2015 Bike Virginia Tour — Accommodations
Bike Virginia offers a unique combination of choices for our riders. You can camp or lodge in a hotel, inn or bed and breakfast.
See all the details of the camping options below. Our tour location for 2015 is the region Abingdon, Virginia and Kingsport Tennessee, and surrounding communities.
For 2015 we will have just 2 host locations, Headquarters 1 in Abingdon, Virginia and Headquarters 2 in Kingsport, Tennessee.
Unlike other tours such as GOBA, Bike Florida, Ride the Rockies, Cycle Oregon, and Cycle North Carolina we offer unique riding every day without having to move camp over and over and over. We move camp just for one relocation.
NOTE: For those who plan to arrive early we do not have permission to camp in our area until Friday at 10am.
Most Bike Virginia cyclists camp each night on the grounds of Event Headquarters (see addresses above). Camping is a fun way to spend time with other cyclists. Don’t worry though, our camping areas are quiet and restful. We have quiet hours from 10pm to 6am.
- You will need to bring your own tent and camping gear unless you book a tent reservation with a camping service.
- Camping gear and other belongings must be completely contained in a maximum of two bags weighing no more than 50 lbs each. We are not responsible for damage to camping gear occurred during handling.
- Cooking is not allowed in the camping areas for fire and hygiene reasons. You may have a cooler, but we do not transport coolers on our gear trucks.
- You may bring a shade canopy, but please respect the space of other campers. Shade canopies will count as a bag of your camping luggage and must meet weight regulations. We are not responsible for damage to canopies (Ez-Ups or other types).
A mobile camping service will be provided on Bike Virginia by Padre’s Cycle Inn. This rental service will save you time and energy at the camping area by allowing them to do the work for you. In addition to supplying you with the camping basics, they will also set up and tear down your camp when we relocate. See more details at Padre’s Website.
Cycling Logistics is also a great option for enhancing your camping experience. They have been providing baggage transport and other popular daily services to its customers since 1999.
We will not be able to offer indoor camping in 2014. Due to the preferred venue type of our participants we will no longer be staying in schools. You may wish to consider assisted camping or hotels instead.
Limited space is available for RV’s at Event Headquarters. Details will be available soon.
Camping Luggage Services
Luggage will be transferred at no cost for camping cyclists. We will move your camping gear from one Headquarters to the next and back again for free. We have a 50lb weight limit per bag and a limit of 2 bags per rider. We do not transfer EZ-UP style canopies or chairs due to potential damage that can occur.
Hotels, B&B’s and Inns
If you’re not the camping type then we’ve got you covered.
Our tour is visiting 2 host communities in 2015. Each town has several hotel options. Details on official hotels will be made available as soon as possible.
Bike Virginia Hotel Booking Service
For the convenience of our riders we work with Alpine Cycle Connection, a comprehensive hotel booking service. Alpine will help you book a perfect place to stay whether you’re traveling by yourself or in a group. Alpine specializes in cycling event lodging logistics and works with other events including Ride the Rockies, Pedal the Plains, 109 Degrees West, and the Gran Fondo Hincappie.
Visit the Alpine Cycle Connection website in the fall of 2015 to see the Bike Virginia Tour lodging choices. The Alpine staff will help make sure your trip goes smoothly from booking to checkout.
Luggage transfer and hotel shuttle services are also offered through Alpine for riders that book through them or book individually at one of our official hotels.
Accommodations are available on a first-come first-served basis.
Bike Virginia Luggage Transfer and Hotel Shuttles
We offer a convenient shuttle service from headquarters to official event hotels. Park your car for the week and let us take care of the driving. This service is available for a fee and is booked through Alpine Cycle Connection
Guests luggage can be transferred from one hotel to the next and back to your car if you wish to participate in the luggage transfer service. This service is available for a fee and is booked through Alpine Cycle Connection
If you wish to take part in our luggage transfer and hotel shuttle services, these options are only offered at our official hotels. These services are available to guests that book through Alpine or make outside arrangements at our official hotels. To book Hotel Shuttles or Luggage Transfer visit Alpine Cycle Connection.
B&B, Inns and Other Lodging
You can choose to stay in a Bed and Breakfast or a privately operated Inn or book hotel rooms on your own.
Central Virginia offers many unique and enjoyable Inns and Bed and Breakfast options. Visit the Virginia Tourism Website for a searchable database of options for more intimate lodging.
Please note: Our event room blocks and group rates are only available at hotels through Alpine Cycle Connection. If you plan on staying in a hotel, we encourage you to book through Alpine because they’re in the business of making bike tours easy and enjoyable for cyclists. If you choose to book your own room and wish to purchase the Hotel Shuttle or Luggage Transfer you must stay at one of the official hotels. For a list of hotels see Alpine Cycle Connection.