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    Thanks, Richmond Folks!

    I visited James River Park last week, and rode Buttermilk, North, and Forest Park, about 16.75 mi altogether. I had a BLAST! Buttermilk and North are very challenging trails compared to what we have here in N Ga, and very scenic. I spent more time sightseeing than riding.

    Thanks to all who built these trails, and those who I met along the way who answered my questions and even escorted me to the next trailhead.

    I'll be back!

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    come back soon and ride the JRPS and Pocahontas for a full weekend! We are ramping up to build some IMBA spec trails (15 miles worth) at Pocahontas State Park.
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    Thanks J.

    I considered Pocahontas, but JRPS was a little closer, and free Next time, though.

    JRPS was above my ability, but definitely a blast, I will be back. My parents live near Farmville, just across the Buckingham county line on US15.

    Do you know anything about some trails going in up the James River near Scottsville? That would be closer to me, and no Richmond traffic to deal with, although I gotta admit getting to JPRS and back really wasn't bad.

    Thanks again.

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    Dennis:

    Pleasant Grove park in Fluvanna County has some great singletrack and is close to the intersection of route 15 and 53

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    Thanks for the heads-up on this!

    Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmw View Post
    Dennis
    come back soon and ride the JRPS and Pocahontas for a full weekend! We are ramping up to build some IMBA spec trails (15 miles worth) at Pocahontas State Park.
    Do you know the timeline for all the new stuff? (new trails, jump track, etc) I have read by September 2015 but I was wondering if there was a timeline for the features

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    check here for updates:
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    Thanks for the link!

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    Pocahontas has a great system of existing tails and will be getting more soon - definitely check it out next time. There are two different sets, the "red/blue/green" series that is a bit older and the more recent (But been there a while) Lakeview trails. Quite a bit easier than the JRPS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisF View Post
    Thanks J.

    I considered Pocahontas, but JRPS was a little closer, and free Next time, though.

    JRPS was above my ability, but definitely a blast, I will be back. My parents live near Farmville, just across the Buckingham county line on US15.

    Do you know anything about some trails going in up the James River near Scottsville? That would be closer to me, and no Richmond traffic to deal with, although I gotta admit getting to JPRS and back really wasn't bad.

    Thanks again.
    Dennis
    Just saw your post. Can answer your question about James River SP trails. All the trails at the State Park open now are Multi-use double track. The Rangers contacted me about laying out a single track Mt Bike specific trail last Fall. In Dec. it got flagged. As of 3-1-15 I have not heard about State approval. There will be some construction done on the initial loop this spring. Public participation and volunteer work will be accepted.

    In the mean time you can ride the Single Track loops on the High Bridge Trail State Park. They are about a mile and a half East of the Main Street Access in Farmville, on the left as you go towards the bridge. Just go up the hill thru the open gate on the gravel road, on your right.

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    Just got the News that construction on the new Mt Bike Specific Trails @ James River State Park will be starting next Monday 3-16-2015.

    There will be Free Camping of volunteer workers. We have a couple groups of Students coming to get things started. After that it will be up to local volunteers to complete 5-6 miles of trail. The Advanced section will have some Major whoops and will require some serious bench work.

    If there are groups or individuals from the Lynchburg, Appomattox, Amherst areas willing to put in some time please contact the Rangers @ James River State Park.
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    Hi--good to hear from you. Good news on the new trails.

    We will likely be getting up that way in April. I will let you know the details when I know them -- would love to see you again. Possibly I can pitch in and help in Scottsville.


    I will definately check out the singletrack at High Bridge.

    Thanks,

    Dennis

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