Bicycling in Alexandria

Page updated on Jul 2, 2021 at 2:35 PM
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  Stock Cabi photo Jones Point Park Commonwealth Bike Box - Complete Potomac Yard Trail

The City of Alexandria has long been committed to making cycling a safer and more convenient method for getting around. The City is committed to working with businesses, residents, and visitors alike to meet their infrastructure and non-infrastructure bicycle needs. The City’s expansion of the Bikeshare program, 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 the City of Alexandria a nationally recognized Bike Friendly Community.

The City of Alexandria is a wonderful place to cycle. With more than 49 miles of on-street bike lanes, shared lanes, and trails, using a bike to quickly, safely, and enjoyably get around has never been easier.

Bicycling Education

Join the Washington Area Bicyclist Association this summer for virtual lessons on how to ride your bike in traffic and take your riding to the next level! During each class, you will learn how to prepare for your ride, where to ride in the road, communicating with motorists and how to build confidence! All participants will receive a coupon for a FREE Confident City Cycle class. These classes are sponsored by the City of Alexandria's Dept. of Transportation & Environmental Services.

Classes have ended for the season. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to find out about upcoming classes for the Spring-Fall 2021 season.

Ongoing Projects

E-bikes and Scooters on Trails

Electric bicycles or e-bikes and scooters have grown in popularity the past few years. This chart shows where you can ride e-bikes and scooters on the trails in our region.

Completed Projects

Bicycle Parking

Trail Projects