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Roanoke Mountain Biking

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

There are endless opportunities for mountain biking in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge. It's what makes us America's East Coast Mountain Biking Capital!

Virginia's Blue Ridge is also a designated Silver-Level Ride Center by the International Mountain Bicycling Association!

Get ready to pump and bump your way through a Blue Ridge Day.

We've got it all - ranging from easy downhill rides to challenging cross country treks. 

The variety means you could spend multiple vacations mountain biking in Virginia's Blue Ridge and still not experience all the great trail systems in the region.

What are you waiting for? Start planning your next adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

Mountain Bike Rentals

Whether you're looking to use a bike for a couple hours or want to spend an entire week on the trails, these businesses will get you ready to ride.

Trail Maps

The map below shows the best trails and rides in Virginia's Blue Ridge according to users and riders on MTB Project. You can also check out our Trail Maps page for guides to some of our most popular trail systems in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Featured Mountain Biking Parks

The following parks are all easily accessible and offer some of the best trails for experiencing why Virginia's Blue Ridge is such a great destination for mountain bikers.

  • Carvins Cove - As the 2nd largest municipal park in the United States, Carvins Cove boasts 12,000 acres of forest and nearly 60 miles of mountain biking trails, including cross country singletrack, free ride downhill trails, and extensive fire roads. It's earned a reputation as one of the premier spots for mountain biking in the country.
  • Explore Park - Located at Milepost 115 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, this 1,100 acre park offers over 9 miles of mountain biking trails, as well as easy access to the Roanoke River. 
  • Mill Mountain Park - It's only a 3 mile ride from Downtown Roanoke to the epic trails located atop Mill Mountain. The park features over 10 miles of primarily intermediate and advanced trails, as well as numerous other local attractions, including the iconic Roanoke Star and multiple picnic areas.

Mountain Biking Group Rides

Looking to meet up with locals who are familiar with the extensive mountain biking trail system in Virginia's Blue Ridge? The Blue Ridge Off-Road Cyclists regularly organize and host group rides throughout the region for riders of various skill levels.

You can also take advantage of the guided rides offered through Roanoke Mountain Adventures, one of our exceptional outdoor outfitters.

Mountain Biking Trails

Browse the list below of the hundreds of miles of mountain biking trails in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

For more information about e-bike laws and regulations in Virginia, consult this resource from People for Bikes > | Bedford County eMTB Policy >

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