Biking in Norfolk
Bicycling just keeps getting better in Norfolk! With nearly 60 miles of dedicated bike lanes and shared lane markings, two wheels and pedal power is a great way to get around town.
The City of Norfolk is committed to making cycling a safer and more convenient method for getting around. The City’s dockless bike-share program, the installation, and designation of new bike lanes and routes, as well as the continual installation of bicycle parking throughout the city are just a few of the initiatives that make Norfolk a Bike Friendly Community.
Annual Norfolk Bike Month
May is Norfolk Bike Month, and the City of Norfolk is proud to partner with Downtown Norfolk Council and local bike groups to bring 31 days of two-wheeled adventures. Celebrate the Bike Life! Be sure to check back in 2023 for the 12th Annual Norfolk Bike Month events.
From the Elizabeth River Trail to the Northside Park Mountain Bike Trail, there are more than 60 miles of dedicated bike lanes and shared lane markings in Norfolk for you to explore. Click here for a list of local bike resources.
Elizabeth River Trail
The Elizabeth River Trail (ERT) is a 10.5-mile urban biking and pedestrian trail that offers users beautiful views and an exploration of our city’s history. The trail runs from Norfolk Naval Base, located in the northern portion of the city, into downtown Norfolk, ending at Norfolk State University. Explore the trail online.
Norfolk Mountain Bike Trails
For some off-road fun, check out the mountain bike trails at Northside Park. It's about a 3-mile trail of easy to moderate difficulty. Mountain bikes or knobby tire bikes recommended. Check out the map.