September 27th, 2014 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM starting and finishing on Mayo Island.
A Scenic Tour of the James River Basin by mountain bike or boat. Explore the length of the James River’s fall line.
Hosted by RVA MORE and JROC to raise money for the trail building cause. All proceeds directly benefit your outdoor experience. Come out and explore with your fellow cycling and paddling enthusiasts.
Learn more here: http://rvamore.org/events/tour-de-fall-line/
Saturday, August 9th
Scout Camp riders – we need your help! We need to get the trail in ride shape but the past winter storms have wreaked havoc on those trails! In order to get the trail ride ready, we need a short, 30 yard reroute and some carpenters to replank a bridge. THAT – will get us back to riding the trail but we’ll need more work to replace two bridges. This weekend will include these priorties:
- Reroute WAG trail
- Replace planking at last hill-loop bridge
- 9 downed tree sections
- Set pavers and bench for approach and exit of creek crossing prior to hill-loop section.
- Move bridge behind shooting range creek and place back in position.
The first two are needed to get riding back up! What that means is that we’ll have to hike a couple creek crossings and 9 downed trees but that’s not anything that we haven’t done before.
We will meet at the Cub Camp welcome center at 9:00 a.m. August 9 and work till around 3:00 or until your life calls you back home. We’ll probably have some pizza for lunch since it’s going to be a full day but still be sure to bring snacks and fluids for when you’re out in the woods. Also – be sure to bring bug spray, hydration, work gloves. If you have chain saw gear, please bring that as well! We have Personal Protective Equipment for 2 and we’ll need that to work these sections since this is a RVA MORE work day.
If you have never been out for trail, please consider coming out for this session. You will meet other mountain bikers and you will have a direct impact on the trails that you ride – THESE ARE YOUR TRAILS SO YOU HAVE A SAY IN HOW THEY GROW!
iCan Bike teaches children with mental and physical disabilities how to ride a 2 wheel bike after a 5 day program. It’s at UR, August 11-15.
The greatest need I have right now is for spotters. Spotters walk, and eventually run, next to the child as they learn how to ride. There are 5 ninety minute shifts available during the day. Ideally, it is best if a spotter can volunteer for the same shift all 5 days of the program. If that isn’t possible, I would love to have anyone volunteer for as much time as they can give. You also need to be 16 years or older.
If you have any questions please contact Mary Catharine Kolbert firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-287-7163; Sarah Ann Jennings email@example.com or 804-747-4673
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.
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.
At 6pm on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, RVA MORE will be holding our June Club Meeting and Social at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. Come out, meet the club and learn about our plans for the the Summer and Fall.
Hardywood Park is located near the Diamond at 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA, 23220.
The Richmond Sportsbackers showed their support for the RVA Trails on Friday night by presenting RVA MORE with a $2500 donation.
Jon Lugbill (Sportsbackers) and Clark Jones (RVA MORE)
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.
Thanks for your support!
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)
Two news items out of Chesterfield & Pocahontas:
- 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/
- 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