In April 2011, about 90 police, EMS, and security officers descended upon Richmond, checked into their $130-a-night hotel rooms at the Richmond Marriott, hopped onto their mountain bikes and hit the region’s trails and streets. For six days, members of the International Police Mountain Bike Association received training and certification on mountain bikes, developing and […]
Bill Martin, the director of the Valentine Richmond History Center, has lived in Church Hill for 12 years. And for every one of those years, he has spent his weekend mornings walking the streets, climbing the hills, and crossing the footbridges of RVA. In addition to citing the many health benefits of being an avid […]
It’s interesting driving many different types of people around Richmond—from movie stars to in-and-out business travelers to long-time Richmonders. Being behind the wheel as a co-owner and operator of a transportation service, I get a chance to hear my clients’ perception of the region and what they like most about it. What’s even more interesting […]
Maybe hailing from another state gives me a fresh perspective on RVA, because after nearly eighteen years I discover a new nook or cranny every week it seems. Growing up in small-town Pennsylvania was a picturesque experience, no doubt, but having access to such a perfectly sized city, jam-packed with history at every turn, is […]
Richmond is a city that continues to change over time. Even though there is new being built around the old, the vintage atmosphere of the city creates a nostalgic feel for the people living in it. I believe that part of this nostalgia is in the signs displayed throughout time. Creating a storyboard for the […]
By Kyra Oliver Taylor Bernard, age 11, loves sports. Born as a twin, she happens to have cerebral palsy. Her sister does not. Both are talented athletes. In fact, Taylor has her sights set on completing the RMS Kids triathlon this May. This story, and many like it, is why Sportable was created in […]
By Kyra Oliver The feeling of finishing something you never imagined you could do is an emotion that goes beyond words for many Richmonders. The pain and effort of training for a duathlon or triathlon requires patience, tenacity, and commitment. And most important – trust. You have to trust that your training will get […]
Swimming is the part of a triathlon that most athletes fear most. Though it’s the shortest portion of the race, even the best swimmers are faced with the stress of other swimmers all around them. And for those participating in a Kona Ironman, the toughest of all events, this feeling can last the entire 2.4-mile swim. Jay Peluso, founder of Peluso Open Water, set out to change this.