Join us for various group rides through Fauquier and Rappahanock counties. All rides leave from the shop in Old Town Warrenton.. Just show up with your bike, gear, and a friendly attitude..
Group road rides are suspended for the
2018 season. We'll start up the 2019 season in mid-March so watch this space for an announcement of the exact starting date and time!
While you're waiting, join us in our new winter season Gravel and Mixed-Surface Rides program. See details below.
Beginning Saturday November 3, 2018!
Gravel riding, aka gravel grinding or adventure riding, is an
increasingly popular form of cycling that combines elements of road- and mountain-biking, and consists mostly of distance riding over unpaved roads. This offers an opportunity to see parts of our area that one can usually only witness when riding off the beaten path. We'll explore the unexplored by riding from a variety of locations, either close to Warrenton or within a reasonable driving distance. Getting to the fun parts (gravel, dirt, fields, etc.) usually requires some riding on paved surfaces thus the term "mixed-surface." These rides are not for the faint of heart and require more advanced cycling skills. Skinny-tire road bikes will not work well on these road surfaces and mountain bikes won't offer enough speed to keep up when riding on paved surfaces. A dedicated gravel-style bike is preferred and wider tires (think 35mm and larger) will provide better traction and handling. Alternatively, a road bike might be suitable if it will accommodate wider tires.
Rides will be twice each month on Saturday afternoons, beginning in October and ending in March. Rides will start from different locations around the area and will probably be in the 2-3 hour range, covering about 25-35 miles.
Watch this space for an announcement with the details!
Mountain Bike Rides around Warrenton. Some locations require a permit. See descriptions.
10538 Dutch Hollow Road
The Culpeper Area Mountain Bike Organization puts mountain bikers and land owners together.
CAMBO leases property in which to build trails and host rides and events.
CAMBO’s main trails are located in Rixeyville, VA. The Burke Farm trails are spread over 300 acres and about 15 miles of switchbacks, single track, rock gardens and field trails. Mixed level riding with bypasses and easy, rolling field trials for beginners and some technical rock gardens, steep climbs, log jumps, bridge crossings and tight twisty single tracks for more challenging terrain.
Riding at Burke Farm requires a $25 CAMBO yearly membership.
Available from Bike Stop.
Lees Ridge Road (Rte 684)
The forest holds over six miles of trails that weave their way back and forth around a central fire road. It is 148 acres and is used for timber production and as a wildlife sanctuary in addition to providing recreational activities such as mountain biking.
A Forest Use Permit is required to mountain bike here.
10875 Hampton Rd
Fairfax Station, VA
A mountain bike only trail in Fairfax County comprised of multiple loops. Many fast, flowing sections; tabletops and some jumps. Professionally designed and built.
Trails are closed during and after inclement weather to prevent erosion. Call the NVRPA @ (703) 250-9124) to check status.
8100 Braddock Rd,
Walnut Creek is host to trails for mountain biking and hiking laid out around a large lake for swimming, kayaking, and fishing. Walnut also has the areas only public disc golf course. Admission is charged from Memorial Day to Labor day, $3 for Albemarle County residents, and $4.50 for non-residents. Yearly passes are also available.
TRAIL: Tight, twisting singletrack with quick climbs and descents. The trails cover a lot of topography to challenge any rider. Roots and loose rock add a technical edge to climbs. Trails can be linked in many ways to custom tailor your ride. The easiest trail can be reached by crossing the dam and following the blue loop. On the opposite side of the lake, Wilkin’s Way offers a scenic ride along the lake and provides access to several technical downhill runs. (Skill Level – Intermediate to Advanced)
Lees Ridge Road (Rte 684)
This 444-acre forest is a mixture of pine and old growth hardwood stands in Prince William County, adjacent to Manassas National Battlefield and Route 29.
Open daily from 7am to 7pm.
A Forest Use Permit is required to mountain bike here.
Mountain Bike Rides in surrounding areas
Front Royal/Warren, VA
Situated on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River with more than 1,600 acres along 5.2 miles of shoreline. It is the only state park with zip-lines – it has eight – which are managed by Virginia Canopy Tours. A large riverside picnic area with shelters, trails, river access, a scenic overlook and a car-top boat launch make this a popular destination for families, anglers and canoeists. Ten primitive riverfront campsites and a group campground are available along with a new full-service bathhouse. With more than 15 miles of trails, the park has plenty of options for hiking, biking and horseback riding, including seasonal guided trail rides. Some of the park borders U.S. 340 on the east and the South Fork of the Shenandoah River on the west.
Bryce Resort has brought a brand new experience to the mountains of Virginia! Partnering with Gravity Logic out of Whistler, British Columbia and Trek bicycles, Bryce Resort has built a summertime experience to get everyone outdoors and to get the adrenaline flowing. Our brand-new custom designed Bryce Mountain Bike Park will feature 7 lift-accessed trails with features unique to only Bryce Resort in 2015. Trails ranging from Beginner and Learning Terrain to Advanced Difficult terrain, some of which are over 2 miles in length, have been cut into the mountain!
The Snowshoe Bike Park is nationally recognized as one of the best in the U.S. and offers one of the largest trail systems in the East. With nearly 40 trails and 1,500 vertical feet of descent, the park has something to offer everyone. Riders new to the sport will love our machine-groomed trails to build confidence.
Seven Springs, PA
You know Seven Springs has tons of family fun activities like the alpine slide, summer tubing, segway tours, golfing, sporting clays and more, but did you know that Seven Springs offers more than 20 miles of hiking and biking trails, ranging from paved road to extreme trail riding? And because Seven Springs is only minutes away from a 60-mile stretch of the GAP we are now offering pre-planned itineraries every day for riders of all abilities. Seven Springs Mountain Resort offers more than 20 miles of hiking and biking trails, ranging from paved road to extreme trail riding. Riders of all abilities are welcome! The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP), a 150-mile system of hiking and biking trails that connect Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Maryland, is now easily accessible from Seven Springs Mountain Resort.
Clifton Forge, VA
Located in the Appalachian Mountains of south central Virginia, the park encompasses more than 4,500 acres and, in addition, is surrounded by the George Washington National Forest, offering many opportunities for backcountry exploration. Within the park boundaries, you will find over 40 miles of trails to match whatever level of challenge you choose.
Preddy Creek has 10 miles of trails for hiking, running, mountain biking and horseback riding (gently rolling trails, easy to moderate, 571 total acres). There is a newly added advanced-mountain-bike-trail that contains unavoidable technical features, advanced skills required! Please look at kiosk in park before riding for more information. Signs posted at trail head. No horses allowed on this trail, too steep and narrow, designed for mountain biking only. HOURS – 7:00am to dark open all year. Visit CAMC.org for more info.
Poor Farm has 15 miles of trails in Hanover County. It’s 13 miles of single-track are mostly short, steep ups and downs around Stagg Creek, as you’ll quickly discover when you start riding. The maze of trails forms a large loop with the possibility of smaller loops depending on the most recent opening and closure of sections of single-track. New trails are added frequently. Less demanding single-track can be found leading off the parking area behind the amphitheater. The area’s more technical challenges include rocky climbs, log crossings, and some pretty quick ups and downs around Stagg Creek.
Pocahontas State Park Mountain Biking Trails are built and maintained by volunteers and supported by funds raised through wood-splitting and event activities. They are the largest all-volunteer-maintained trail system in the region. Every year, volunteers remove tens to hundreds (in a hurricane year) of trees that have fallen on the trails. You can help by volunteering, donating money to the Friends of Pocahontas’ Trail Fund and by staying off the trails during wet conditions (please allow 24 hours per inch of rain received in a single day). 65 miles of trail.
Mountain Biking in the Greater Richmond Area: Richmond can boast being in the middle of some of the most diverse trail types available. Even inside the city limits, Richmond parks provide several miles of true singletrack, unique to a city of it’s size. Short drives to state and county recreation areas mean daily exposure to many different trail types for active bikers. Choose a park or area from the list below to learn more about mountain biking opportunities in Richmond! We ask our trail users to observe the IMBA Rules of the Trail and the 24 hours / 1″ rain rule – meaning stay off of the trails for 24 hours for every inch of rain the falls. James River Trails (Buttermilk, North Bank, Belle Isle, Forest Hill Park), Powhite Park, and City Trails