What is better than a new bicycle under a Christmas tree? Putting that bike to use in the fresh air and sunshine at your favorite Virginia State Park!
York River State Parkoffers opportunities of cycling adventure and exercise for all types and skill levels.The EVMA will have group rides to Marl Ravine on Saturday, January 14th, 21st, and 28th beginning at 10 a.m.
Ride To Adventures
From the park entrance to the visitor's center is a three mile paved road that is great for street and touring bikes. There is a steep hill to navigate and the slope going toward the contact station offers views of the day use area and the river. Groups such as theTidewater Appalachian Trail Clubhave made the park a resting place on their bicycle tours.
Adventure Racers Along Laurel Glen
The mountain bike trails at Laurel Glen Trailis another bike specific trail with an inner loop for beginners and a more challenging outer area that is over a mile long. Like Marl Ravine, Laurel Glen winds it's way through a very unique and secluded landscape. These trails are linked together by the Black Bear Run Connector Trail.
Our multi-use trails, such as Backbone, and Woodstock Pond, are great for cruiser and hybrid bikes. Some of them do have hills to navigate as they get closer to the river. But, the trails are wide and provide a country road experience to bikers. Backbone and Spur trails lead guest to the ruins of thestructures of Taskinas Plantation. Our staff Archeologist, Jerry Traver, has marked other historic discoveries along the way.
Safe Biking Is For All Ages
We advocate safety for all bikers. Please wear a helmet, stay on the trails, and bike with a buddy whenever possible.
Come on out toYork River State Parkon Saturday, January 14th, 21st, and 28th beginning at 10 a.m. for group rides to Marl Ravine.If you aren't ready for the challenge, York River has a trail for you and a friend to create your own adventure.
Directions to York River State Park: From I-64, take the Croaker Exit 231B. Go north on Route 607 (Croaker Rd.) for one mile, then right on Route 606 (Riverview Rd.) about one and a half miles to the park entrance. Take a left turn into the park.
Drive Time : Northern Virginia, two to three hours; Richmond, one hour; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, one hour; Fredericksburg, two hours; Roanoke, five hours.