Bicycling and Walking in Virginia


State Bicycle Map

Official State Bicycle Map - CoverWhether you are a seasoned rider or a new fan of cycling, let Bicycling in Virginia be your gateway to a world of new experiences. 

There is something for everyone:

  • The Commonwealth’s 838 miles of United States Bicycles Routes 1 and 76
  • The Virginia Capital Trail, connecting the colonial capital of Williamsburg with the modern capital of Richmond
  • Numerous locations for off-road mountain bike rides
  • A range of facilities suitable for beginners and families with young children.

The urban trails network of Northern Virginia is here, as well as the wild and challenging Heart of Appalachia Bike Route – 128 miles of paved and unpaved roads through remote, mountainous southwest Virginia. Bicycling in Virginia focuses on routes and information of most interest to cyclists, including setting, terrain, elevation and surface conditions. 

Inset enlargements of selected locations give details for parking and other facilities. The colored areas of the map show Virginia’s state and national parks and tourism regions, making it easy to find more information about food, lodging and other attractions. We hope you will use this map to enjoy our beautiful commonwealth, to visit natural and cultural attractions, to ride for transportation, health, and fun and to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.

There’s a lot to do on two wheels! Enjoy the ride, and welcome to Bicycling in Virginia.

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Other Maps

In addition to Bicycling in Virginia, VDOT publishes and distributes a number of other maps that can help you plan cycling trips in Virginia. The official State Transportation Map and Scenic Roads Map are both free to the public and provide locations of cycling facilities, attractions and points of interest across the state. VDOT's county maps show all secondary routes to help you travel and explore away from main highways. For maps of individual trails and parks, consult our directory for trail and route contacts


VirginiaRoads is a one-stop launch pad that provides links to maps with data on pavement condition, crashes, traffic volume, park and ride lots, and other attributes that can be useful to planning a bicycle trip. The Traffic Volumes map in VirginiaRoads provides the most recent traffic volume data for every roadway in the Commonwealth. In addition to the ability to change base layers and create advanced filters to search for specific roadways, Quick Layers, which includes Projects, House and Senate Districts, Bridges & Structures, and Crashes can be overlaid. 

U.S. Bicycle Route System

An interactive U.S. Bicycle Routes in Virginia map is available on ArcGIS Online. For the best hardcopy maps of U.S. Bicycle Routes for Virginia, please contact Adventure Cycling Association.

Page last modified: April 25, 2017