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.
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.