May 17, 2024

Celebrate Bike Month with Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation

Get out and shift your gears this month!

Group of bikers riding bicycles on path

May is Bike Month! As an award-winning “Bicycle Friendly Community,” Virginia Beach has over 300 miles of bikeways and trails. As the weather warms and nature blooms, there’s no better time to take a ride through the city’s first mountain bike trail system at Marshview Park, navigate soft trails at West Neck Creek Natural Area, or learn a new bike trick at the state-of-the-art skate park at Woodstock Park. Join Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation (VBPR) in our parks to celebrate all month long!  

Get Involved! Bike Month Events Across Virginia Beach 

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation challenges YOU to bike 31 or 151 miles in 31 days at your own pace. During the month of May, participate in the VBPR self-guided 31in31 or 151in31 challenge. Once you have completed the challenge, fill out this form and claim your badge of honor — a super cool, super-exclusive sticker to show off your biking prowess, perfect for water bottles, bumpers, or anywhere else you want to rep it.  

For additional Bike Month events happening across Virginia Beach, including VB Bike Night self-guided tour, visit

Bike month participants

Explore City Park Trails 

VBPR offers miles of paved and soft trails for you and your entire family to get out and enjoy in over 230 parks and natural areas, 27 miles of unpaved paths in two state parks, and a federal wildlife refuge! There are endless opportunities to find your trail including 2.5 miles of soft path trails at West Neck Creek Natural Area or 1.65 miles of soft shared-use trails at Stumpy Lake Natural Area. 

For beginners and advanced bikers alike, explore 100 acres of property at Marshview Park Mountain Bike Trail. The first of its kind in Virginia Beach, find more than 4 miles of multi-use soft trails across eight different trail systems that vary in length, difficulty and skill level. Follow wayfinding signs to navigate multiple man-made technical trail features along the way.  

Get excited for the Virginia Beach Trail (VB Trail)! VB Trail will be a 12-mile-long, 10-foot-wide paved shared-use path spanning from Virginia Beach to Norfolk border. As part of the Active Transportation Plan, the VB Trail will serve pedestrians, bicyclists, wheelchair users, strollers, runners, workers and more to spur economic strength and boost public recreational amenities in Virginia Beach. Stay up to date at

Three Premier Skate Parks 

Grab your bike and head out to meet other members of the community by visiting one of three premier skate parks operated by VBPR located at Mount Trashmore Park, Williams Farm Park, and Woodstock Park. These skate parks and facilities are open to users of all ages. Here’s what you need to know before you go:  

  • The 30,000-square-foot facility at Woodstock Skate Park was built on top of a 5.2-million-gallon storage tank! This state-of-the-art street course area features custom ledges, rails, hips, wall rides, an A-frame ledge, and a long-curved transition wall catering to all skill levels and disciplines of riders open from sunrise to 11 p.m. 
  • At Mount Trashmore Skate Park get ready to enjoy a 24,000-square-foot skate park with two-level half pipe of 5 feet and 6 feet heights and an attached quarter pipe open from sunrise to sunset. Adjacent to the park is a competition-sized vert ramp that stands at a massive 13.5 feet tall and 40-foot wide.  
  • Williams Farm Skate Park is a 25,000-square-foot skate park that featured a tiered bowl, flow park and urban skate plaza with LED Lighting open from sunrise to 11 p.m. 

Download the VB Park Finder app to search for parks and facilities by name, proximity, and specific features such as bike paths, 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. 

For more information about Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation, visit

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