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Cycling in/around Richmond VA(5 posts)

Cycling in/around Richmond VAtxcross
Dec 3, 2003 12:11 PM
The family and I have decided Houston TX is not the place we want to be anymore. I have a lead with a company in Richmond VA, I grew up near there but never cycled.

So does anyone have opinions on the cyclng scene in this area.

couple of web citesjhr
Dec 3, 2003 12:42 PM
Check out the following web cites

Richmond is not Boulder, but its not a bad place to ride.

Heck, I was RAISED in that there briar patch ...Humma Hah
Dec 3, 2003 2:57 PM
... I'm sure the traffic is a mite worse, but it was pretty bad when I was a kid, too. The streets in the city itself are pretty much the same today. There wasn't any place in the city proper I couldn't, or wouldn't, go by bike. I actually kinda enjoyed racing the busses down Broad Street. I'd usually beat 'em, even on a cruiser.
re: Cycling in/around Richmond VADL Lawrence
Dec 4, 2003 5:23 AM
Second those two links provided in the above response- Lots of good info. While I'm relatively new to the road biking scene, I found a book at Agee's (it's sold at most all the local bikes shops)called Road Biking Virginia. There's a bunch of great, scenic, rural rides (24-105 miles) in and around the Richmond area. If you're willing to drive a bit, there's also great rides laid out in this book from the Eastern Shore to the western part of the state, and the Shenandoah Valley. I think the book has 40 some in all, with a que sheet, map, elevation profile, points of interest, stores, restrooms, the whole nine yards. The surrounding counties of Goochland, Hanover, and New Kent provide great rural riding routes, with very little traffic. At 14 bucks, it's money well spent. IMHO, there's some great riding around Richmond.
Agees ... good outfit ...Humma Hah
Dec 4, 2003 9:33 AM
... been around forever. That's where I bought the cruiser in '71. When I refinished it, they gave me an LBS stickie to replace the original: it was unchanged in all that time.