Bike Virginia Tour 2018: Ride The River

Escape the mundane to ride in a truly remarkable place. “Ride the River” on Bike Virginia’s 31st annual bicycle adventure June 22–27, 2018.

Join the Bike Virginia family of 1,500 riders, kindred spirits, for SIX terrific days on Virginia’s outstanding cycling roads. Pedal from our TWO lovely host locations—one in Radford, Virginia and the other, Claytor Lake State Park, in Dublin, Virginia—for a bike vacation that will delight your senses.

Can’t escape for a week? That’s okay, you can join us for the weekend or weekday portion of the event.

Registration details will be available here in mid-November.

Ride The River: The New River Valley, Virginia

Nestled within lush rolling hills lies an ancient river that winds its way North. Slipping silently through pastures, between mountains, and alongside villages, the sparkling New River feeds the soil and the soul.

It’s New. It’s ancient. It’s amazing.

Getting to the event is simple and offers all the amenities cyclists like for travel such as local breweries, wineries, farm to table dining.  The 2018 event locations in Radford and Dublin are conveniently located along the Interstate 81 corridor in Southwest Virginia.

The region is home to many historic sites, Virginia Tech and Radford University, farms, and cultural activities to round out your visit.

Join our email list to get the latest event details as planning is finalized.

A True Biking Adventure Vacation

Ready for a vacation that really helps you reset? You pedal, smile, repeat. We take care of the details.

Bike Virginia is a fully supported ride that is all about rider’s choice. Multiple routes daily. Long or short. Hard or Leisurely. Camping or hotels. Food Trucks. Multiple registration options.

See our bike routes for the 2018 event here in mid November. 

Choose from a variety of options and packages, and learn about our policies. Be sure to register early to lock in some of our best prices ever!

Riders can choose from several bike route options that vary in distance and difficulty. All routes are hand-selected, thoroughly tested, and fully supported.

Enjoy well-stocked comfort station rest stops, breakfast and lunch at our Food Truck Fiesta! Other meal choices are available to satisfy your needs.

We organize a full assortment of fun outings, excursions, and activities. We are not your average bike ride, but a true vacation.

Sleep indoors or outside… you decide!  We offer camping under the stars, as well as hotel rooms, and everything in between.

We are a non-profit that works to inspire biking for recreation, health, tourism, and the environment.  Support our mission by looking and feeling good at the same time.

Information (including street addresses) on our Event Headquarters can be found on our SLEEP page.

Don’t have a way to easily get your bike from here to there (and back?)… we’ve got you covered! 


Shenandoah Bicycle Company provides bicycle shipping for the 2017 Bike Virginia Tour. Just contact Thomas Jenkins (see below) for more information.

Professional bike assembly services onsite (and bike rentals) will also be available.


If you don’t own a bicycle, or would rather not bring your own, rentals are the way to go!  How it works: they will make sure your rental bike is available onsite and ready-to-ride at the start of the tour, and provide any and all maintenance during your stay.  All you have to do is show up! (How convenient is that?)  Please note that quantities are limited, so be sure to make your reservations in advance.  

Just contact Thomas Jenkins @ Shenandoah Bicycle Company for more information.

135 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Don’t own a car? We’ve created a carpool group, click on the car below. Learn how it works at




Returning for 2018, our Double Vision format gives you more riding options, access to your car (and stuff) the entire time, and no one-way routes!  Be sure to read about all the exciting changes that come with the Double Vision format.

Thank you for considering Bike Virginia. We promise to deliver you a unique and pleasurable riding experience in the Bike Virginia way. We realize that we are not exactly like the Bon Ton Roulet, Bike Florida, Ride the Rockies, or Cycle North Carolina. Because of those differences and the geographic location our price is different.

There are a lot of great events. We hope you will find the same level of enjoyment at ours. Many riders do both.

Is this event a fundraiser?

The proceeds from our event (which are very meager) are used to do advocacy work and education as directed by our 11-person board. We serve as consultants to localities, work on legislative issues, conduct share the road education, and operate an informational website about cycling in Virginia.

Why do some events cost less?

We plan a completely new event each and every year! Accomplishing that takes 14 months with only 4 full-time staff. It is often difficult to compare other events with ours directly. Annual expenses for operating our event average $450,000–600,000. We look at price very carefully and charge only what we need to stay in operation and provide services for making bicycling better.

If you have questions, please contact us.