13 miles (20.9 km)/785 feet (239.3 meters)A short, gentle ride on rural roads with stunning views of North Mountain.
41.3 miles (66.5 km)/2,765 feet (842.8 meters)Rural roads with beautiful views. Easy to moderate to challenging all on the same ride. One of the oldest towns in the area, Middlebrook sits near the divide between the headwaters of the James and Potomac rivers. The road out of town follows the path of the old stagecoach […]
Mileage: 45 MilesThis is an intermediate/advanced ride due to its length and hill climbs. Big mountain views.
Mileage: 22 milesThis route allows for a 1.5-2 hour ride with a mix of climbing, descending, and recovery sections. The scenery south of Parkersburg Pike can’t be beat.
Mileage: 24 milesAfter a steady climb heading north out of town, this route crosses the Middle River twice while passing through rolling farmland. This is an intermediate ride with some climbing and a few fast descents. The route is entirely on low-speed rural roads, with the exception of oneÂ 0.30-mile dog-legÂ on US 250 between Galena and […]
Mileage: 13 milesThis is a short ride with some climbs, and lovely views.
31 miles (49.9 km)/2,122 feet (646.8 meters)Rolling hills and big mountain views for a perfect mid-distance ride.
Mileage: 23.4 milesThis is a local favorite that takes you through some Staunton neighborhoods and onto the rural roads of Augusta County. You can expect to see farmland with cows and sheep scattered about, several small creeks and ponds and some wonderful views of the Allegheny Mountains.
The South River Greenway in the City of Waynesboro links the Loth Springs Trailhead to Constitution Park, home to Waynesboro’s Farmers Market, Arboretum, and the site designated as Virginia’s first Urban Trout Fishery, and in 2019 to North Park.The 1.3-mile paved path begins at Constitution Park and meanders along the South River and terminates at […]
Mileage: 12.4 milesFollow the South River as it flows north towards its confluence with the North River. Travel along the base of the Sawmill Ridge and the Blue Ridge Mountains as you make your way back south towards Waynesboro.
Mileage: 35.1 milesThis longer route will let you log some of the flattest road miles in Augusta County as you follow the South River towards its confluence with the North River at Port Republic, Virginia.
47 miles (75.6 km)
Mileage: 42.3 milesThis route begins in Millboro, and goes up the Dry Run drainage through lush rhododendron and mountain laurel. There are scant facilities on this very rural ride, so plan ahead for your food and water before returning to the Village of Milboro.
Mileage: 74 milesThis ambitious ride covers two counties and two states! It travels past Devils Backbone, a large ridge, and follows the edge of Bath County’s main reservoir before returning to Warm Springs. This route is remote at times, with scant cell phone coverage, but full of epic climbs and views of Virginia and West […]
Mileage: 31 milesThis route begins and ends in Stokesville, Virginia, but Bridgewater is the closest town. The Strade (say strah-duh) is a Gravel Grinder style of ride in the great Shenandoah Valley. Shenandoah Mountain Touring developed the route for a spring event hosted at the Stokesville Campground, Stokesville VA. The loop has a great mix […]
Where: Shenandoah County (Basye), VirginiaWhat: Bryce Resort features a one-of-a-kind custom-built, bike park designed to cater to all skill levels. With eight quad lift-accessed trails and features unique only to Bryce Resort, the bike park offers trails ranging from short beginner trails to more challenging top-to-bottom routes over two miles long. Click here to view […]
Mileage: 8.8 milesVia MTB Project: “Blue Suck Falls is a loop ride that gives you a true sense of the park. You’ll ride through mountain laurel, cross streams, and be rewarded with both a waterfall and scenic vista at the Tuscarora Overlook and cabin.Â When you’re done with your ride, take a cool dip in the […]
Mileage: 18.6 milesFrom MTB Project: “Douthat State Park (pronounced “dow-that”) is a gem in the Appalachian Mountains of south central Virginia. The park encompasses more than 4,500 acres and, in addition, is surrounded by the George Washington National Forest, offering many opportunities for backcountry exploration. Within the park boundaries, you’ll find over 40 miles of […]
Mileage: 22 miles from town, 15.7 miles from Greenmount Church of the Brethren.In Harrisonburg, VA, the Harris Roubaix takes place every spring on the same day as the Paris Roubaix. The group has a casual warm-up ride out to the start, then rides the gravel loop as many times as they wish. You can do […]
Mileage: 36.4From downtown Harrisonburg, this ride heads south and then west toward the Allegheny Mountains by way of the historic Town of Dayton. It rolls past farms stewarded by Old Order Mennonite families before returning to Harrisonburg. You might even share the road with a horse and buggy. A longer ride, but easy on the […]
Montgomery Hall Park is located just south of Stuart Street off Montgomery Avenue. The Park’s 148 acres include rolling hills, quiet woodlands, sports fields, playgrounds, picnic shelters, trails, and a public swimming pool. The trails in Montgomery Hall Park are twisty, turny fun. They are laid out in a way that if you ride them […]
The City of Harrisonburg owns this natural surface single-track trail system designed for mountain bikers and trail walkers/runners. The trail system provides three different levels of difficulty to appeal to a complete spectrum of runners, walkers and cyclists from novice to expert. Designed and developed in accordance with the IMBA guidelines for sustainable shared-use trails, […]
Massanutten Resort’s Bike Park offers “an exciting experience for veteran riders while also featuring a beginner-friendly introduction to downhill mountain biking. Massanutten’s Park features a lower lift that will provide access to beginner and intermediate trails for newcomers while also offering advanced jump and single-track trails accessible from an upper lift that are sure to […]
Via the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle CoalitionÂ (SVBC): “Massanutten’s Western Slope offers more then 800 acres with over 15 miles of multi-use non-motorized trails that are great for mountain biking and trail running. The Western Slope is about 7 miles from Downtown Harrisonburg.”Massanutten’s Western Slope is private property owned byÂ Massanutten Resort, so you MUST have a Trail […]
Mileage: 27 milesThere is nothing little about the challenge on this nearly all-gravel ride, but the stunning scenery is well worth it. With the initial climb over Troxell Gap exceeding a 13% grade for a short stretch, this gravel ride is not for the climbing-averse. Make sure your bike is geared for the challenge.Park in […]
Mileage: 20 milesThis route was developed for the Shenandoah Fall Foliage Festival to introduce participants to gravel and two of the finest farms in the Valley, Polyface Farms and Meadowcroft Farm. It’s a great way to get your gravel feet wet. Or dusty, as the case may be.Parking: Middlebrook Community Center, 54 Cherry Grove Rd, […]
45.2 milesThis is a difficult and beautiful ride starting in Buena Vista. There is a long climb to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and a very steep descent down into the community of Vesuvius.
Mileage: 12.2 milesThis route runs alongside the South River, in a fairly flat and wide valley. This is a beginner’s ride, with an easy grade up river. This route is an out-and-back – head up river and when you are ready, just turn around and roll back to the start.
Mileage: 9 milesA popular short loop, this nine-mile ride is good for when you are up for a challenge but don’t have much time. There is a short meander through farmland and pasture, with pretty vistas along Union Run and Spring Valley.
Mileage: 48.8 milesThis is an advanced ride due to the overall amount of climbing and the distance. This is a lollipop shaped route, riding out and returning along the stem. The loop segment can be ridden in either direction.
Mileage: 24.1 milesThis route goes through farmlands and wooded areas, passing through many small communities including Briery Branch, Spring Creek, and Montezuma. This is a moderate ride with rolling hills and scenic vistas.
Mileage: 15.3 milesThis route goes through farmlands and small communities around Dayton, VA. This is an easy ride with rolling hills and scenic vistas.
Mileage: 16.6 milesThis route goes through the farmlands in the Dry River area, historically used for time trials by local cyclists. This is an easy ride, and as the cows you pass will tell you, this is as flat as it gets around here.
This 1.4 mile-long path between Mountain View Park and Grand Caverns Park consists of a combination of sidewalks and shared use paths. Easy access, beautiful views, destinations are family friendly. Parking areas available at both Mountain View Park, 1100 20th Street, Grottoes, Virginia and Grand Caverns Park, 5 Grand Caverns Drive, Grottoes, Virginia 24441.
The Bluestone Trail is a 1.27-mile shared-use path that connects James Madison University; Port Republic Road and Hillside Avenue; Purcell Park and the surrounding neighborhood; and businesses along Stone Spring Road.The shared-use path is 10-feet wide, hard surfaced, and is used by many walkers, joggers, and bicyclists for transportation and recreation. Future phases of the […]
Mileage: 35.6 milesThis route takes you on mostly scenic and low-traffic back country roads. There are nice views at Cedar Run Church and Mount Zion Church.
Mileage: 70.8 milesThe roads go through some beautiful and very remote areas. It starts in Harrisonburg and goes north through Fulks Run, into Broadway, and through Keezletown.
52.5 miles (84.5 km)/3,341 feet (1,018.3 meters)The roads go through some beautiful and very remote areas. It starts in Harrisonburg and goes north through Fulks Run, then into Broadway.
Mileage: 12.7 milesThis is a relatively easy ride that stays close to town, yet goes through some very pretty country. Most of the roads are lightly-used and very scenic.
24.7 miles (39.8 km)/1,547 feet (471.5 meters)This route takes you on mostly very scenic and low-traffic back country roads. You will pass through the picturesque and historic village of Singers Glen.
20.8 miles (33.5 km)/981 feet (299 meters)This route starts on the outside of the Massanutten Resort, winds through area farmland, a few small communities, and one town along the way. This is a moderate length ride with minimal hills. It has one section with high speed traffic, but most of it has very low traffic.
50.8 miles (81.8 km)/2,170 feet (661.4 meters)This route starts at the edge of the resort and goes through area farmland, a few small communities, and the Town of Grottoes. This is a moderate length ride with many small hills. It has sections with moderate traffic as well as sections with very low traffic.
38.1 miles (61.3 km)/1,725 feet (525.8 meters)This route starts at the edge of the resort and goes through area farmland and a few small communities. This is a moderate length ride with many small hills. It has sections with moderate traffic as well as sections with very low traffic.
Mileage: 19.2 milesVia MTB Project: “Technical old school riding with big mountain feel just off Exit 96 pf Interstate 64. There’s something for everyone on this loop, from strenuous hike-a-bike to fast and flowing bench cut trails. A good sampling of the Sherando Trail system.”
Mileage: 15.5 milesThis route heads south out of Staunton with a gradual climb. There is a short section of gravel on Arborhill Road. The ridge line offers a lovely view and is a great place to get your gravel feet wet. The return ride is downhill with rewarding views.Parking: Wharf Area Parking lot.
Mileage: 36.4 milesVia MTB Project: “If you’re going to tackle the Southern Traverse, the rigors of boot camp may be the best preparation. With 3,000 feet of climbing over 36 epic miles, this ride promises to test your courage and endurance.The Traverse is the southern most section of theÂ Shenandoah Mountain TrailÂ located in the George Washington […]
Mileage: 13.5 milesVia MTB Project: “This ride has a bit of everything including easy climbing, fast descents and technical rocky areas. It has one large rerouted section that is one of the highlights of the ride. There are some nice views on exposed ridgelines and a great overlook near the finish.”
Mileage: 13 milesVia MTB Project: “Located in the North River District of George Washington National Forest, there is a bit of everything on this loop including ridgeline riding, rocky sections with alternate lines, and one memorable descent off the mountain.”Parking: This ride starts at the bottom of Tillman West Trail on Tillman Rd. at a […]
Traverse Virginia’s best backcountry riding on this new gravel bikepacking and touring route focused on rideable, non-technical, unpaved terrain through Virginia’s diverse topography and communities. Ride from Washington, DC to Damascus, VA on 550 miles of mostly unpaved country and forest roads, double track, and rail trail, afar from the stress of vehicle traffic.Planning information, […]
Mileage: 41 milesThis longer route is more gravel than not, and winds through farmland and National Forest. Take care crossing US 340 (East Side Highway). Post ride, there’s plenty to eat and drink just south in Waynesboro, VA (check it out on the map below).Parking: Harriston United Methodist Church,Â 3742 East Side Hwy, Grottoes, VA 24441