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Roanoke Mountain Biking & Road Cycling

Mountain Biking & Cycling in Virginia's Blue Ridge

Mountain biking and cycling are huge parts of the culture in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Between incredible mountain biking trails, scenic roadways for road biking & cycling, and an urban greenway system for casual riding, you and your family will have a great time exploring Virginia's Blue Ridge on two wheels.

As America's East Coast Mountain Biking Capital, an IMBA Silver-Level Ride Center and part of the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail, Virginia's Blue Ridge is earning a reputation as a bucket list destination for bike riders from around the world.


Virginia's Blue Ridge TWENTY 24

Virginia's Blue Ridge TWENTY24 TeamThe region is home to Virginia's Blue Ridge TWENTY24 Team - a diverse group of women and young girls who are elite professional cyclists and mentors, many of whom will go on to compete in major national and international competitions in disciplines of road & gravel cycling, mountain biking, and Zwift eSports racing.

Learn more about Virginia's Blue Ridge TWENTY24 and "The Road to Paris 2024 Campaign" > 


There are numerous local outfitters and bike shops ready to send you on your way to the best spots for riding, or you can take advantage of guided trips, tours and other experiences.

The variety of trails and rides in the region offer fun for any type of mountain biking and cycling enthusiast, ranging from easy to expert.


You can expect to find numerous bike-related events on the calendar any time you visit Virginia's Blue Ridge! It's also easy to connect with local clubs and organizations that love sharing our amazing experience with visitors. 

Enduro Mountain Bike Magazine described the region as "a screaming bike paradise nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains."

A love of mountain biking & cycling is part of why the region was named one of the most bike-friendly communities in America by USA Today Travel, and our temperate climate offers opportunities for year-round riding.


Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge - Bicycle Friendly Business

League of American Bicyclists - Bicycle Friendly BusinessVisit Virginia's Blue Ridge has been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists with a Bronze-Level Bicycle Friendly Business award.

Our organization is committed to encouraging bicycling as an easy option for transportation and supporting various efforts and initiatives to get more people on bikes.

It's one of the many ways Visit VBR looks for ways to integrate health, wellness, sustainability, and transportation equity into the way we serve our community.


E-Bike Information

All classes of e-bikes are allowed on greenways and trails in the City of Roanoke. Learn more >

Bedford County eMTB Policy >

A guide to the major mountain biking trail systems in the region.


Roanoke Valley Spotlight

Virginia's Blue Ridge will host the 2022 USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships - June 29 through July 2, 2022.


The road to Paris for women's cycling starts in Virginia's Blue Ridge!


Virginia's Blue Ridge - America's East Coast Mountain Biking Capital