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Sports Backers is excited to announce the release of the Fall Line Vision Plan, a signature inspirational concept and springboard for creating community-driven placemaking and amenities.  

 

The Plan was developed by Toole Design Group and overseen by Sports Backers’ Bike Walk RVA program. Sports Backers’ work for the Fall Line Vision Plan is supported by the Red Gates Foundation and Robins Foundation. 

 

The Vision Plan was released in a webinar hosted by PlanRVA, the Richmond region’s planning organization. 

The links below will take you to current media coverage and Fall Line headlines.

[Feb 2024] Fall Line organizers release vision for 43-mile, Ashland-to-Petersburg trail...

...Groups organizing the sprawling Fall line Trail released a vision plan Monday, which outlines everything the trail could offer once fully complete...

 

[Feb 2024] Fall Line Vision Plan shows possibilities for upcoming trail...

...The 43-mile multi-use trail will run from Petersburg to Ashland with natural attractions, amenities, public art, and development opportunities...

[Jan 2024] Henrico planning 2 more entrance points to Fall Line Trail...

...Henrico County is planning two more entrance points to the Fall Line Trail, one at the Longdale Recreation Center and another on Mountain road...

[Jan 2024] The Fall Line Trail takes first steps to a 43-mile, $300 million reality

...The sprawling Fall Line Trail has been set in motion...

[Nov 2023] Sports Backers celebrates groundbreaking of Henrico County portion of the Fall Line Trail, announces new offices...

...$252 million has been allocated of the $300 million total needed from federal, state, local, and Central Virginia Transportation Authority funds...

[Oct 2023] Henrico breaks ground on 43-mile Fall Line trail...

...Construction is beginning on a 43-mile trail between Petersburg and Ashland. On Wednesday, officials in Henrico County broke ground on the first segment of the Fall Line Trail...

[Oct 2023] Construction on 'transformative' Fall Line Trail begins in Henrico...

...The small but historic Spring Park in Lakeside will play a crucial starting role in the construction of the Fall Line trail...

[Oct 2023] Sports Backers moving HQ to Lakeside building at Fall Line trailhead...

...It turns out more is in store for a vacant Lakeside bank building that's lined up to serve as a trailhead for the future Fall Line trail...

[Oct 2021] Fall Line 'Trailblazers' wanted this weekend; scheduled walk will happen on sections of developing trail...

...Tours and scheduled walks are planned Saturday and Sunday along sections of the Fall Line Trail...

[Dec 2021] Funding for Fall Line Take Shape...

... After an unprecedented slate of funding dedications, the Sports Backers’ efforts to build the 43-mile Fall Line moved one step closer to being fully funded. [Updated March 2022]

[Mar 2020] "Fall Line" officially revealed...

...as new name for 43-mile trail from Ashland to Petersburg. Governor Northam shares name as part of groundbreaking in Ashland. 

[Mar 2020] VDOT completes Ashland to Petersburg trail study...

...The Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study documents the identification of a preferred multi-use trail corridor, which would extend approximately 43 miles. The trail would accommodate bicyclists, pedestrians and other active transportation users through Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico counties, as well the cities of Colonial Heights, Petersburg and Richmond, and the Town of Ashland.

[Oct 2019] Envisioning Regional Trails Workshop...

...brings founders of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and greater Richmond regional leadership together to what the Ashland to Petersburg trail (now Fall Line) could mean for active living in the area. 

[Feb 2019] VDOT begins Ashland to Petersburg trail study...

...to engage community and local staff to find a preferred route connecting the cities/counties of Ashland, Hanover, Henrico, Richmond, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, and Petersburg. 

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