The Roanoke Region is home to some of 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. Whether you want to cruise on the greenway or join mountain biking race, there are plenty of cycling organizations that can connect you with other riders and trails or routes.
The 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 Carvins Cove, build trails for Explore Park, begin the construction of greenways, sponsor Team BRBC, gain improvements on Roanoke Valley roadways, and organize bicycle rodeos to teach bike safety. But the work is never done. The Roanoke Valley needs more road improvements, trail access and bicycle awareness, so become a member.
A group dedicated to downhill riding in and around the Roanoke Region. Blue Ridge Gravity is a growing group of volunteers working to better the region’s mountain bike trails, including the area’s first mountain bike jump trail system at Carvins Cove. Blue Ridge Gravity also posts events for group rides and other cycling information.
The goal of the East Coasters Junior Team is to expose kids to the joy of mountain biking and the thrill of competition under the watchful eye of dedicated volunteer coaches. The group strives to create a solid foundation of skills and fitness for all riders and to instill a love of cycling that will last a lifetime.
The team holds weekly practice rides with a focus on confidence building, skills development, fitness, and fun. Practices usually begin with a brief skills session, and then the team hits the trails to apply those skills in real life situations. Over the course of the season, the team will progress through a series of bike handling and racing specific skills. Practices are always led by experienced adult riders and parents are encouraged to participate.
The New River Valley Bicycling Association’s mission is to create a better community through and for bicycling in the New River Valley. The New River Valley Bicycling Association 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.
If you love mountain biking and care about the environment, you belong with IMBA – the International Mountain Bike Association. When you join IMBA, you join the world’s largest mountain biking club and membership into Roanoke IMBA is automatic.
Roanoke 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, including the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, Montgomery, and Floyd.
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