Be Active: Community Cycling Resources

Charlottesville: A Bicycle Friendly Community

On May 2, 2008 the City of Charlottesville was named one of the country's "Bicycle Friendly Communities" by the League of American Bicyclists. Two U.Va students worked with the Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation to complete a lengthy and detailed process to obtain this designation. Charlottesville was presented with a bronze medal on May 12, 2008 during ACCT's Bike Week 2008 activities.

To learn more about cycling in Charlottesville and about Bicycle Friendly Communities, please visit the links below in the Cycling Resources section.

 

League of American Bicyclists: Bicycle Friendly Communities Campaign

Area Bike Shops

Charlottesville is home to several locally owned bike shops, as well as national retailers. These shops provide quality bikes and equipment, and are great resources for cyclists to connect with. Shop owners and staff are knowledge in safety, maintenance, area events, and rules of the road.

Bike Factory of Charlottesville

Bike Factory of Charlottesville

Seminole Square Shopping Center
198 Zan Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901 (map)
434-975-2459
http://bikefactory.com/

   
Blue Ridge Cyclery

Blue Ridge Cyclery

1043 Millmont Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (map)
434-995-2453
http://blueridgecyclery.com/

 

   
Blue Wheel Bicycles

Blue Wheel Bicycles

IX Center
941 2nd Street SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (map)
434-995-2453
http://www.bluewheel.com/

 

   
Performance Bicycle

Performance Bicycle

Seminole Square Shopping Center
234 Zan Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901 (map)
434-975-2459
http://www.performancebike.com/

 


Local Bike Organizations

The bike culture in Charlottesville is rapidly growing, and you can be a part of it! Below are some of the local organizations that host recreational rides and activities, build and maintain trails, advocate for cycling laws, and encourage cycling as a healthly lifestyle and alternative commute.

Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation (ACCT)

Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation (ACCT) is a network of citizens and groups dedicated to promoting balanced transportation options, sustainable land use and transit-oriented communities through education and leadership in the greater Charlottesville area.

P.O. Box 1582
Charlottesville, VA 22902

info@transportationchoice.org
www.transportationchoice.org

ACCT:  Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation

Bike Charlottesville

Bike Charlottesville is a coalition of cycling enthusiasts from the private, public, and non-profit sectors in the greater Charlottesville region. They share a vision of a vibrant and healthy community in which more people bike more places, more often, more safely... for more fun. Bike Charlottesville works to connect, encourage, and educate cylists for a more Bicycle Friendly Charlottesville.

www.bikecharlottesville.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bikecville

Bike Charlottesville

Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club (CAMBC)

CAMBC works to keep local and regional trails open and to develop new trail riding opportunities on behalf of all members and the local mountain bike community.

www.cambc.org

Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club

Charlottesville Community Bikes

Charlottesville Community Bikes is a non-profit bicycle shop that works with Virginia Organizing (VO) to promote environmentally-sound transportation, recycle bicyles, and make cycling accessible in Charlottesville, VA. The shop is volunteer-based, with two paid positions (shop manager and director).

http://www.cvillecommunitybikes.com/

Charlottesville Community Bikes

Links to Community Resources