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 LinksGeneral DescriptionSocial MediaActivities
Blue Ridge Bicycle ClubBRBC is the largest bicycle club the Roanoke area. The club has rides scheduled year-round for riders of all levels.BRBCRoad/MTN Gravel
Blue Ridge Offroad CyclistBROC 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.BROCMTN
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 levelsMTN
Charlottesville Bicycle ClubCBC serves cyclists in Charlottesville and surrounding communities. The club has rides scheduled year-round for riders of all levels.Road/Gravel
Crozet Cycling ClubCCC serves cyclists in Crozet area and has club rides three days a week – information can be found on the club’s Facebook page.CCCRoad
Culpeper Area Mountain Bike OrgCAMBO is involved with maintaining 10 miles of single track on Deer Springs Farm in Rixeyville, as well as social events, group rides, and racing.CAMBOMTN
Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike AssociationEVMA was founded in 1988, is committed to responsible mountain biking, facilitating recreational trail cycling, maintaining local trails, and advocating for increased multi-user trail access in the Hampton Roads region. Rides and events can be found in the News section of the website.EVMAMTN
Franklin FreewheelersFF serves cyclists of Franklin County and surrounding counties. The club has rides scheduled year-round for riders of all levels.FFRoad/MTN
Fredericksburg CyclistsThis 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.NRVBARoad
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.GLOCGravel/MTN
Henry County Bike ClubHCBC serves of Martinsville, Henry County and the surrounding areas. The club has rides scheduled year-round for riders of all levels.HCBCRoad/MTN
Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE)MORE was founded in 1992, and maintains hundreds of miles of natural-surface trails in over 50 state and county parks throughout the Washington DC Metropolitan region.  Virginian’s can find where to ride on the website.MTN
New River Valley Bicycle AssociationNRVBA serves Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski counties and the City of Radford. The club has rides scheduled year-round for riders of all levels.NRVBARoad/MTN
Peninsula Bicycle AssociationPBA 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.PBARoad
Potomac Peddlers Touring ClubPPTC 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.PPTCRoad
Reston Bicycle ClubRBC serves cyclists in Reston and surrounding areas. The club has rides scheduled year-round for riders of all levels and abilities.RBCRoad
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.RABARoad
RVAMORERVAMORE is committed to responsible mountain biking, facilitating recreational trail cycling, maintaining local trails, and advocating for increased multi-user trail access in the Richmond region.RVAMOREMTN
Shenandoah Valley Bicycle CoalitionSCBC 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.SCBCRoad/MTN
Southside Trailblazers Mountain Bike ClubSTMBC 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 levelsSTMBCMTN
Team PortsmouthTP 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.WABRoad
Williamsburg Winery Cycling ClubWWCC 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.WWCCRoad
Winchester WheelmenWW serves cyclists in Winchester and surrounding area. The club has rides scheduled year-round for riders of all levels and abilities.WWRoad/MTN Gravel
If there are any club errors or omissions please contact us.

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.