Cyclists Move On

Sep 28, 2015

The world road biking championships wrapped up in Richmond this weekend… Initial fears about slow-to-appear crowds disappeared by the time the largest race happened Sunday. Preliminary numbers show more than 600,000 spectators showed up for the event.

The height of the action on Sunday’s 10-mile course was Libby Hill...

“Look at the wall of fans, it’s like a theater here in Libby Hill. What a fantastic site!”

RVA Restaurants Braced for Underwhelming Crowds...So Far

Sep 24, 2015

This week, Richmond is hosting the road cycling world championship. The city predicted almost half a million spectators for the nine day event, so local restaurants have been gearing up for business. But, the crowds have been slow to appear.

The seats outside Lift Cafe, right along the race route in downtown Richmond, aren’t filled with the regular crowd of VCU students and professionals, but instead cyclists from Bermuda, Canada, Germany...

While millions of TV viewers watch and thousands converge on the capital city of Richmond for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, right in the heart of the area is a museum that could blunt some of the negative publicity the city received over its Confederate monuments.

The Race Is On

Sep 18, 2015

Virginia’s capital city is gearing up for something it’s never seen before – an international bike race featuring a thousand cyclists and more than a quarter of a million fans.

If you watched the Tour de France on TV, you have some idea of what Richmond is about to experience.  Beginning Saturday, cyclists will fill the roads, warming up and competing in various categories, time trials and races.

Virginia Resident is Guardian of the Flame

Jul 20, 2015

Josh Norris is among the 140 thousand people in Virginia living with an intellectual disability. Since he was a kid, Josh has been a Special Olympics athlete, starting with basketball and eventually finding his greatest pleasure in track and field. He has an impressive running resume, including three marathons, but his greatest challenge is yet to come.