Bikeways & Trails

An award-winning, 'Bicycle Friendly Community,' Virginia Beach has over 200 miles of bikeways and trails, plus trails in over 230 parks and natural areas, 23 miles of unpaved paths in two state parks and a federal wildlife refuge.
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​​​​Bikeways & Trails Classifications​​​​​​​​​​

Moms and strollers walkingThe City currently has over 100 miles of trails. These trails are classified into four facility types:
  • On-road bike routes
  • Shared use asphalt p​aths
  • Soft trails within parks
  • Widened concrete sidewalks​

Explore 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.​

Ride for Art, History, Brew, and Family Fun

Screen Shot 2020-10-14 at 8.55.24 AM.pngTake these self-guided tours for a dose of local culture, history, and even a few stops at our popular breweries. View all Virginia Beach Cycling & Bike Trails.

Discover New Parks with the free VB ParkFinder Mobile App

VB ParkFinder allows you to search for parks and facilities by name, proximity ​and specific features like playgrounds, ball fields, kayak launches and more. At home or on the go, you can find the nearest park, get driving directions, view hours and see available amenities. The app even allows you to share your park visit with family and friends on Facebook and Twitter. And be sure to check out the built-in event calendar!

​Know Where and How To to Ride

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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. (Click image to the right to view larger)




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.

​​​Bikeways & Trails Committee

south-beach-boardwalk-btac.jpg​The Bikeways and Trails Advisory Committee was established by City Council in April 2005. The mission of this committee is to serve in an advisory capacity to City Council with respect to the implementation of the Bikeways and Trails Plan and to coordinate the timely construction of bicycle facilities and trails in accordance with the priorities established, to promote a balanced approach between and among various trail users' interests, and to provide a forum for continued citizen input in the planning and programming of future bicycle facilities and trails.  

The committee meets the 3rd Monday of most months at 3:30 pm at the Parks & Recreation Administration Building at 2154 Landstown Road. The public is welcome to attend. Upcoming Parks and Recreation calendar events can be found here.