We talk a lot about the Richmond Region being a great place for bikes and how excited we are for the world to Ride in Richmond at Richmond2015. Today we want to give high fives to four organizations in the Richmond Region who make biking here a joy day in and day out.
Craig Dodson started working with young people in public housing in 2010. In four short years, Richmond Cycling Corps has taken kids on rides that would equal more than three trips around the globe, had them race in competition and finish 100-mile rides in one day.
RVA MORE was organized in 2005 to be the voice of mountain biking in the Richmond Region. They advocate for off roaders, organize rides and build trails...they build a lot of trails. All of this is done by a totally volunteer run organization.
Rag & Bones provides community space for folks to fix up their bikes under the guidance of volunteers. They also provide refurbished bikes to those in need. Another totally volunteer run organization, Rag & Bones spreads bikes and bike knowledge throughout the community.
Bike lanes, education, trails, safety. These are the reasons Sports Backers launched Bike Walk RVA. Bike Walk advocates for rider safety and works with the city to implement a bike master plan and to improve and increase bikeways in the Richmond Region.