Centrally located on the East Coast and within a days’ drive of 50% of the United States population, Virginia’s capital city is a vibrant, modern destination continually ranked among the best cities for business, health, and outdoor adventure. Richmond’s culinary and cultural offerings have been recognized nationally as well.
One of Richmond’s many monikers is “City of Seven Hills,” thanks to its challenging terrain. Many world-class cyclists have already experienced the best Richmond has to offer by way of the Tour of America, the Tour de Trump, the Tour DuPont, and the CapTech Classic, including Greg LeMond (USA), Laurent Fignon (FRA), and Gianni Bugno (ITA).
Cyclists love Bicycling in Virginia and for good reason. Virginia has more miles of the U.S. Bicycle Route system than any other state (838 miles), including north-south Route 1, east-west Route 76, and is the only state where the two intersect. There are extensive regional and rail-to-trail and routes as well. The Virginia Capital Trail parallels Route 5 from the present-day capital of Richmond to the 1705 capital of Williamsburg. In Northern Virginia, the Washington and Old Dominion Trail ushers cyclists for 45 miles from vibrant Alexandria to the countryside of Purcellville.
Virginia is where historic moments happen. Here you can stand where eight Virginia-born United States Presidents have stood, taste wine more than 200 years in the making, visit the birthplace of today’s country music, and savor distinct flavors spanning from mountain to shore.
Kayak to a winery on the Eastern Shore where a tide-to-table sampling of Virginia oysters and renowned Chardonnay awaits.
The possibilities for historic moments are endless in Virginia. Pave your own way to find whatever you LOVE.