Our 10 favorite cycling destinations: Williamsburg
Photo courtesy of the City of Williamsburg
Merchant’s Square in Williamsburg.
History takes a front seat along the more than 25 bike routes in the Williamsburg area. The Virginia Capital Trail—still under construction—currently has finished an eight-mile stretch in James City County that runs from Jamestown Settlement to Chickahominy Riverfront Park. When it is complete in 2014, it will stretch 55 miles and connect Williamsburg to Richmond. The Virginia Capital Trail is part of the Trans-America Bike Route, which runs 4,233 miles from Astoria, Oregon, to Yorktown. Bike trails in Williamsburg also run between and along the James and York River and along the 23-mile Colonial Parkway. Mountain bikers enjoy riding in New Quarter Park, York River State Park and Freedom Park.
Cycling shops include BikeBeat and Bikes Unlimited. Popular stops for refueling include Harbour Coffee in New Town Williamsburg, and the Blue Talon Bistro on Prince George Street. Kingsmill Resort and the Williamsburg Lodge are two fun overnight destinations for cycling enthusiasts.
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