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.

Let's face it, every now and then you need a little recharge when the batteries start getting drained. A chance to renew and replenish. What better way to do it than with a zen mountain biking session combined with stand up paddleboarding on the award winning James River in Richmond, Virginia

With the city of Richmond as your backdrop, you'll ride until your heart is content on the trail network of the James River Park System. There's everything from fast, flowy classics like Ancarrows Landing and technical challenges like the Buttermilk trail  to tranquil  river scenes  along the  historic  city  Slave Trail - something for every style of mountain biker!

Then whether you are new to stand up paddleboarding  or a seasoned pro, this flatwater paddleboarding  tour offers anyone a chance to experience Richmond, VA in an exciting way.

IS THIS RIDE FOR YOU?

This ride is for you if you are an adventure seeker. You love to explore other cultures and try new things like stand up paddleboarding. You don't mind getting out of your comfort zone, on bike or water. You're a zen man or woman with beginner, intermediate or expert mountain bike skills, happy to pedal a couple of hours per day. You like the water and don't mind getting getting wet in a natural, river setting.

  • MTB SKILL RATING

    2/9

    Level 2/Beginner

    • You have limited experience with off-road trail riding
    • You may have done some road riding
    • You are reasonably fit and adventurous.

    Click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

    Level 2/Beginner

    • You have limited experience with off-road trail riding
    • You may have done some road riding
    • You are reasonably fit and adventurous.

    Click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

  • Price CAD | USD | EUR

    $95 USD
  • FITNESS RATING

    2/9

    Level 2

    • You live a fairly sedentary life with little physical activity other than walking.
    • You can handle a 1-2 hour bike ride on flat terrain at a relaxed pace. Small, short hills are challenging to climb, but manageable.
    • You exercise on average at least 1 hour per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

    Level 2

    • You live a fairly sedentary life with little physical activity other than walking.
    • You can handle a 1-2 hour bike ride on flat terrain at a relaxed pace. Small, short hills are challenging to climb, but manageable.
    • You exercise on average at least 1 hour per week (including riding/being active).

    click here for more information on skill and fitness ratings

  • DURATION

    1 day
  • DATES

    June-AugustSEE 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 : James River Park System Trail Ride and SUP Eco Tour

We will meet at 12:30pm at the boat ramp at Brown's Island for meet and greet and to gather up our bikes and gear for our SUP adventure. Then off to the awesome JRPS 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. How about a delicious lunch and beverage alongside the beautiful James River? At 2:45pm we will arrive back at the boat ramp at Brown's Island and get ready for our SUP Eco tour on the James! With our paddleboard guides, we will paddle the calm, flatwater section of the river and learn the basics of Paddleboarding techniques while learning many intriguing facts about our historic River City on America's founding river!
  • Shuttling of all SUP gear to the boat ramp
  • A restorative stand up paddleboard eco tour
  • A healthy, delicious lunch
  • A refreshing beverage alongside the river during our adventure

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
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RIDE ADD-ONS
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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
Monday, July 24, 2017 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 3:30pm The Quirk Hotel 8:00pm 80.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Saturday, August 19, 2017 1 Day(s) Historic Tredegar parking lot under the train trestle 3:30pm Historic Tredegar parking lot under the train trestle 7:30am 80.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Friday, August 25, 2017 1 Day(s) The Quirk Hotel 3:30pm The Quirk Hotel 8:00pm 80.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Friday, April 27, 2018 1 Day(s) The boat ramp at Brown's Island 12:30pm The boat ramp at Brown's Island 4:30am 95.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Monday, June 18, 2018 1 Day(s) The boat ramp at Brown's Island 12:30pm The boat ramp at Brown's Island 4:30am 95.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Sunday, July 1, 2018 1 Day(s) The boat ramp at Brown's Island 12:30pm The boat ramp at Brown's Island 4:30am 95.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
Saturday, August 18, 2018 1 Day(s) The boat ramp at Brown's Island 12:30pm The boat ramp at Brown's Island 4:30am 95.00 USD Book Now! Guaranteed
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