Mountain Biking

NRVBA is a one of over 750 bike clubs worldwide that are members of the International Mountain Bicycling Association. The work of local bike clubs is essential in keeping trails open for mountain biking.


The NRVBA has a relationship with the Poverty Creek Trails Coalition (PCTC), "a group of volunteers working in conjunction with the USFS/GWJNF to maintain, improve and (someday) expand the Poverty Creek Trail System. We work closely with and are supported by the New River Valley Bike Association and Roanoke IMBA to encourage and promote proper biking and trail ethics."


We all love our local trails and would like to have even more. The good news is that we can! Our trails, whether they are in the National Forest or private land, are maintained by volunteers. There are just too many miles of trail for our friends at the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to take care of, so we need to lend a hand. We always need volunteers and the efforts below are just the beginning. Trail work is a constant battle and the more time we put in, the better our current trails will be plus greater opportunities for new trails. We will keep you posted of volunteer days and we hope to see you out on the trails!


  • Trailforks is a mountain biking trail database & management system, supplemented with Pinkbike content.
  • Cycling In the New River Valley - "In the late 90s’, a handful of local cyclists teamed up to create the original Cycling in the New River Valley Guidebook. Although the original document was completed nearly 20 years ago it’s still used on a regular basis today. In 2015, the New River Valley Bicycle Association partnered with the New River Valley Regional Commission to update the guide. This website provides the most current route descriptions, turn-by-turn instructions, and overhead maps for more than 30 road rides, 58 optional/alternate routes, and nearly a dozen off-road rides."