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:

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.

Tour de Valley - September 1, 2018

The Tour de Valley takes you on a scenic tour of the Shenandoah Valley and includes a tech tee, stoked aid stations, and SAG vehicle support on the course. Choose from two distances, the 100 mile Century or the 62 mile Metric Century. Stay for the after party at the War Memorial Pool at Ridgeview Park where participants can take a swim and enjoy pizza, subs, and beverages!

Visit the website for more information.

Shenandoah Mountain 100 - September 2, 2018

Shenandoah Mountain 100 - 100 mile backcountry mountain bike race in Virginia's George Washington National Forest. The course will consist of singletrack, double track, and fire roads with a bit of pavement.

Visit the event registration page for more information.

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.

36th Annual Shenandoah Valley Century - September 9, 2018

Bicycle rides of 25, 50, and 100 miles through the scenic and historic Shenandoah Valley sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition.

We invite you to help us celebrate the Shenandoah Valley Century for some of the finest cycling to be found. The ride starts in Harrisonburg, the bike capital of Virginia, and includes scenic vistas, small towns, beautiful farms, quiet roads, and more. All routes are paved and have low traffic volume. Participants ride at their own pace; the event is not a race. Maps are provided and the route will be patrolled by automobile SAG to provide assistance as needed.

Visit the SVBC website for more information and to register.

Jeremiah Bishop's Alpine Loop Gran Fondo - September 30, 2018

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, VA for an exciting weekend of special events, challenging rides, charity fundraising and festivities for the entire family. Join in this cycling tradition!

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

Shenandoah Fall Foliage Bike Festival - October 19-21, 2018

Enjoy the scenic heart of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley as you join us for the 28th annual Fall Foliage Bike Festival. A perennial favorite with cyclists up and down the mid-Atlantic states and beyond, the Fall Foliage Bike Festival offers a full weekend of riding, sightseeing and warm Virginia hospitality.

Visit the event website or the Facebook event page 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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