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Bicycle Clubs & Groups

The Roanoke Region is blessed with the best mountain bike trails and best road cycling in the nation. From Carvins Cove and Douthat State Park to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the back roads of Franklin County you are sure to find the ride that is right for you. Below are a few cycling organizations that can connect you with other riders and trails/routes.

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Roanoke IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association chapter)
Roanoke VA IMBA Club logoRoanoke IMBA is a member-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, dedicated to promoting land access, trail preservation, and new trail development in order to enhance mountain biking in the Roanoke Region of Virginia. Roanoke IMBA was formed to protect and expand trail opportunities for mountain bikers in Roanoke, VA including the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, Montgomery and Floyd. Whether you are an adrenaline seeking gravity rider, or recreational trail cyclist, we have come together in the spirit of unity to seek additional opportunities for all riding disciplines.

Blue Ridge Bicycle Club

Blue Ridge Bicycle Club logoThe purposes of The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club, Inc. are to promote and encourage the use of the bicycle for transportation and recreation in Southwest Virginia; to support the rights of cyclists; to provide information in the interest of bicycling safety; and to promote competitive cycling. From trail access to helmet laws, the BRBC is strongly active in all advocacy issues. The club has been responsible for helping open up trail access at Carvin’s Cove, build trails for Explore Park, begin the construction of Greenways, sponsor local amateur racing with the Team BRBC, gain improvements on Roanoke Valley roadways, organize bicycle rodeos to teach kids bike safety and passed a helmet law for kids under the age of 14 in Roanoke City. But the work is never done. The Roanoke Valley needs more road improvements, trail access and bicycle awareness, so become a member and support the cause!

Blue Ridge Gravity
A Facebook group dedicated to downhill riding in and around the Roanoke Region.

Junior Cycling Team
East Coaters Bicycles and the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club partnered to form a Junior Cycling Team. The purpose of this team is to give youth an organized and viable outlet in which they can experienc ethe joys of cycling in Roanoke. Kids ages 10-18 are provided weekly group rides and training every Wednesday evening with rotating locations. You do not have to be a team member to join them on a ride.

New River Bicycle Association
The New River Valley Bicycling Association’s mission is to create a better New   River Valley Bicycle Association logocommunity through and for bicycling in the New River Valley. The New River Valley Bicycling Association (NRVBA) is dedicated to providing bicycle activities to promote health, recreation, and transportation and working through education and advocacy to promote a more bicycle friendly environment. From weekly rides to discounts at local bike shops, memberhsip in the New River Bicycle Association has its priviledges.

Grassroots Cycling Team
Grass Roots Cycling logoGrassroots Cycling was started on the simple concept of friends enjoying the outdoors on a bike. Today the team is open to riders of all abilities. From riders racing in the expert division to those just getting started in the sport, all are welcome. We currently have members from Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. Like the team members, Grassroots has a number of sponsors who share our vision and support our quest to have fun on two wheels. With a successful season of races and group rides under our belt Grassroots Cycling is looking forward to the coming year of fun rides, tough races, and new members. backtotop

 


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