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VeloSante Cycling Services- Concierge Camping, Bike Rental, Shuttle, Etc.

by Kim Perry | May 18, 2016

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VeloSante Cycling Services Joins Bike Virginia 2016

Velo Sante will provide assisted (concierge camping) plus other great services. Read more below. We are excited to partner with Charlton and Lynn at VeloSante to bring new services and great quality support to the 2016 tour. (more…)

See What it is About- Video of the Bike Virginia Tour

by Kim Perry | April 29, 2016

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Video of the Bike Virginia Tour

  Get the real flavor for the fun we have at the famous and beloved 29 year old cycling event in Virginia by watching this video of the Bike Virginia Tour. These images are from the 2015 bike event which was our 28th annual tour. Over 1,200 people joined us for the event. The 2015 event was held in the far Southwest corner of Virginia in the lovely communities of Abingdon and Kingsport in Tennessee. Riders enjoyed seeing sights along the "Crooked Road" music trail, farmland, and interesting historic towns. We camped at 2 beautiful locations, the 4-H center in Abingdon and the Allendale Mansion in Kingsport. Each year we move to a new location and in 2016 we travel to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley which is one of Virginia's great places to ride offering scenic riding on beautiful rolling roads in the countryside. The footage and images are sure to make you eager to ride the 2016 bike event. The 2016 event's first host town in Woodtock Virginia which is a great kicking off point next to a quaint town. Our second location is Harrisonburg Virginia. Both locations offer great restaurants, historic sights, and amazing road riding.

Bike Virginia Activities

When you watch this montage video of the Bike Virginia Tour you'll notice that there is tons of fun happening at the event. Our event feels like a great big family gathering where people meet up to share their passions for cycling and adventure. We do so much in a span of 6 days. Riding is our priority so we craft the finest hand picked routes and then add a ton of off-the-bike fun for afterward. It's a true bike-cation. Ride, relax, enjoy concerts, do yoga, get a massage, read a great book, visit a historical place. Our planning team puts together a full schedule of fun activities for you to chose from.

Photos of 2016 Bike Virginia Tour Routes

To see a preview of the photos from our route planning check out the 2016 Bike Virginia Tour area blog post. Read about the Weekend Bike Routes and the Monday to Wednesday Bike routes in our planner's overviews.

Sneak Peek at the 2016 Bike Routes: Photos

by Kim Perry | April 15, 2016

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The staff and volunteers tested the 2016 Bike Virginia routes in mid April. The route testing trip is part of the logistical process for the Bike Virginia staff as they prepare to host over 1,600 cyclists in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia this summer. Each bike route is hand selected and evaluated to make sure it meets our high standards. The destination is one of the most popular cycling destinations in the east offering amazing views, lush green scenery, farmland, quiet roads for biking, and warm southern hospitality. These photos are from the road and show just how beautiful the ride will be June 24-29, 2916. (more…)

2016 Lodging Options

by Kim Perry | March 29, 2016

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About 50% of Bike Virginia cyclists choose to stay in a local hotel or B&B during the event. The other 50% camp with us at event headquarters in tents, assisted camping areas, or in RVs. Lodging is booked separately from your Bike Virginia registration. Below you will find links to help assist with booking lodging. (more…)

How Does it Work?- A Bike Tour What to Expect

by Kim Perry | March 28, 2016

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Sometimes it is hard to imagine what a day might be like when you are on a bike tour. While every tour has it's unique qualities, a large multi-day tour with 500+ riders will have a general cadence. Below I share both general information about bike tours and some specifics about a day in the life of a Bike Virginia tour participant. (more…)

Event Reviews

by Kim Perry | March 24, 2016

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Bike Virginia will host our 29th annual event in June 2016. We've hosted over 20,000 cyclists for our multi-day bike tour. Here are some (more…)

First Time Jitters-5 Helpful Tips For Planning Your First Bike Tour

by Kim Perry | March 23, 2016

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If you're considering riding on a bike tour for the first time you might be feeling intimidated or concerned. There are many kinds of bike tours available, form self supported (where you carry your own gear) to fully supported rides. Within the fully supported ride category you find camping only rides and rides that offer hotel options. Some bike tours have specific mileages you must cover each day. Others offer options for riding in a SAG truck (Support and Gear) or a bus that is transporting people/bikes/and luggage. Each type suits different riders. A good way to start is a supported ride without a minimum mileage distance, that takes the pressure off of logistics of carrying gear and also offers you options for riding in case you are not able to complete the route. It is understandable if you have not attended something like the multiple day bike event before you might feel worried. Find our 5 helpful tips below about riding with the Bike Virginia Tour for the first time.  Use these tips to help ease your anxiety about planning your first bike tour trip. (more…)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Bike Routes 2016 Bike Virginia

by Kim Perry | March 21, 2016

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The morning of Monday June 27 marks the big move for Bike Virginia 2016 tour from headquarters one to headquarters two. We pack up our event base in Woodstock and journey along with all our participants over to headquarters 2 at Rockingham County Fair at 4808 S Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 This move is part of our Double Vision special event formula that let's you have your own gear and your own car nearby for the whole event. Our riders loved this formula where you take your own car to camp 2, it makes for an easy and leisurely event and on the last day you can leave at your own will and ride the loop of your choice on the last day (no waiting on gear delivery trucks). Don't worry, we Ride, Ride, Ride on Monday too (more…)

The 2016 Weekend Bike Routes Rock! Bike Virginia

by Kim Perry | March 21, 2016

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You'll be in bike heaven from the word go at the 29th annual bike event. The 2016 Bike Virginia Weekend Bike Routes Rock! On Friday June 24 we kick off our bike ride in Woodstock Virginia. On that day you'll enjoy our signature Friday ride which is just long enough to shake off the work-week, put you in vacation mood, and to get your legs ready for the next 5 days of riding. Riding begins at 12pm. Camp and registration open at 10am. We offer a super laid back vibe where you can arrive at your leisure and ride at your own pace. That's our specialty, letting you ride as you wish without the hassles of many other events. Below are details of our Bike Virginia 2016 routes  (more…)

Travel Outings: Explore with Bike Virginia

by Kim Perry | March 14, 2016

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Bike Virginia organizes a full compliment of outings and activities for our Virginia bike event participants. Whether you want to enjoy an activity at headquarters, want to hop on one of our shuttles, or drive on your own, you'll surely love the experience. We are not like your average bike ride events, but a true vacation experience. (more…)