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Whether you want to hit the trail on your own or with a guide or experienced cyclist, the Roanoke Region is packed with opportunities for the perfect day on two wheels. Find an outfitter or mountain biking guide below or check out all the great places you can buy or rent the perfect mountain or street bike or cruiser.

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  • Downshift Expand Collapse

    downshift roanokeDownshift was founded in 2017 with a mission to bring bicycles to life. Whether you are interested in riding a bike for fitness, commuting to work, shopping at the farmers market, or enjoying a leisurely ride along the greenway, Downshift can offer advice and support to get you started.

    The shop has bikes, apparel, and accessories for sale, offers service and repair, classes, and custom builds. Downshift also has food options, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as craft coffee and beer on tap … so make sure to stop in.

    Learn more: 5 Questions with Stephen Ambruzs of Downshift – Handcrafted Bikes & Brews

  • E-Bike Rentals Expand Collapse

    haibike-roanoke-rental-e-bikeA bicycle ride around Roanoke is a great way to truly see and appreciate all that this great community has to offer . . .  and riding an electric bicycle (e-bike) is the best way to do it in style.

    Handsmith is a local nonprofit that provides 3D printed bionic prosthetics and enabling devices to people in need. Founder Lyman Connor is also passionate about bicycling and proceeds from e-bike rentals go to Handsmith.

    With these Haibike E-Bikes you have the luxury of an electric assist while pedaling enabling you to ride at speeds up to 25mph for 20-30 minutes on a single charge.

    Bikes are available for rent online and for pickup at the Handsmith office in downtown Roanoke.

  • Jackson River Outfitters Expand Collapse

    Jackson River Outfitters rents bicycles, shuttles bicycles, and performs small repair on bicycles from a location along the Jackson River Scenic Trail the Alleghany Highlands.

  • Roanoke Mountain Adventures Expand Collapse

    Roanoke Mountain Adventures is a full service outfitter offering guided trips for mountain biking, road cycling, paddleboarding, kayaking and other activities. In addition RMA offers shuttles, instructional clinics and rentals for all their outdoor gear. They also have an Outdoor Gear Consignment shop at their location, selling used boats, bikes, outerwear and other outdoor gear.

  • Tangent Outfitters Expand Collapse

    Tangent Outfitters offers canoe and tube rentals for the New River as well as half-day, full-day, and overnight trips, guided fishing trips and canoe and mountain biking combination adventures.

  • UnderDog Bikes Expand Collapse

    UnderDog Bikes offers bike rentals (including tandems and adult big wheels), service, sales, and sweet bike art. UnderDog Bikes is located just off the Roanoke River Greenway.

  • Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing Expand Collapse

    Located 40 minutes from downtown Roanoke in scenic Craig County, Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing is a full-service outdoor adventure center, summer adventure camp, and retreat center. Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing specializes in creating custom adventure programs for groups ranging from two to 100 people.

  • Zagster Bike Share Expand Collapse

    RIDE Solutions sponsors bikesharing with stations all across Roanoke. You can ride as long as you want, and return the bike to a same or different station. You can even stop and during a ride, using the included bike lock. (Bikes also have baskets to carry items, but you should bring your own helmet.) Just download the app to get started and head to a bike station i. Zagster is availablen the App Store or Google Play.

    Not sure how bikeshare works? Here’s a video tutorial on how to do it.

    • Crystal Spring Village in South Roanoke
    • The Riverside campus of Carilion Clinic and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
    • Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers, 5th Street and Shenandoah in Downtown Roanoke
    • Downtown Roanoke – Big Lick Junction
    • Downtown Roanoke – City Market
    • Downtown Roanoke – Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge
    • Downtown Roanoke – West End
    • Downtown Roanoke – West Station
    • Grandin Village
    • Heritage Hall
    • Roanoke Memorial Hospital
    • Fallon Park
    • Wasena Park

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