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?
Kids are welcome but if they require a car seat, you must provide one as per Virginia State Code.
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?
Please call 804-554-1898 and we’ll do our best accommodate your request!
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.
Where is your pricing?
When you click on “Book Your Shuttle Ride!”, choose your preferred trip, and select your preferred day and time. Once you enter how many seats you need, you’ll be prompted to enter how many riders. At this point, you can see our price scale without having to enter any further information. If you have questions, please call 804-554-1898.
What if I need a different pick-up or drop-off than listed?
Along the Virginia Capital Trail, we can usually accommodate pick-ups and drop-offs at other points including Herring Creek, North Bend, and Edgewood. If you need to be picked up or dropped off at your hotel, we will do our best to accommodate you with an additional fee. Please call to discuss these options.
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.