Upcoming Cardinal Bicycle Events 2024
Feb. 15: Winter Trail Labs
6 p.m. Cardinal Bicycle, Grandin Village
Have you ever wondered where good trails come from or wanted to know what it takes to fix a trail that’s just not right? Get involved and give back to the trails you love by learning about trail sustainability and maintenance. Frank Maguire will cover topics such as trail theory, what makes a sustainable trail, the rules of trail building, and good maintenance practices. After this session, you will be ready to put what you learn into practice across various trail systems at Blue Ridge Offroad Cyclists’ weekend workdays.
Frank began leading volunteer trail work projects in 1999, eventually volunteering his way into the role of Regional Director for the International Mountain Bicycling Association. In that position, he was involved in many large-scale projects, such as the Arrowhead Trails in WV, the trails at Pocahontas State Park outside of Richmond, the FUN Trails in Windham NY, the Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake, and Jakes Rocks in Warren, PA. He is currently the Roanoke Valley Greenway Coordinator.
Mar. 7-11: Cardinal Experience -- Bentonville Mountain Biking
With seemingly endless options for mountain biking, Bentonville is becoming one of the top mountain biking destinations in the country—so come ride Bentonville with us! All you need to do is buy a plane ticket and pack a bag—we will take care of the rest.
Apr. 20: Gravel Camp Bedford at Peaks Adventure
Bedford County offers gravel options for all riders—from short routes with rolling climbs to big mountain adventures. Gravel Camp Bedford offers routes for gravel riders of all levels. We will start from The Peaks Retreat and Adventure Center, which has easy access to some of the best gravel roads in Bedford County. Stick around post-ride for The Peaks Wine, Beer, and Art Festival.
May 18: Gravel Camp Floyd at Crooked Mountain
Everyone loves Floyd gravel riding for the amazing scenery, beautiful views, and quiet rural roads. Gravel Camp Floyd offers routes for all riders, starting from Crooked Mountain. In addition to being a perfect basecamp for our day of riding, Crooked Mountain is a relaxing and beautiful place to camp for the weekend. Stick around for post-ride food and music.
June 8: 20K for the Greenway at Cardinal Bicycle in Grandin Village
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.
July 27-28: Gravel Camp Craig County at Wilderness Adventure
Last year’s Gravel Camp at Wilderness Adventure was everyone’s favorite. The riding gets more challenging out in the National Forest, but we promise it is worth it. Camp or book a room for the weekend and enjoy the many activities Wilderness Adventure has to offer such as tubing, frisbee golf, hiking, music, and more. Their Outpost Kitchen will be serving food and drinks to fuel your fun all weekend long.