UPDATE: Virginia's Blue Ridge is Now Open in Phase Three

Virginia's Blue Ridge is now open in the Phase Three stage of the Commonwealth's Forward Virginia plan. Learn more about the program and what it means for various types of businesses & experiences in the region with our Phase Three Guidelines page. Phase Three >

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Biking the Roanoke Valley Greenways

Biking on the Greenway

Over 30 miles of paved space make the Roanoke Valley Greenways one of the best options for biking in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

A variety of communities and neighborhoods offer easy access to the Greenways, which is part of why it's such a popular activity for locals, visitors, and various group bike rides.

The urban trails are built on relatively flat terrain and connect to many of the region's public parks and playgrounds. Taking a break for a picnic in the park or spending some time at a playground is a great way to enjoy a biking outing with kids on the greenways.

The easy riding provides a pleasant experience for riders of all skill levels.

Roanoke River Greenway Biking

Whether you're an advanced cyclist or rookie rider looking for a space to ride without the challenge of traffic, the greenways serve as the perfect option for both. 

A large portion of the system is located within close proximity to the Roanoke River, offering opportunities to take in the beautiful views of the water and also observe local birds and wildlife that create habitats along the water.

Be Courteous & Safe - Review the Greenway Safety Guidelines >

Greenway Bike Rentals

The following bike rental companies are located on the Roanoke River Greenway and offer a variety of bikes for the entire family to easily enjoy the Greenway system.

Greenway Map & Segments

View the Roanoke Regional Greenway Map >

The following are some of the most popular portions of the greenways for biking:

Roanoke Greenway Biking


Visit our Road Biking & Cycling section for information about other great riding opportunities in Virginia's Blue Ridge. You can also check out the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club to get connected with the region's awesome local biking community. 

Roanoke Valley Spotlight

Maps and route information for enjoying the greenways located within the City of Roanoke.