500+ Miles of Scenic Bikeways

in Surry County, NC

Scenic Bikeway

The Surry Scenic Bikeway, in the Yadkin Valley wine region of northwest North Carolina, has more than 500 miles of officially designated routes. Most are rural loops, taking advantage of Surry County’s rolling terrain in the foothills of the Blue Ridge.

The Surry Scenic Bikeway was created for avid cyclists. It follows roadways that vary from mostly flat to hilly, with a few mountainous sections for the more adventurous riders. A few loops offer an alternate route that bisects the circuit to shorten the mileage.

Experience distinctive flavors of the Surry County Wine Trail along the bikeway. Many wineries are accessible, including Carolina Heritage Winery, Old North State Winery, Pilot Mountain Vineyards, Rayson Winery, and Shelton Vineyards. Cyclists can also sample several breweries such as White Elephant Beer Company, Skull Camp Brewery, Thirsty Souls Brewing, and Angry Troll Brewing.

During or after your ride, enjoy several great restaurants in Mount Airy, Elkin, Pilot Mountain, and Dobson. Alternatively, you can stop at several places along the routes to rest and picnic at Fisher River Park, Elkin Community Park, Armfield Recreation Center, Riverside Park, Pilot Mountain State Park, and the Historic Village of Rockford. For a list of Surry County cabins and accommodations, click here.

The Routes

Surry Scenic Bikeway

Dobson-Elkin Loop

57 mi.
3,776 ft.
Dobson, NC
Throughout this loop riders will truly experience the rolling foothills of Surry County. This route will takes cyclist through Historic Downtown Elkin along the Yadkin River and north to Dobson, the County Seat. Pastoral farm settings accompany much of this route as riders continue by Fisher River Park and the Historic Edwards Franklin House. Along the western part of the route you’ll discover the Mitchell River Gamelands which encompasses over 1,700 acres of managed public access for hunting and fishing, includes a portion of Little Mountain and more than nine miles of Mitchell River tributaries. Ride through the small community of Mountain Park and take a rest at their community park.
Surry Scenic Bikeway

Rockford Connector

12.5 mi.
Rockford, NC
Use this connector to discover the Historic Village of Rockford, located along the Yadkin River. Once the seat of government for Surry County, the county then encompassed modern day Forsyth, Stokes, and Yadkin counties. A number of historical buildings can be explored, such as the Rockford General Store, a canoe and kayak outfitter, a North Carolina Civil War Trail site, the Rockford Inn, Rockford Park, and the old Rockford Methodist Church.
Surry Scenic Bikeway

Lowgap-Mount Airy Loop

55.2 mi.
4,337 ft.
Mount Airy, NC
Within this route riders will experience big climbs and long down hills along the base of the Blue Ridge. Traveling through the northern end of the county you’ll see the historic Edwards-Franklin home along the Fisher River near Lowgap. Further north you can find your access onto the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Cumberland Knob Recreational Area, the highest point in Surry County. After cruising through the rural areas of the county riders will find themselves back in Mount Airy the counties largest city. Here you can stop at many different restaurants for a rest or explore the town at your own pace.
Surry Scenic Bikeway

Mount Airy-Pilot Mountain Loop

Mount Airy, NC
Along this route cyclists will ride past the world’s largest open faced granite quarry and the gravesite of Eng and Chang Bunker, siamese twins that lived in the Mount Airy area during the 19th century. As you journey near the southern end of the county near Shoals and the Yadkin River, you will discover the Horne Creek Living Historical Farm that has been designated a 20th Century Living Historical Farm. This farm focuses on informing and educating citizens on the lifestyles of those who lived on a rural piedmont farm in the early 20th century. Horne Creek is also the home to the Southern Heritage Apple Orchard, the only one of its kind in the United States.
Surry Scenic Bikeway

State Park Connector

3.6 mi.
1,200 ft.
Pilot Mountain, NC
Challenge yourself up Pilot Mountain State Park 1,400 feet above the rolling countryside of the upper Piedmont plateau. This National Natural Landmark since 1976, is the solitary peak and remnant of the ancient Saura Mountains once known as “Jomeokee” great guide or “Pilot” by the Saura Indians.
Surry Scenic Bikeway

Westfield-Mount Airy Loop

34 mi.
2,755 ft.
Mount Airy, NC
Throughout this route riders will experience a mixture of urban and rural areas as they ride through the Town of Mount Airy and the rural community of Westfield. The terrain will offer riders a challenge as they roll along the hills of this scenic area of the county. After their ride, cyclists can enjoy one of the many great restaurants in downtown Mount Airy or enjoy a post ride libation at Old North State Winery, Thirsty Souls Brewing, and White Elephant Beer Company.
Surry Scenic Bikeway

Holly Springs-Siloam Connector

16 mi.
Mount Airy, NC
For the rider wanting to add or subtract to the route length, this connector is provided from the Westfield-Mount Airy Loop to the Mount-Airy Pilot Mountain Connector.