Birthplace of America Trail Cue Sheets

Birthplace of America Trail

NOTE:  The Tidewater Trails Alliance provides these cue sheets for long-distance touring cyclists to continue their trip to either the Peninsula Waterfront or the Virginia Beach oceanfront.   These routes are for experienced cyclists only and may include multi-use pathways (LTS 1) for some sections.  Please read the notations on the section description for

Victory Arch, downtown Newport News

Jamestown to Yorktown and the Newport News Park Campground – This is a direct 29-mile route from the VCT Jamestown Trailhead to the Newport News Campground for those who want to stay pure to the TransAmerica Trail.

Jamestown to Colonial Williamsburg – This route follows the 9.5-mile BoAT route recommended by Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) from the VCT Jamestown Trailhead into Williamsburg and passes two bicycle repair shops on its way to Colonial Williamsburg.  Riders can pick up the rest of the routing to the Newport News Campground on the first cue sheet.

Yorktown Tour Road to the BoAT Hampton/Newport News Loop – This is a 15.5-mile interim BoAT route from Newport News Campground / Yorktown to the entrance of the Hampton / Newport News Loop. Currently, 32c tires are recommended, as there is some single track until reaching the MacRyenold’s Athletic Center (MAC).

Entrance of Hampton / Newport News Loop to Fort Monroe – This 14.8-mile interim route follows predominately calm roads that are LTS 3 & 4 rated. There is a campground at Sandy Bottom Park, west of the route at mile 4.7.

Entrance of Hampton / Newport News Loop to Victory Arch – This 25.3-mile interim BoAT loop runs counterclockwise from the loop entrance through Newport News and back to Fort Monroe. Read description for LTS ratings.

Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Jamestown to Suffolk – This 53.2-mile interim BoAT route will utilize the East Coast Greenway interim route to Suffolk by way of the Jamestown Scotland Ferry.  This cue sheet provides guidance to Davis Lakes Campground south of Suffolk for those on long tours. Hotels are available in Smithfield and Suffolk for those who are credit card touring.

Suffolk to Virginia Beach – For those continuing to the Virginia Beach oceanfront, this 51.4-mile route is for the Beaches to Bluegrass Trail / Southampton Roads Trail.  In the future, this trail section will change once the direct route along the Norfolk and Southern rail bed is secured for use.