The New River 500 is back. Depending on route and lunch destinations, riders can experience between 150-160 miles per day during your weekend. This event is an all-inclusive on or off-road adventurer’s dream. A multiple day opportunity to ride, socialize, and participate in on and off-road courses. Bring your bike, ATV, UTV and experience riding through the mountains of the New River Valley.
Tickets: Weekend Pass $125 – Day Pass (On/Off-road) $50 – Day Pass (Off-road) $25.
Appalachian Adventures in Luray offers ATV rentals for use on their private trails. Basic instruction is provided for those learning to ride. One and two-hour expeditions available. Inquire about an ATV Getaway with lodging included.
Birch Creek Motorsports Park, located just 15 miles from the Virginia-North Carolina border in Pittsylvania County, was opened in 1993. The signature feature is an over-under bridge that is known as Mt. Deacon in honor of the original owner “Deacon” Jones. The Birch Creek complex consist of a nationaly recognized Motocross track which can vary in length from 1.1 to 1.5 miles. The complex also contains a multi-purpose Oval Dirt Track complete with lights. Birch Creek is a chartered AMA Promoter Organization and is a member of both AMA District 13, as well as District 29.
Big Boys Playground in Harrisonburg is a supervised environment; get help if you need it. The park is open to anything with two or four wheels, basically. Motorcross, trucks, ATVs … come one, come all, get dirty. A couple of renowned mud holes will challenge all vehicles, even the big ones. Riders will also find a rock course and trails to conquer. Open year ’round with no special permit required. Nominal fee.
Located near Rocky Mount, Virginia, this area offers a 1.2 mile natural terrain motocross track and a couple miles of woods trails. The facility is open to both quads and dirtbikes however quad practice is held on Sunday. The track is available for private rental and camping is permitted.
This family friendly offroad park offers about 38 miles of marked and rated one way trails that form four separate loops. The terrain is very rugged with lots of obstacles that range from steep hill climbs, loose chunk rock, boulders, deep mud puddles and some deep trenches. There is a small beginner loop that is about two miles long but the main trail system is really geared for experienced riders.
The property has a full service campground which offers spacious sites, RV hookups, swimming beach, boat ramp (electric motors only), cabins, picnic shelters and store that sells firewood, ice, night crawlers and sodas.
The illustrious Primland Resort is an upscale mountaintop reprieve in Meadows of Dan that happens to offer guided ATV tours through portions of their 12,000 acres. Learn to ride an ATV or two-person side-by-side with the comfort of knowing help is with you on the trail. While you may bring your own ATV, you may not ride without a guide. Reservations are required to tour.
Peters Mill Run and Taskers Gap OHV System offers 40 miles of trails. Five trailheads from the Edinburg vicinity on the west side of Massanutten Mountain give you options on where to unload and get going. The Edinburg Gap trailhead has a restroom. OHV stands for Off-Highway Vehicles and includes four-wheel drive vehicles (trucks, jeeps, etc.), motorcycles, motorbikes, and ATVs. A permit is required.
The Spearhead Trails system continues to grow and expand, becoming the largest and most exciting ATV destination in Virginia. Please note that all trails require permits to ride. The black trails are for expert riders only, and staying on the trails is mandatory.
The Mountain View Trail in Wise County offers one picturesque view after another along more than 60 miles, starting in the beautiful town of St. Paul.
The Original Pocahontas Trail in Tazewell County was added to the trail system in 2014, with a second half built in 2015. These portions add over 50 additional miles of off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails. The Original Pocahontas Trail takes you through shaded woods that open to breathtaking vistas. The section has two trail heads; one begins in the small town of Pocahontas and the second is a few miles outside of the town at Boissevain Park.
The Coal Canyon Trail in Buchanan County opened in late spring 2015, and is a 20-mile trail that riders of every skill level can enjoy. A further 100 miles of trails is being planned to add to the Coal Canyon Trail, which will connect Grundy to the town of Haysi.
The most recent trail added to the Spearhead Trail System is Stone Mountain, offering 30 miles of challenging course for experienced riders only. This is a technical trail that contains nine panoramic overlooks, showcasing the beauty and the rugged terrain of southwest Virginia.
Opening in Spring 2017, will offer cabin and campground rentals for those riding the Spearhead ATV trails, as well as a 7,500 square foot visitors center, a rock climbing wall, archery tag, all-season tubing, and guided elk viewing tours.