About the Blue Ridge Parkway
Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most visited sections of the National Park System.
Split-rail fences, old farmsteads, mountain meadows and scenic overlooks with endless vistas make the Blue Ridge Parkway a popular attraction.
The Parkway incorporates numerous campgrounds, picnic areas and trails.
Bicycling on the Blue Ridge Parkway is a popular activity that provides 469 miles of picturesque vistas through Virginia and North Carolina. Ranging in elevation from 600 to 6,000 feet, the road encompasses a variety of ever-changing weather conditions, regardless of the season.
The Parkway was designed as a scenic leisure road for motorists. Bicyclists should be prepared for significant distances between developed areas and services that vary by season.
Whether you are a beginning or expert cyclist, the following information is provided to make your experience a memorable and safe journey.