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‘Giant’ mountain bike demo tour Saturday at Forest Hill Park

From Richmond MORE:

The Ride Giant Demo Tour for mountain bikes comes to Forest Hill Park on April 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Richmond chapter of M.O.R.E. is helping out after trail building and is planning a cook out for members and guests.  Continue reading

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Richmond MORE volunteers are tough & dedicated to trails

Richmond MORE volunteers move a tree stump to block a trailI spent a little time this past weekend watching the James River Park staff and Richmond MORE volunteers work on a re-route of the Buttermilk Trail in an area below Riverside Drive at 42nd Street. Continue reading

Buttermilk Trail staircase/ramp area to get re-route

Snow-covered staircase and bike ramp on the Buttermilk TrailVolunteer with Richmond MORE Saturday on the Buttermilk Trail:

This Saturday we will be meeting at Reedy Creek at 9am again and continuing work on the Buttermilk East re-route. Please park at Reedy Creek and head along the trail to the Red Clay Hill. For those of you not familiar with the “Red Clay Hill” section this is the section of trail that also has the small pedestrian staircase and wooden ramp with the bricks in the center. The guys will be working on a short re-route in that are to help reduce some erosion problems. Nathan expects that the re-route will take upwards of 3-4 Saturdays’ worth of trail work. We can shorten that time frame with more volunteers and hands in the mix.
 
What: Buttermilk East Re-Route work part 2.
 
When: Saturday 3-19-11 starting at 9am ending..? Come out for as long as you like.
 
Where: Park in the Reedy Creek parking lot just off of Riverside Drive and Nathan will divide up the groups in the morning. If you like to sleep in a bit then go ahead and park at Reedy and walk West along Buttermilk East (Towards the Nickel Bridge/Dog Park) and come on over to “Red Clay Hill” to catch up with the crew.
 
Bring: Gloves, work boots or shoes, water or coffee (if that’s your thing), a small snack to keep the blood sugar in check and an open mind.

Two volunteer opportunities on the Buttermilk Saturday

From Richmond MORE:

This Saturday 3-12-11 we will be meeting at Reedy Creek at 9am again and will have one small crew head over to the board walk section of Buttermilk to finish up some small work while a much larger crew heads along Buttermilk East (that’s leaving Reedy Creek and heading down the “other” Buttermilk trail towards the Nickel Bridge/Dog park) over towards the “Red Clay Hill.” Continue reading

RIVER RANT: Bike trails closed, wait 24 hours per inch of rain?

The accepted rule of thumb is to wait 24 hours per every inch of rain.The James River Park trails and most Richmond area off-road trails are closed after a period of rain. Richmond has gotten at least two inches this week alone. The accepted rule of thumb is to wait 24 hours per every inch of rain. This should give most trails time to dry out, especially ones maintained as well as the Richmond trails (thanks to the JRPS staff and Richmond Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts). Continue reading

New Buttermilk Trail boardwalk has a “skinny” spur

Skinny spur TTF at Buttermilk Trail boardwalk

Credit: Richmond MORE

If you haven’t been mountain biking, hiking or running on the Buttermilk Trail lately, you may not know about the recent work just east of the Reedy Creek Parking lot. In addition to all the ivy being cut by volunteers, Richmond MORE and the James River Park crew have been working on more permanent upgrades and have added a fun, challenging technical trail feature. Check the photos on our facebook page, and check this update from Richmond MORE: Continue reading

Richmond MORE working on Buttermilk Trail Saturday

James River Park staffers work on the Buttermilk Trail boardwalk on March 4From Richmond MORE:

Nathan, Mike, Will & Andrew along with the gracious help of you incredible volunteers will be installing a little technical trail feature as an optional line on the newly reworked boardwalk this Saturday as well as doing a short re-route just past the boardwalk. If you’ve ever sat around and discussed how much cooler JRPS would be with a few more TTFs over beers with your friends this Saturday is your day to come out and help make those wishes come true. The meet up location will be at Reedy Creek again and just like last weekend the guys ask that you park at Reedy Creek and walk or ride on the trail back east towards the boardwalk to get to the work site. 

  • What: Buttermilk Proper boardwalk trail work part 2.
  • When: Saturday starting at 9am ending..? Come out for as long as you like. 
  • Where: Park in the Reedy Creek parking lot just off of Riverside Drive and head East (towards Belle Isle/22nd Street) on Buttermilk to the boardwalk.
  • Bring: Gloves, work boots or shoes, water or coffee (if that’s your thing), a small snack to keep the blood sugar in check and an open mind.