May is Bike Month!

May is National Bike Month, promoted by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to give biking a try.
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Celebrate Bike Month with Parks & Rec

As a Bicycle Friendly Community,  we celebrate our commitment to bringing more connectivity and trails to area residents. We challenge you to find a new reason to ride -- take a closer look at our Bikeways & Trails map to explore a new trail, pick up some tips from local cyclists on our blog, and if you're feeling really ambitious, take the National Bike Challenge from May - September.

Bike With the Mayor | May 21

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Join us for a Ride with the Mayor to celebrate National Bike to Work Day. See Facebook event and news release.

MEETING LOCATION:

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Admin. Bldg. 
2154 Landstown Road 23456

Mayor Bobby Dyer will read a proclamation and lead guests on a 6-mile roundtrip bike ride to City Hall and back to the Parks & Rec Admin. Bldg. along off-road, shared-use paths, and on-road bike lanes.  

​DISTINGUISHED GUESTS:

  • Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer
  • City Manager Patrick Duhaney 
  • Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Director Michael Kirschman

REQUIREMENTS:

Riders are required to bring their own bike, wear a helmet, and complete a waiver to participate. Masks and social distancing are required for individuals who are not fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated participants may opt to forgo a mask, depending on their own comfort level.

​Bikeways & Trails Advisory Committee Is Seeking New Members


The Virginia Beach Bikeways and Trails Committee is seeking qualified candidates to fill three vacancies this year. If you’re a resident interested in promoting walking, biking, running and rolling in Virginia Beach, please consider this opportunity to serve on the committee. 

Members are appointed by City Council. Anyone who would like to be considered should complete a City Talent Bank application with the City Clerk’s Office by clicking the button below!

Apply Now!

REI Bike Month Events

REI's Virginia Beach location is hosting bike classes & events all month long. These events are not sponsored by the City of Virginia Beach or Parks & Recreation. Call or visit the store for more information!

May 1 & 2 | Rent a stand with Techs  1-hour appointments available every hour on the hour (11 am-6 pm), call the store to reserve a stand: (757) 687-1938.
​May 8 | BYOBike Drive Train General Maintenance(Clean & Lube) 
Walk-up from 11 am - 5 pm at REI Virginia Beach
​May 15 | Trail Side Maintenance
Demonstration 11 am at REI Virginia Beach
May 21 | Bike to Work Day! Commuter Safety Course/Demo in the parking lot (Lights, Clothing, Helmets, Paths & Etiquette) 6:30 pm.
May 22 | Fix a Flat Workshop
Workshops at 11 am & 3 pm at REI Virginia Beach
May 23 | Bike Packing Mini Presentation
Presentations at 11 am & 3 pm at REI Virginia Beach

​May 29 | Fix a Flat Workshop 
Workshops at 11 am & 3 pm at REI Virginia Beach
​May 30 | Touring Mini Presentations Presentations at 11 am & 3 pm at REI Virginia Beach