Since launch in August 2018, over 5,000 cyclists have ridden an impressive 12,000 miles on the bright orange Roam NRV bikes found across Blacksburg and Christiansburg.

The Roam NRV bike share program was launched in August 2018 through a regional partnership among Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Montgomery County.

There are currently 12 bike stations in the network with eight on the Virginia Tech campus. Seventy-five bikes are in circulation with plans to expand in the future.

Roam NRV offers flexible pricing and timing options, unlimited daily, monthly, and yearly memberships, and the ability to hop on and off at bike docking stations across Blacksburg and Christiansburg.

Along with the convenience and flexibility of bike share, the Roam NRV partnership offers an environmentally-friendly link to greater Blacksburg and Christiansburg and the Huckleberry Trail. So far, Roam NRV cyclists have reduced their environmental footprint by almost 10,000 pounds of carbon emissions when compared to driving.

Feb. 23 campus group ride

Students, faculty, and staff interested in trying Roam NRV are invited to do so free of charge at the upcoming campus group ride on Feb. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m.

The 2.7 mile campus ride will start at the Moss Arts Center parking lot, wind throughout the Blacksburg campus, and end at the Goodwin parking lot in front of the Hokie Bike Hub. View the route here.

The group ride is suitable for cyclists of all abilities and is a great way to try out the bike share program.

Participants can learn more about the ride and RSVP on Facebook. Questions can be directed to

In case of weather, the alternate ride date is scheduled for March 2 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Current Roam NRV locations on campus:

  • Burruss Hall
  • Duck Pond Lot
  • Eggleston Courtyard
  • McComas Hall
  • New Classroom Building
  • Squires Student Center
  • Surge Building
  • West End Market at Cochrane Hall

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