Bike Tours of Historic Alexandria

Maps, cue sheets and historic information. Not from Alexandria? Use BikeShare, dockless scooters, or rent a bike from local bike stores.

Page updated on Feb 19, 2020 at 12:05 PM

Bike Tours

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. Learn about Bicycling in Alexandria, including Capital BikeShare, bike lane and trail projects, bicycle safety and more.

The  Alexandria Bikeways map of trails and on-road bike routes is now available online. To obtain a free printed copy, stop by your local bike shop, the Old Town Transit Shop, City Hall, or any of our recreation centers. 

Alexandria Heritage Trail

Alexandria Heritage Trail, covering 23-miles, has been designated as a part of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail. Through five geographic regions, the varied segments of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail are a means to explore the origins and continuing evolution of the Nation. To date, 830 miles of existing and planned trails have been recognized as segments of the Trail network. 

Civil War Bike Trail

Alexandria Civil War Defenses of Washington Bike Trail: A map, cue sheet and information on Civil War sites are provided for self-guided bike rides. The Civil War Defenses of Washington Bike Trail is one way in which Alexandria, surrounding jurisdictions and the National Park Service are marking the Civil War Sesquicentennial.

War of 1812 Bike Trail

Discover the War of 1812 on the Star-Spangled Bike Tour: Visit places where the events of the five-day British occupation of Alexandria occurred in late August 1814, on this 6.6 mile tour. Tour information includes Cue Sheet and printable or interactive maps. Three Star-Spangled Banner signs are located in Alexandria. "Raise the White Flag" is installed in Waterfront Park. "Plundered" located in the Torpedo Factory arcade, near the Timeline. "Fighting Back" is at the base of Shuter's Hill, across from the Callahan Drive crosswalk.