National Public Lands Day was Saturday, September 23, which meant the annual Loop de'Ville Trailfest! And, this year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club - the best friends the RT could have.
Severe weather forced us to cancel Saturday's events, but the awesome concert and other events were moved to Sunday, September 24. Even if we couldn’t be out on the trail on Saturday, we were able to celebrate together on Sunday!
In an effort to reach as many people as possible, we are committed to making the Loop de'Ville Trailfest free to all participants. Help us with this goal by making a donation of $15 - all donations and sponsorships beyond our expenses will go towards a youth trail program that we will be initiating in 2024.
Make a Donation
We're already planning Loop de'Ville 2024! Stay tuned for details, coming next summer.
Among the events you can expect are our signature Loop de'Ville hike of the entire 20-mile main circuit around Charlottesville, as well as runs and bike rides of various lengths.
<< 2023 shirts now available!
Rivanna Trail caps, Loop de'Ville posters, and our newest
Loop de'Ville t-shirts available for purchase at High Tor Gear Exchange (1717 Allied
Street, in McIntire Plaza behind Cville Coffee). Caps and shirts are $25
each, and posters are $5.
CAMBC - Charlottesville Albemarle Mountain Bike Club - full loop rides on September 23; River North ride on September 24
Blue Ridge Cyclery - A 2-year sponsor and hosting the Fontaine Aid Station.
High Tor Gear Exchange - A 2-year sponsor and hosting the Jordan Park Aid Station. You can find all the 2023 RTF merch on sale now at the store!
Piedmont Environmental Council - host of the Mini-Summit + Lightening Trail Updates on Sunday, September 24th.
Public Lands - A 2-year sponsor, host of the Rivanna River Company Aid Station and the main sponsor of the 2024 RTF youth trail crew program!
Ragged Mountain Running & Walking Shop - A 2-year sponsor, but a major supporter of the RTF for decades. Go pick up a Three Notched Trail shirt there today!
Reynolds GM Subaru - New to 2023! We are pumped to have Reynolds Subaru on board, as they have been a major supporter of trails in our area for years!
Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon - A 2-year sponsor, the Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier and set for December 3rd this year!
Rivanna River Co. - A 3-year sponsor, an instrumental planning partner, and the reason why we have an epic afterpatry!
Selvedge Brewing - official brewer of the RTF Infi-Nit Trail IPA - 10% goes to the RTF!!!! Support you favorite trail organization and drink some beer!
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital - A 2-year sponsor and major community partner for all things trails!
Woodard Properties - NEW to 2023! They are the Fifeville Trail land managers and major supporter to our trail community!
The Wool Factory - A 2-year supporter and host for our Sunday events on September 24th!
Join us every month for a free guided walk along the Rivanna Trail. Each month we will walk a different section of the RT as we gear up for the annual Loop de’Ville Trailfest. Help us grow our community by inviting a neighbor and signing up as a member!
NEXT WALK: Sunday, November 19
Following our successful monthly hikes on the main RT loop throughout 2023, this month we'll be walking a 3-mile part of the River North Trail (a spur of the RT that runs from near Megan Court north through Pen Park, Dunlora, and Belvedere). This section is moderate to easy, and there are no creek crossings - but this is November, so check the weather report and dress accordingly. We'll leave from the parking lot at Pen Park at 10:00 am.
Registration is not required.
This is the final guided walk of the year, but we'll be back in 2024 with our next series of monthly walks!
Trails circling Charlottesville, since 1992