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RVA Bike Month – 2024


Bike! For your Right! (to party!) – The 11th Annual RVA Bike Month is here!

That’s right, it’s time to pump the jams and get your ride ready for a month of exciting opportunities to explore all the Richmond region has to offer by bike.

This May, use your bike to connect with your community and put on a public demonstration of your support for better biking infrastructure. Thanks to several dozen grassroots volunteers, RVA Bike Month is one of the biggest and baddest in the entire country celebrating National Bike Month. Be a part of something authentic and special, and remember that just showing up plays a part in building the case for planning, funding, designing, and building #morebikelanes and the Fall Line.


1) Get ready! Get your bike tuned up and make sure to read the safety disclaimer at the bottom of the page. If you have any questions, email [email protected].
2) Check each event’s details and information at www.rvabikemonth.com. Updates and rescheduling will also be posted here.
3) Take fun pics and tag #rvabikemonth.
4) Bike to Work! Bike to Work Day is May 19th!
5) Explore, patronize, and @ local businesses! Show them some love and thank them for supporting your ride.
6) Try something new! Seek out a new bike lane. Find some new riding friends. Explore an unfamiliar part of the region.
7) Tag @bikewalkrva on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Sunday, April 21

Urban Cycling Group Season Opener Ride, 8:45 am – 1:30 pm, Dorey Park (Cap Trail entrance) 

 

Tuesday, April 23

Fall Line Groundbreaking: Hanover section, 10am, 12439 Maple St (Ashland)

 

Saturday, April 27

Celebrate Trails Day 

Fall Line Service Event with Groundwork RVA, 9-11am, Bellemeade Park 

 

Sunday, April 28

Hollywood Cemetery & Oregon Hill Bike Tour, 2 – 3:30 pm, 412 S Cherry St

 

Monday, April 29

Bike Monday Bros Weekly Ride 

 

Tuesday, April 30

Strong Towns Book Tour, 7 – 8:30 pm, Main Street Station

 

Wednesday, May 1

Ramble Collective: FTWNB Gravel Bike Group Ride, 6-8pm, Nickel Bridge at Riverside Dr & Westover Hills Blvd

Yoga for Cyclists: Supporting Richmond Cycling Corp, 6-7pm, Blue Ridge Cyclery – Libbie Mill 

 

Thursday, May 2

Ice Cream Ride, 6pm , Meet at intersection of Rennie Ave, Loxley Rd, & Brookland Pkwy

 

Friday, May 3

Hanover Bike to School Day

 

Saturday, May 4

Massey Challenge: Cycling for a Future Without Cancer 50K, 9am, Pony Pasture 

RABA New Riders Ride, 8:30am, Crump Park (RF&P area)

Trail work at Pocahontas State Park (weather dependent), 9am-1pm, Swift Creek Parking 

USAC racing clinic (two-day), 9am-2pm, Swan Lake (western side)

LIV Ladies Ride, 10am-12pm, POCA (main lot) 

Taco Bike Crawl, 1 – 4:30 pm

Sunday, May 5

Cargo Bike Meet-Up & Ride, 11am, Byrd Park 

Cycling Without Age trishaw rides, 2-4pm, Fonticello Park 

 

Monday, May 6

Bike Monday Bros Weekly Ride, meet at 5:30pm roll at 6pm, Starbucks on N Robinson

 

Tuesday, May 7

On the Move podcast recording: Living the Bike Dream!

 

Wednesday, May 8

Bike to School Day, 7:15 – 8:30 am, RPS elementary schools  

Richmond Urbanism Happy Hour: Fall Line, 5 – 7:30 pm, Three Leg Run (418 West Hundred Rd, Chester, VA 23831)

Ramble Collective: FTWNB Mountain Bike Ride, 6-8pm, Dogwood Dell

 

Thursday, May 9

ToolBank community build site tour & scavenger hunt, 6-8pm, ToolBank warehouse (1407 Cummings Dr)

Learn How to Ride a Bike for K-5th, 5:30 pm, Bryan Park, four-session series (May 9, 16, 23, 30)

 

Friday, May 10

Richmond Curious: Bikes, 8:30 – 9:45 am, Gather Arts District (313 E Broad St)

Haute Bicycle Co – Framebuilder Open House and Group Ride, 5-9pm (ride at 5pm, social 6-9pm), 5701 Thorndale Lane 

 

Saturday, May 11

Sentara Cap 2 Cap presented by Dominion Energy

Trail work at Pocahontas State Park (weather dependent), 9am-1pm, Swift Creek Parking 

Groundwork RVA Bike Shop Grand Re-Opening & Youth Bike Swap, 12-3pm, Bellemeade Park

 

Sunday, May 12

Mother’s Day

Crossings of the James Riverfront History Tour, 3 – 4:30 pm, Great Shiplock Park

 

Monday, May 13

6th Annual Pizza & Beer Ride, 6pm, Triple Crossing Brewery 

Bike Monday Bros Weekly Ride, meet at 5:30pm roll at 6pm, Starbucks on N Robinson

 

Tuesday, May 14 

Richmond Speed Symposium and Bike Lane Project Hearing 

  • Bike Lane Survey open until May 17 – https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/351d855fc3fb4361a9c91a2d0a7ca441
    • Reconfiguration and Bike Lanes on Franklin Street
    • Reconfiguration and Bike Lanes on Hopkins Road
    • Curb Extensions on Main Street & Cary Street
    • Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements on Forest Hill Avenue
    • Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon on Hull Street at 29th Street

POCA Go! Prep, 6-8pm, Courthouse Rd. parking lot

 

Wednesday, May 15

Church Hill Bike Tour & Happy Hour, 6-8pm, the Goodwyn at Union Hill (2230 Venable St)

Yoga for Cyclists: Supporting Richmond Cycling Corp, 6-7pm, Blue Ridge Cyclery – Libbie Mill

 

Thursday, May 16

Gear Swap and Party at Broad St Pollinator Park tactical urbanism demonstration, 4-8pm 

City Cycling UnCrash Course, 5:30pm, online

Virginia Greenway Conference: Fall Line presentation, UMW 

 

Friday, May 17

Bike to Work Day 

Coffee Grinder Friday, 8am, Outpost Richmond

Dominion Energy Riverrock

 

Saturday, May 18

Dominion Energy Riverrock 

Trail work at Pocahontas State Park (weather dependent), 9am-1pm, Swift Creek Parking

 

Sunday, May 19

Seersucker Ride & Social, 11am, City Stadium

Murder, She Rode (mystery ride), 2-4pm, location revealed upon registration

Dirtbags 100: “A cathartic experience in a dystopian landscape.” – 8am

Velos & Vinyasas, 9am-12pm, Basic City Beer Co.

Dominion Energy Riverrock  

 

Monday, May 20

Envisioning a Livable Mayo Bridge, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Studio Two Three

Ramble Collective: FTWNB Road Bike Group Ride, 5:45 – 7;15 pm, Byrd Park Fountain Lake (@ramblerva)

Bike Monday Bros Weekly Ride, meet at 5:30pm roll at 6pm, Starbucks on N Robinson 

 

Tuesday, May 21

May Birthday Dinner Ride, 4pm, Pedal Power RVA 

Bryan Park Training Series, 5:30pm – 8pm, Bryan Park- Azalea Garden loop 

POCA Go! Prep, 6-8pm, Courthouse Rd. parking lot

 

Wednesday, May 22

Kids Bike Parade, 5-7pm, Bryan Park

Roubaix in May, 6pm-9pm, RCC HQ- 13 S 15th St (alley entrance) 

Southside Streetcar Ride, 6pm, Stone House 

 

Thursday, May 23

James River Racing MTB Ride, 5:30pm, Basic City Beer Co.-RVA 

Electric Bike Group Ride & Meet Up, 6:15pm, Forest Hill Park

 

Friday, May 24

Yawn@Dawn, 6:30am, VMFA 

 

Saturday, May 25

2024 Get Lost Loop, 6am, Journeyman’s Adventure Co.

Cap Trail Summer Challenge Launch 

Tour De Taco powered by Blue Ridge Cyclery, 5:30pm (@tourdetaco.rva) 

7th Annual Bike Treasure Hunt, 1-4pm 

Trail work at Pocahontas State Park (weather dependent), 9am-1pm, Swift Creek Parking

 

Sunday, May 26

Urban Cycling Group “Ride With Us” Community Ride, 9am, Four Mile Creek Park 

Klunker/Vintage 26″ MTB ride, 6pm, Scuffletown Park 

RABA Group Ride

 

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day

A Taste of Richmond, 11:00am, Triple Crossing Beer-Fulton

Bike Monday Bros Weekly Ride, meet at 5:30pm roll at 6pm, Starbucks on N Robinson 

 

Tuesday, May 28

Beyond Boundaries Inclusive Ride, 11am-1pm, Dorey Park (email [email protected] to RSVP)

Bryan Park Training Series, 5:30pm – 8pm, Bryan Park – Azalea Garden loop 

POCA Go! Prep, 6-8pm, Courthouse Rd. parking lot

 

Wednesday, May 29

Yoga for Cyclists: Supporting Richmond Cycling Corp, 6-7pm, Blue Ridge Cyclery – Libbie Mill

 

Thursday, May 30

VCU Libraries Community Zoom: Fall Line visioning, 10:30am

BASKET & BIKE Extra Thursdays at the Valentine Museum, 5-7pm, 1015 E Clay St 

BreakawayRVA Tree Ride, 6-8pm, Virginia War Memorial Carillon

 

Friday, May 31

FOLAR Social Ride to Trail Center Ribbon Cutting, 3:45 – 5:00 pm, Roslyn Landing 

Pizza Crawl, 6pm, Carillon

 

Saturday, June 2

National Trails Day

Disclaimer:

I know that running or walking in an event that is organized by grassroots volunteers or independent community partners, which will not have any support or security measures in place by the Metropolitan Richmond Sports Backers, is a potentially hazardous activity. I will not enter and run or walk unless I am qualified, in good health, medically able, and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with this activity, but not limited to: falls, contact with other people, collisions, the effects of weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic, and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. I acknowledge that if I believe event conditions are unsafe, I will immediately discontinue participation in the event.  I further agree to abide by the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s recommendations for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 and will also follow any guidelines set forth by my local government officials when completing this event. I fully accept and assume all responsibility for losses, costs, and damages I incur as a result of my participation in this event. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete these events. Having read this waiver, knowing these facts, and in consideration of accepting my entry, I for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, discharge, waive, and release the Metropolitan Richmond Sports Backers, Bike Walk RVA, any other sponsors, along with their officers, directors, agents, volunteers and employees from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event.

Background on RVA Bike Month:

2023 RVABM archive: Big Bike Energy – Ten years of RVA Bike Month!

2022 RVABM archive: Making Connections

2021 RVABM archive: Changing Lanes

2020 RVABM archive: Bike the Change

2019 RVABM archive: Bikes Mean Business

2018 blog: Looking back on 5 years of RVA Bike Month