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Young Mountain Bikers Racing in Forest Hill Park today in the Virginia High School Mountain Bike Series

It’s another race day in Forest Hill Park.

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Today from around 4 PM to 7 PM (full schedule) the trails in Forest Hill Park will be busy with young riders, ranging from elementary to high school. The Virginia High School race series is having a race in Forest Hill Park. The race is part of 5 races that take place across the state and riders from all over will be taking part. This is the second race in the series.

Don’t be deceived by the name, there will be riders from Elementary, Middle School, and High School.

This is a great opportunity to go out and root for some young riders. The trails will be open but be aware of and get out of the way, when possible, of the racers.

From 2016 races.

About the Virginia High School Mountain Bike Series:

VAHS MTB Series is Virginia’s official interscholastic mountain bike race series. Sanctioned by USA Cycling, VAHS MTB offers competitive racing for riders of all ability levels. The series is open to ANY high school, middle school, or elementary school student.

The VAHS MTB Series is held under USA Cycling Permit and is open to any elementary, middle or high school student in the Commonwealth. Each event has separate Elementary School (ages 9 & over), Middle School, JV, and Varsity races for both girls and boys. Most races are on primarily single-track trails and are multiple-lap events to provide a spectator-friendly experience for coaches and parents. Racers do NOT need to be on a school team to participate nor do racers need to have any race experience.VASH MTB Series is open to public school, independent school, and home school students.

The VAHS MTB Series’ mission is provide a professional and enjoyable interscholastic racing experience for competitors and spectators. For those new to racing, it is an ideal introduction to mountain bike racing. If you like to mountain bike and are considering racing, this is your chance.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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Tour de Fall Line Donation Based this Year

The RVAMore website isn’t up to date with the new race information yet but I’m sure will be available soon.

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RVA More’s Tour de Fall Line is back but a little different this year. All proceeds directly benefit rvaMORE to help enhance your outdoor experience on our local trails.

The entry fee is WAIVED.

Our only request is that you stop by the rvaMORE tent, say hello and drop 20 bucks into the trail fund wheelbarrow.

This event has been our premier fundraiser for a number of years; but without the aid stations, food, music, and beverages, we
elected to go with optional donations rather than an entry fee.

What to expect: You can choose to ride whatever distance you want and start at any point along the route. As always, GPS maps will be available for download.

The full course will be marked by volunteers. There will be no aid stations.

This is a ride of fun and self-sufficiency – the DNA of MTB riding.

Bring your friends or enjoy a solo soul ride for the day.

We’ll be hanging out all day.

We sincerely hope you can join us for a day of celebrating our city trail system!

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Westover Hills Boulevard Death Investigation

There was a fatal shooting in the 400 block of Westover Hills Boulevard on Sunday.

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RPD reporting the following:

At approximately 9:53 p.m. (Sunday, October 24th), Richmond Police responded to the 400 block of Westover Hills Boulevard for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located an adult male with an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to call Major Crimes Detective A. Coates at (804) 646-0729 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

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48 Hrs Store Now Has Zero Hours

Sometime over the weekend the local convenience store closed for good.

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The plan dear readers were to swing by this weekend and ask what was up after reading various rumors about the fate of the little store that many folks have a love/hate relationship with. My timing was poor because I was greeted by the scene above. A quick check of the property records doesn’t list a recent change and there aren’t any permits on the door indicating work. The planned work on the adjacent strip of stores doesn’t include the 48 Hrs Store.

So let’s go straight to the rumors.

The most credible from two second-hand sources is that the store will reopen under new management.

Someone has also floated a vape shop moving in.

The store was never pretty but the owners, when they were in town, were super nice. It was for many years our go-to spot for beer and chips. That was about all we bought there, beer and chips.

We’ll keep an eye out and update if we get anything beyond a rumor.

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