RTD profiles new mountain bike training course near Fairfield Court Elementary

A one mile trail in the city.

Too often we read about the negative in our city so it’s refreshing to read about Armstrong High School’s cycling team and Richmond Cycling Corps’ effort to make a difference. Learn more and check out pictures from recent races and the construction of the course like you see above on the Richmond Cycling Corp Facebook page.

From RTD.

Children have already shown up to ride on the skill-building features.

“They literally can come out of their front door and mountain bike” in an urban setting, Dodson said. The nonprofit has trained young cyclists from Fairfield Court since 2010, and Dodson said the field was a “huge blank canvas” for a quality training ground and hopes it will be an anchor for future school programs throughout the city.

The 1-mile trail circles an estimated 6-acre field owned by Richmond Public Schools between the school and Fairfield Court, Richmond’s fourth-largest public housing complex.

Image: Richmond Cycling Corp Facebook

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