September 25 is National Public Lands day, and to celebrate we are partnering with the Rivanna River Company and their Rivanna Roots concert series to offer a fun day on the Rivanna Trail. We’re also celebrating the new bridge at Woolen Mills and the implementation of our new signage project throughout the loop. If you've ever wondered where all the trail segments are located — or even just how to navigate from one segment to another — this is your opportunity to join a small group to experience the Rivanna Trail.
This year, we're offering opportunities to hike the full loop, bike the full loop, run a 5-mile segment, and for a family-friendly short walk along the paved section through Riverview Park. The day will conclude at the Rivanna River Company and the concert scheduled for that evening. There will be live music, with local beer, wine, and food trucks offering their wares. As an added incentive for completing one of our group events — beyond spending time on the RT — we will cover the concert admission for the first 20 participants who register for each option!If you’re not up for a group event but want to join the festivities afterwards, regular admission to the concert is $10 per person (free for kids 12 and under), available through The Front Porch (https://frontporchcville.org/event/gallatin-canyon/#tribe-tickets).
- The full loop hike begins at 8:00 AM at Free Bridge. Registration details here: Loop de Ville.
- The full loop bike ride, in partnership with the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club, begins at 1:00 PM, also at Free Bridge. Registration details here: Bike the Loop.
- The no-drop run, in partnership with the Charlottesville Area Trail Runners, begins at 8:00 AM at Azalea Park. Registration details here: Run the RT.
- The family-friendly walk begins at the Rivanna RIver Company at 4:00 PM. Registration details here: Family-Friendly Walk.