TRAVEL INFORMATION

Hotels

We ask all cyclists planning an overnight stay use the official Go Cross Hotel Portal so we can track usage and build leverage with hotel partners. This will ensure our participants receive the best possible rate in the future.

The portal is pre-sorted by date and proximity to Fallon Park. The Hotel Portal uses the same pricing systems as Expedia, Travelocity, etc., the only difference is that they don’t get the profits, our local non-profit does. The rate will increase over time as the availability becomes more and more limited, so we recommend booking early for optimal savings.

CAMPING

We recommend booking a tent site, tipi, canvas tent, yurt, or even a tiny cabin at Explore Park.
Located 10 minutes from Fallon Park, Explore Park is 1100 acres of everything an outdoor lover craves - trails, aerial adventure course, tubing, horseback riding, and more.

Location

Virginia's Blue Ridge is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains and encompasses most of Smith Mountain Lake as well as several rivers including the James, New, and Roanoke.

 

Air Travel

Flying into Roanoke (ROA) and taking the courtesy shuttle to a hotel is the easiest way to arrive. A second option is to fly into Greensboro (GSO), which is less than 2 hours away by car.

Train

Amtrak will deliver you to downtown Roanoke. On weekends the train arrives in Roanoke at 9:45pm and it depart at 8:40am. On weekdays the train arrives Roanoke at 9:45pm and departs at 6:20am. The Amtrak Station code for Roanoke is RNK.

Weather

Nothing but blue skies – a little rain or afternoon thunderstorm is about as severe as weather gets in the Roanoke Region. The average temperature in September is 69 degrees, making for ideal cycling conditions.

Tourism Information

Virginia's Blue Ridge is the premier spot for outdoor recreation. Visitors and residents have easy access to some of the best cycling, fishing, water sports, and hiking in North America. More Information.