What Is The Cap Trail Bike Shuttle?
The Cap Trail Bike Shuttle is a service that transports riders and their bicycles along the Virginia Capital Trail.
Choose Your Own Ride
With the Cap Trail Bike Shuttle you can choose how far and what part of the trail you want to ride.
Safe and Comfortable
Enjoy the comfort of a roomy climate controlled shuttle van that securely transports your bike.
Why Ride The Trail?
Enjoy 52 scenic miles of nature including Virginia parks, plantations, and historic battlefields. Stop at the playground at Dorey Park or visit the site of the first Thanksgiving at Berkeley Plantation! Savor a glass of wine at a local vineyard or a pint of beer at a brewery or tavern.
Simplify Your Journey
Let the Cap Trail Bike Shuttle make planning easy by dropping you and your bike off at your preferred starting point or driving you back. Ride further down the trail and explore more of Virginia’s history and natural beauty by choosing a one way cycling trip.
The Cap Trail Bike Shuttle is operated by Richmond locals Alison McGrail and Cheyenne Burnham. When the Virginia Capital Trail opened up in 2015, the two friends, along with Cheyenne’s husband Jay, began talking about biking the 52 mile trip into Jamestown, but hit a snag when the conversation turned to the difficulties of getting back. So on a car ride one sunny afternoon, a good idea was set in motion. With Alison’s business ownership background and enthusiasm for wellness as a registered dietitian and Cheyenne’s marketing experience, it became clear they could make the right connections to get a bike shuttle service moving for the Capital Trail. And they did.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if it rains/snows/tornadoes/hurricanes?
Can I bring my kids?
What if I don’t have a bike?
What if I can’t make it to the stop in time?
How long will it take me to get to pick up X?
How difficult is the trail?
Something came up, how do I reschedule or cancel?
What if I have a tandem/recumbent/touring/etc/ bike?
What if I need a shuttle at a time that isn’t listed on your schedule?
How far in advance do I need to book?
It is advised you book your Shuttle time at least the day before you need it. We do our best but can not guarantee we will be able to accommodate a last minute shuttle request. Sometimes we don’t have anyone booked at a certain time and that shuttle will be canceled the morning of. We will do our best to do what we can for emergencies or larger parties but please try to book the day before you need a ride.
Lehigh parking lot off of Dock St between Pear and Wharf Streets in Downtown Richmond. Currently a large gravel and grass lot but soon to be beautified as part of Richmond’s Riverfront Plan.
4 Mile Creek Park
Four Mile is easily accessible from 295 and located at mile marker 40. Bike 10 miles to Upper Shirley Vineyard or 20 miles to Charles City Courthouse. Stock up on snacks and drinks and gas right across the street.
Located between mile markers 20 and 21 directly on the Virginia Capital Trail path on Courthouse Rd in downtown Charles City. It is across the street from the Cul’s Courthouse Grille.