The Insider - Volume 5


Here's the latest

Bike to the Future is the name of this year's RVA Bike Month campaign presented by Bon Secours happening the entire month of May!  There are over 50 meetups, bike tours, casual rides, and food crawls scheduled throughout the month. On our calendar: the Twilight Tour of Richmond Highlights with Richmond Rides on Monday, May 7 at 6:30pm, Breakaway RVA's first ride of the season on Thursday, May 24 at 6pm (one of our favorite free monthly bike meetups where the destination is always a surprise - so fun!), and the pizza crawl on Friday, May 25 at 6pm. Check out the full list of experiences here! Happy riding!

521 Biscuits and Waffles is Richmond's newest biscuit and waffle shop and their grand opening is happening this morning starting now, like seriously right now, they just opened their doors at 7am. When you finish reading The Insider, race over there and grab a bunch of biscuits and waffles to share with your office. Most of your coworkers work really hard and they deserve it! These folks are located at, you guessed it, 521 E Main St. According to their Insta, they are a dedicated gluten-free restaurant so no one is left out. We're personally eyeing their Monkey Do waffle with Nutella, sliced bananas, and strawberries YUM. Their full menu looks great and I guess we'll just have to order one of everything because #marketresearch.

ICYMI: Have It All is a new single out by Jason Mraz and if you watch the music video, you’ll see several familiar places and maybe even faces! Mraz partnered with our local SPARC – School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community to create a music video featuring 100 SPARC students and 100 Richmond Public Schools students filmed right here in RVA! The video swept social media and news sites when it was released this past Friday, April 27. It’s such a feel-good song and we love all the shots from around the city, so we’ve basically had it on repeat. SPARC’s annual event, LIVE ART, on Sunday, June 3 is already sold out but you can get on the waitlist and hope for the best!

Pulp Fiction and We’re Not Talking About the Movie we’re talking about a juice-moothie truck that just launched in RVA! With a focus on self-love and inspired by women, Ruslana Remennikova is blending up healthy drinks from her foodjuice truck! This week she’ll be at Manchester’s First Friday 5pm-10pm and next week you can catch her at the St Stephen’s Farmer’s Market on Saturday, May 12 8am-12pm and later on in the day at the Richmond Kicker’s Game 5:30pm-9:00pm. Follow along with her on the ‘gram for more whereabouts! Let us know what catches your eye on her menu. That Bear Claw looks good!

There might not be any mountains in Richmond but RVA sure seems like a rock climbing community! Perhaps that’s because a second rock climbing gym, Peak Experiences, opened this past Friday near Hardywood. This is their second location in Richmond (the first one is in Midlothian) and its located insideSCOR. According to their website, they offer 15,000 sq. ft. of climbing terrain and over 5,000 sq. ft. of bouldering. A day pass with all the gear will run you around $29. 

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You can REGISTER HERE for our next early access event happening Saturday, May 12 10am-12pm at Nate's Bagels!! Members will receive 20% off their entire order!  Come check out the new space, grab some coffee and a bagel sandwich, and meet other RVAx members! Members are welcome to bring a guest to this event!

Don't miss experiences


Beer & Wine Maymont Classic

Maymont is hosting their annual Beer & Wine Classic on Friday night!  Come sample some beer and wine from over 20 different vendors.  There will also be lots of good local food trucks as well.  Tickets are $40.


Cinco de Derby at River City Roll

The Kentucky Derby and Cinco De Mayo fall on the same day!  Try a specialty cocktail or win a prize for the best dressed!  And did we say it’s also pet friendly and there is a pet costume contest as well?!?  What an awesome way to spend a Saturday.  Find more info here.   


Friday Cheers

This event speaks for itself!  Brown’s Island, live music, beer vendors, and food trucks!  This year it’s presented by Bell’s Brewery and as always hosted by Venture Richmond.  Grab your tickets here!


Arts in the Park

This Saturday & Sunday, there will be over 400 vendors in Byrd Park!  So pack a lunch, check out some local arts, and enjoy the beautiful weather in Richmond this weekend. 


¿Que Pasa?

Come celebrate Hispanic food and culture this weekend on the Canal Walk!  And maybe break a world record?!!  The event has been hosted by the Virginia Hispanic Chamber for 17 years running and typically attracts close to 20,000 people! 


2nd Annual Richmond Wine Festival

Hosted by yours truly on June 2, we are bringing you a 2nd Annual! Members use code "rvax50" for 50% off (members' tickets only)! The festival sold out last year so don't wait to make plans and get your tickets! We'll see you there!!

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This month's giveaway

EJ Wade Aviation offers helicopter services including aerial tours over Richmond, private flights, and flight training. As one of our premier partners, EJ Wade Aviation is offering four opportunities to win a 30 minute Capital Tour and this month is your first chance! ($300 value)

All members are automatically enrolled in every giveaway and the winner will be announced the last Wednesday of the month!

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There is always something to experience,

Samantha & Sean