It’s Your Move!

397 total miles

Bike, Hike, Run or Walk in June to help raise funds to further the education of Blacksburg’s History/Arts/Culture through the Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation

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Your Support Matters!

Promote local riding/running/walking and historic trails while raising funds for the Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation to help make up for money lost from Covid event and program cancellations. Participating will further the education of Blacksburg’s History/Arts/Culture and will raise awareness to increase membership in the New River Valley Bicycle Association, the Blacksburg Striders, Friends of the Huckleberry Trail and ROAM NRV in addition to BMCF!

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Choose your MOVE and take part from any location at any time throughout June!

Register: Sign up for FREE and set your personal goal for the number of miles you will bike, walk, run or hike throughout the month of June.

Share: Share your challenge with friends and family and fundraise towards your pledge goal.

Ride, Run, Walk or Hike: Hit your favorite trail and pedal, run , walk or hike throughout June to achieve your goal.

Record : Log your miles on your personal challenge page (or use Strava to post) and track your progress on your personal challenge page!

We’ve made achieving your pledge goals easy!

After you register and set your miles challenge and fundraising pledge goal, you will receive an email with templates you can use or personalize and send to friends and family to let them know you are participating. You will also receive a link to use for Facebook and other social media to share your challenge. When someone clicks your link, it will take them directly to your personal page with images you upload and your progress! They can also choose to donate to your pledge goal or share your challenge with others!

Challenge Incentives!

Pledge & Raise $50

  • A collectors patch for the 2021 challenge
  • A one year membership to either New River Bicycle Association or Blacksburg Striders (the value of the membership will be given to the group you choose if you are a current member of the group already).
  • “It’s Your Move!” Swag bag (stickers and swag from local groups and businesses)

Pledge & Raise $300

  • A one of a kind, “It’s Your Move!” Challenge t-shirt
  • A collectors patch for the 2021 challenge
  • A one year membership to either NRVBA or Blacksburg Striders (see above)
  • “It’s Your Move!” Swag Bag. With stickers and swag

Pledge & Raise over $1000

  • Receive all the above items and be entered to win a grand prize package!

Every Dollar Makes a Difference

Alexander Black House

This donation helps continue the work of presenting arts, history and cultural exhibits, telling the story of the Town and community of Blacksburg from its beginning through today. (Swipe left for more choices)

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CHALLENGE PARTNERS

The New River Valley Bicycle Association is a cycling organization representing cyclists in Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski counties, as well as the City of Radford. The non-profit works with cyclists, citizens and lawmakers of the New River Valley to promote fellowship amongst our members and, through education and advocacy, keep our community a safe, friendly and enjoyable place for biking, both on and off road. https://www.nrvbike.com/

The Blacksburg Striders running club, located in Blacksburg, Virginia, provides community involvement and a source of camaraderie for local runners to enjoy group events, races, social activities and community service in the context of our sport. Blacksburg Striders FB: @BburgStriders and Blacksburg Striders Group | Facebook IG: @blacksburgstriders

Since 1993, Friends of the Huckleberry (a 501c3 non-profit) has worked in partnership with loommunities and governments to promote, fund, construct, maintain, and encourage the use of the Huckleberry Trail. Friends also provides information about the trail systems to local residents and visitors alike through its maps http://www.givelocalnrv.org/organization/Huckleberrytrail

ROAM NRV is a regional bikeshare program that currently serves the Town of Blacksburg, the Town of Christiansburg, Montgomery County, and Virginia Tech.. Download the SoBi app (Social Bicycles), find our network then choose a membership plan. You can unlock a bike using your phone or the keypad, found at the back of the bike. At the end of your ride, be sure to return the bike to one of the twelve hub locations. Coming soon: electric bikes, along with a new app and new membership plans.  Website: https://ridegotcha.com/location/roamnrv/ Facebook Group: Gotcha New River Valley

Our Story

Community Activity

Anonymous donated $25 to Gregg Moneyhun

Saluting the fine folks of Blacksburg that keep the memories coming. This one is especially for the tenacious Kay Moody, a force majeur for this town.

a week ago

Barbara R King donated $35 to Blacksburg Newcomers' Club TrailBlazers

In memory of Joe Rutrough Jr.

a week ago

Melinda P. Talley donated $100 to Kathy

a week ago

Monika Gibson donated $25

a week ago

John Bush pledged $0.50 per mile (est $300) to John Bush

a week ago

Find a Trail!

A Good Starting Place – for beginners, families or those looking for a something a little less challenging.

Ready for a little push? – if you are ready to take on a few hills and longer rides, runs or hikes - here’s the place to look!

I need a challenge! – been doing this awhile? Here are a few of our more challenging trails!

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This route is best for biking, especially if you want to find all 16 locations but can also break it up into smaller sections. Ex. ‘Downtown Frogs’ could be a walking tour.

Route Info: start and stop at any location, the map starts at the Huckleberry Trailhead at Miller St. (near the Blacksburg Library parking lot) and ends at the Market Square Farmers Market

Ride Category:

  • Speed – choose your own pace
  • Distance – depends on how many frogs you’d like to find – this route (see map) is all 16 frog locations and 7.8 miles
  • Terrain: flat to rolling hills, paved trail, and road use (bike lane not always available)

Frog Bios (below is the order of frogs found, not all frogs are physically there): 

  1. Bogen - named after Bill Ellenbogen, who worked to extend the Huckleberry Trail.
  2. E.D. Frog – named after the Eastern Divide, a curving boundary that stretches from New York to Florida.
  3. A.G. - named after Archibald Gray Smith, II, the last person to live in the Five Chimneys house.
  4. Mary Louise - named after Mary Louise Black, the daughter of the couple who owned the Black House.
  5. Harvey - named after Harvey Black, who co-founded the college that became Virginia Tech.
  6. Harriet - named after Harriet Dorsey, the first female lawyer in Montgomery County and the first female judge in the district.
  7. Phillip - named after Phillip Price, one of the first African American students to attend Blacksburg High School.
  8. Virginia - named after Virginia Hummel, an English teacher who helped preserve the iris garden at the Price House.
  9. Lindsay - named after Lindsay West, the first woman elected to the Montgomery Board of Supervisors.
  10. Keister - named after the Keister family, their farm in the 1800s was sold to make several neighborhoods east of Main Street.
  11. Gilbert Vaughn - named in honor of the first black landowner in this neighborhoo
  12. Crawford - named after the Crawford family, who ran a general store in the mid-1900s.
  13. Lyle - named after John Lyle, Sr. & John Lyle, Jr., father and son who owned a school on this hill in the 1800s
  14. Nannie Bell - named after Nannie Bell Snell, who owned a beauty salon next door for 14 years.
  15. Nick - named after Nick Kappas, a Greek immigrant who opened the restaurant now called the Cellar.
  16. Millie - named after the building across the street, which used to be a mill.
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This route is best for walking but can be biked leisurely (family bike friendly) as well.

Route Info: start and stop at any location, the map starts at the Huckleberry Trailhead at Miller St. (near the Blacksburg Library parking lot) and ends at the Market Square Farmers Market

Ride Category:

  • Speed – choose your own pace
  • Distance – depends on how many murals you’d like to find – this route (see map) features at least 5 of the murals and is about 1.5 miles
  • Terrain: flat and road or sidewalk use (depending on mode choice)

Storm Drain Bio:

The Town of Blacksburg partnered with local artists to install original murals on selected storm drains in the downtown area to raise awareness about the water quality impacts of pollution entering our waterways via storm drains.

They started out with four murals in 2018 and added four more in 2019. Locations can be found here. More information about the artists and their artwork can be found here.

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This route is part biking and part walking, exploring some of the nature and outdoor spaces around VT campus including Hahn Horticulture Garden and the Duck Pond.

Route Info: start and stop at any location, the map starts and ends at the Huckleberry Trailhead at Miller St. (near the Blacksburg Library parking lot)

Ride Category:

  • Speed – choose your own pace
  • Distance – less than 5 miles long
  • Terrain: flat to rolling hills (about three mild to moderate climbs), paved trail and road use (bike lane not always available) or sidewalks

Hahn Horticulture Garden Bio: walking part

Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion and Horticulture Garden is 5.75 acres with 5.5 currently being developed that is used as a learning resource for plant material, landscaping concepts, and environmental awareness.

Duck Pond Bio:

Created in 1937 as a stormwater retention pond for the town of Blacksburg and VT Camps.

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This route can be for walking or biking, exploring a few historical landmarks around Blacksburg and VT Campus.

Route Info: start and stop at any location, the map starts and ends at the Huckleberry Trailhead at Miller St. (near the Blacksburg Library parking lot)

Ride Category:

  • Speed – choose your own pace
  • Distance – this tour is 3 miles long
  • Terrain: flat, paved trail and road use (bike lane not always available) or sidewalks

This Tour includes:

  1. The Lyric Theater (College St.)
  2. The Alexander Black House (Draper Rd.)
  3. Torgersen Bridge (Alumni Mall at Drillfield Dr.)
  4. The War Memorial Court and Chapel (Drillfield Dr.)
  5. The April 16 Memorial (Drillfield Dr.)
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This route can be biked leisurely (family friendly) or walked. Great for a lunch time break to stretch your legs and get some fresh air and natural light.

Route Info: start and stop at any location, the map starts at Squires Student Center and ends at the Market Square Farmers Market.

Ride Category:

  • Speed – choose your own pace
  • Distance – about 2 miles long
  • Terrain: flat, paved trail and road use (bike lane not always available) or sidewalks