Just a year ago there was little to no chance that you’d even heard of Richmond, VA, let alone recognize it as a burgeoning East Coast mountain bike destination.
Fast forward 12 months and the release of several area trail videos, the news of a possible IMBA Richmond Regional Ride Center designation and the subsequent winning of the Bell Helmets Trail grant has all helped to put Richmond on the map as one of the must ride trail destinations in Virginia.
This video celebrates the forward movement of mountain bike culture here in Richmond, VA and aims to continue casting a positive light on the new trails being built in and around the city. Watch as two local riders take a quick rip through one of the existing trail loops at Pocahontas State Park; one of the trail systems that makes up the larger Richmond Regional Ride Center and the future home of 40 miles of new IMBA certified trails.
If you’re on the East Coast and looking for some great trails to ride, be sure to put Richmond on the list. If you live in or around Richmond, be sure to get involved with the local trail building and advocacy community by visiting www.rvaridecenter.com
( It should also be noted that the trails at Pocahontas State Park will be fully accessible to hand cyclists to help inspire the disabled by providing a safe, dedicated location specifically for cycling and potential cycling enthusiasts.)Credits:
Edit House: www.mndl.com
Cinematography: Matthew Irving
Creative Direction: Eric Eisele and Matthew McDonald
(David Kern and Ryan Thompson)