Bike Walk Hanover evolved from the graduates of Sports Backer’s first Bike Walk RVA Academy in Hanover. Bike Walk RVA is a program of Sports Backers that advocates for comfortable and connected places to bike and walk for people of all ages and abilities. In 2012, Sports Backers created Bike Walk RVA to advocate for the growth of the Richmond region’s infrastructure and to and help normalize biking and walking throughout the region. Programs were held in Chesterfield, Henrico and Richmond. In March 2017, the first academy was held in Hanover. Graduates of the Hanover academy come from all areas of the county and from a variety of professional and recreation backgrounds.