Rivanna Trails

Thirty Years on the Rivanna Trail


Loop de'Ville 2022

This year is the Rivanna Trail's 30th Anniversary, and to celebrate this milestone - as well as National Public Lands day on September 24 - we are expanding our annual Loop de'Ville hike into a full weekend of special events. We're offering a series of hikes and bike rides on the trail, and events with live music, and local beer, wine, and food trucks offering their wares.

Our group hikes, bike rides, runs, and family walk are all free, but we do ask that you register in advance. Tickets for the Rivanna Roots concert are available at the door, but can be purchased in advance at a reduced rate. Food and drink will be available for purchase at the Rivanna Roots concert, and at the Sunday close-out party at the Wool Factory.

Rivanna Trail & Loop de'Ville Merch!

Rivanna Trail caps, wool beanies, and a limited-edition Loop de'Ville / Rivanna Trail 30th Anniversary t-shirt will be on sale at the weekend's events! Clothing items are $25 each, and our 2022 poster is $5.


Loop de'Ville posterDon't want to wait until the Loop weekend to get a copy of our 2022 poster??

Copies are on sale now at High Tor Gear Exchange (1717 Allied Street, in McIntire Plaza behind Cville Coffee) for $5.


Calendar of Events

Saturday, September 24

  • A hike of the entire Rivanna Trail 20-mile loop, starting at 8:00AM. The first 25 registrants get free admission to the Rivanna Roots concert! Register here.
  • A run of the entire Rivanna Trail 20-mile loop, starting at 8:00AM. The first 25 registrants get free admission to the Rivanna Roots concert! Register here.
  • A mountain bike ride of the 20-mile loop, in partnership with the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club, starting at 1:00PM. The first 25 registrants get free admission to the Rivanna Roots concert! Register here.
  • Rivanna River Round-Up - Our partners at the Rivanna Conservation Alliance are sponsoring a day-long watershed cleanup. Whether you are interested in cleaning up along the trail, collecting trash while wading through a stream, or paddling the Rivanna to pull out tires, they will have many options available. Details on the RCA website.
  • Rivanna Roots Concert at the Rivanna River Company ($12 in advance, $15 at the door - but to avoid a sell-out, we recommend advance tickets), with food and drink available. Starts at 5:00PM.

Sunday, September 25

  • A mountain bike ride of the River North trail segment (15 miles round trip), in partnership with the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club, starting at 10:00AM. Register here.
  • A family-friendly walk of the Woolen Mills and Riverview Park segment of the trail, starting at 10:30AM. Register here.
  • A 5-mile no-drop run from the Wool Factory to Quarry Park and back, in partnership with the Charlottesville Area Trail Runners, starting at 11:00AM. Register here.
  • Celebrate at the RT's 30th Birthday Party at the Wool Factory (1837 Broadway Street), with live music, and food and drink for sale - including a special RTF beer from Selvedge Brewing; NOON to 5:00PM. Even if you don't participate in any other event, you'll want to be at this one to meet fellow trail lovers and honor the landowners, trail adopters, work party volunteers, and other community partners who make the RT possible. And it wouldn't be a birthday without a cake!

Our Sponsors

     

CAMBC - Charlottesville Albemarle Mountain Bike Club - full loop ride on September 24; River North ride on September 25

CATs - Charlottesville Area Trail Runners - full loop run on September 24; 5-mile run on September 25

Blue Ridge Cyclery

Great Outdoor Provision Co.

High Tor Gear Exchange - Loop de'Ville posters on sale now, shirts and caps coming soon

Public Lands

Ragged Mountain Running & Walking Shop

Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon & Half Marathon - 10th Annual Marathon & Half Marathon on Sunday, December 4, supporting the Rivanna Trail and the Rivanna Conservation Alliance

Rivanna River Co. - Rivanna Roots festival on September 24

Selvedge Brewing - official brewer of the RTF Session IPA

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital

The Wool Factory - Birthday party on September 25


2022 is the Rivanna Trail's 30th Anniversary!