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:

Bike Virginia 2018: Ride the River Tour - June 22-27, 2018

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.

Red Wing Roots Music Festival, Group Bike Rides - July 13-15, 2018

The Shenandoah Valley is home to some of the best road and mountain bike riding on the east coast. From spectacular summits, beautiful river roads, or endless miles of singletrack, the area around Natural Chimneys Park offers it all. Plan to join The Steel Wheels, Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, and Shenandoah Mountain Touring on a variety of morning rides during the festival that will offer something for beginners to seasoned riders. These organized rides will have everything you need to have a safe, enjoyable experience surrounded by some of the best scenery around!

Visit the website for more information.

Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge - August 4, 2018

The 2018 Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 4 in beautiful Highland County, Virginia. The yearly event features 2 States, 3 Counties, 9 mountains, 105 miles, and over 10,000 feet of climb. The challenge features 4 courses of different ability level, they include:

  • Blue Grass Valley Ride: 27 miles of rolling valley hills
  • Two State Short Ride: 53 miles and 4 mountains to climb
  • Two State Long Ride: 54 miles of the Century ride then add the Blue Grass Valley Ride for a total of 67 miles with 4 mountains to climb
  • Century: 2 States, 3 Counties, 9 mountains, over 100 miles, and over 10,000 feet to climb

Visit the website or Facebook event page for more information and to register.

Valley Veterans Ride for Heroes - September 8, 2018

Join us for the Valley Veterans Ride for Heroes on September 8, 2018 and enjoy either a 25-mile or 50-mile bicycle route through the beauty of the rolling hills and lush fields of the Central Shenandoah Valley countryside.

We ride to support our combat veterans and to raise funds for Boulder Crest Retreat, a therapeutic and wellness facility for combat veterans and their families.

Click here for more information about the event. Click here to register, or register same day at the Gypsy Hill Park gym.

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."











Shenandoah Valley Cycling