Trail Work – Forest Hill Park

Saturday, August 2nd

We have some cleanup work to do in Forest Hill Park.  As many of you know, one of last week’s storms took out the wooden bridge across Reedy Creek.  It’s a total loss.

This weekend, we’ll be dismantling and cleaning up un the remains of the bridge and clearing brush from the hillside so that we can scout line for a trail reroute that will allow us to better cross the creek.

Bring your gloves, sturdy shoes, long pants, water and a snack and meet us at the former site of the bridge at 9am in Forest Hill Park.  Parking is available behind the Patrick Henry School – just walk down (west on) Forest Hill Ave. and turn into the park.

Anthem Moonlight Ride

Saturday, August 16 at 8 pm at Sports Backers Stadium: With a Full Moon (17-mile) course and a Half Moon (8-mile) option, there’s something for everyone. And if you’re not in it for the yellow jersey, take advantage of our well-stocked rest stops on Monument Avenue and in Bryan Park.

Upon finishing your ride back at Sports Backers Stadium, celebrate at the Agee’s Post-Ride Party with live music. Enjoy a complimentary slice of pizza, ice cream and soft drink or Blue Moon beer (bring your ID!) while you enjoy the concert.

Register here

Armstrong High School Mountain Bike Team Fundraiser

As some of you know Craig Dodson, Richmond Cycling Corps, had a very successful first season working with the Armstrong High School Mountain bike team. In order to continue with the program he is going to need to join the new NICA High School Mountain Bike League this fall. This is proving to be a very expensive endeavor– more so than anticipated due to required staffing qualifications/certifications. To help with the cost of this program, Richmond Cycling Corps has a benefit film screening of Singletrack High, a film about NorCal High School Cycling League, this Saturday, May 31st at 7:30pm. Weather permitting, it will be an outdoor screening behind Richmond Bicycle Studio, 1717 Summit Ave. If the weather doesn’t co-operate it will be moved inside the studio. Tickets are $7. Proceeds go to RCC’s Armstrong High School Cycling Team as it participates in NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association). If you can’t make the movie you can still donate on the eventbrite registration site.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/outdoor-movie-to-benefit-richmond-cycling-corps-tickets-11559361361?aff=eivtefrnd

Thanks for your support!

Open letter to Richmond Virginia from Western New York Mountain Bicycling Association

Please see this letter RVA MORE received from IMBA Chapter WNYMBA President Jim Allen. They are sincerely apologetic and very upset with the actions of one person in their club. They want to come here and help build the new Bell Grant trail. Please if anyone has posted anything that denigrates this club I ask you to retract that statement and apologize.

Greg Rollins, President RVA MORE

Letter of Congratulations and Apology – Richmond More (3)

Pocahontas News

Two news items out of Chesterfield & Pocahontas:

  1. The Friends of Pocahontas State Park need help with leaders and beer slingers for the concerts and mud run events.  The money we earn goes right back into the park, including trail work tools and supplies.  Find out more and see their full schedule of events on their MeetUp page: http://www.meetup.com/Friends-of-Pocahontas-State-Park/
  2. Chesterfield County is working on their Bikeways and Trails Plan. Find out how you can get involved at http://www.chesterfield.gov/Planning.aspx?id=8590041138

 

Prune-a-palooza 2014

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On June 7th, RVA MORE will be teaming up with RVA Mountain Biking and JROC for a National Trails Day event.

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During Spring and Summer, the local trails get over-grown and sight-lines disappear.  We have too many miles of trail for the park staff to take care of, so on June 7th, we’ll be clearing up the over-growth and opening sight-line on ALL the James River Trails (Buttermilk, Northbank, Forest Hill, Belle Isle and Dogwood Dell).  We’re calling the event Prune-a-palooza.

Join us at the picnic shelter at the Carillon (near the dog park) at 9am on Saturday, June 7th.  Feel free to bring your favorite pruning tools (hand pruners, loppers, hand saws) or use some of our’s.  If you’re sensitive to poison ivy we suggest that you wear long pant, long sleeves and gloves.

Then, after a morning of pruning, join us for BBQ (food and drinks) at the picnic shelter.

Prune-a-palooza is being sponsored by our good friends at REI, Mountain Khakis and Zanfel.

Sign-up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/238555066337061 or by emailing info@rvamore.org – we want to make sure we have enough food and drink for everyone!

 

East Coast Winner

With 13,896 votes, the Richmond Regional Ride Center is the East Coast Winner in the Bell Built Grant contest.

Thank you all for your support!

The $33k will go a long way to rehabilitating 15 miles of existing mountain bike trail, constructing an additional 20 miles of trail and developing a new gateway trail with two loops suitable for novices, children, handcycles, and bicycles pulling child-trailers.

Bell Grant Voting

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ABOUT OUR TRAIL PROJECT
RICHMOND REGIONAL RIDE CENTER

Location:
Richmond Regional Ride Center
Richmond, VA

Trail type:
Flow

Sponsor:
RVA MORE

This project will seek to rehabilitate 15 miles of existing mountain bike trail and construct an additional 20 miles of trail. The goal is to incorporate approximately 15 miles of stacked-loop singletrack, and an additional 5 miles of flow trail which will focus on a progression of difficulty. The project will also focus on improving the existing trails on-site in order to diversify the trails and improve the overall depth of experience within the system. In addition to these singletrack trails, the project seeks to develop a new gateway trail with two loops suitable for novices, children, handcycles, and bicycles pulling child-trailers.
WEST COAST CENTRAL REGION EAST COAST
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VOTE: April 7-20
WINNER: April 21
VOTE: April 21-May 4
WINNER: May 5
VOTE: May 5-18
WINNER:May 19
HOW THE VOTING WORKS
Twelve trailbuilding projects across the 50 states have been selected as the finalists to receive a portion of the $100,000 Bell Built grant. The projects have been distributed across 3 distinct regions in the US: West, Central, and East. Beginning April 7, voting for each region will be live for a 2-week window, with winners announced the day after the voting period ends. On May 19, all three winners will be officially announced!
EAST COAST VOTING IS LIVE UNTIL MAY 18!
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OR GO TO BELLHELMETS.COM/BELLBUILT TO VOTE!