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2023 Loop de Ville - Low-Stress Adaptive Stroll

  • 23 Sep 2023
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Rivanna River Company, behind 1518 E High St


  • Low-Stress Adaptive Stroll

The Loop de'Ville Festival is piloting a low-stress adaptive stroll (specifically for people with various mobility challenges) on a paved portion of the Rivanna Trail as part of the annual celebration of public lands on Saturday, September 23.

Cory Paradis, of VisitAble, will lead a roll of up to one mile (depending on how participants feel) beginning and ending at the Rivanna River Company. The excursion will be followed by a free concert with the Mighty Joshua, also at the Rivanna River Company.

What to expect

  • Distance: approximately 0.6 mile
  • Run time: approximately 2 hours
  • Start: The Rivanna River Company is located at 1520 E High St. Look for the gravel road between Hogwaller Brewing and the Double Horseshoe Saloon. Proceed down the gravel past the festival area, and accessible parking will be on the right, close to the stage.
Important notes
  • 8-foot wide asphalt trail that follows the river and is essentially flat (no prolonged slopes and no noticeable crossgrade). It is the same system that exists at Riverview Park. The route will be out-and-back, so people can turn around whenever it makes sense to do so.
  • People can go further if they wish - potentially up to 3 miles all the way to Riverview and back, if they are up for it. 
  • The festival and parking areas are on grass, which will be compacted but it is important to note this fact. 
  • Accessible parking spaces will be reserved adjacent to the trail. Please RSVP so we can guarantee that a space will be available for you. 
  • There is an accessible portalet available. 
  • There will be beverages and food trucks on hand. 
  • There will be many people around–running, walking, biking and otherwise moving! So the trail may feel crowded. This is intended to be a community celebration - not a quiet or meditative experience.
  • Finish: We'll end back at the RRC around 5pm, in time for the free Might Joshua concert that evening. 
  • By registering for this event, you: 
  • Acknowledge having read the above description.
  • Acknowledge inherent risks, hazards, and dangers of this activity.
  • Assume and accept any and all risks associated with participation.
  • Attest that your physical and mental health are adequate for safe participation.
  • How to participate: No cost. Just register so we’ll know to expect you.

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