The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation, in collaboration with its partners, is excited to announce a month-long celebration in honor of the 8th birthday of the Capital Trail. This milestone commemorates eight years of fostering outdoor adventures and community engagement along the iconic 52-mile Capital Trail, spanning from Williamsburg to Richmond.
To celebrate the Trail’s profound impact on the region, the Virginia Capital Trail has partnered with local community groups and businesses to create a diverse calendar of outdoor activities and weekly events throughout October. Highlights include group rides and hikes led by experienced outdoor enthusiasts, a history walk with The Valentine, an introduction to bikepacking with Journemany’s Adventure Co, a photography class led by renowned photographer Bill Draper, and a camping and cycling excursion at Chickahominy Riverfront Park. The activities are designed to inspire participants to experience the Capital Trail in new and exciting ways. With 51.7 miles of scenic Trail to discover, there is plenty of opportunity for exploration and adventure.
“The Virginia Capital Trail is a cherished asset for our local communities and the broader region. We are excited to showcase the Trail’s diverse opportunities, inviting individuals to experience it in unique ways, whether it’s by foot, wheels, or capturing it through a camera lens,” shares Cat Anthony. “This celebration is about highlighting not only the Capital Trail but our incredible trail community and partners!”
The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation is grateful for the collaboration with its esteemed partners, including: Bill Draper Photography, Black Girls Do Bike RVA, Capital Trees, Girls Who Hike Virginia, Dominion Energy, Journeyman’s Adventure Co., Kul Wheels, Peninsula Bicycling Association, Richmond Area Bicycling Association, River City Roller Derby, Roll Patrol RVA, Rocketts Landing, Stone Brewing Richmond, The Valentine, Virginia Down Syndrome Association, and Williamsburg Area Bicyclists.
For more information and to stay updated on the festivities, please visit: https://www.virginiacapitaltrail.org/birthday-month
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