Tour Location Key: CV = Central Virginia | NRV = New River Valley | ROA = Roanoke Valley | WP = West Piedmont

#SignWar by Bike: (NRV)

This 12.2 mile tour takes you by some of the businesses that have participated in the 2021 Christiansburg Sign War!

Alien Invasion: (ROA)

On the morning of April 1st, the first sightings started coming in from joggers and bike commuters who called to report strange lights in the sky above downtown Roanoke, Vinton, and several other places.

Art by Bike: (ROA)

Take a trip around Roanoke and discover the hidden beauty. 9.8 miles, elevation 276 feet. Roads with light to moderate traffic.

Art by Bike (Greenway) (ROA):

The Greenway version of Art By Bike is 7 miles, elevation 300 feet. Primarily Greenway, roads with light traffic or bike lanes.

Bicycle Friendly Roanoke (ROA):

This 16.1 mile route will take you to see some of Roanoke City's best bicycle infrastructure and improvements that helped us become designated as a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community from the League of American Bicyclists.

Birds by Bike (ROA):

This 11.3 mile route will take you along the Roanoke River Greenway to some of the best birding spots. Download the Birds by Bike bingo card to see if you can find all of the birds while you ride. Tour created in partnership with the Roanoke Valley Bird Club.

Farm to Table (ROA):

This 14.7 mile ride will follow the food from farm to table in Roanoke. This trip visits Lick Run Farm, Morningside Farm, Historic Roanoke City Market, West End Market, Grandin Village Market, Local Roots, Bloom, and Fortunato.

Flood of ’85 (ROA):

Visit sites affected by the historic and deadly 1985 flood on this 8-mile bicycle tour. The tour is on greenway and streets that are lightly traveled and/or have bicycle facilities.

Haunted Roanoke (ROA):

A casual bicycle ride to discover the most famous haunted sites in Roanoke. 6 miles, elevation 371 feet.

Holiday Lights - Grandin (ROA):

A bike ride to view some of the best holiday lights Roanoke has to offer! 5 miles, elevation 303 feet. NOTE: This is a seasonal route and lights can only be viewed during the holiday.

Ice Cream by Bike (ROA):

This 9.3 mile tour takes you to some of the best places to get ice cream in the Roanoke Valley! This tour was created in partnership with Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge.

In Bloom (ROA):

This 13.7 mile ride will take you on a tour of arboretums, community gardens, other garden spaces throughout the Roanoke Valley.

John Garland's Paper Route (ROA):

This 10 mile tour takes you on the 1950s paper route once run by Former City Councilman John Garland. Tour Created by Jeff Collignon.

LOVEworks by Bike (ROA):

This 14.1 mile ride takes you to some of the region's most unique LOVEworks signs. This tour was created in partnership with Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Melrose Historical Sites (ROA):

Enjoy Roanoke’s endangered historic sites — before they are lost forever. This route is 6.5 miles, residential streets and some off-road terrain.

Neon Lights (ROA):

See Roanoke’s best neon lights on this 6-mile night tour. Best for bicyclists who are comfortable with light to moderate traffic.

Pedals and Pantsuits (ROA):

Enjoy a ride through Roanoke and learn about the effect of influential women in the area. 8 miles, 450 feet. Mix of greenway and residential roads, mostly light traffic.

Rail by Bike (ROA):

Roanoke’s history as a rail town can be seen in 9 miles on a mix of greenway and mostly low-traffic streets with some moderate traffic.

Roanoke - The Heart of Virginia's Blue Ridge (ROA):

This 9.5 mile ride will take you on a tour of some of the best things that Roanoke (The Heart of Virginia's Blue Ridge) has to offer. This tour was created in Partnership with Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Roanoke Roasts (ROA):

This 11.7 mile tour gives you the opportunity to taste some of the Roanoke Valley's best coffee while on two wheels instead of behind the wheel of a car. This tour was created in Partnership with Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Roanoke Valley Market Tour (ROA):

This long, 26.7 mile route is a great way to spend a Saturday visiting all of the Farmers Markets that Roanoke has to offer. On this route you will visit West End Farmers Market, Historic Roanoke City Market, Vinton Farmers Market, Grandin Village Farmers Market, and Salem Farmers Market.

Salem Historical Sites (ROA)

Follows the 2018 Tweed Ride Route. A genteel bike tour meandering throughout Downtown Salem and on the Roanoke River Greenway, exploring some of Salem's hidden historical treasures.

Southeast Roanoke Historical Sites (ROA)

Follows the 2020 Tweed Ride Route. A genteel bike tour meandering from Downtown Roanoke to explore Roanoke’s Southeast neighborhoods by road and greenway, exploring some of Southeast Roanoke's hidden historical treasures.

Storm Drain Inlet Art (ROA):

Enjoy a tour of Roanoke's storm drain inlet art in 9 miles on mostly low-traffic streets with some moderate traffic.

Tour de Tacos (ROA):

This 18.9 mile tour is a great way to get a taste of some of tastiest tacos that you can find in the Roanoke Valley without having to worry about eating too much! This tour was creating in partnership with Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Vinton Historical Sites (ROA)

Follows the 2019 Tweed Ride Route. A genteel bike tour meandering from Downtown Vinton, along the Wolf Creek Greenway, through the countryside and back, exploring some of Vinton's historical sites and scenic views.

West End by Bike (ROA):

Historic buildings from West End to historic Henry Street, including the 400 block of Gilmer St which bred influential Civil Rights figures. 6 miles, mix of greenway and residential roads, mostly light traffic.

Where Does Our Water Go? - Downtown Roanoke (ROA):

Enjoy some of the newest additions to the Stormdrain Inlet Art Collection and  learn more about where our water goes. Approximately a 7-mile ride with multiple stops to view and learn about stormwater features in and around downtown Roanoke.

Commemorative Trees

Commemorative Trees - Greenway (ROA):

This 6.4 mile loop takes you on a mostly greenway tour of some of the 187 trees donated to Roanoke City's Commemorative Tree Program. This route was created in partnership with the Trees Roanoke.

Commemorative Trees - Mill Mountain (ROA):

This 7.6 mile out and back takes you up Mill Mountain to Mill Mountain Park to see of some of the 187 trees donated to Roanoke City's Commemorative Tree Program. This route was created in partnership with the Trees Roanoke.

Commemorative Trees - Roanoke Valley Loop (ROA):

This long 22 mile loop will take you on around the Roanoke Valley to see of some of the 187 trees donated to Roanoke City's Commemorative Tree Program. This route was created in partnership with the Trees Roanoke.

Historic Churches

Historic Churches - Downtown Roanoke (ROA):

This 7.1 mile route tours some of the most historic churches found in Downtown Roanoke. This route was created in partnership with the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation.

Historic Churches - Northeast Roanoke (ROA):

This 6.1 mile route tours some of the most historic churches found in Northeast Roanoke. This route was created in partnership with the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation.

Historic Churches - Northwest Roanoke (ROA):

This 8.6 mile route tours some of the most historic churches found in Northwest Roanoke. This route was created in partnership with the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation.

Historic Churches - Roanoke Valley Loop (ROA):

This 7.2 mile route tours some of the most historic churches found in throughout the Roanoke Valley. This route was created in partnership with the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation.

Scenic Views

Scenic Views – Brambleton (ROA):

Scenic views aren’t always mountains. Enjoy secret wooded paths while discovering a route that parallels Brambleton Ave SW. This route is 4 miles, 375 feet elevation, low traffic, rough terrain.

Scenic Views – Dillons Mill/Adney Gap (WP):

This 8 mile scenic view tour takes you from Dillons Mill to Adney Gap in order to enjoy the beauty that can be found in this area of Franklin County.

Scenic Views – Mountain View (ROA):

Trains and mountains–iconic Roanoke. This route is 5.7 miles, 480 feet elevation, mostly low-traffic roads, some with moderate traffic.

Scenic Views - Roam The Huck (Long) (NRV):

The Roam the Huck self-guided tour is a chance to learn about the history of the Huckleberry Trail. The route is approximately 27 miles and will start at the Trail head near the Blacksburg Library.

Scenic Views - Roam The Huck (Short) (NRV):

The Roam the Huck self-guided tour is a chance to learn about the history of the Huckleberry Trail. The route is approximately 14 miles and will start at the Trail head near the Blacksburg Library.

Scenic Views – Southeast (ROA):

Pictures don’t do it justice. Better bike this route and see it for yourself. This route is 6 miles, 530 feet elevation, mostly low-traffic roads, some off-road.

Scenic Views – Valley View (ROA):

If you ride this north-to-south, it’s all downhill (mostly). This route is 7.6 miles, 395 feet elevation, mostly trail and low-traffic roads with some moderate-traffic road.

Scenic Views – Wades Gap Road (WP):

This 11 mile ride takes you the entire length of the beautiful Wades Gap Road and passes some of the most scenic spots in Callaway.

Scenic Views – Webster Corner Loop (WP):

This beautiful mountain loop passes some of Callaway's signature landmarks, including the award winning Chaos Mountain Brewery. The mostly paved 6 mile loop climbs and then descends roughly 700 feet on mixed surface.

Scavenger Hunts

Roanoke's Hidden Art (ROA):

Do you have a little down time? Try to find all of the art listed on this map. Whether you do it all at once or little by little, this is a great way to explore Roanoke while enjoying some beautiful art along the way.

Lions of Roanoke (ROA):

Do you like exploring Roanoke by bike? Why not learn new places to bike while trying to discover all of the lions listed on this map. You can do them all at the same time, or spend a little time each day finding more! (Photos by Rachel Ruhlen)