One of the newly painted bike lanes located at Twin Hickory Road and Holman Ridge Road
Get around Henrico County by bicycling! We aim to provide bike infrastructure for all ages and abilities. Biking is a great way to get exercise while riding to work or school, running errands, or going to a park or library. Not only is biking great for your health, it also gets more cars off the road. Less cars on the road means less traffic and fewer carbon emissions. Biking is becoming more popular throughout the Richmond region. As more of our residents choose to travel by bicycle, we are working to provide safer and more convenient facilities for cyclists throughout Henrico County.
Draft Bike Plan – Open for Public Input
Henrico has started updating the County’s comprehensive plan. This important document will provide the framework for how the county will grow and develop over the next 20 years. Included in the 2045 Comprehensive Plan, the Major Thoroughfare Plan will address transportation concerns in the County, one of these being bicycle accessibility and facilities.
As part of this effort, County staff has created a Draft Bike Plan to identify potential bicycle facility connections and additions. We are eager to receive input from the public and encourage you to provide connection points, bike facility recommendations, and other comments or concerns. Use the accompanying Draft Bike Plan Map and leave as many comments as you wish. Your input is greatly appreciated.
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Henrico County received the Best Biking Road award at the 2019 RVA Bike Month Awards, for the bike lanes on Twin Hickory Road in the Three Chopt District. These buffered bike lanes are a designated place to bike by connecting residents to schools, area businesses, and adjoining bike lanes on Holman Ridge Road. Voting was open in July of 2019 and all nominations and votes were written-in by participants and volunteers. A video posted on YouTube titled Henrico Bike Lane Award provides information about the award received as well as an interview from the Director of Public Works.
- Use the Richmond Regional Bikeways Story Map to see where bicycle infrastructure is in the region.
- Never leave a parked bike unattended without properly locking it.
- Bike racks are located at some bus stops, businesses, schools and park & rides.
Park & Ride
A Park & Ride is a parking lot that is part of a multi-modal transportation system with the aim of reducing traffic congestion. These Park & Rides help by giving commuters the option to carpool or use one of the many transit systems to get to their destination. Henrico County maintains two Park-and-Rides and VDOT maintains one Park-and-Ride in Henrico County for those who wish to carpool, van-pool, or connect to transit. Park & Rides are also great for the environment by reducing the amount of vehicles on the road which in turn creates less emissions. Use this map to find a Park and Ride near you.
Visit sportsbackers.org/program/bike-walk-rva/ to find places you can enjoy riding and walking.
Bike Safety Tips
Henrico County bike patrol officers have prepared a bicycling safety video to help you get around by bike safely. You can view this video on YouTube for important safety tips!
Bicyclists Must Obey by Traffic Laws when riding on the roads
- Obey all traffic signs, signals, lights, and markings
- Ride on the right side, with traffic
- When turning, use motor vehicle turn lanes
- Ride no more than two side by side
- Ride single file when moving slower than traffic
- When riding on the sidewalk or paths, warn pedestrians when approaching from behind by calling or with a bell, and give right of way to pedestrians
- Use hand signals for turns and stops (example video by Henrico County is available)
- When turning or crossing, look LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT
- Carry children securely in special seats or trailers. Use white head lamps visible 500 feet, rear reflectors, and a red taillight when bicycling between sunset and sunrise
- Wear a helmet and reflective clothing
- Carry passengers on bicycles built for one rider
- Wear earphones in both ears
For more information regarding safety while walking, biking or driving please visit henrico.us/police/watchyourstep/
Bikes on Transit
You can ride GRTC buses when you go on an outing with your bike. All GRTC buses have bike racks attached so you can travel with your bike. Having a bike rack on all GRTC buses makes taking the bus more convenient for people who love riding bikes!
Learn how to use the GRTC bike racks.
Fall Line Trail
The Fall Line Trail is a 41-mile-long multi-use trail that spans through seven localities including Henrico County. The trail is planned to pass through urban, rural and suburban terrain making it unique to other previously built trails.
A trail study was conducted to help identify a preferred route that would complement the active transportation currently in the Richmond region, by improving bicycle and pedestrian safety as well as many other non-motorized forms of transportation. Henrico County is working with VDOT to identify the preferred corridor for the Henrico County segment of the Ashland to Petersburg Trail. For more information, please visit VDOT’s Ashland to Petersburg Trail Study web page.
- Fall Line Trail