Mathews County is known for its flat, level roads, making it an ideal place for cyclist. As a matter of fact when they say we are sea-level they aren’t exaggerating! Given the flat landscape, don’t worry about navigating hills when you cycle Mathews County! Due to miles and miles of backroads you can discover beaches, waterfront access points, farmland, marshes, and interest points such as the Observation Deck.
Getting around: How to Cycle Mathews County
Here at our B&B The Inn at Tabbs Creek, we offer bicycles for our guests to use on a first come first served bases. Don’t even worry to bring your own. A short ride down our lane to the main road offers several choices for you to make. Our favorite route is a five mile ride to Bethel Beach Nature Preserve. Here you can leave the bike off to the side and take a stroll and see the beauty of this Chesapeake Bay nature preserve.
Additionally, there are other choices for cycling as well. For example, a nice ride into downtown Mathews, or down to the end of the peninsula to New Point Comfort Lighthouse. If you want to take longer rides, we have maps with numerous routes to suit your cycling needs.
Folks around here are used to cyclists on the road as the county hosts an annual event called Tour de Chesapeake. Every year on the 3rd weekend in May, between 500-600 cyclists and their families come to Mathews. This long weekend event includes cycling, markets, music and fun for the whole family. This premier coastal Virginia event brings cyclists all up and down the east coast. Year after year folks have fallen in love with find out why the tour slogan rings true. “All roads lead to water.” Altogether, traffic off the main road is usually sparse making this a great event to check out.
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