Williamsburg, Virginia bicycle rides

The Colonial Parkway is a 23-mile scenic three-lane highway which starts at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center parking lot, heads west following the York River to Williamsburg, turns south to follow the James River, and ends up in Historic Jamestown. Composed of a cobble aggregate pavement, the highway simulates an early Colonial Virginia roadway and can be a bumpy ride for bicyclists. The center lane of this three-lane roadway is for passing only. Park Site.  Explore the historic triangle

Williamsburg Area Cyclists

Williamsburg Area Cyclists publishes a route book with 25 rides.

York River State Park Eleven miles west of Williamsburg, York River State Park is where freshwater and saltwater create an extraordinary estuary rich in marine and plant life. There are six bicycle trails, some of which are specifically for mountain bikes.

Yorktown battlefield. There are two tour roads in Yorktown, the seven-mile Battlefield Tour Road, marked by red arrows, and the nine-mile Encampment Tour Road, marked by yellow arrows on park roads and heavily-traveled state highways. Main Street is closed to automobiles from spring through fall.
Jamestown has a one-way five mile scenic loop drive open to pedestrians, bicycles and motor vehicles. Buses, motor homes and large trucks are prohibited
The Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge: South and east of Williamsburg, this refuge includes dozens of miles of trails and many rural roads with light traffic available for road riding. In Smithfield, VA Nike Park has a 2 1/2 mile long loop bike trail. The Canal Trail runs along 11 miles of the canal on a now closed section of what was Route 17.
Further resources for cycling in this area are found at Williamsburg Area Cyclists
Williamsburg rides from BikeBeat in Williamsburg
Cross the James River by ferry for these rides:
The Surry Century
Dismal Swamp, 17 miles

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