Why do we require an application?

Our application process is in response to two of the most common questions our Riders have prior to booking a trip with us:

1) Am I skilled/fit enough to participate in this Ride?
2) Will the other people on my Ride be skilled/fit enough?

Ensuring that you - and the other Riders on your Ride - are a good fit for the Ride selected is of paramount importance to us. We want to help you pick the Ride that's perfect for you, and ensure that everyone booked on a Ride is on the right Ride for them. That's why we want to know a bit more about you - your mountain biking history, where you ride, how often, etc... - before we take your money.

We review every application and if, based on your responses, we think you're a good fit, we'll approve your application and you'll receive a link to place a deposit. If we think you might not be a good fit (either too skilled or not skilled enough for the Ride you chose), then we'll give you a call to discuss your preferences in greater detail.

Please note: our application process isn't about excluding anyone, or making anyone feel like they're not 'good enough' to participate in one of our Rides. It's about ensuring that you end up on the right Ride for you, with people of similar skill, fitness and riding preferences. In the end this ends up being a much better experience for everyone.

Sweet Trail Ride Along the James

We know all the ins and outs of riding the Richmond trails.  Take a tour with us and forget about finding your way without making a wrong turn.   Leave the worries and the stress of the day behind.  We have something for every level of rider. Bring your own bike or rent one from us.  We will show you sights and sounds of Historic Richmond via mountain bike!

IS THIS RIDE FOR YOU?

This ride is for you if you love the outdoors and prefer to be in the serenity of the woods. If you need some exercise after a long day of working or if you prefer to sightsee on two wheels, this tour of Richmond will make your day. Our trail ride of Richmond is about the journey so enjoy it with your family or come out solo. Ride hard or chill--it's up to you!

  • MTB SKILL RATING

    1/9

    Level 1/Newbie

    ·      You've never ridden a mountain bike before.

    Click here for more information on our skill and fitness ratings

    Level 1/Newbie

    ·      You've never ridden a mountain bike before.

    Click here for more information on our skill and fitness ratings

  • Price CAD | USD | EUR

    $50 USD
  • FITNESS RATING

    1/9

    Level 1

    • You are somewhat of a couch potato.
    • You cannot ride for more than an hour on flat terrain at a time, and the thought of climbing on a bike is daunting
    • You exercise less than 1 hour per week.

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

    Level 1

    • You are somewhat of a couch potato.
    • You cannot ride for more than an hour on flat terrain at a time, and the thought of climbing on a bike is daunting
    • You exercise less than 1 hour per week.

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

  • DURATION

    1 day
  • DATES

    May-AprilSEE ALL DATES
  • CULTURE LEVEL

    Familiar

    Level Familiar

    • On our Familiar trips, Riders from Western countries/cultures will generally experience familiar languages and cultures, and experiences that are generally familiar.
    • While the riding and activities themselves may be quite adventurous and/or challenge you, you'll still find the overall environment quite familiar if you come from a 'developed' country.
    • If you're looking for something a little more exotic, check out our 'Adventurous' and 'Out There' Rides.

    Level Familiar

    • On our Familiar trips, Riders from Western countries/cultures will generally experience familiar languages and cultures, and experiences that are generally familiar.
    • While the riding and activities themselves may be quite adventurous and/or challenge you, you'll still find the overall environment quite familiar if you come from a 'developed' country.
    • If you're looking for something a little more exotic, check out our 'Adventurous' and 'Out There' Rides.

Day 1 : An Evening on the Trails

We will meet early evening at the Quirk hotel in the lobby at 4:30pm for meet and greet and to gather up our bikes! Then off to the awesome James River Park System trails we go. There is everything from beginner to advanced singletrack so according to the skill level of our group we will shred away to our hearts content on the appropriate trails. The sky is the limit. At 7pm after plenty of opportunities to take scenic photos and to regroup, we will head back to the Quirk to enjoy a cool, refreshing beverage at a local establishment!
  • Healthy, local snacks
  • Trained, local guides with wilderness first aid certification
  • Post ride beverage at a local establishment
  • A souvenir from Virginia to commemorate your ride

Below you will find a comprehensive list of information about this Ride and destination.

We’ve Got You Covered +

GETTING THERE AND BACK +

Getting The Most Out of Your Trip +

BIKE AND GEAR INFO AND PACKING LIST +

Destination information +

Important Stuff +

Name Bio

Lorene Davidson
Hello fellow adventurers! I am Lorene and mountain biking is my passion. I am the co-founder and President of Women's Multisports of Richmond, Inc. which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower women through sports. We lead...
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Please note that the following data represents a typical itinerary, and unfortunately there is no such thing as a typical itinerary. Weather issues, road closures, changes to the itinerary to accommodate requests, and other issues may affect the itinerary, so the data below represents an 'average' itinerary, and may differ when you actually show up to ride your bike! Our guides make every effort to stick to the itinerary as posted, though :)

Day Hours of Riding Distance ridden Elevation gained Elevation lost Highest elevation
1 2.5 hours
Totals 2.5 hours m
RIDE ADD-ONS
Ride Add-ons
ADD-ON PRICE
Norco Optic 9.1 Full-Suspension Mountain Bike Rental$30.00
KHS Hardtail Mountain Bike Rental$20.00


Below you will find the start and end dates as well as pickup locations for departures of this Ride. To book a spot on this Ride, click on the 'Book Now' link to book your spot.

This Getaways destination is not accepting bookings just yet. Please send a message via the Contact Us form if you would like to be notified when Rides are ready for booking.

Dates Duration Starting Point Starting Time Ending Point End Time Price Currency Booking Availability
Thursday, August 3, 2017 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 4:30pm The Quirk Hotel 7:00pm 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Thursday, August 10, 2017 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 4:30pm The Quirk Hotel 7:00pm 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Thursday, August 17, 2017 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 4:30pm The Quirk Hotel 7:00pm 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Thursday, August 31, 2017 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 4:30pm The Quirk Hotel 7:00pm 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Thursday, September 7, 2017 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 4:30pm The Quirk Hotel 7:00pm 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Thursday, September 14, 2017 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 4:30pm The Quirk Hotel 7:00pm 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Thursday, September 21, 2017 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 4:30pm The Quirk Hotel 7:00pm 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Thursday, September 28, 2017 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 4:30pm The Quirk Hotel 7:00pm 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Thursday, October 5, 2017 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 4:30pm The Quirk Hotel 7:00pm 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Thursday, October 12, 2017 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 4:30pm The Quirk Hotel 7:00pm 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Thursday, October 19, 2017 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 4:30pm The Quirk Hotel 7:00pm 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Thursday, October 26, 2017 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 4:30pm The Quirk Hotel 7:00pm 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Thursday, November 2, 2017 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 4:30pm The Quirk Hotel 7:00pm 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Thursday, November 9, 2017 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 4:30pm The Quirk Hotel 7:00pm 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Thursday, November 16, 2017 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 4:30pm The Quirk Hotel 7:00pm 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Thursday, November 23, 2017 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 4:30pm The Quirk Hotel 7:00pm 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Thursday, April 26, 2018 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 4:30pm The Quirk Hotel 7:30am 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 4:30pm The Quirk Hotel 7:30am 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 4:30pm The Quirk Hotel 7:30am 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 4:30pm The Quirk Hotel 7:30am 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 4:30pm The Quirk Hotel 7:30am 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 4:30pm The Quirk Hotel 7:30am 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Sunday, October 28, 2018 1 Day(s) Pocahontas State Park 12:00pm Pocahontas State Park 2:30pm 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Sunday, November 25, 2018 1 Day(s) Loop Forest Trail lot, Pocohontas State Park 7298 Courthouse Rd · Henrico, VA 12:00pm Loop Forest Trail lot, Pocohontas State Park 7298 Courthouse Rd · Henrico, VA 2:30pm 50.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
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