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8:30 am - Run Start (20 miles / all paces)

This is a group run on the entire, nearly 20-mile loop of trail that encircles the city of Charlottesville.

Distance: ~ 20 miles.

Run time: approximately 4 hours. This is variable due to rest stops and running speeds. We are not out to set any time record, but will keep a steady pace.

We run around the City in counterclockwise direction, using road walks and detours where necessary.

Aside from 3 on-course aid stations, this run is self-supported, and all participants are responsible for their own navigation, water, and snacks. Navigation notes, rest stops, and water locations will be included in runner confirmation emails.

Start: The Rivanna River Co. is located at 1518 E High St (behind the new Hogwaller Brewing). Parking is available along Riverdale Drive and in the Burnley-Moran Elementary school parking lot, across High Street from our meeting point (map below). We leave from the RTF tent promptly at 8:30 am.

Finish: We’ll end back at the Rivanna River Company around lunch time, with plenty of time to rest up before the Mighty Joshua concert. The run is free, and so is the concert! Beer and food can be purchased at Hogwaller Brewing all afternoon. Local beer, wine, and food trucks will be on-site at Rivanna River Co. starting at 12:00 pm, with the concert beginning at 5:00 pm (opener) and Mighty Joshua going on stage at 6:00 pm.

Important note: This is a strenuous run — 20 miles over occasionally uneven terrain. We will have a number of volunteers in our group, and over the course of the run may spread out into faster and slower groups, but assess your endurance honestly. . . and break in your shoes before the day.

By registering for this run, you:

  • Acknowledge having read the above description.
  • Acknowledge inherent risks, hazards, and dangers of this activity.
  • Assume and accept any and all risks associated with participation.
  • Attest that your physical and mental health are adequate for safe participation.

How to participate: No cost. Just register so we’ll know to expect you.
We’ll send a final confirmation to registrants the week before the event.

REGISTER FOR THE RUN

8:30 am - Hike Start (20 miles / all paces)

Distance: ~ 20 miles.

Hiking time: approximately 9 hours. This is variable due to rest stops and hiking speeds. We are not out to set any time record, but will keep a steady pace.
We hike around the City in a counterclockwise direction, using road walks and detours where necessary.

Start: The Rivanna River Company is located at 1518 E High St (behind the new Hogwaller Brewing). Parking is available along Riverdale Drive and in the Burnley-Moran Elementary school parking lot, across High Street from our meeting point (map below). We leave from the RTF tent promptly at 8:30 am.

Finish: We’ll end at the Rivanna River Company about 5:00 pm, in time for the Mighty Joshua concert. The hike is free, and so is the concert! Beer and food can be purchased at Hogwaller Brewing all afternoon. Local beer, wine, and food trucks will be on-site at Rivanna River Co. starting at 12:00 pm, with the concert beginning at 5:00 pm (opener) and Mighty Joshua going on stage at 6:00 pm.

What to bring: boots or sturdy shoes; clothes appropriate for “urban wilderness” hiking and for weather conditions; stream crossing shoes or sandals; water; snacks; personal needs. There are a number of rock-hops and smaller streams to cross, so participants may want to bring a pair of water-safe shoes or sandals.

Important note: This is a strenuous hike – not technically difficult, but it’s a long day. We will have a number of volunteers in our group and over the course of the day may fall into faster and slower groups, but please assess your endurance and break in your boots before the hike day.

By registering for this hike, you:

  • Acknowledge having read the above hike description.
  • Acknowledge inherent risks, hazards, and dangers of this activity.
  • Assume and accept any and all risks associated with participation.
  • Attest that your physical and mental health are adequate for safe participation.

How to participate: No cost. Just register so we’ll know to expect you.

We’ll send a final confirmation to registrants the week before the hike.

REGISTER FOR THE HIKE

11:00 am - Ride / Wave 1 Start (20 miles / Slow Pace)

Join CAMBC for a group bike ride around the City on the Rivanna Trail! This is a slow-paced ride, approximately 6-7 hours, suitable for slower or less experienced riders, or riders who prefer a leisurely pace or who have never ridden the full 20 mile Rivanna Trail loop. If you prefer to ride faster, please check out the Intermediate/Brisk Pace or Advanced/Fast rides. All groups will have a ride leader and a sweeper to assure no one gets lost or left behind, and there will be stops at aid stations and van-assisted bail-out points.

Distance: ~ 20 miles.

Cycling time: approximately 6-7 hours according to ability and speed. We will be splitting into groups according to ability and experience, and there will be van-assisted bail out points.

Start: The Rivanna River Co. is located at 1518 E High St (behind the new Hogwaller Brewing). Parking is available along Riverdale Drive and in the Burnley-Moran Elementary school parking lot, across High Street from our meeting point (map below). We leave from the CAMBC tent promptly at 11:00 am (“wheels down”).
Finish: We’ll end back at the Rivanna River Co. around 5:00 pm for the Mighty Joshua concert. The ride is free, and so is the concert! Beer and food can be purchased at Hogwaller Brewing all afternoon. Local beer, wine, and food trucks will be on-site at Rivanna River Co. starting at 12:00 pm, with the concert beginning at 5:00 pm (opener) and Mighty Joshua going on stage at 6:00 pm.

What to bring: a sturdy fat-tire mountain bike with gears – this ride is not recommended for hybrid or skinny-tire bikes – clothes and helmet appropriate for “urban wilderness” riding and the weather conditions, water and snacks, and any personal needs. There are a number of rock-hops and smaller streams to cross, so participants can expect wet toes.
There will be at least 3 aid stations along the way with water and snacks. All riders should have a fat-tire geared bike, sturdy footwear, helmet, gloves, and water. Carrying a spare tube is recommended. Dress for the weather.
This is a strenuous ride – and is not suitable for first-time cyclists or children younger than 12, unless they are experienced riders. The RT is mostly a primitive trail, so “experience” means ability to ride on dirt trails with hills, roots, and rocks. That said, this is a perfect ride for an experienced beginner looking for a challenge. The bail-out option means no pressure to do the whole 21 miles, but everyone will be encouraged to finish as much as they can. This is a NO DROP ride – no one will be left behind.

By registering for this ride, you:

  • Acknowledge having read the above ride description.
  • Acknowledge inherent risks, hazards, and dangers of this activity.
  • Assume and accept any and all risks associated with participation.
  • Attest that your physical and mental health are adequate for safe participation.

How to participate: No cost. Just register so we’ll know to expect you.
We’ll send a final confirmation to registrants the week before the ride.

REGISTER FOR NOVICE/SLOW PACE RIDE

1:00 pm - Ride / Wave 2 Start (20 miles / Brisk Pace)

Join CAMBC for a group bike ride around the City on the Rivanna Trail! This is a medium- to brisk-paced ride, approximately 4-5 hours, suitable for experienced riders who roll at a steady pace, who prefer a brisk pace, or have previously ridden the full 20 mile Rivanna Trail loop in under 5 hours. If you have never ridden the full loop and/or you are new to mountain biking, or if you prefer a slow and leisurely pace, please check out the Novice/Slow group option. If you prefer to ride fast please check out the Advanced/Fast ride. All groups will have a ride leader and a sweeper to assure no one gets lost or left behind, and there will be stops at aid stations and van-assisted bail-out points.

Distance: ~ 20 miles.

Cycling time: approximately 4-5 hours according to ability and speed. We will be splitting into groups according to ability and experience, and there will be van-assisted bail out points.

Start: The Rivanna River Co. is located at 1518 E High St (behind the new Hogwaller Brewing). Parking is available along Riverdale Drive and in the Burnley-Moran Elementary school parking lot, across High Street from our meeting point (map below). We leave from the CAMBC tent promptly at 1:00 pm (“wheels down”).
Finish: We’ll end back at the Rivanna River Company around 5:00 pm for the Mighty Joshua concert. The ride is free, and so is the concert! Beer and food can be purchased at Hogwaller Brewing all afternoon. Local beer, wine, and food trucks will be on-site at Rivanna River Co. starting at 12:00 pm, with the concert beginning at 5:00 pm (opener) and Mighty Joshua going on stage at 6:00 pm.

What to bring: a sturdy fat-tire mountain bike with gears – this ride is not recommended for hybrid or skinny-tire bikes – clothes and helmet appropriate for “urban wilderness” riding and the weather conditions, water and snacks, and any personal needs. There are a number of rock-hops and smaller streams to cross, so participants can expect wet toes.
There will be 3 or 4 aid stations along the way with water and snacks. All riders should have a fat-tire geared bike, sturdy footwear, helmet, gloves, and water. Carrying a spare tube is recommended. Dress for the weather.
This is a strenuous ride – and is not suitable for first-time cyclists or children younger than 12. If you are unsure about your ability, please consider the 6-hour ride that begins at 11:00. The RT is mostly a primitive trail, and this group is meant for experienced riders. The bail-out option means no pressure to do the whole 20 miles, but everyone will be encouraged to finish as much as they can. This is a NO DROP ride – no one will be left behind.

By registering for this ride, you:

  • Acknowledge having read the above ride description.
  • Acknowledge inherent risks, hazards, and dangers of this activity.
  • Assume and accept any and all risks associated with participation.
  • Attest that your physical and mental health are adequate for safe participation.

How to participate: No cost. Just register so we’ll know to expect you.
We’ll send a final confirmation to registrants the week before the ride.

REGISTER FOR THE INTERMEDIATE / BRISK PACE RIDE

2:30 pm - Ride / Wave 3 Start (20 miles / Fast Pace)

Join CAMBC for a group bike ride around the City on the Rivanna Trail! This is a fast-paced ride, approximately 2.5 to 3 hours, suitable for racers, experienced riders who like to push the pace, or riders who have ridden longer distances and who like to be challenged. If you are not a racer, do not prefer to ride as fast as possible, or have trouble keeping up with the front of the pack, then please check out the Intermediate/Brisk Pace group ride that leaves at 1:00 pm or the leisurely paced Novice/Slow ride that leaves at 11:00 am. All groups will have a ride leader and a sweeper to assure no one gets lost or left behind, and there will be stops at aid stations and van-assisted bail-out points.

Distance: ~ 20 miles

Cycling time: approximately 2.5-3 hours. We will be splitting into groups according to ability and speed, and there will be van-assisted bail out points.

Start: The Rivanna River Co. is located at 1518 E High St (behind the new Hogwaller Brewing). Parking is available along Riverdale Drive and in the Burnley-Moran Elementary school parking lot, across High Street from our meeting point (map below). We leave from the CAMBC tent promptly at 2:30 pm (“wheels down”).
Finish: We’ll end back at the Rivanna River Company around 5:00 pm for the Mighty Joshua concert. The ride is free, and so is the concert! Beer and food can be purchased at Hogwaller Brewing all afternoon. Local beer, wine, and food trucks will be on-site at Rivanna River Co. starting at 12:00 pm, with the concert beginning at 5:00 pm (opener) and Mighty Joshua going on stage at 6:00 pm.

What to bring: a sturdy fat-tire mountain bike with gears – this ride is not recommended for hybrid or skinny-tire bikes – clothes and helmet appropriate for “urban wilderness” riding and the weather conditions, water and snacks, and any personal needs. There are a number of rock-hops and smaller streams to cross, so participants can expect wet toes.
There will be at least 3 aid stations along the way with water and snacks. All riders should have a fat-tire geared bike, sturdy footwear, helmet, gloves, and water. Carrying a spare tube is recommended. Dress for the weather.
This is a strenuous ride – and is not suitable for first-time cyclists or children younger than 12. If you are unsure about your ability, please consider the 6-hour ride that begins at 11:00 or the 4-hour ride that begins at 1:00. The RT is mostly a primitive trail, and this group is meant for advanced riders. The bail-out option means no pressure to do the whole 21 miles, but everyone will be encouraged to finish as much as they can. This is a NO DROP ride – no one will be left behind.

By registering for this ride, you:

  • Acknowledge having read the above ride description.
  • Acknowledge inherent risks, hazards, and dangers of this activity.
  • Assume and accept any and all risks associated with participation.
  • Attest that your physical and mental health are adequate for safe participation.

How to participate: No cost. Just register so we’ll know to expect you.
We’ll send a final confirmation to registrants the week before the ride.

REGISTER FOR THE ADVANCED / FAST PACE RIDE

3:00 pm - Adaptive Stroll with VisitAble

We are pleased to announce this addition to LDV — a low-stress, adaptive stroll on the paved trail, specifically for those with various mobility challenges.

Join Cory Paradis of VisitAble for a roll of about 0.6 miles (depending on how participants feel) beginning and ending at the Rivanna River Company. The excursion will be followed by a free concert with Mighty Joshua, also at RRC.

What to expect:

  • 8-foot wide asphalt trail that follows the river and is essentially flat (no prolonged slopes and no noticeable crossgrade). It is the same system that exists at Riverview Park.
  • The route will be out-and-back, so people can turn around whenever it makes sense to do so. People can go further if they wish–potentially up to 3 miles all the way to Riverview and back, if they are up for it.
  • The festival and parking areas are on grass, which will be compacted but it is important to note this fact.
  • Accessible parking spaces will be reserved adjacent to the trail. Please RSVP so we can guarantee that a space will be available for you.
  • There is an accessible portalet available.
  • There will be beverages and food trucks on hand.
  • There will be many people around — running, walking, biking and otherwise moving! So the trail may feel crowded. This is intended to be a community celebration — not a quiet or meditative experience.

REGISTER FOR THE ADAPTIVE STROLL

5:00 pm - After Party with Live Music by Mighty Joshua

To celebrate the Rivanna Trail and the many volunteers and supporters who make it happen, join us for a free concert featuring RC Sound System and Mighty Joshua!

Cheer for our runners, hikers and mountain bikers arriving back from their loop all afternoon!

Beer and food can be purchased at Hogwaller Brewing all afternoon. Local beer, wine, and food trucks will be on-site at Rivanna River Co. starting at 3:30pm, with the concert beginning at 5:00 pm (RC Sound System) and Mighty Joshua going on stage at 6:00 pm.

Registration is not required for the concert.

Location: The Rivanna River Co. is at 1518 E High St (behind the new Hogwaller Brewing). Parking is available along Riverdale Drive and in the Burnley-Moran Elementary school parking lot, across High Street.