It's time to ride. Support the RRRC.

It's time to ride. Support the RRRC.


What is a Ride Center?

“Ride Center” is an official designation of the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) for a large-scale collection of mountain bike trails that offer recreational opportunities for all skill levels, from families to expert. Currently, there are less than 17 locations worldwide which have received this prestigious designation. 

The Richmond Regional Ride Center (RRRC) is a collaborative effort to address the public demand for outdoor recreation areas and facilities in Central Virginia. The goal is to rehabilitate 15 miles of existing mountain bike trail at Pocahontas State Park, and construct an additional 20 miles. A combination of existing world-class trails in the James River Park System and the trails at Pocahontas State Park will provide over 70 miles of offroad cycling, making the Central Virginia area a destination-worthy resource

“We know this is going to be dynamic for the community. We know that mountain bikers are going to love it and I think for so many people this is really going to put Richmond and the region on the map in a way that it doesn’t exist today.”

Joe Elton
Virginia State Parks Director

What Makes this Ride Center Unique

An Adaptive Sports Center The Richmond Regional Ride Center will be unique in that it will include facilities that will cater to individuals with disabilities. The Paralyzed Veterans of America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter is seeking to bring awareness to adaptive sports, especially handcycling, and the RRRC will help to accomplish this goal. The RRRC will provide the disabled community a safe place to handcycle, an increased support system, and a way to build confidence and live an active, healthy lifestyle.

Urban Environment and Healthy Living

The RRRC will be the only Ride Center located in an urban environment.

  • Provides universal accessibility to metropolitan residents.
  • Enables access to a greater population and under-served communities.
  • Allows communities to lead a more active and environmentally-friendly lifestyle.
  • In 2012 Central Virginia ranked above the national obesity average.

The RRRC will allow Richmond City and Chesterfield County to leverage existing natural assets to better their communities.

“The addition of the Pocahontas Handcycle Project will help to inspire handcyclists by providing a safe, dedicated location specifically for cycling and potential cycling enthusiasts.”

Preston Curry
Paralyzed Veterans of America, Member and Handcyclist

Estimated Economic Impact of Proposed Trail Enhancements to Pocahontas State Park

Support the Richmond Regional Ride Center

This project will require over 2 million dollars and is fully reliant on the community, corporations, and individuals to ensure this projects becomes a reality.

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