The Roam New River Valley bike share officially hits the streets July 20 and partner localities are planning an official kick-off event and ceremonial ride on the Huckleberry Trail from the New River Valley Mall to downtown Blacksburg on Aug. 1.

At Christiansburg’s Rec Center shareable orange ROAM bikes wait right at the access path to the Huckleberry Trail. There are multiple other hubs around the county.

The event will kick off near the trail entrance behind Kohl’s in Christiansburg at 10 a.m. and conclude at Blacksburg’s Market Square Park with light refreshments and closing remarks at noon.

Participants wishing to ride a Roam NRV bike must be 16 years of age or older and may choose to ride to the Merrimac Road trailhead (approximately 1.8 miles) or make the full ride to Miller Street in Blacksburg and then on to Market Square Park (approximately seven miles).

Shuttle transportation will be provided from Merrimac Road and Market Square Park back to the New River Valley Mall.

Individuals wishing to ride only to Merrimac are invited to drive to the Miller Street trailhead to join participants for the final short ride to Market Square Park. Bikes will be available at Miller Street and there will be free parking in the Harrell Street lot.

To ride a Roam NRV bike during the ceremonial event, contact Christiansburg Public Relations Director Melissa Demmitt at (540) 382-6128, ext. 1150 or to reserve a bike.

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