The Richmond area has a lot to offer residents. The James River flows downtown. There are rapids that range from Class I to Class IV, all depending on the water levels. This is a great place for those that are just getting started into the whitewater experience. The James also provides a great playground for even the experienced boaters. I was once told, “your home river is what you make of it. You practice where you are comfortable you will perform on rivers that you don’t run every day.” This motto stuck with me even to this day.