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Charlottesville / Albemarle County was designated as a "Bicycle Friendly Community" according to the League of American Bicyclists. Our area provides a vast amount of scenic rides for both mountain and road biking, and coupled with public transportation - all of our buses have bikes racks - an alternative transportation method once you're here.

With the UCI World Road Cycling Championships (Worlds) coming to nearby Richmond in September 2015, Charlottesville is eager to welcome visitors from near and far to experience all we have to offer!

Bicycle Route 76
Bicycle Route 76, also known as the TransAmerica Route, was one of the First US Bicycle routes designated in 1982 and spans the state of Virginia from east to west. Route 76 passes straight through historic Albemarle County and connects to the most visited unit of America’s National Park Service, the Blue Ridge Parkway. As the route exits Charlottesville, Garth Road leads bikers into the rural and beautiful White Hall area before entering Crozet and up Afton Mountain. Just south of Afton Mountain where the Blue Ridge Parkway begins, Route 76 runs along the Parkway for 25 miles offering bikers breathtaking views of the surrounding areas.

Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC)
TJPDC supports those who travel using foot power on our roads, trails, and public spaces with a variety of efforts. They include the needs of walkers and cyclists in all of their transportation plans including:

  • Safety Studies
  • Circulation Plans
  • Grant Writing
  • Long Range planning
  • Transit planning
  • Levels of Quality Guidelines
  • Disability needs studies and designs