TRAVEL INFORMATION

Virginia's Blue Ridge welcomes you with some of the finest hospitality you’ll experience anywhere ... It’s in our nature.

Hotels

From historic hotels to convenient motels, unique resorts, cozy bed and breakfast inns and great campgrounds, the Roanoke Region is ready to welcome you.

Our hotel partner Hilton Garden Inn Roanoke is offering a $139/night rate to racers and spectators of the Deschutes Go Cross in Virginia's Blue Ridge. To book the $139 rate you must call the hotel directly (855-530-1049) by and reference the "Go Cross Bike Race" room rate. This rate expires September 13th, 2017 at 5pm. This is a VERY busy weekend in Roanoke so we recommend booking rooms early.

CAMPING

Saturday night only camping is available on the campus of Hollins University. Camping is free. The campsite is a field along Tinker Creek with a gorgeous view of Tinker Mountain. Please, no fires and pack out what you pack in. There will be port-a-toilets. Click here for directions/map.

Location

Virginia's Blue Ridge is located in the Blue Ridge and Allegheny 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 is in the process of extending service directly to Roanoke, but while this is happening you can still arrive via Amtrak. Take the train to the Lynchburg, VA, station (LYH) and then hop on the Smartway Amtrak Connector Bus, which will bring you to downtown Roanoke.

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.