Located in Richmond, Virginia, Riverside Outfitters is the perfect place to experience all types of paddling sports! Perfect Paddles recommends a guided tour on the river for a fun, new environment to enjoy SUP!
For the past 14 years, the Riverside Outfitters mission has been, “to significantly and responsibly increase recreational use of Richmond’s natural landscape by providing best-in-class outdoor experiences and inspiring a return to natural fun.”
In 2005, Scott Turner realized his vision of opening a gateway to the James River Park System. Scott, who is also the owner of Truetimber Arborists, wanted to share the tree climbing experience with kids of all ages. He also envisioned rehabilitating an old farmhouse in Stratford Hills to use as a hub for the park system….a neighborhood business built on old-fashioned values and simple, natural recreation. Along with the recreational tree climbing, boat and bike rentals were among the early offerings. Several of Scott’s friends and family members were his earliest supporters and shareholders in the company.
Current co-owner and President, Matt Perry, joined the team in May of 2007 and assembled a core team of recreational professionals that today includes: Scott Ross, Jocelyn Lohse, Jen Jimenez, Ryan Crenshaw, Caleb Yeong, and Max Pendergraph…all leaders of RO’s various programs. From the vision and efforts of this team, RO has grown to include rafting, youth camps, paddleboarding, kayaking, tubing, and cycling…all while remaining true to our core values and mission.
In order to continue growing, we were excited to welcome two new co-owners in March of 2019. Andy Thompson and Ryan Abrahamsen of Richmond Outside and Terrain360 joined the ownership team to help RO break through to the next level and continue to be an important part of the Richmond outdoor recreation bedrock. They wasted no time in making an impact in what was a great 2019 for RO!!
Despite the many changes over the years, we still think of ourselves as an outdoor community center first, and a commercial outfitter second. That is to say: Fostering connections between people, and between people and our amazing James River and urban forest, are what we care about most.
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