20K for the Greenway
20K for the Greenway
Thanks to everyone who joined us for 20K for the Greenway in June 2023. We raised $2,000 for Pathfinders for Roanoke Valley Greenways and PedalSafe ROA!
Join us for a fun, untimed 20K bicycle ride to benefit Pathfinders for Greenways and PedalSafe ROA. The 20K is the bicycle equivalent of a 5K run--which is a great goal for beginners, kids, families, folks getting back in the saddle, or anyone who wants to support our greenways.
This event celebrates one of Roanoke's greatest assets, our region's fabulous greenway system, while also encouraging folks of all ages and abilities to get back in the saddle. The Roanoke Region has a breadth of cycling opportunities, and the greenway is your gateway to the thousands of miles of Blue Ridge Parkway, mountain bike trails, gravel riding and more.
The ride will start and end at Cardinal Bicycle & Café in Grandin Village and finish with food and drink. The route will be an out and back along the greenway with an aid station at the turnaround point at mile 6. The event is $30 and includes an après ride beer or NA drink, and net proceeds from the ride will go to Pathfinders for Greenways and Pedal Safe Roanoke. Kids 13 and under are $15. T-shirts are available for purchase for $15 with your registration. If you would just like a t-shirt, you can purchase one for $25. We will have a rolling start time, with the first waves starting at 9am.
Registration ends Wednesday, June 7 at 11:59 p.m.
Join the 20K Training Group
Join us for weekly rides and one-on-one support to get you ready to complete the full 20K ride. As part of the training group, you will receive:
- Weekly coached rides with experienced ride leaders
- FREE entry to the 20K for the Greenway event
- A safe and fun environment to build your fitness, skills, and knowledge with like-minded riders
Weekly rides will be on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and start at Cardinal Bicycle in Grandin Village. Training kicks off on May 17 with a group ride at 6 p.m.
About our Organizations
Cardinal Bicycle now has two locations to better serve Southwest Virginia, the original Orange Ave. location which has been open since 1977 and the new Grandin Village location in the former Mick-or-Mack. The Grandin Village ride center offers a full lunch counter, coffee service, and bar and also has showers, lockers, and and the most experienced service staff in the region.
Pathfinders for Greenways was incorporated in 1997 to be a non-profit organization to involve citizens in development of the greenway network. Pathfinders provides a forum for involvement of volunteers, coordination of work days, greenway promotional events, and fund raising. The Pathfinders have been effective in building and maintaining natural surface trails. They donate 3-5,000 hours of volunteer service each year, have purchased over $60,000 worth of trail building equipment, and bought and donated the Hinchee Trail to Roanoke County in 2019. Pathfinders’ trail projects include trails at Carvins Cove, Green Hill Park, Read Mountain Preserve, Poor Mountain Preserve, Waid Park, Natural Bridge, and Mill Mountain Park.
PedalSafe ROA is a charitable, volunteer-led organization located in Roanoke, Virginia. They formed in 2022 with the goal of advancing safe cycling for all in the Roanoke Valley. Their mission is to promote Roanoke as a livable community by improving the safety, convenience and acceptance of cycling for all people.