Biking the Colonial Parkway Trail – Jamestown to Yorktown

Biking the Colonial Parkway Trail – Jamestown to Yorktown

Length of Trail – 23 miles

The Colonial Parkway Bicycle Route (CPR) is teeming with history. The Parkway takes the traveler from Yorktown, though the heart of Williamsburg, and on to Jamestown, VA.

Both motorized vehicles and bicyclists use the Parkway. The speed limit is 45 MPH, the road is flat and it is a relatively safe bicycle route. However, this is all on-road biking, only experienced cyclists should use the Parkway.

Cyclists should also be aware and may wish to take advantage of a world-renown cross-country bicycle route. It is the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail (TAT) that travels between Astoria, OR and Yorktown, VA. The TAT is promoted by a major national organization, the Adventure Cycling Association and this Bike/Hike Guide (see below).

While at Yorktown, cyclists should take time to tour the famous Yorktown Battlefield, there are several bikeways throughout the Battlefield area. There are Visitor Centers at both ends of the CPR, one is in Jamestown and the other at the other end of the CPR in Yorktown. The latter center is at Route 1020 (Old Route 238), not far from the restored village of Williamsburg, VA.

Whether you jump on the Colonial Parkway from our location at Bike the Burg and ride to Yorktown or Jamestown or if you’d like to ride the whole CPR – it’s a beautiful ride with scenic picnic areas with coves and beaches where you can dip your toes and cool off. Enjoy this epic ride!

Yorktown to Jamestown Trail Map