A helpful set of guidelines to ensure you ride responsibly and minimize your impact on the local trails and natural environment.
The park includes everything from easy to advanced singletrack trails, a pump track, and a skills area where you can practice your skills in rock gardens, skinnies, and a teeter-totter.
The bike park area was designed and built specifically for mountain bikers to hone their bike handling, increase confidence, and progress to new skill levels for just about anything the trail can throw at you.
The park is also a family-friendly destination as it offers picnic shelters, playgrounds, disc golf, skate park, creek stomping, and an exercise circuit along a ⅓ mile paved path.
The crew at Bedford County Parks & Rec puts on some quality mountain bike events spaced throughout the year, including the Mountain Cross series in winter, the Taste of the Trails series, and the annual Fat Tire Weekend.
Before You Ride: Familiarize yourself with the Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics for Mountain Biking - a set of guidelines to help you enjoy the trails responsibly and minimize your impact on the natural environment.
Falling Creek Park - 1257 County Farm Road, Bedford, VA 24523
While a more somber stop compared to the fun you’ll have at Falling Creek Park, the National D-Day Memorial is a must-see when in Bedford. The Town of Bedford proportionately suffered the greatest loss of life during the D-Day invasion of Normandy during World War II, leading to the creation of this memorial.
The story of “The Bedford Boys” helped to inspire the movie “Saving Private Ryan” and the National D-Day Memorial is one of the most powerful & inspiring experiences you’ll find in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.
For post-ride food & beer, Beale’s is a fantastic local option that has a fun story & atmosphere to go with its delicious BBQ and craft brews.
The legend says that a man named Thomas Beale buried a treasure of gold & silver in the hills of Bedford County. The only clues to the treasure’s whereabouts are three pages of a cipher with a code that has never been broken.