Bike the Shenandoah Valley


The Central Shenandoah Valley's pastoral landscapes, quaint cities and towns, and historic, natural and cultural resources provide an ideal setting for bicyclists. Bicycling in the region is growing rapidly in popularity, and the Central Shenandoah Valley is nationally recognized as a bicycling touring destination.

This website encourages bicycling in the Central Shenandoah Valley. It details on-and off-road cycling facilities in our neighborhoods, communities, and provides a comprehensive list of scenic loop rides in each of our localities. Browse the maps for scenic routes in the counties of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge, and Rockingham; the cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, and Waynesboro; and the eleven towns that lie between.

News & Events

A listing of bicycling news and upcoming events:

Virginia's Historic Garden Week Cycling Tour - April 21, 2018

Virginia's Historic Garden Week is expanding its audience to include cyclists! Whether it's a comfy cruiser bike tour and picnic in Richmond, or riding a mix of pavement and gravel in rural Augusta County, the venerable Garden Club of Virginia is recognizing how enjoyable it can be to tour beautiful homes and gardens by bike. Check out the links below for information on the April 21st tour and the bike route for Staunton-Augusta County.



Cyclovia Harrisonburg - April 21, 2018

On Earth Day weekend, go on over to Park View to celebrate biking, walking, skating, and healthy, outdoor recreation with family and friends! Renew Rocktown is putting on a family-friendly event for all. There will be music, games, bike races, refreshments, and more! Decorate your bike, bring your family, and experience Harrisonburg's 1st Annual Cyclovia!

Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Women's Weekend presented by Massanutten Bike Park - May 5-6, 2018

The Women's Weekend includes professional coaching from certified female mountain bike instructors, lift passes, discount lodging, and discount rentals.

An amazing staff of certified female mountain bike instructors are lined up for the weekend of community, discovery, and adrenaline! Develop fundamental riding skills and apply them to our bike park in a supportive group atmosphere. Downhill mountain bike park experience not required but gladly accepted. If you're interested in elevating your riding skills to the next level, sign up now! Space is limited to keep the weekend intimate with student to instructor ratio at 6:1.

Participants qualify for special discounts on bike rentals and lodging. Pre-registration is required - space is limited and day of registration is not available.

Click here for more information and to register or visit the Facebook event page.

Bike Shenandoah - May 19, 2018

Join Bike Shenandoah for their 2nd Annual Spring Bike Shenandoah Ride. There is nothing more beautiful than a ride through the rolling Shenandoah Valley in the Spring. This is a fundraiser rider that raises funds for local and global organizations working with populations such as immigrants, children, homelessness, and other challenging living conditions.

For more information visit the website or Facebook event page.

2018 Shenandoah Farm to Fork Fondo - May 19-20, 2018

This will be the first edition of Farm to Fork Fondo - Shenandoah! A farm fresh feast from the seat of your favorite bicycle.

What's a Farm to Fork Fondo? An organized bicycle ride where you get to choose the distance best for you and stop for chef-prepared bites at farms along the way.

The Shenandoah Valley, once known as the "Breadbasket of the Confederacy," is rich in agricultural history, and one of the most productive farming regions on the East Coast. The Valley is home to dozens of world-class wineries and cideries, and a diverse mix of local farms.

 National historic site Belle Grove Planation in Middletown, VA, will serve as our start and finish venue on May 20, and host a pre-ride Meet the Farms Dinner on May 19. Belle Grove is a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Please visit the Farm to Fork Fondo website or the Facebook event page for more information!

4th Annual Lee Warren Queen City Century Bike Tour-- Registration now open!

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Lee Warren Queen City Bike Tour, taking place June 16, 2018. Century, Half Century, and Quarter Century options available. Visit the website for more information and to register.

Bike Virginia 2018: Ride the River Tour -- Registration now open!

Registration is now open for Bike Virginia 2018, taking place June 22-27, 2018 - take advantage of early bird pricing. Visit the website for more information and to register.


Harrisonburg Named One of America's Best Mountain Bike Towns!

National Geographic named Harrisonburg, Virginia one of America's 20 Best Mountain Bike Towns. Check out the article to see the rest of the towns that made the list.

"To foster authentic bike culture, a town needs more than just high quality trails. These 20 mountain bike hamlets around the country offer bucket-list rides, new trail development, a variety of outdoor recreation, and a fun, bike-friendly vibe."











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