Trail Work

Mark you calendars for the following trail work days. Come out and give YOUR trails some love. Click the links for more details.

10/29/16 – Ancarrow’s East (Poop Loop) – continue armoring low/wet sections with rock and gravel
11/5/16 – Belle Isle Skills Area – maintenance work on pump tracks and other dirt areas
11/12/16 – Belle Isle Skills Area – maintenance work on pump tracks and other dirt areas
12/3/16 – Belle Isle Skills Area – maintenance work on pump tracks and other dirt areas
12/10/16 – Ancarrow’s East (Poop Loop) – continue armoring low/wet sections with rock and gravel

 

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day – Rescheduled

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 29th 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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Fall Trail Building School

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rvaMORE will be holding a Trail Building 101 class on Saturday, October 22nd in Forest Hill Park.

Join us to learn the basics of trail building and why we do the things we do in the James River Park System. The morning classroom session includes discussion about terrain, soil, trail design, construction techniques, user groups, and the relationship between rvaMORE and the land manager.  In the afternoon, we’ll get hands-on rerouting a section of trail in Forest Hill Park.

There is no cost for this class and lunch will be provided, but the class size is limited to 24, so please sign-up early to reserve your spot.  Register here.

 

When: 8:30am – 4:00pm Saturday, October 22th 2016

Where: Stone House in Forest Hill Park (note: please allow extra time for parking due to Forest Hill Farmer’s Market)

Bring: Notebook & Pen for classroom notes. Gloves, study shoes and work clothes for hands-on session.

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

PLEASE NOTE:  Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is being rescheduled so we can give our trails time to recover from all of this rain.  We appreciate  your patience.  More details will be posted here as soon as they are available. Thanks! 

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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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