The City currently has over 100 miles of trails. These trails are classified into four facility types:
on-road bike routes,
shared use asphalt paths,
soft trails within parks,
and widened concrete sidewalks.
The bikeway and trail system serves equally important functions as part of the transportation network and the recreational system network. New shared use paths are being built with new roadways and roadway improvements throughout the City.
Discover City Park Trails
We have several beautiful trails for you and your entire family to enjoy and explore. Our city park system provides a refuge from everyday stress where you can get out and experience fresh air and sunshine.
Know Where to Ride
Federal and State laws say that bicycles are vehicles with the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicles. Bikes may be ridden on roadways except where prohibited, such as I-264 and other highways. If you ride on roads, exercise defensive driving skills and common courtesy.
City ordinance allows bicycles to be ridden on any City sidewalk, except at Town Center and at the Oceanfront Resort Area.
Know How to Ride
Riding safely makes biking better for everybody – even people who aren’t riding.
- On roads, obey all traffic laws.
- Virginia state law: it’s OK to ride two abreast except when impeding traffic.
- On roads, walk on the left and ride on the right.
- On trails, stop before crossing roads.
- Love your head: wear a helmet!
- Use hand signals.
- Warn before passing.
- At night, use lights and wear bright colors.
- Share the road. Share the trail.