photo: Diane Stoakley


Nestled among the rolling farmlands of Hanover County and only a short ride from Richmond, Ashland is a popular destination for area cyclists. Whether you’re riding solo or part of a group, Downtown Ashland is a well-positioned rest stop with restaurants, coffee shops, patios for gathering, and ample bike racks.

Enjoy one of Downtown Ashland’s bicycling routes for all levels, from beginner to alleycat. Join a group ride organized by Richmond Area Bicycling Association. Sightsee on two-wheels, taking in the character and stunning architecture of Ashland’s historic neighborhoods.

From avid road cyclists to beach bike cruisers, biking is one of Ashland’s most popular forms of recreation with residents and visitors alike.

Stony Run Trail. (photo: Town of Ashland)
photo: Martha J. Miller


  • Downtown Ashland Association suggests four bicycling routes to enjoy Downtown Ashland.

  • A weekly schedule of Richmond Area Bicyclist Association’s (RABA) rides can be found here. The Saturday morning “Ashland Breakfast Club” ride is among the most popular.

  • Nearby Poor Farm Park in Hanover County offers mountain biking trails.

  • See the Play page for more information on Ashland’s amenities.