by Kim Perry | March 28, 2015
by Kim Perry | March 24, 2015
Welcome Wellbridge Members!
Bike Virginia is pleased to partner with Alpine Cycle Connection to bring Wellbridge Members a special offer for 25% off riding with Bike Virginia's 2015 Tour.
Ride 6 days for just $450.
Bike at your own pace in this fully supported event on Virginia's beautiful roads in the rolling hills and beautiful valleys of the Highlands of the Blue Ridge.
The 2015 Tour visits one of the mid-Atlantic's most sought after cycling destinations, near Abingdon Virginia and Kingsport Tennessee.
This route is a Sell-Out-Favorite for Bike Virginia.
Rider's will enjoy the rich history and warm hospitality as they explore for 6 days on routes up to 400 miles. Our signature on-route signage and careful course selection mean you'll have a top-notch riding experience. This is our 28th year offering great bike vacations.
With riders from all over the country and international locations you'll meet great people that love to ride, just like you do.
Special Offer for Wellbridge
Bike Virginia is excited to extend a special 25% discount offer to Wellbridge Members in conjunction with Alpine Cycle Connection. That means you'll get a super price on this 6 day vacation, ride for just $450!
Rich History and Geography
To get this special offer simply visit our registration page and use discount code ALPINE in the registration form.
This discount is good for new registrations for the 6 day tour only and must be used by April 30, 2015.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
by admin | June 12, 2013
Headquarters 1 and Check-in- June 21-June 24-am. Glen Maury Park 101 Maury Park Dr Buena Vista, VA 24416 Please camp and park in designated areas only. Click Map to Enlarge.
by admin | May 7, 2013
by admin | March 22, 2013
Enjoy an afternoon of Maury River Tubing courtesy of Twin River Outfitters! Our 1 1/2 mile river tubing trip makes for a great way to cool off after a morning bike ride and typically takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours to complete. This trip conveniently departs from the Glen Maury boat landing and has great current and plenty of fun easy rapids to enjoy. Just sit back and enjoy the river as the current floats you down to the take out. Walk-ups accepted based on reservation availability. Best advice is to book on-line to guarantee a spot. Minimum age for insurance reasons is 6 years old. Price: $20 per person. What to bring: Dress in a shorts and tee shirts or bathing suits, and appropriate river footwear. Correct footwear is tennis shoes or river sandals with ankle straps, NO BARE FEET ALLOWED for your safety. Where to meet: Trip meets and departs from the Glen Maury River boat launch by River Road Bridge behind the BikeVA check in area. Reservations: http://bookeo.com/twinriver?category=2116URF9J13D842BD721 Trip Dates / Times: Friday June 21 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 20 slots each time Saturday June 22 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 20 slots each time Sunday June 23 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 20 slots each time
by admin | March 22, 2013
Kayak the scenic Upper James River Water Trail courtesy of Twin River Outfitters! This 6 mile trips takes about 2 1/2 hours to complete once on the water and makes for a fun and relaxing afternoon after a morning of biking. The trip features incredible mountain views and good current with plenty of Class I & II rapids to keep it exciting. Trip departs from Twin River Outfitters river front location in Buchanan, VA and paddles down stream to the Arcadia boat landing. Minimum age 10 years old, will allow 8 years old w/ parent or guardian. All required shuttles to and from the Botetourt Sports complex included. Price: $32 per person plus tax. Reservations: http://bookeo.com/twinriver?category=2116URF9J13D842BD721 Trip Dates / Times: Shuttle Bus departing from the Botetourt Sports Complex at 1:30, estimated return time around 5:30 PM Monday June 24, 2013 1:30 PM shuttle, 25 slots Tuesday June 25, 2013 1:30 PM shuttle, 25 slots
by admin | March 19, 2013
It's hard to say which route on the 2013 Bike Virginia tour will be the best bike ride, but I have a bet that riders will vote for the Goshen Pass experience on Saturday's "Great Historic Detour" route. You are sure to find all of the Maury River charming, but Goshen Pass takes the cake for beauty in my opinion. I remember seeing the pass several years ago for the first time and being shocked that I was actually in Virginia. The pass has a very "west" feel. I won't spoil the surprise you are going have by telling you more. A visit to Goshen will be part of the 64 mile "Pink" signed loop on Saturday June 22. View the map on Ride with GPS here. Not only does the route visit Goshen, but you will see some of Virginia's classic historical sites including downtown Lexington, Washington & Lee and Virginia Military Institute. The ride is a great mix of history made by man and mother nature. The Goshen Pass Natural Preserve is Virginia's oldest managed natural area. The conservation area was created to protect the views of the river along the 3.7 mile long gorge. The natural area is also rich in heirloom plant life. "Among them are outstanding examples of chestnut oak forest, pine-oak-heath woodland, rocky riverside scrub communities, a state-rare damselfly called the Appalachian jewelwing, and several rare plants," (Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2013). Goshen Pass hosted a kayaking race in March 2013. Kayakers enjoyed runoff from recent snows and rain during the event. See some kayak racing photos from the event at Blue Ridge Life. Hiking and fishing are popular activities in the pass. If you want to take a day off from the bike or do a short ride in the morning, this would make a great, close-by outing (23 miles from headquarters). View a map of the trails and natural area here. Interested in history? You might enjoy reading about how the Maury River got it's name. More on our blog post What do the What do the Maury River and the Moon Have in Common?
by admin | January 30, 2013
by admin | November 29, 2012
Lots of people are asking! Where will the 2014 Bike Virginia Tour be? The 2014 Tour will be held June 20-25. We have not announced the location yet, but we are heading East for the first time in 6 years! Details to come soon. Sign up for email or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for up to the minute details. [caption id="attachment_5336" align="alignright" width="300"] Beautiful View from above Buena Vista, the 2013 tour location.[/caption]
by admin | November 15, 2012