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Bicycling in Virginia Map

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

There is something for everyone:

  • The commonwealth's 838 miles of United States Bicycle 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, and 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. The map includes 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 new 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.

 Download the map now:


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Other Maps

In addition to the official Bicycling in Virginia map, 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 , both free to the public, 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. More information about VDOT's map products is available here.

Virginia Roads

Virginia Roads is a website that may be helpful to bicyclists as well. It provides maps with information on paving conditions, park and ride lots, traffic volumes and many other attributes.

Annual Average Daily Traffic Volume Maps (PDF)

The following sets of maps show Annual Average Daily Traffic volumes for the roadways in each VDOT construction district.  The data used to create these maps came from VDOT’s Statewide Planning System. Click on a district below to view a PDF version of the map.


For the best hardcopy maps of U.S. Bicycle Routes 1 and 76 in Virginia, please contact Adventure Cycling Association. For an online interactive Google Map of U.S. Bicycle Routes 1 and 76 in Virginia click here

For maps of individual trails and parks, consult our directory.



Page last modified: Feb. 12, 2016