Winston-Salem has 25 miles of greenways, incorporating paved and unpaved trails, boardwalks, and bridges. Some greenways connect to each other, enabling longer excursions. Please obey all posted greenway rules. Dogs must be leashed and no motorized vehicles are allowed except for electric bikes and Segways.
There are a lot of groups that gather to ride bikes in Winston Salem and beyond. Some stick to the greenways and are great for beginners or families. Others ride longer distances and go really fast, which is great for training for a race or just getting some serious exercise. Some rides are on city streets, rural roads, or on off road single track trail.
Below are links to a few groups known to advertise group rides. You can also check out our community calendar for local events.
Off Road Trails
Winston Salem has one official mountain bike trail at Hobby Park and Forsyth County had two trails. Forsyth Off Road Bicycle Association (FORBA) is the local volunteer-led organization that handles maintenance of these three local trails. You can search for other trails in the region HERE.
7 miles - Intermediate to Advanced
2301 W Clemmonsville Road
10 miles - Beginner to Intermediate
4061 Clemmons Road
3 miles - Intermediate to Advanced
2835 Memorial Indl School Road
Like other states, North Carolina traffic laws treat bicycles as vehicles and treat bicyclists as drivers of vehicles. This article from our state-wide advocacy organization, BikeWalkNC lists some of the most important traffic laws applicable to bicycle operation in North Carolina.
Also check out this detailed discussion of NC Bicycle Laws by NC Lawyer and Bike Law founder Ann Groninger
Bicycle Master Plan
The Winston-Salem Bicycle Master Plan identifies priority corridors needing physical improvements, as well as programs and policies that can help make cycling a viable transportation option for citizens and visitors. Throughout the planning process, the City held 16 public input meetings to gather citizen input and gauge reaction to the recommendations within the plan. The resulting plan will help guide the development of bicycle infrastructure, policies, and programs for the next 10-15 years and help the city become a bicycle-friendly destination