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 and Events
Jeremiah Bishop's Alpine Loop Gran Fondo - September 25, 2016
Named one of "America's Top-10 Gran Fondos" by Men's Journal, Jeremiah Bishop's Alpine Loop Gran Fondo is an event to welcome cyclists and spectators to Harrisonburg, Virginia for an exciting weekend of special events, challenging rides, charity fundraising and festivities for the entire family. Join in this cycling tradition! Riders can choose from five different route options - Valley View Challenge (36 miles), Mt. Solon Metric Century (62.5 miles), Shenandoah Mountain Century (100 miles), Shenandoah Mountain Adventure (78 miles), and the Alpine Loop (107 miles).
For more information, visit the event webpage.
Off the Eaten Path at Showalter's Orchard & Greenhouse - October 1, 2016
Join us for a pleasantly challenging group ride (25 & 50 mile options) on the rolling country roads around picturesque Broadway/Timberville area, at the base of the Appalachian mountains. The rides begin promptly at 2:00PM (50 mile) and 4:00PM (25 mile) from Showalter's Orchard, and return to the orchard for a farm table supper set on a hill amidst the apple trees and overlooking the rolling hills below.
The meal will feature fresh ingredients straight off the farm, sourced from Showalter's as well as other farms and producers in the Broadway/Timberville area. Old Hill Hard Cider is made on the premises and will be available for purchase with the meal.
For more information or to register, visit the website or the Facebook event page. Online registration closes Thursday, September 29th at 11:59PM - day-of registration is not available due to the nature of the event.