The mountain biking in Virginia's Blue Ridge continues to impress mountain biking enthusiasts and riders from around the country.
In the latest example, the region's incredible trails and mountain biking culture are featured in a Singletracks article titled "Mountain Biking Roanoke: Must Ride Trails in the Star City of the South" by Patrick Goral, who visited the region as part of a media tour hosted by Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge.
Goral spent multiple days exploring the vast network of epic trails in the area, including riding in Mill Mountain Park, Carvins Cove, and North Mountain. He also connected with a few of the local bike shops that are fantastic resources to help you plan any type of mountain biking or cycling adventure, such as Just the Right Gear, Roanoke Mountain Adventures, and UnderDog Bikes.
It was an introduction to how the region was able to become the first IMBA Silver-Level Ride Center on the East Coast!
The story also highlights many of the fun experiences you can have in Virginia's Blue Ridge when you're not enjoying the trails, like downing some post-ride beers at Parkway Brewing Company and Twin Creeks Brewing Company. You can also quench your appetite with the delicious calzones at Mac & Bob's in Salem, Southern comfort food at Holly Jo's Creekside Grill, and awesome burgers & brews at Jack Brown's.
The following is an excerpt from the story on what makes the local mountain biking scene so special:
"I went into this trip expecting a series of local mountain bike parks with flow trails. Instead, I experienced some of the most aggressive and technical singletrack that I have ridden on the East Coast. After riding these trails, it was immediately apparent that the work done here has been a labor of love. The mountain biking community in Roanoke is strong and honestly, inspiring."
Check out the Singletracks website to see the article in its entirety.
Visit our Mountain Biking section for more information on how to plan your next ride in America's East Coast Mountain Biking Capital!