Rollerblading Radford Riverway

June 29, 2008 at 2:14 pm 2 comments

As I mentioned before, Tony Airaghi and I have a long standing tradition of rollerblading the Huckleberry Trail. We decided to mix it up a bit. We went rollerblading last Thursday, but instead of the usual Huckleberry Trail, we drove down to Radford and tried out the Radford Riverway Trail. What’s our verdict?

The Radford Riverway Trails are AWESOME for rollerblading!

Here are some features the Radford Riverway has over the Huckleberry Trail:

1) The Radford Riverway… has a river. It’s absolutely beautiful to skate next to.
2) The Radford Riverway has water fountains!
3) The Radford Riverway has bathrooms!
4) The Radford Riverway pavement is new and smooth, providing a very easy skate.

Now the Huckleberry does have more mileage (11.0 round trip as opposed to 6.4 round trip) and the Huckleberry hills are significantly steeper, so it is definitely the superior workout.

But as far as enjoying a summer evening, Tony and I found the Radford Riverway to be a pleasant vehicle. We parked at Bisset Park, bladed up to Sundell Drive and back and then we went along the river to the Dedmon Center and back. One of the nice surprises was getting to eat ripe mulberries. Very delicious.

I didn’t have my camera with me, but I did have my trusty LG enV:

Look at that beautiful pavement… and there is a RIVER!

River from a Bird Observation Deck

Additional Links
Map of Radford Riverway

Entry filed under: Radford Riverway, Rollerblading, Tony Airaghi.

Meeting Oranjello links for 2008-06-30

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. geekhiker  |  June 29, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Rollerblading sounds nice, but that lone kayaker out in the water has real appeal to me…

  • 2. American Chestnut Smells « TGAW  |  October 2, 2008 at 1:53 am

    […] forward to June 26th. When Tony and I were rollerblading in Radford we talked about chestnut flowers and I mentioned I heard they smelled […]


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