IMG_9198Words and Photos by Cheats

This is a pretty cool picture. My friend Craig Dodson, founder and director of Richmond Cycling Corps (RCC), is test riding a new mountain bike course in RVA. The more amazing part is that the course, which is still under construction, is being built by Craig, his team at the RCC, and community volunteers (mostly youth), and even more amazing than that is that the course is being built in Fairfield, between Armstrong high school and Fairfield Elementary, across the street from Fairfield Court. This is a completely inner-city mountain bike course. I believe the first of its kind in Richmond.

First are nothing new for the crew over at the Richmond Cycling Corps. Craig has been a pioneer since he’s touch down in RVA. He has built a premiere inner-city youth cycling program, a state of the art bike studio in Scott’s Addition, and founded the Armstrong Cycling team, the nation’s first and only inner-city high school cycling team. He’s leading an amazing movement. And this new course raises the work of the RCC to another level. I took The Cheats Movement camera out to Fairfield to see the progress and test ride the course. Even halfway done, it was an unbelievable experience. I can’t wait to return for the grand opening next month.

IMG_9196Craig and his little helper building together on a Saturday in Fairfield. Community volunteers (mostly youth) have helped build the course.

IMG_9175In the foreground, a mountain bike course – In the background, Armstrong High School.

IMG_9190Craig and Matt of the Richmond Cycling Corps working of the course. The Grand Opening is set for September.


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