After almost three decades since the Championships had taken place in the US, Richmond, Virginia hosted the UCI World Road Championships from September 20-29, 2015. The number of spectators surpassed the initial estimates, crowding the sidelines. The race brought out a strong road biking community and left lasting excitement around the sport as Richmond implements more bike lanes and long distance bike trails.
On November 28, 2012 at their home Siegel Center, the Men’s VCU Basketball team defeated Stetson in another strong season since their 2011 NCAA Final Four appearance. Head Coach Shaka Smart led them to another NCAA appearance but ultimately Michigan beat them in the third round.
The River City Roller Derby is a Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby League based in Richmond, Virginia. After excitement around the sport grew with the release of the movie “Whip It,” they are now able to support both an All Star and B Level team. On March 31, 2012 their All Star team, Poe’s Punishers beat the Maryland Mobtown Mods during a series of matches from regional teams.