Virginia Key Mountain Bike Trail


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Mountain Bike Trail

The Virginia Key Mountain Bike Trail is a great example of a partnership between the Parks and Recreation Department and residents who have a passion for a sport and the willingness to develop a plan, motivate volunteers and make a vision come true.

Located on the north end of Virginia Key, the mountain trail was built by hand through volunteers from the Virginia Key Bike Club (VKBC) with resources provided by the City of Miami. The trails have been built to allow all levels of bicyclists access to the opportunity to be surrounded by nature and water (Biscayne Bay) in the heart of Miami while getting the thrills of mountain biking.

Pictured on this page is a diagram of the trails courtesy of the VKBC showing the network of trails (click on the image for a larger picture).

Key Information
  1. The bike trail is open from Sunrise to Sunset, 7 days a week
  2. Helmets must be worn when on a bike, in the park, whether on the surface roads or trails
  3. Located off the Rickenbacker Causeway, directly across from the parking lots for the Miami Seaquairum, turn left into the Virginia Key Beach entrance, pay toll, drive up Arthur Lamb Road and take the fork to the left. ( for those familiar with the old Jimbo’s location, the trails are near there.)
  4. Located off the Rickenbacker Causeway, directly across from the parking lots for the Miami Seaquairum, turn left into the Virginia Key Beach entrance, pay toll, drive up Arthur Lamb Road and take the fork to the left. ( for those familiar with the old Jimbo’s location, the trails are near there.)

Parking Fees as of February 27, 2017 will be collected through the Pay by Phone and Pay By Plate program. You can download the Pay by Phone app at www.paybyphone.com or through the app store on your smartphone.

Parking & Admission Fees to Virginia Key Beach: (No Re-Entry)

 

Fees:

*Instructions for purchasing the annual pass will be updated shortly

No overnight parking is permitted in the park

The trails are an ongoing project, still being expanded and enhanced. Should you want to volunteer or find out more about the project, please visit the VKBC website http://vkbc.squarespace.com

Some information borrowed from their site on the kind of trails available at the bike trails.

There are 3 distinct levels of trails Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each trail has what is called a qualifier, basically if you are able to ride up, down or through the first 20 feet of a trail, you should not have any problems with the rest of the trail.

  1. Novice. Novice trails are fairly flat and have only minor elevation changes.
  2. Intermediate. Intermediate trails have climbs and drops with only moderate elevation changes, there are also bermed corners which are meant to be taken at speed for the highest level of enjoyment. Intermediate trails will also have some elevated sections where your balance may be tested.
  3. Advanced. Advanced Trails have a qualifier at the entrance. If you are able to complete the qualifier, that is ride up or down without having to put your feet down, then you should be able to ride the rest of the trail. Generally Advance trails have difficult technical climbs with fast technical descents. (Really hard up, but really fast down!) Trails will generally have elevated bridges, exposed rocks and hairpin turns.