Like the plethora of hiking trails throughout the Blacksburg area, there are multiple biking routes, organizations, and stores located all throughout the community to accommodate riders of all abilities. Virginia was ranked #16 out of the United States for being bicycle friendly according to The League of American Bicyclists, and Virginia Tech received a Bronze metal when ranked for bicycle friendly universities. They are among the 58 colleges and universities in 30 states to be designated a bicycle friendly university.
Information in this section was provided courtesy of RIDE Solutions – Connecting the Region’s Commuters.
RIDE Solutions works to supply alternative transportation options – ridesharing (carpooling and vanpooling), biking, public transit, walking, and guaranteed ride home services – to residents living within the greater New River and Roanoke Valleys and Region 2000 regions of southwestern Virginia.
They have an interactive map with greenways, bike lanes, bike routes, wide lanes/ paved shoulders, alternative routes, trails, bike racks, bike shops, signage, activity center, and bicycle friendly businesses available on their website.
Below is an image of what the map is like. To view the whole map please visit: http://ridesolutions.org/commuters/bike-walk/bike-map/.
For more information on New River Valley Bike Shops, Trails, Events, and Organizations please visit our Cycling page.
Did You Know?
In 2010, Virginia Tech was ranked "44th among 697 academic institutions" by the National Science Foundation for its almost $400 million in research expenditures in fiscal year 2009.