Fairfax County Bicycle Map
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation released the first countywide bicycle route map on May 16th, 2008 during Bike to Work Day. Now in its third edition, the printed Fairfax County Bicycle map shows bike friendly routes connecting all of Fairfax County. This map identifies a network of both on and off-road routes to assist bicyclists in navigating Fairfax County. With more than 5,000 miles of roadway and 700 miles of trails, the map highlights the most desirable routes and major trails for recreational and commuter bicyclists as well as out of town visitors.
You can obtain a free copy of the print version of this map at a variety of locations around the County including local bike shops, the information desk at the Fairfax County Government Center, any district supervisor's office, and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation office. For any of these locations we recommend calling ahead to check to see if they have printed versions in stock.
Bike Fairfax Interactive Map
The Bike Fairfax Interactive Map displays the same useful information found on the printed version of the Fairfax County Bicycle Map in an interactive online format. In addition, we have partnered with the Fairfax County Park Authority to bring you trail information at both the local and regional level within Fairfax. This feature gives users the ability to access park and trail amenities within the county in one all-inclusive map.
There are a variety of tools and features to help users navigate the map, some of these are:
- Basemaps - Users can change the background of the map to include open streets, imagery or a grey canvas among others
- Layers - The map will display the Bike layer upon opening, but the Trails layer can be turned on to display trail and park features such as local trials and regional trails, amenities and points of interest.
- Print - Once zoomed in to a particular area, the user can print out a map displaying the view in the window to include points of interest and route/trail information.
- Search - The map provides the ability to search for an address within Fairfax County allowing the user to quickly find bike routes and trails nearby.
- Share - The map has a built in tool making it easy to share route location via email, Facebook or Twitter.
On the Go Use with a Smartphone: Taking Bike Fairfax with you is easy and requires downloading a free mobile application to convert the map functionality to view on a variety of mobile devices. For IPhones and IPad devices, go to the itunes App Store and search for the ArcGIS application and install it to your device. For Android devices go to Google Play Store and search for the ArcGIS application and install it on your device.
View iTunes Preview: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/arcgis/id379687930?mt=8
Android Preview: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.esri.android.client
After you have installed the application, open ArcGIS and use the search tool to find "Bike Fairfax." Select the map to immediately view or add to your favorites for future reference. Activate the GPS functionality of your device to dynamically reference your location on the map and see what routes and trails are near you.
Tips to Remember
- Not all of the types of available map features are displayed immediately. Some turn off and on based on your current view. Others, such as the Trail Buddy layer, need to be turned on or off with the Tool Bar at the top of the map.
- Many of the symbols displayed on the map link to additional information. Clicking on the symbols opens a dialog box with the details for that location. There are linked symbols for caution areas, fair-weather crossings, bike shops, trail parking and more.
- We recommend using a standard Internet Web Browser for pre-trip planning and map printing. You may wish to add the Bike Fairfax Interactive Map to your bookmarks for future reference.
- Please note that this is not a live-map and does not reflect real-time conditions. For the most current road and construction information please refer to www.511virginia.org
- More information about road classification and map features can be found on the Bike Fairfax Additional Information page.
We are always interested in making our map products better and one of our best tools is the local knowledge of citizens like you! Should you desire to provide input or comments regarding the map, or just need more information, please contact the bike program at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-324-BIKE(2453).