Basket & Bike
Basket & Bike offers hand-crafted bicycle excursions and picnic rides on the newly-completed Virginia Capital Trail and in town on the avenues of Richmond and Williamsburg. Every excursion aims to celebrate life along Virginia's pastoral landscapes and encourages biking as an everyday mode of transportation. All Basket & Bike rides are led by a local guide, come with a signature snack and cold water, housed in attractive water bottles, and will end with delicious local fare in a scenic setting. Comfortable bicycles with stylish baskets and helmets are part of the experience. Basket & Bike is about riding out to new places, savoring the day and connecting with life wherever you find it.
Tours include: Upper Shirley Vineyards, Williamsburg Winery, Discover Richmond Downtown with the Jefferson Hotel, Discover the James, Bike Rentals on the Virginia Capital Trail
Call to schedule a tour!
Phone: (804) 564-2568
VCT Historical Markers audio tour
Audio tour complementing the historical markers on the virginia capital trail.
DHR’s first historical highway markers audio tour is ready to try out: The Virginia Capital Trails Historical Highway Markers Audio Tour.
You can listen to the tour at https://izi.travel/en/united-states/city-guides-in-richmond. Otherwise you will need to download the free app called izi.Travel to access it. Once you do that, if you search around for tours in Richmond, VA, you’ll should find it.
If you’d like to drive or bike the route, you just need to head toward Williamsburg on Route 5 starting around Great Shiplock Park. (Or you can begin in Williamsburg and bike or drive toward Richmond). The app is Bluetooth compatible, which means it should interrupt iTunes or other audio media that may be playing when a marker approaches.
The majority of the audio was produced by students from the Dept. of Speech, Theatre and Dance at the College of William & Mary. Check it out!
Electric bicycle sales, rentals, tours, accessories and service
Buck and his team of RVA enthusiasts have been offering Segway tours in Richmond since 2008 and trolley tours and charters since 2012. The company has focused on providing its customers unusual and fun ways to see, discover and experience 400 years of history and all the exciting venues and attractions in RVA.
Open daily: 8AM - 6PM
1301 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Bike the Burg
Bike the Burg offers rentals for families and individuals and is located just a short ride from Colonial Williamsburg and the Colonial Parkway at 170-A Second Street. We handles all of the logistics so adventure seeking families pick out a bike and set off exploring!
Bike the Burg offers comfort cruisers, both single and multi-speed. We have men’s, women’s, kids bikes and trailers for the little ones. And with tandem and electric bikes, Bike the Burg has something for everyone to see the sights.
170-A Second Street.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Open daily: 9AM - 6PM
Book Online: http://biketheburg.net/booking
Electric Bike tours and rentals
Kul Wheels provides fun electric bike tours and rentals through everyone’s favorite river city and along the Virginia Capital Trail. Explore the city and the Trail in a new way and learn why electric bikes can be such a blast.
Coming soon to New Market!
Open daily: 9AM – 5PM
Phone: (804) 968-4856
Cap Trail Bike Shuttle
The Cap Trail Bike Shuttle is a service that transports riders and their bicycles along the Virginia Capital Trail. With the Cap Trail Bike Shuttle, you can choose how far and what part of the trail you want to ride. Enjoy the comfort of a roomy climate controlled shuttle van that securely transports your bike. We know you’re going to be tired and thirsty after your ride. That’s why we offer complimentary ice water and snacks on every shuttle.
Pick up/Drop off locations: Stone Brewing Back Parking Lot, 4 Mile Creek Park, Jamestown Settlement, Charles City Courthouse
Phone: (804) 554-1898
Call or email to book a shuttle.
THE KICKSTAND rva
The Kickstand located right on the Trail near Rocketts Landing. The are a small shop that offers bicycle service, rentals, and cold drinks. Kickstand’s hours are Sat/Sun 8:00-5:00, but will happily accommodate rentals outside of business hours if they are set up in advance, either through email or Facebook message. (Facebook: The Kickstand)
Call or email for hours outside of normal operation.
James City County Marina
The marina’s close proximity to the Virginia Capital Trail and Jamestown Island make us the perfect location for a leisurely bike ride. Take a ride on the Colonial Parkway to Yorktown and back, a great opportunity for a long bike ride along the scenic James and York rivers. Trek Hybrid, Comfort and kids bikes are available to rent year-round.
2054 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Open Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 5PM
Friday - Sunday: 8AM - 6PM
ADVENTURES IN RVA
Only 500 feet from the Virginia Capital Trail! Located just off Main St in the alley behind the Poe Museum and Renmark Consignment.
Adventures in RVA rents mountain bikes, touring bikes, tandems and street bikes by the hour, day or week. We rent bikes to singles, couples, families and groups. We have rental bikes for every kind of rider! Enjoy Richmond's Capital Trail, cruise Belle Island or tour the city's attractions. We have a bike to match your need and budget.
Address: 1912 E Main St, Richmond VA 23223
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 10AM to 6PM
Phone: 804-648-BIKE (2453)
Bike tours that include: Church Hill Signature tour, Foodie tour, Richmond Highlights, and Along the River. Book online!
Address: 1507 Oakwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23223
Phone: (804) 893-5065
Road Tested Bike Tours
Maybe you’re looking to explore some of the most beautiful, easily traveled cycling areas in the eastern United States. You’re a seasoned tourer or want to become one. You want to soak up the scenery, get some miles under your belt, and enjoy the local food, history, and culture along the way. Road-Tested Bike Tours LLC brings you this and much more, all for $30 a day! We plan personalized, self-guided and self-supported tours featuring rail-trails and roads in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Maryland and West Virginia. You can tour on any day of the year and for any number of days. Your bike tour can be one-way, round-trip or a hub-and-spoke where you overnight in one location and cycle different routes each day. Side trips and rest days are easily incorporated. You carry the gear; we carry the load of planning your trip. Are you ready to go exploring, and leave the details to us?
Noble invention bike touring
Noble Invention Bike Touring plans bike touring vacations across the US’s most scenic trails, including the Virginia Capital Trail. Our 2- and 3-day tours on the Virginia Capital Trail combine scenic biking with daily wine tastings and overnight stays at exceptional local B&Bs and inns.
Noble Invention Bike Touring provides simple and yet efficient trip planning services to create a supremely satisfying bike tour experience. Because our tours are self-guided, YOU choose the pace and earn the rewards of a healthy, active vacation.”