Communities that are designed to accommodate active modes of transportation such as walking and biking are significantly more physically active than those that lack sidewalks, bike lanes and trails. In 2012, Sports Backers created Bike Walk RVA to address the lack of these facilities —a regional program to support bike- and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure projects. What we do: Build community and […]
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Greater Richmond is seeing a lot more bikeways popping up on and along our roadways. Some of these bikeways are brand new to the region, while some have been here for years. Bike Walk RVA (a program of Sports Backers) has identified a need to help educate Richmond region residents on what these changes mean – both for people who ride bicycles […]
Since 2014, Bike Walk RVA has collected data twice a year (May and September) on the number of people biking and walking in Richmond in order to help demonstrate the effects of protected bike infrastructure. You can find our latest May 2019 count report here. We need your help to make counts happen! This year we are partnering with the best […]
Lead the biking and walking movement in RVA! The Bike Walk RVA Academy is our program designed to develop Richmond region residents into grassroots leaders in their communities for better walking and biking infrastructure such as paved trails, protected bike lanes, and sidewalks that allows people of all ages and abilities to get where they need to go on foot […]
There are a number of ways you can get involved with Sports Backers’ Fitness Warrior program! In fact, our goal of becoming the most active city in the country simply won’t happen unless folks like you take a leap of faith with us and find ways to plug into the Fitness Warrior movement. One of the easiest ways to get […]
Races and big events are fun. The cheering crowds, the jitters of anticipation, the satisfaction of success. Kids Run RVA Events help to motivate and inspire new runners to reach new accomplishments, and they celebrate the joy and the thrill of getting active. Check out Kids Run RVA Events The Virginia 529 Kids Run. A one-mile run just for kids! Ages […]