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TOP 10

The biking in Virginia's Blue Ridge is second to none! As America's
East Coast Biking Capital and home to the Blue Ridge Parkway,
"America's Favorite Drive," there are endless opportunities for worldclass mountain biking and cycling! To help you plan your next getaway,

BIKING ADVENTURES
in Virginia's Blue Ridge

here's a list of the top 10 ways you can have a biking adventure in the
Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge!

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As the 2nd largest municipal park in the United States,
Carvins Cove boasts 12,000 acres of forest and nearly 60
miles of mountain biking trails, including cross country
singletrack, free ride downhill trails, and extensive fire roads.
It's earned a reputation as one of the premier spots for
mountain biking in the country.

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the best routes in
the world for cycling, and 80 miles of "America's
Favorite Drive" wind through Virginia's Blue Ridge.
The scenic beauty of the road, combined with
broad ranges of elevation, provide an incredible
cycling experience.

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CARVINS COVE

MILL MOUNTAIN PARK
It's only a 3 mile ride from Downtown Roanoke to the epic trails
located atop Mill Mountain. The park features over 10 miles of
primarily intermediate and advanced trails, as well as numerous
other local attractions, including the iconic Roanoke Star and
multiple picnic areas.

ROANOKE VALLEY
GREENWAYS
Over 30 miles of paved Greenways wind through
the Roanoke Valley, offering wonderful options
for riders of all skill levels. Many portions of the
Greenway system are located along the Roanoke
River and near public parks, serving as great
places to relax.

READY TO PLAN YOUR VACATION
TO VIRGINIA'S BLUE RIDGE?
Learn more about lodging, dining, and additional
outdoor activities at VisitVBR.com/biking

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EXPLORE PARK
Located at Milepost 115 on the Blue Ridge Parkway,
this 1,100 acre park offers over 9 miles of mountain
biking trails and easy access to the Roanoke River.
As a designated site on the Virginia Birding & Wildlife
Trail, Explore Park gives riders the opportunity to cycle
through diverse ecosystems, from wetlands, to woods.


http://www.VisitVBR.com/biking

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