Smithfield Cruise

Smithfield, Virginia

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Smithfield, also known as the “ham capital of the world,” is the base for this flat cruise around Isle of Wight County. The cruise winds through Virginia’s Southside, the region south of the James River noted for its agriculture and slower pace of life. Popular with peninsula cyclists, the Smithfield Cruise is at its best in the fall, when the many cotton fields are in full bloom. Spend some time after the ride in the hospitable town of Smithfield, where its link to the past is reflected in its homes, landmarks, and food. Terrain: Mostly flat. A few gentle rollers. The challenge for beginners will be the distance, not terrain.
Road Biking Virginia

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Road Biking Virginia

by Jim Homerosky (Falcon Guides)

Smithfield, also known as the “ham capital of the world,” is the base for this flat cruise around Isle of Wight County. The cruise winds through Virginia’s Southside, the region south of the James River noted for its agriculture and slower pace of life.

Popular with peninsula cyclists, the Smithfield Cruise is at its best in the fall, when the many cotton fields are in full bloom. Spend some time after the ride in the hospitable town of Smithfield, where its link to the past is reflected in its homes, landmarks, and food. Terrain: Mostly flat. A few gentle rollers. The challenge for beginners will be the distance, not terrain.

©  Jim Homerosky/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Smithfield
Distance: 40
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Year-round; best spring and fall
Local Contacts: Isle of Wight Tourism Bureau
Local Maps: DeLorme Virginia Atlas and Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Smithfield Cruise

Recent Trail Reviews

7/25/2005
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It is a nice trail with traffic being a problem only for the first .5 miles. THe scenery is good and I was only chased by two dogs the whole time. Although they never left there yard.



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