Length of Challenge: Up to 6 Hours
Disciplines and Distances: You can choose as much or as little as you want to get as many points as you can. These are based on total distance including propoints. However, distances are dependent on course strategy.
Trekking - 5 miles
Single and Double-track Mountain Biking - 10 miles
Paddling - 2 miles
Competitive Period: November 1st, 2020 to April 30th, 2021
Where: James River State Park, 104 Green Hill Dr., Gladstone, VA 24553
Price: $25 single set of maps, $35 double set of maps
Kick Me In The Jimmy is a 6-hour adventure challenge based out of James River State Park near Gladstone Virginia. This is a great "Adventure Race" style virtual challenge that is perfect training for participants of all levels, even skilled kids. The whitewater is very mild so folks with limited experience will be able to safely navigate the class 1 rapids with a very low chance of going for a swim. The mountain biking trails are fun and flowy but do contain some challenging and technical sections with steep climbs, descents, roots and rock gardens.
Enduro points are designed for athletes who want an adventure challenge without tough navigation. All Enduro points are on trails and no bush/bikewhacking required. Adventure points are for the typical adventure racer who is comfortable going off trail for checkpoints but is still learning advanced navigational skills. Pro points are designed to challenge the most experienced navigators that are comfortable with putting in the extra miles, plotting their own points, choosing which points to give up and using advanced ar tools such as pace counting, bike computers and UTM plotters.
For information pertinent to all of our VACs, it's important to go here to learn all the details about the challenge concept, rules, mandatory gear, scoring, etc.
thisABILITY Adventures does not supply any equipment for our VACs including boats. We recommend using a canoe, although kayaks and packrafts would be suitable as well.
General Information from the JRSP Website:
"Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the park features rolling grasslands, quiet forests and beautiful views, as well as 3 miles of shoreline along the James River. Visitors can hike, bike, canoe, kayak, fish or tent camp on the banks of the historic river or at Branch Pond. Facilities include cabins, a visitor center, a gift shop, a camp store, a natural playground, picnic shelters, multi-use trails, boat launches, water/electric campgrounds and equestrian camping. The park also has a universally accessible fishing pier and a .25-mile-long wheelchair accessible trail around Green Hill Pond. James River State Park Outdoor Adventures, a full-service canoe livery, provides canoe, kayak and tube rentals as well as shuttle services. For more information about the livery (open seasonally), call 434-933-8682. The park is also a great place to view the annual James River Batteau Festival. A replica of one of the unusual vessels is on display at the visitor center. To lessen debris and its impact on wildlife, James River is a trash-in, trash-out facility. Guests will find trash collection sites at the canoe landing campground, near the cabin area entrance and by the park entrance."
Park Hours - Dawn to dusk.