Road/Tour Biking – Circuit Trips
There are many opportunities and good circuit trips available to
make for a great day or week in exploring our scenic country sides,
mountains, and valleys.
Goshen Pass Loop - Passes through a spectacular mountain pass as
the Maury River cuts through it. A most agreeable natural spot,
cooler in summer. Approximately 35-52 miles depending on route. From
Lexington, 11 north to 39 west. Follow through the pass. There are
several routes heading south that will bring you back into
Lexington. Refer to visitor center map for return options.
Natural Bridge Loop - Takes you down through picturesque Rockbridge
County. You may wish to stop and see Natural Bridge. Approximately
Lake Robertson Loop - Great countryside over hills and valley to
Lake Robertson, which has a swimming pool and other mountain bike
trails. About 26 miles. Start in Lexington, follow Rt. 11 south to
Rt. 251. Follow signs to Lake Robertson.
Blue Ridge Parkway - From Buena Vista take 60 east to Parkway
entrance. Turn south to the Buena Vista overlook parking area. Leave
vehicle here and head on bike either north or south. Both offer
miles of breathtaking views, scenic overlooks and some challenging
rides. Hilly terrain in both directions. Road closures may occur in
River Road - A flat, 4 mile road nestled along the Maury River
offering a spot for sprint training or an easy 8 mile out and back
ride. Take 501 south from Buena Vista and take a right onto River
Road. You may want to bike from Lexington to Buena Vista via 60
east, park in Buena Vista and ride south on 501, or park at any of
the several roadside pulloffs along River Road.
Brushy Hill Loop – From town take 60 west. Left on Borden Road. Left
on Beatty Hollow. Left on Turnpike. This will become Enfield Road
which will bring you back into town to complete the loop. This is a
scenic, moderate loop with rolling hills.
Turkey Hill Loop – Follow Main St. north, left at bridge onto 631.
Continue on 631 at fork. Follow river for several miles. Right on
Bethany Church Road. Right onto Turkey Hill. Follow back to 631.
Left onto 631 brings you back to Main St. 16 mile ride over rolling
hills with beautiful county vistas.
Guy’s Run – The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
hunter access roads are open for cycling at the Guy’s Run Game
Management Unit just west of Goshen Pass on Rt. 39. Provides miles
of state-managed forest, 7.8 mile trip to Hog Back Mountain.
House Mountain – House Mountain also offers a challenge to cyclists
to climb to one of the highest points in the area. See “Hiking” for
Lake Robertson – Has a network of trails available for treks through
beautiful forest lands. From Lexington take Rt. 11 south to Rt. 251.
Follow signs to Lake Robertson.
Moore’s Creek Dam – (Lexington City Reservoir) ride offers a 6 mile
round tripper for the more adventuresome types who like very remote
areas. See “Hiking” for directions.
North Mountain Highlands Scenic Tour – This ride includes many
short-circuit trails atop North mountain where you’ll enjoy views of
the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains. To reach the trails from
Lexington take I-64 west to exit #43; turn left off the ramp, go
straight to FDR 447. Upon entering there is a kiosk on the right
with a map of the various trail options. Terrain varies, in some
cases, rock outcrops will require hiking. Use caution.
Cycling Shops & Outfitters
Lexington Bicycle Shop
130 South Main Street
Lexington, Virginia 24450