SHENANDOAH COUNTY CYCLING
There are an abundance of biking opportunities throughout Shenandoah County. Cycle the back country roads through rolling hills of farmland or enjoy a scenic ride along the Shenandoah River or Swover Creek.
Shenandoah County also offers mountain biking trails through the National Forest as well as the mountain bike park at Bryce Resort. Need help planning your ride? We’ve got you covered for that too with a number of expert cycling tour operators to help you plan your trip.
Loop Rt #1: Bike Route Planner – Ride with GPS. 23.2 mi; 1,320 ft climbing. Hwy 11 N to Palmyra Church Rd to Hwy 11 N to Stoney Creek Rd to S Middle Rd to Wissler Rd to Turkey Knob Rd to Bryce Blvd to Hwy 11 N.
Loop Rt #2: Beverley Farm Inn Massanutten Loop – A bike ride in Shenandoah County, VA (ridewithgps.com). 15.6 mi; 784 ft climbing. Hwy 11 N to Palmyra Church Rd, becomes Red Banks Rd to Hwy 11 N to Beverley Farm Inn driveway.
Loop Rt #3: Beverley Farm Inn #3 – A bike ride in Shenandoah County, VA (ridewithgps.com). 15.6 mi; 784 ft climbing. Hwy 11 S to Daniel Grey Dr (becomes Red Banks Rd after crossing the river), then north, becoming Palmyra Church Rd, then back to Hwy 11 S and back to Beverley Farm Inn.
Loop Rt #4: Bike Route Planner – Ride with GPS. 31.6 mi; 1,707 ft climbing. This relatively short, scenic ride takes you north to Belgravia Rd; then west past The Winery at Kindred Pointe before getting on S Middle Rd, south to Forestville. Then east past several attractions before taking Hwy 11 N back to the Beverley Farm Inn. There is a gravel section on this route along Belgravia Rd.
Loop Rt #1: Bike Route Planner – Ride with GPS. 19.3 mi; 1,668 ft climbing. Zepp Rd N on Back Rd; to Hwy 11S to Harman Rd to Saumsville Rd to Zepp Rd.
Loop Rt #2: Bike Route Planner – Ride with GPS. 23.5 mi; 2,025 ft climbing. Zepp Rd to Saumsville Rd to Swartz Rd to W North St to Water Rd to Reservoir Rd to Hwy 11 to Hoover Rd to Hisey Ave to Walton Farm Rd to St Luke Rd to Back Rd to Zepp Rd
Loop Rt #3: Bike Route Planner – Ride with GPS. 30.1 mi; 2,500 ft climbing. Zepp Rd to Back Rd to Stoney Creek Grade to S Ox Rd to Park Ave to Washington St to W Spring St to Fravel Rd to Fairview Rd to Jadwyn Rd to Saumsville Rd to Zepp Rd.
Loop Rt #4: Bike Route Planner – Ride with GPS. 23.2 mi; 2,194 ft climbing. Zepp Rd west to Star Tannery and back along Cedar Creek Rd to Zepp Rd and back up to Mountain Manor B&B.
Loop Rt #1: Bike Route Planner – Ride with GPS. 30.8 mi; 2,423 ft climbing. Depart Orkney Springs south on SR 610/SR 612 to Hwy 259; north on N Mountain Rd, then Senedo Rd to Orkney Grade and west to Orkney Springs.
Loop Rt #2: Bike Route Planner – Ride with GPS. 16.4 mi; 1,581 ft climbing. Depart Orkney Springs NE on Orkney Grade to SR 717. Head NE on SR 717 to Jerome Rd, heading SE before getting onto Supinlick Ridge Rd and heading south to Orkney Grade and returning to Orkney Springs.
Loop Rt #3: Bike Route Planner – Ride with GPS. 38.6 mi; 2,978 ft climbing. Depart Orkney Springs south on SR 610/SR 612 to Hwy 259; north on N Mountain Rd, then east on Orchard Dr to Timberville; north on Senedo Rd to Orkney Grade and west back Orkney Springs.
Loop Rt #4: Bike Route Planner – Ride with GPS. 44.0 mi; 3,009 ft climbing. Orkney Springs to Mount Jackson, crossing the North Fork of the Shenandoah River and then paralleling it to Edinburg. Then west on Stoney Creek Rd to Columbia Furnace, then Wolf Gap Rd before returning south on SR 717 and then west on Orkney Grade to Orkney Springs.
Woodstock Rte #1: Routes · Ride with GPS. 36.8 miles. 2,191 ft climbing. Loop ride south along eastern bank of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River with opportunities to stop at the Rt 11 Potato Chip Factory, The Yellow Barn, American Celebration on Parade, and Shenandoah Caverns. Route returns to Woodstock along S Middle Rd and S Ox Rd with opportunity to visit Shenandoah Vineyards.
Woodstock Rte #2A: Routes · Ride with GPS. 47.1 miles. 3,054 ft climbing. Clockwise route through historic and iconic Fort Valley.
Woodstock Rte #2B: Routes · Ride with GPS. 47.2 miles. 3,061 ft climbing. Counterclockwise route historic and iconic Fort Valley.
Woodstock Rte #3: Woodstock Rte #3 – A bike ride in Woodstock, VA (ridewithgps.com). 33.6 miles. 2,327 ft climbing. Awesome ride through central Shenandoah County with opportunity to visit Cave Ridge Vineyard, The Winery at Kindred Points, and Shenandoah Vineyards.
Woodstock Rte #4: Woodstock Rte 4 Corrected – A bike ride in Woodstock, VA (ridewithgps.com). 33.4 miles. 2,143 ft climbing. Beautiful ride north to Fishers Hill, out to Back Rd, south and opportunity to visit North Mountain Vineyard and Winery.
The Bryce Mountain Bike Park features 8 lift accessed trails with features unique to the resort. Trails range from beginner to advanced trails, some of which are over 2 miles in length. The Bike Park also includes a Learning Center with certified instructors and a bike retail and rental shop featuring Trek Bicycles along with all the pads and gear necessary for a day on the hill.
1982 Fairway Drive, Basye, VA 22810
Virginia’s first permanent back country mountain biking trail is now a reality. The continuous off-road mountain biking trail spans the length of Virginia’s Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains from Strasburg to Damascus. It links eight major trail systems in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, consists of primarily single tracks, covering 480 miles and climbing 65,000 feet. Hardcore mountain bikers can be one of the first to tackle this new epic trail that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine Recently said is, “Poised to be the South’s sweetest stretch of single track.”
Local resident and author of Virginia Road Biking, Kevin Watson is a certified League Cycling Instructor and tour guide with Carolina Tailwinds Bicycling Vacations. Kevin is a great resource for local, bike-friendly routes throughout the northern Shenandoah Valley.
U.S. Route 11 is the most direct route traveling between the Civil War town of New Market and the city of Harrisonburg passing through a wide portion of the Shenandoah Valley. Continue north on Route 11 past New Market to explore even more of Shenandoah County and the towns of Mount Jackson, Edinburg, Woodstock and Strasburg.
- Buzzard Rock North (4 miles) Easy
- East Massanutten Mountain Area Loop Trails Intermediate
- Gerhard Shelter Hike Expert
- Little Passage Creek Easy
- Signal Knob (9.9 miles) Expert
- Three Top Mountain (7.6 miles) Easy
- Tuscarora- Bear Wallow Trail (3.15 miles) Intermediate
- Tuscarora- Doll Ridge Trail (3.5 miles) Expert
ROAD BIKING LOOP: NEW MARKET TO MOUNT JACKSON
This is an on-road ride courtesy of Howard Beizer of the Peninsula Bicycling Association, a bike-touring club in Newport News, VA. The bike club advises that some of the features to be enjoyed on the ride include the Shenandoah Caverns and the historic Meerns Bottom Covered Bridge. The loop is on little-used country roads and the terrain is considered moderate with some rolling hills. However, note that the biking is on-road so only experienced bicyclists should use the route. There are no printed maps of the bike route available. Click here to download a map of the route.
ROAD BIKING LOOP: MOUNT JACKSON TO WOODSTOCK
This is an on-road ride courtesy of Howard Beizer of the Peninsula Bicycling Association, a bike-touring club in Newport News, VA. The bike club advises that some of the features to be enjoyed on the above route include visiting the quaint towns of Edinburg and Woodstock as well as an visit to the Shenandoah Vineyards. The vineyard offers a free tour and wine tasting. The biking loop is on little-used country roads and the terrain is considered moderate with some rolling hills. However, note that the biking is on-road so only experienced bicyclists should use the route. Click here to download a map of the route.
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