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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Blue Ridge Parkway Bicycling

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Bicycling on the Blue Ridge Parkway is a popular activity that provides 469 miles of picturesque vistas through Virginia and North Carolina. Ranging in elevation from 600 to 6,000 feet, the road encompasses a variety of ever-changing weather conditions, regardless of the season.The Parkway was designed as a scenic leisure road for motorists. Bicyclists should be prepared for significant distances between developed areas and services that vary by season.

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  • Directions: The Roanoke Valley features multiple access points to the Blue Ridge Parkway - including from I-581/US 220.
Recreation
  • Additional Information: The Blue Ridge Parkway offers multiple hiking and biking trails throughout the Roanoke Valley.

    The Parkway is occasionally closed due to inclement weather, which can create unsafe conditions.
  • Difficulty Level: Easy-Moderate
  • Friday Hours: Open
  • Monday Hours: Open
  • Saturday Hours: Open
  • Sunday Hours: Open
  • Thursday Hours: Open
  • Tuesday Hours: Open
  • Wednesday Hours: Open