JUNE 19–24
Adventure Is Closer Than You Think

OUR LOWEST PRICES END DECEMBER 31ST

REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 1ST

OVERVIEW

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.

Bike Virginia Tour 2020

HEARTLANDS

August 12, 2019 (Farmville, VA) – The Bike Virginia Tour is pleased to partner with the Farmville-Prince Edward County Virginia region for the 2020 Bike Virginia Tour, the 33rd year of the annual cycling event. Farmville last hosted the event in 1997, and previously for the very first year of the tour in 1988.

The next Bike Virginia Tour will be held June 19-24, 2020  in the Farmville-Prince Edward region and features 1,600 cyclists of all skills and abilities for six days of touring the beautiful Virginia countryside and visiting many places of interest.

The 2020 tour will begin on Friday June 19 in Farmville with the first three days being hosted at the Wilck’s Lake Park. The second half of the tour, starting on Monday June 22, is hosted by Twin Lakes State Park and will conclude at 4pm on Wednesday June 24, 2020. Guests will stay in hotels, inns, homes, and camp at the event headquarters during their visit.  Lodging for the tour can be based in Farmville or the surrounding community for the entire six days so cyclists will not have to move if they choose that lodging. Camping cyclists will move one time on Monday morning June 22 if they choose to camp at the event headquarters.

The town of Farmville and the two host park locations were selected based on their appeal to a wide range of participants, access to safe cycling roadways, proximity to lodging, and available space to accommodate the size of event operations.

“The region offers exactly what touring cyclists want: friendly hospitality, great scenery, and amenities such as lodging, food, and historic tourism opportunities. That combined with the park layouts at Wilck’s Lake Island and Twin Lakes State Park makes a great fit for our event” said Dr. Kim Perry. “Bike Virginia moves to different regions each year, we select the location by working with community officials and evaluate the region’s services and appeal for participants that come from all over the US and international destinations.”

The area is rich with history and outdoor recreation including:

Farmville is centrally located in Virginia, just …

  • 65 miles west of Richmond
  • 48 miles east of Lynchburg
  • 70 miles south of Charlottesville
  • 150 miles from Washington, D.C. and Virginia Beach

For more information, visit the Town of Farmville website at Farmvilleva.com and https://visitfarmville.com/welcome-to-farmville-virginia/

Our organization is very excited to be partnering with the Farmville-Prince Edward County Virginia region to create a great vacation tour experience for our 2020 guests.

Registration for the event opens December 1, 2019 and continues until sold out at 1,600 riders or the event start date. Fees will be announced soon. Discounts offered for early registration.

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! 

BICYCLE SHIPPING

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.

BICYCLE RENTALS

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
CARPOOL

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

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NEARBY AIRPORTS

 

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.

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.