History Makers: Bike Walk RVA

The Valentine has been interpreting Richmond’s 400-year history for over a century. Along the way, the museum has done much more than collect and preserve our region’s story. The Valentine has committed itself to serving as a place of discovery and ongoing dialogue. 

As the museum works to tell the diverse perspectives of our region, it also strives to spotlight those responsible for helping transform it. Through the museum’s annual Richmond History Makers & Community Update it highlights trailblazers in our community by celebrating their lasting contributions to the Greater Richmond region. The Valentine works with the Capital Region Collaborative (CRC) to feature the work of the honorees and provide data on the progress we have made as a region. 

The Valentine will be honoring each of this year’s trailblazers and supporting organizations at the Richmond History Makers & Community Update at Virginia Union University’s Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 4 p.m.In addition to this event, Richmond Grid is highlighting one honoree each day in the lead up to the celebration. 

Today we proudly highlight Bike Walk RVA, an advocacy initiative by Sport Backers designed to make walking and biking safe, convenient, and comfortable for people of all ages and abilities. By engaging and empowering residents across the region to become their own advocacy leaders, Bike Walk RVA promotes the construction of multi-use trails, protected bike lanes, sidewalks and safe neighborhood streets so that walking and biking are part of daily transportation in the Richmond Region.

For more about this year’s History Makers, visit thevalentine.org. For tickets, visit www.HistoryMakers2019.Eventbrite.com.

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