Monday, October 28, 2013

Mountain Bike Monday - Bikes, BBQ, & Bluegrass

On Saturday we attended the Bikes, BBQ, & Bluegrass event at Pocahontas State Park. The event was a fundraiser to raise money for the future Ride Center. Here's a description from the FB page about the project:

Coming in 2015 the Richmond Region Ride Center will be an IMBA Ride Center located in Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield, VA.

The Richmond Region (RVA) Ride Center is the first legacy project of the 2015 UCI World Cycling Championships in Richmond, VA. When open in 2015, the IMBA Ride Center at Pocahontas State Park will feature 40+ miles of mountain bike specific trail. A partnership with the Paralyzed Veterans of America will include several miles of hand-cycle specific trails.


It was a bit chilly when we all gathered at the start of the event. We split into groups based on skill level and then hit the trails!


We picked up our friend, Carmen, and joined the beginner group!


It was a fun time riding with new friends all out to support the same cause!


People of all ages came out to join in the excitement!


After the ride we all ate BBQ and chatted!

And, the animals played!

And, so did the kids!

This kid was hilarious. Once he realized I was taking his picture, he kept calling, "Hey, Lady!"

The music was nice and so was the day! Perfect to gather and make new friends!

If you want to learn more about the Friends of Pocahontas State Park visit their Facebook page or ask to join the FB group!

Pocahontas State Park will be adding lots more miles of trails with the development of this IMBA Ride Center. Stay tuned!

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