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Bike Hike into Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park

  • 11 May 2024
  • 8:45 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Little Island Parking Lot - 3820 Sandpiper Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Description: Please meet at Little Island Park parking lot, (the south end of Sandbridge) by 8:45 AM to sign in and we will depart at 9:00 AM. There is a fee to park in this lot. Ride sharing is encouraged. On-street parking may be available north of Little Island Park if you would like to ride your bike to Little Island Park. We will ride approximately 2 miles on Sandpiper Road to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center.

At the visitor center, we will park bikes and visit the boardwalks and trails at BBNWR. After we have a chance to visit the trails at the refuge, we will gather and ride an additional 3.5 miles to False Cape State Park Visitor Center on one of the refuge’s dike trails. At the visitor center, there are bathrooms, picnic tables and a chance to refill water bottles. After a break at the visitor center, we will ride further into the state park and explore more of FCSP before returning to Sandbridge through BBNWR. This plan may be adjusted if we run longer than expected at any of our stops. Total mileage for the hike is approximately 20 miles round trip. This hike is limited to 20 participants.

The road surfaces range from paved roads with traffic on Sandpiper Road and the refuge access road to crusher run surfaces with loose gravel and uneven surfaces on the BBWR dike roads and within the state park. Bicycles with hybrid tires or wider tires are recommended.

Please become familiar with Tuesday Group’s bike safety download before signing up for this hike. Here is the link to this download:

This hike will be cancelled if any extreme wet or windy conditions are expected. The hike will also be canceled if the refuge is closed for any reason.

Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, bike helmet, water, snacks, lunch, insect repellant if needed and bike lock if desired.

Contact Bill Bunch to sign

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