Cycling

Cycling

 

Trails

Huckleberry Trail 

Corner of Miller and Preston Ave.

With convenient free parking along the trail, the Huckleberry Trail is a great place to bike for exercise or commute to campus or the office. The 5.76-mile trail travels between the Blacksburg Library and New River Valley Mall, and has connecting trails to the Virginia Tech campus and Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center. The parking lot for the Blacksburg Library is located on the corner of Miller and Preston Avenue, and the trail begins across Miller Street at the kiosk just to the right of Preston Avenue. Throughout the mostly flat trail you can find mile markers at every half mile on wooden posts and benches, and a new restroom is located at the Coal Miners Park.

 

Ellett Valley Recreational Area 

1087 Jennelle Road

From South Main Street take Ellett Road/Cedar Run Road, approximately 1 miles turn right on Jennelle Road. The park is located about 1/4 mile on the left. The Ellett Valley Recreational Area offers a bike/walking trail and benches. The trail is a vigorous one-mile loop with varied terrain. Located on 109 acres.

 

Gateway Park 

2650 Meadowbrook Drive, Blacksburg 

This unique trail offers Hiking/biking/horseback with gazebo on the property. It also has legal access to the Jefferson National Forest.

 

Heritage Community Park 

2300 Glade Road, Blacksburg

This park is one of the Town of Blacksburg’s largest parks- 169 acres. It offers walking/biking trails.  

 

Poverty Creek 

Jefferson National Forest

Poverty Creek (also known as Pandapas Pond) is one of the area’s premier destinations for single-track mountain biking. More than 20 miles of trail options, with steep climbs and fast down hills will keep your heart pounding.

 

Shenandoah Bike Trail and Park

1501 Seneca Drive

The trail is located off of Toms Creek Road and Patrick Henry Drive. Park lies along the bike trail on Senneca Drive. Trails are located on 22 acres.

 

Organizations


New River Valley Bicycle Association (NRVBA)

In any season, they have a whole series of rides, events and programs to keep you on your bike year-round. Check out more details at their site: http://nrvbike.com/what-we-do/bicycle/. There are daily rides, commuter information, routes, activities, and information on their Bike Kitchen. Membership is from January 1- December 31. 

 

Bicycle Kitchen

The NRV Bicycle Kitchen provides low- or no-cost instruction in bicycle mechanics and offer educational workshops to fill community needs and to promote cycling in the greater public. It is run in conjunction with the NRVBA. 

 

Virginia Tech Cycling

For Virginia Tech students, and faculty, the Cycling club provides opportunities to join the team, travel to races, and enjoy biking around Blacksburg! For more information on their schedule, fees, and club membership, visit: http://www.cycling.org.vt.edu.

 

Stores


Bike Barn

424 N Main St.
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 443-9960
http://www.bikebarnblacksburg.com/

Hours:
Monday thru Friday: 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: Noon - 5:00pm


East Coasters Bike Shop

1400 S. Main St
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 951-2369
http://eastcoasters.com/

Hours: 
Monday - Friday 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed


Hokie Spokes

200 Country Club Dr. SW A3
Blacksburg, VA 24060 
540-552-7765
http://www.hokiespokes.com/

Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

 

Events

East Coasters' Mountains of Misery

Mountains of Misery is a challenging bike ride for dedicated road cyclists through the heart of southwest Virginia. The annual timed event features century (100+ mi) and double-metric century (200 km/124+ mi) options—both ending in a tough, four-mile 12%–16% graded climb to the finish. The race is typically held Memorial Day weekend each year. Please visit their website,  http://www.mountainsofmisery.com/ for this year's scheduled race. 

 

Virginia Tech Cycling Team

The Virginia Tech Cycling Team hosts bike several races each fall . For more information on this year's race schedule, and team information visit their website: http://www.cycling.org.vt.edu

 

For more information on bike travel around the New River Valley, please visit our Biking page.