May 5, 2023

Virginia Beach Gets Rolling for National Bike Month

Hop on your bike, put on your helmet and participate in events happening all month long.
People riding bikes

May is National Bike Month! As part of this year’s Bike Month, cyclists in Virginia Beach can take part in cycling challenges, a bike rodeo and Bike to Work Day on May 19. Local businesses including Smartmouth Brewing, Orange Theory Fitness, REI and J&A racing will be offering special deals and giveaways for cyclists on Bike to Work Day to encourage more people to get on their bike.

Every year, the League of American Bicyclists, the national organization advocating for a more Bicycle Friendly America for everyone, declares May as National Bike Month. During this celebration of bikes and the people who ride them, Virginia Beach and cities across the nation are called upon to get as many people riding as possible.

Virginia Beach is an award-winning, 'Bicycle Friendly Community' with over 300 miles of bikeways and trails, including trails in over 230 parks and natural areas, 27 miles of unpaved paths in two state parks, and a federal wildlife refuge.

According to Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists, “When local communities invest in making bicycling safer and a real transportation option for more people, the return on investment is clear for individuals and society at large from cost-savings on public health to small businesses’ growth and more.”

Ready to hop on your bike and get moving? Visit for everything you need to know about Bike Month in Virginia Beach!

Bike Month activities in Virginia Beach include:

All month:

31 in 31 Challenge

Ready to build healthy habits through biking this May? This Bike Month, we challenge YOU to bike 31 in 31 days at your own pace. During the month of May, participate in our self-guided 31in31 challenge, then visit to fill out the 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.

151 in 31 Challenge

31 miles too easy for you? Then take the 151 miles in 31 days challenge.

Claim Your Badge

May 19: Bike to Work Day Community Specials & Giveaways

Orange Theory | Hilltop & Red Mill locations
Be one of the first 50 people to stop in and receive a free workout towel & a free workout!

J&A Racing | 3601 Shore Drive
Be one of the first 100 bikers who stop by J&A Racing on Bike to Work Day to receive a Camelback water bottle.

REI | location
Stop by REI in Virginia Beach anytime during opening hours on Friday, May 19, for swag to thank you for biking to work! Head to the bike shop counter and say "Hi" to REI techs to claim your swag.

Smartmouth Brewing Company | VB Location
Bike up to Smartmouth's Virginia Beach taproom and receive 20% off brews!

May 24: Official ‘chain cutting’ opening for Marshview Mountain Bike Trails

A bike chain cutting will be held at 2 p.m. on May 24 to officially mark the opening of Virginia Beach’s first public mountain bike trail system at Marshview Park. The event will include remarks from speakers and volunteers who helped develop the trails. A limited edition Marshview MTB tee is also available from the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Foundation online store at

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