Blackwater Bike Shop

434.385.7047. Open Mon - Fri 10AM -7PM; Sat 10 AM -5 PM. Closed Sundays.

18869 Forest Road Lynchburg, VA 24502 · (434)385-7047

For a schedule of upcoming group rides, see our events calendar.

Ride Maps

Road Rides

Thunder Ridge Ride from the lowest point on the Blue Ridge Parkway up to the highest point on the parkway in Virginia. Climbing a continuous 3300 ft in 12.5 miles is not for the faint of heart but the views are worth it! The climb goes from milepost 64 to milepost 76.5. This ride is typically done as an out-and-back starting from the James River Visitor's center. Be prepared for cooler weather at the top!

The Storming of Thunder Ridge is an annual cycling event.

Blue Ridge Parkway Any ride on any part of the Parkway will be a GREAT ride! Lower speed limits and little traffic make this not only a scenic route but a safe one as well. You can also view the milepost locations of many sights and attractions.

Root Beer Ride Join us for this fun social group ride Mondays at 6pm from April through August. Ride options range from 10 - 22 miles and all routes stop for a drink at our local Sonic.

Mountain Bike Trails

Peaks View Park (Lynchburg) 10 miles. All Skill Levels. Nice twisting single track, short steep climbs and technical terrain sections.

Candlers/Liberty Mountain The Liberty Mountain Trail System affords visitors a unique hiking and biking experience. This system covers approximately 65 miles throughout nearly 5,000 acres of varied terrain including trails that are flat, hilly, and extremely mountainous. Trails include double and single track, as well as former logging roads. Enjoy spectacular views of Lynchburg and the distant Blue Ridge Mountains and Peaks of Otter from the top of the mountain. Visit their website for trail maps and information on parking and entering/exiting the system.

Blackwater Creek Trails (Lynchburg) 15 miles (including paved greenway). Beginner to Intermediate. A very scenic trail with mostly rolling single track branching off the paved greenway.

South Pedlar ATV Trails (Bedford-ish) ~19 miles. All skill levels. Located in the George Washington National Forest, this trail system is a looping network of double-track trails designed for the recreational all- terrain vehicle rider. Riders will find trails that are wide and inviting. Visitors to the area enjoy panoramic vistas, groves of large trees, spectacular mountain laurel blooms in season, and relief from the hot summer sun under the shady forest canopy. Very fast, lots of air time off the water bars and excellent banked turns.

Falling Creek Park (Bedford) 8.5 miles. All skill levels. Rolling singletrack. The trail network in the park is designed for hiking, mountain biking and trail running.

Montvale Park (Bedford) 6.75 miles. Beginner to Intermediate. Entirely wooded single track trails highlight this emerging park. Most stream crossings have foot bridges or are easily forded.

Explore Park (Roanoke) 10 miles plus. Beginner to Intermediate. Rolling single track, well groomed trails, something for everyone.

Carvins Cove (Roanoke) 30+ miles. All skill levels. The Carvins Cove area just outside Roanoke offers some of the region’s best mountain biking (and hiking, trail running, and horseback riding). It offers over 30 miles of multiuse trails ranging from beginner to expert level and from relatively flat to mountainous 1000′ climbs. Daily permit: $2.00 Annual permit: $20.00

Walnut Creek Park (Charlottesville) 15 miles. Beginner to Intermediate. Trails for biking, hiking, or running. 480 land acres, 45 water acres and 2 beach acres. Miles of tight and twisty single track south of Charlottesville. Also includes a disc golf course, swimming and fishing. $3 for Albemarle county residents, $4.50 for non-residents (Memorial Day through Labor Day only. Free otherwise.)

Holliday Lake State Park (Appomattox) 12+ miles. Beginner to Intermediate. The trailhead for Carter Taylor Trail is next to the amphitheater. This trail is a 12-mile loop in the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest for hikers, bicycle riders and horseback riders.

Brush Mtn / Pandapas Pond (Blacksburg) 20+ miles. All skill levels. “Pandapas Pond”, “Brush Mountain”, and “Poverty Creek” are often used interchangeably to describe an extensive trail system just outside the town limits of Blacksburg in the Jefferson National Forest. Pandapas Pond encompasses 500 acres on the north side of Brush Mountain, a 2,843-foot peak that overlooks downtown Blacksburg and Virginia Tech. It’s owned by the National Forest Service. Combined with other NFS-owned land in the area, it offers miles and miles of trails both broad and flat, steep and tricky, and in-between. Poverty Creek is the creek that flows into Pandapas Pond which sits at the base of Brush Mountain.

Anglers Ridge (Danville) 15+ miles, All Skill Levels. Color coded loops provide excellent rolling singletrack.

Douthat State Park 40+ miles. Intermediate to Advanced. Beautiful state park with lots of amenities. Big climbs and big descents. Parking fees apply.

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