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Official Northside Park Trail Opening

The City of Norfolk and Bike Norfolk are happy to announce the date for the official (and virtual) grand opening of the Northside Park Trails.

Join us September 12th at 10am. You can check it out on Facebook LIVE on the Northside Park Mountain Bike Trails Norfolk Facebook page. Included in the opening will be remarks by stakeholders, unveiling of the two trailhead signs/ wayfinding, and ribbon cutting with Vice Mayor Martin Thomas. The event is limited to invited guests and press. Trail and bicycle enthusiasts are encouraged to participate by watching on Facebook Live on the Northside Park Mountain Bike Trails Facebook page.

Riders preview the trails

Northside Park is a 62-acre park located in Norfolk, Virginia.  The park has tennis courts, a skate park, ball fields and an indoor pool.  For years, there has been an unofficial and overgrown network of trails in the wooded section of the park. Over the past two years, Bike Norfolk volunteers have worked in partnership with Norfolk Recreation, Parks and Open Space, Keep Norfolk Beautiful, and REI to cut new trail, clean/ mulch the existing ones, and connect the trails to create uninterrupted flow. As a result, three trails have been developed: Hide and Seek, Trae’s Trail, and David’s Sprint, for a total of 2.2 miles of single track.  The suggested bike for these trails is a mountain bike, and helmets are required.  Visitors may also walk or run the trails.


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Illuminate Norfolk

Every year Bike Norfolk gets out in the community when daylight savings time ends and hands out bike lights to those who are riding ”ninja style”; without lights in the dark. We will be out there again on Monday November 4th to illuminate those who have neglected their own safety, be it because they couldn’t afford it, didn’t think about it, or just didn’t know any better. You can participate by joining us or by contributing towards the lights. Email us at bikeorf@gmail.com if you want to be part of the volunteer cadre and/or go to this link to donate and provide lights and safety to riders on Norfolk streets: