Prince William County Bike Trails:
Bike Riding - A Favorite Thing To Do

Prince William County Bike Trails cover at least 75 miles of paved and unpaved terrain around the Woodbridge, Virginia area.

How often have you "Googled" the following phrase: "bike riding trails near woodbridge va"?

 Converted Bike Trails - Pictorial Tour

If you are looking for dedicated bicycle paths and bike trails, there are many to choose from for your cycling adventures around Woodbridge, Virginia, throughout Prince William County and in close-in neighboring counties.

They include asphalt, crushed stone, gravel and dirts trails of varying distances.

Find Prince William County Bike trails on the regional map.

In a hurry to ride that bike? ===> Map Out All The Cycling Trails

When it comes to fitness, they say the DC area is one of the fittest in the nation and it's easy to see why.

Beltway Bandits love to work, play hard and need a productive way to reduce the high stress levels that can accumulate during the day.

In fact, you'll be hard-pressed not to see droves of runners and cyclists on the local trails every day -some even make it a habit of riding into work on the C&O Canal or Capital Crecent trails.

Now, does that mean you'll only find bike trails north of the Occoquan? Of course not!   It is also great to know that 

"... as mandated by the Virginia Department of Transportation, all future highway construction requires separate bike lanes along roadways."

That statement was made close to ten years ago.   Those of us who live in the immediate Woodbridge, Virginia have quite a few choices so let's do a little exploring. 

Now, does that mean you'll only find bike trails north of the Occoquan? Of course not!   It is also great to know that 
"... as mandated by the Virginia Department of Transportation, all future highway construction requires separate bike lanes along roadways."
That statement was made close to ten years ago.   Those of us who live in the immediate Woodbridge, Virginia have quite a few choices so let's do a little exploring. 

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Best Prince William County Bike Trails

There are  at least 75 miles of Prince William County bike trails!

  • There's the path along Route 234 that goes all the way out to Prince William Parkway (10 miles one way).
  • There's another busy bike path along the Prince William Parkway, that takes you from Manassas to Lake Ridge and if you're feeling adventurous, you can hook them together with the bike lane on Hoadley Road and trail along Spriggs Road for a 30-mile loop!
  • There is also a bike lane, for those that love to climb, inside Prince William Forest Park (21 miles of bike-friendly roads and trails).  See the enticing video at the bottom of this page.
  • Last, but not least, there are bike lanes throughout Marine Corps Base Quantico. The views are incredible and the hills hidden behind the trees are sure to get your heart pumping!

Do you have a favorite trail or path to ride?  Check out what the "Bike Blogger" had to say about specific close-in Prince William County bike trails.

Regardless of what type of bike tour you take, be sure to always pack plenty of water, energy bars, and a first aid kit.

Most of all, remember to stay safe and have fun on all Prince William County bike trails!

Favorite Virginia Bike Trails

Anyone who has lived in Northern Virginia for even a short time is familiar with the George Washington Parkway and the Mount Vernon Trail.

It is such a scenic drive or ride on summer evenings just to take in the river views as you approach Washington D.C. along the Potomac River from Mount Vernon.

Drive to the start of the bike trail at Mt. Vernon and cycle your way into D.C. where you can connect to the Potomac Heritage and Rock Creek trails as well as two other bike trails.

The Mount Vernon & The Capital Crescent Trails

We sought expert advice from our resident cyclist!

She has quite a few clicks to her credit (both in metric and full centuries) including several organized rides such as Bike The Bay (ocean to the bay), the Amish Country Bike Ride and the Seagull Century in Salibury, Maryland.

She knows her cycling and where to find the best bike trails!

Here is what she has to say...

It's no wonder Washington DC is the fittest city in the US with a myriad of bike and running trails surrounding the Capital city.

Two of the most popular are the Mt.Vernon and Capital Crescent trails.

I have been riding the Mount Vernon trail since I was in high school and it never disappoints. Whether you want to go for a short spin or a longer training ride, you can fulfill both requirements on this trail.

It starts at Mount Vernon and ends in Rosslyn (though I'm not really sure any of the trails really end -just turn into another trail).

That's almost 20 miles of paved trails that wind along the Potomac, through Old Town Alexandria and they connect seamlessly with other trails that take you to National Harbor, Gravelly Point, Downtown DC or Roosevelt Island. It truly is the best.

Now, if you're feeling even more adventurous, and want to stay on a paved path, you can cross the Key Bridge to Georgetown and pick up the Capital Crescent trail.

While the C&O Canal Path is better suited for trail runners and mountain bikers, the Capital Crescent trail is its sleeker cousin. ;-)

This trail will take you trough the beautiful hill tops that line the Potomac and into Montgomery County, Maryland.

At "rush hour", you will join the ultimate DC multi-taskers -two-wheeled commuters riding home and getting their daily exercise in at the same time.

Need a break after another eight miles? The Capital Crescent trail dumps you right in the heart of Bethesda, Maryland complete with a variety of restaurants and nice cool movie theatres.

Ocean to Bay Bike Tour 2017

Where are the family cyclists riding this weekend?  

This weekend the entire family is participating in a favorite yearly ride - the 30 mile stretch of the 2017 Ocean to Bay bike tour in Delaware.   #FamilyRides #OceantoBay2017


Happy Spinning On Prince William County Bike Trails!

This ride took us over the Key Bridge and over to the C&O Canal.

Wondering where else you can ride your bike?  Check out his regional map of cycling routes.  Input your starting place, plug in your desired destination and you're off!

Of course, you can clamp the bike to the bike rack and travel farther afield - like Maryland and Delaware.

This bike map includes Prince William County bike trails.

Northern Neck Bike Trails

The Northern Neck of Virginia is a beautiful destination for a day trip!

Lancaster and Westmoreland counties are part of our ancestral history.  We often go there to spend a few relaxing hours visiting the state parks and walking the nature trails.  But...

Why not put your bikes on the rack and drive south a few miles to ride the Northern Neck Heritage Trail bicyling route?

Talk about a history tour!  You will cycle past the birthplaces of James Monroe,  Robert E. Lee and George Washington!

You can order or download the VDOT Bicycling In Virginia map.

Places To Bike In Virginia

That sun feels so good!

The "rains" have stopped for now so with all the beautiful weather we've enjoyed in the past few days, it's time to make sure you have great fitting riding gear and helmets, inflated tires and the determination to ride all Prince William County bike trails!

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