Hit the trails at one of the top mountain biking destinations in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, America’s East Coast Mountain Biking Capital. We’re a key part of the area’s Silver-Level Ride Center designation from the International Mountain Bike Association. Enjoy 14 miles of dual-use trails including 9 miles of purpose built bike trails.

Blue Ridge Bike Center

Explore Park's Blue Ridge Bike Center is the first phase of a progressive skills park development, which includes a skills loop, intermediate connector trail and a new parking lot. The Blue Ridge Bike Center is located at 4082 Rutrough Road, Roanoke, VA 24014.

The Bike Center serves as a starting place for individuals and families to ride, practice trail techniques and build their mountain bike skills. Each trail element was designed for beginner and intermediate skills development. Natural skills features in phase one include:

  • Dirt Berms
  • Log Rumble Strips
  • Rock Rollers
  • Rock Gardens

Additional phases of the Blue Ridge Bike Center will be added in the coming years.


Future Phases

Upon completion of the initial phase of the Explore Park bike skills area, Roanoke County will seek partner organizations and sponsorships to construct a signature pump track, which will be located centrally in the core skills area. The pump track will be surrounded by a progressive set of low-to-ground balance features, mellow rollers, berms and natural feature obstacles such as rocks and logs. 

The next phase calls for the development of flow trails and intermediate skills features. Using the new trailhead as a central circulation point, we plan to develop several one-direction downhill single-track routes taking advantage of the natural rolling hillscape within the park. Roanoke County will work with local mountain bike enthusiasts for design guidance as these trails are developed.