Category: Destinations

Personal SAG Service

by Kim Perry | April 25, 2015

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Your group planning a bike adventure? A SAG driver can make your ride even better. Let our Paid SAG Service give you piece of mind and convenience. (more…)

Chesterfield Ramble — Virginia Bike Route Planning Kit

by Kim Perry | April 25, 2015

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Chesterfield Ramble -- Three Day One Location Ride Planning Kit $49 Your purchase includes

  • 1/2 hour phone consultation with route planner.
  • Detailed cue Sheets for 7 Virginia bike routes
  • GPS Files for each route
  • Elevation information
  • Regional Highlights and interesting points
  • Logistics tips for lodging, dining, and riding.
This planning kit is designed to offer 3 days of loop bike route options based out of Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield Virginia. Routes vary in length from 28-101 miles, with 1 option for day 1, three options for day 2, and 3 options for day 2. See rolling farmland and enjoy tree-lined roads in a historic Central Virginia region. The routes were created by Virginia's foremost bike ride planning experts, Bike Virginia.  Our planning team includes full time paid staff, and volunteer evaluators. When you buy a tour planning package from Bike Virginia you get the foundation for a great biking experience.  bva2014-4082 Route Type The Chesterfield Ramble is mostly rural riding on well paved roads, with some mixed residential and primary roads included. Riders will cross some major roadways, and experience moderate traffic in some small sections as you transition between rural communities. Riders of all levels have enjoyed these routes, but you should be able to comfortably and safely manage your bike in the presence of cars and trucks. The region offers fairly frequent convenience stores for getting water and refueling but you should always carry supplies. Additional tips included are in the planning kit. Start/End Location Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield, Virginia Lodging Camp at the Pocahontas State Park or enjoy nearby lodging in Chester and Chesterfield County. More recommendations included in the Planning Kit. Day 1 Take an easy stroll to warm up your legs and to kick off your trip on a 28.2 mile loop that takes you out to Lake Chesdin and back. This route and the 21 mile option on day two are the most beginner friendly route of all the options. bva2014-4042 Day 2 Pick from 21, 64, 101 miles of lovely riding. Strike out from the park and wind your way along tree lined roads beside farms and residential communities. Visit historic Amelia Courthouse, Battlefields, and more. Day 3 Strike out on a long ride of 89 miles or take an easier cruise on the 26 or 57 mile options. Stop for an Ice-cream at along the way or take a stroll at a civil war cemetery. SAG Option If you wish to have full time SAG support on a trip in the region, consider our for hire paid SAG Service. It's a great way to have someone deliver food and drink, to pick up riders that get tired, and know that someone has your back the whole time you are on the road. What Sets Our Bike Routes Apart When you purchase bike routes from Bike Virginia you know that the routes have been tested by 1,000 plus cyclists as part of the Bike Virginia Event. You know that our full time planning staff and a team of volunteers have selected the region and the roads because they create an opportunity for a great ride. With your purchase you get our live support too. You will get a 1/2 hour phone consultation with our lead route planners to talk and get answer planning questions you might have.      

Black Girls Do Bike and Bike Virginia Team Up

by Kim Perry | March 28, 2015

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Welcome Black Girls Do Bike Community

Let's ride together! Bike Virginia is pleased to partner with Black Girls Do Bike (BGDB) for a special riding opportunity at Bike Virginia’s 2015 Tour event June 26-July 1, 2015. This will be the first national BGDB Meet Up! Read below for details on this jam-packed offer and to learn about the event. (more…)

Wellbridge at Bike Virginia 2015

by Kim Perry | March 24, 2015

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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. Kingsport_2008_riders

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. BVA_2008_Rider_Holston_Dam

With riders from all over the country and international locations you'll meet great people that love to ride, just like you do.

Event Highlights

Lots of great things in store for the 2015 event. Here are a few highlights: The event has lots of features! Read our What's Included Section on the Registration Page to see more on services. fields_2008

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

The Virginia Highlands region has great history. Our routes and special outings visit or pass: The Crooked Road Music Trail, the Carter Family Fold, White's Mill, Davey Crockett's Birthplace.


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.


Headquarters Maps 2013

by admin | June 12, 2013

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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.


Headquarters 2 – June 24pm-June 26-am Greenfield Recreation Park Preston Parkway Botetourt, Virginia 24175 Please camp and park in designated areas only. Click Map to Enlarge.

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            Google Maps available of these address at

Experience the Natural Bridge of Virginia

by admin | May 7, 2013

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Special Offer for Bike Virginia participants -- Save 30% on Natural Bridge Only Admission!

Experience the beauty and wonder of the Natural Bridge along the Cedar Creek Nature Trail, see live colorful butterflies in the Indoor Butterfly Garden, then visit the Monacan Indian Village and Wax Museum! natural bridge drama of creation natural bridge hotel 2 natural bridge Guests must visit and use their online ticket by 6/30/13. Offer can also be purchased at the Ticket Desk on the Natural Bridge event days, June 24 & 25 only. Show your tour number to save. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Visit, select Natural Bridge Only quantities, enter "9430" in the promo code field to receive your discount. butterflies Butterfly_Blue_Moon_Web

Tubing on the Maury River

by admin | March 22, 2013

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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.   EmilyTubing 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: 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

Kayaking the Upper James River Water Trail

by admin | March 22, 2013

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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: 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

Going to Goshen: A Bike Route to Remember

by admin | March 19, 2013

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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.   Photo provided by Rockbridge Tourism 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?

Headquarters and Camp Locations Bike Virginia 2013

by admin | January 30, 2013

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Where is camp and headquarters for Bike Va 2013?

The 2013 Bike Virginia Tour is visiting the Blue Ridge, just west of central Virginia. We will kick off the tour on June 21 in the Buena Vista/Lexington community. We will ride loop rides from that location on June 21, 22, and 23. On Monday June 24 we depart for Botetourt in the Greater Roanoke region. We'll return to Buena Vista on Wednesday June 26 where the ride concludes. Below are the headquarters and camp addresses. All ride activities including check in and bike routes begin and end at headquarters

Headquarters and Camp # 1 Bike Virginia 2013

Starting and ending location for headquarters and camp for June 21 and June 26- Glen Maury Park, Glen Maury Park Road, Buena Vista, Virginia 24416. View Larger Map

Headquarters and Camp # 2 Bike Virginia 2013

Destination headquarters and camp for June 24-26 Greenfield Recreation Park, Preston Parkway, Botetourt, Virginia 24175 View Larger Map