Welcome MATES Cyclists

Welcome to  Historic Downtown Lexington.

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What fun to bike through our charming town and our beautiful countryside!   The hills can be challenging, but you can look forward to stopping here, spending the night and enjoying our restaurants & shops.

First let’s orient you to downtown, your hotel, Saturday dinner restaurant, and nearby Chessie Trail: 

Next, how about some food & a cold beverage?

Our downtown restaurants are varied and unique.

Click for a map and listing of the restaurants, bars and cafes.

You are welcome to dine in gear or casual attire or a tuxedo – whichever makes you the most comfortable to enjoy a delicious meal.


Now it’s time to wander around and discover our unique shops.

We hope you make time for shopping.  For a map & listing of these Unique Shops:  

Arts & Antiques

Specialty Shops  

Boutiques & Clothing

Foodie Heaven

If you have time for museums and historical venues, be sure to check out the Footprints of History.

Downtown Bike Racks

A guide to downtown bike racks follows below, but all the shops/restaurants are easy walking distance from your hotel.

There are several year round bike racks (Blue) and an informal one along a fence (Green).  Bike racks are also scattered around the Washington & Lee campus.

Tap the icon, upper left corner of map for details.