Ride with a Local Club
Whether you’re looking for new places to ride, doing a reconnaissance ride for an upcoming event, or on vacation, one of the best ways to explore Virginia is to ride with the locals. There are a number of bicycle clubs throughout Virginia that ride year-round and are active in road, mountain, cyclocross, and gravel biking.
Bicycle club websites and/or their social media sites are the best resource to find the most popular routes within the area and region of the state they serve. Most club sites include route sheets and GPX directions for you to download. Below is a list of recreational clubs in Virginia.
Virginia is known for its southern hospitality and out of town visitors are welcome to join a local club ride. So, if you are new to riding, or just returning after a long absence, don’t worry – most, if not all clubs have rides suitable for a variety of abilities. It’s up to you to pick the right ride based on your skills and energy level.
|Club Name & Website Links||General Description||Social Media||Activities|
|Blue Ridge Bicycle Club||BRBC is the largest bicycle club the Roanoke area. The club has rides scheduled year-round for riders of all levels.||BRBC||Road/MTN Gravel|
|Blue Ridge Offroad Cyclist||BROC is a group that is dedicated to advancing mountain biking in the Roanoke area. If you’re looking for your first ride, or looking for a group to help improve, test your skills and fitness, or just a fun social group, join them for a ride.||BROC||MTN|
|Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club||CAMBC is a subchapter of IMBA involved with trail improvements and maintenance as well as social events, and group rides, open to riders of all levels||–||MTN|
|Charlottesville Bicycle Club||CBC serves cyclists in Charlottesville and surrounding communities. The club has rides scheduled year-round for riders of all levels.||–||Road/Gravel|
|Crozet Cycling Club||CCC serves cyclists in Crozet area and has club rides three days a week – information can be found on the club’s Facebook page.||CCC||Road|
|Culpeper Area Mountain Bike Org||CAMBO is involved with maintaining 10 miles of single track on Deer Springs Farm in Rixeyville, as well as social events, group rides, and racing.||CAMBO||MTN|
|Franklin Freewheelers||FF serves cyclists of Franklin County and surrounding counties. The club has rides scheduled year-round for riders of all levels.||FF||Road/MTN|
|Fredericksburg Cyclists||This is the largest bicycle club in the Fredericksburg area. FC serves cyclists in the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford. The club has rides scheduled year-round for riders of all levels and abilities.||NRVBA||Road|
|Greater Lynchburg Off-road Cyclists||GLOC is involved with trail improvements and maintenance as well as social events, group rides, and community outreach, open to riders of all levels in the Lynchburg area.||GLOC||Gravel/MTN|
|Henry County Bike Club||HCBC serves of Martinsville, Henry County and the surrounding areas. The club has rides scheduled year-round for riders of all levels.||HCBC||Road/MTN|
|Mountain Bike Loudoun County||MTB LoCo focuses on mountain biking, trail access and advocacy, cycling related social events, as well as building strong local MTB community in Loudoun County, Virginia.||MTB LoCo||MTN|
|New River Valley Bicycle Association||NRVBA serves Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski counties and the City of Radford. The club has rides scheduled year-round for riders of all levels.||NRVBA||Road/MTN|
|Peninsula Bicycle Association||PBA serves cyclists in Newport News, Hampton, York County, James City County, Williamsburg, Isle of Wight County, Gloucester, Surry County, Mathews and beyond. Weekly rides can be found on the club’s Facebook page.||PBA||Road|
|Potomac Peddlers Touring Club||PPTC is one of the largest bicycle clubs in the United States, and the largest in the Metropolitan Washington D.C. area, which includes Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia. The club has rides scheduled year-round for riders of all levels and abilities.||PPTC||Road|
|Reston Bicycle Club||RBC serves cyclists in Reston and surrounding areas. The club has rides scheduled year-round for riders of all levels and abilities.||RBC||Road|
|Richmond Area Bicycle Association||RABA is one of the largest clubs in the state and serves the cyclists in the Richmond area and has year round rides for cyclists of all levels and abilities.||RABA||Road|
|Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition||SCBC is located in the central Shenandoah Valley region and has year-round rides for cyclist of all levels and abilities in and around the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.||SCBC||Road/MTN|
|Southside Trailblazers Mountain Bike Club||STMBC is dedicated to the sport of Mountain Biking in Southwest Virginia and is involved with trail improvements and maintenance as well as social events, group rides, and community outreach, open to riders of all levels||STMBC||MTN|
|Team Portsmouth||TP is located in Portsmouth and represents all levels of cyclists in South Hampton Roads and has weekly rides on Saturdays and Sundays. The club ride calendar can be found on its website.||–||Road|
|Williamsburg Area Bicyclists||WAB serves the City of Williamsburg and the counties of James City and York. The club offers a variety of ride options, for the beginner through the experienced cyclist. A monthly ride calendar can be found on its website.||WAB||Road|
|Williamsburg Winery Cycling Club||WWCC has a large following and rides different routes from the Williamsburg Winery through the historic triangle and back. Rides are on held on Sunday’s from March to November depending on the weather.||WWCC||Road|
|Winchester Wheelmen||WW serves cyclists in Winchester and surrounding area. The club has rides scheduled year-round for riders of all levels and abilities.||WW||Road/MTN Gravel|
Ride with a Local Bike Shop (LBS)
Many local bicycle shops (LBS) offer weekly rides, your best option is conduct an internet search for the LBS in your area in which you live or are visiting. If a LBS doesn’t have recreational rides, they can be a good source for popular biking routes or letting you know about bike clubs in the area and where and how often they meet. As much as we support LBS, there are too many in Virginia to list, so the search is up to you.