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Businesses

Affinity Underwriters Group, and American Cyclist Accident Plan are creating affordable accident and disability insurance for cyclists. They need your feedback about benefits and pricing. Please take the time to complete a survey.

Stay in Love at the Royal Oaks Cabins, at Milepost 16 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near the community of Love, VA. Relax at an elevation of 3000′, in luxurious cabins amid 17 acres bordering the George Washington National Forest. Royal Oaks offers rural mountain charm, a peaceful atmosphere, and an unforgettable Virginia mountain experience.

Bike and Roll Washington DC offers unique and fun professionally guided bicycle tours from three convenient locations in DC and Old Town Alexandria. Rentals are also available and include a variety of all new Trek adult and child bikes and equipment. Bike and Roll is a national network of bike rental and tour companies known for outstanding customer service, exceptional value, and quality equipment. (202) 842-2453

BIKES@VIENNA, LLC — Specializes in recumbents, tricycles, comfort bikes, hybrids, and folding bikes, and is located a few short blocks from the W&OD Trail in central Fairfax County. BIKES@VIENNA is a sponsor member of VBF, and is active in bicycle advocacy. 128-A Church St NW, Vienna, VA 22180; (703)938-8900; john@bikesatvienna.com

Michael I. Ashe, P.C. Attorneys — Recognized by the legal community as the legal gurus of bicycle and recreation related injuries throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. We currently represent bicycle racing teams, bicycle clubs, Chesapeake Skydiving Adventures, Inc., Uninsured Jump Gear, Inc., Adventure Alternatives, Ltd., and the Virginia Beach Indoor Rock Climbing Gym, Ltd. Other law firms know to call us to assist in the complexities of bicycle product liability and accident matters. In one example, when referred a wrongful death case involving a cyclist and an 18 wheeler that was not considered winnable by the referring law firm, because of three eyewitnesses and a police investigation that placed fault on the deceased bicyclist, after a thorough investigation and discovery process, we convinced the defendant insurance company to settle for a significant sum of monies satisfactory to the beneficiaries. 713 19th Street #101, Resort Offices, Virginia Beach, VA 23451; (757)422-1278; ashemiller@lawyervirginia.com

Bike Clubs & Other Organizations

Bike Virginia — A statewide advocacy and education organization supporting bicycle tourism, education programs, and trails projects across the state through events, consulting, and grant-giving. Bike Virginia Operates the annual Bike Virginia Tour which brings 1,600 cyclists to select communities around the state each year. info@bikevirginia.org Phone 757-645-1861

Blue Ridge Bicycle Club, Roanoke — Dedicated to the sport of cycling in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. Contact Daniel Foster.

Charlotte Spin Club, Cullen — An informal group of cyclists in and around rural Charlotte County in southern Virginia, who ride together and provide the organization and support for September’s annual Ride in the Heartland. Contact Nancy Carwile, 434-248-6407.

Charlottesville Area Bicycling Alliance (CHABA) — The primary purpose of CHABA is to promote the bike as everyday transportation; and to educate politicians, planners, engineers, and educators about bicycles. In addition, we collect information on routes, bike ownership and use, and bike facilities in other cities. Contact Stephen Bach, President.

College Park Area Bicycle Coalition, College Park, MD

Fredricksburg Cyclists — A non-profit organization which exists to provide organized bicycle rides for all categories of riding skills for its membership. The club promotes bicycling in our area as a means of recreation, sport, fitness, and transportation. Moreover, the club seeks to promote the incorporation of bicycle-conscious initiatives by city and county governments into their development plans. Membership rates are $15/year for individual and $20/year for families. Contact Fredricksburg Cyclists Inc., PO box 7844, Fredricksburg VA 22404; or fcyclist@bikefred.com

Milepost Zero Bike Club, Waynesboro — Offering cyclists (road and mountain bike) of all levels and abilities in the Waynesboro, VA area the opportunity to meet and ride with other cyclists. The club raises money from memberships and the Tour de Valley century ride. These funds are used to support the Afton Cookie Lady, bicycle advocacy, and the various club social activities throughout the year. The club is affiliated with the following local, state, and national organizations: League of American Bicyclists, Virginia Bicycling Federation, Rails-to-Trails, and Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc. Contact Pam Bennett, President.

New River Valley Bicycle Association (NRVBA), Blacksburg — Something for everyone, from the most casual rider to the most avid athlete — road and mountain bike rides, social rides, training rides, indoor spin classes, time trials, 2 yearly centuries, kids’ rides, picnics, and social events. Home of the annual Mountains of Misery and Wilderness Road Ride. Active ride groups in Blacksburg and Radford, sometimes Pulaski and Christiansburg. No-drop policy on all club rides. Newcomers and visitors welcome! Contact Liz Hokanson, President.

Peninsula Bicycling Association, Newport News — A bicycle touring and social club for people of all ages. Club cycling is the best way to get into riding on a regular basis, meet other cyclists, and learn about equipment, riding techniques, and the best places to ride on and off the Peninsula. Contact Howard Beizer.

Richmond Area Bicycling Association (RABA) — Since 1967, Richmond Area Bicycling Association has offered cyclists of all levels and abilities the opportunity to meet and ride with other cyclists. Contact Bud Vye.

RideRichmond is a 501(c)3 non-profit community organization focusing on charitable and educational programs through hosting events, activities, and rides in the Richmond area and surrounding communities. Contact Michael Gilbert.

Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC), Harrisonburg, serves the Harrisonburg/Rockingham County area, with members and excursions into Augusta, Highland, and Page Counties as well. SVBC focus is mainly on riding for fun, but they do have weekly time trials and are involved in local advocacy. Contact Kyle Lawrence.

Virginia Creeper Trail Club, Abingdon — A private non-profit corporation whose purpose is to maintain, promote and preserve the Virginia Creeper Trail corridor and to help develop and conduct public education programs regarding its scenic and natural qualities. Contact Tom McMullen, President.

Tidewater Bicycle Association, Virginia Beach — The purpose of the TBA is to promote and encourage the use of the bicycle as a means of recreation and transportation; to develop a physically fit, self-reliant, well informed citizen; to uphold and support the rights of bicyclists; to encourage the use of facilities for bicycling on public lands; and to provide information in the interest of bicycling safety. Contact: president@tbarides.org.

Williamsburg Area Bicyclists (WAB) — Contact Sarah Darling.

Winchester Wheelmen — A club dedicated to providing bicycling opportunities in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. The club works to extend the individual’s knowledge and appreciation of the environment, and to promote improving individual bicycling skills in the following ways:

  • promoting bicycling as a recreation, a sport, and as a viable means of transportation.
  • promoting public recognition of the need for safer bicycling conditions.
  • encouraging the development of public facilities including bike paths
    and trails for recreational and functional uses of bicycles.
  • cooperating with public authorities in the observance of all traffic
    regulations
  • promoting bicycling as a lifetime activity for individuals of all ages.

Contact Mike Perry.