May is Bike Month!

Here are some of the events we’ll be holding for Bike Month 2016. We will add new events as they are planned, so be sure to check back often!

Sunday, May 1: Ice Cream Ride #1

  • One of our most popular events! Bring the whole family for an easy, casual ride around town!
  • When the ride is done, stay and enjoy ice cream with us!
  • Meet at Kline’s Dairy Bar on E. Wolfe St. at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, May 4: Bike to School Day

  • Join kids all over America and ride your bike to school today!
  • Parents: join together with your neighbors and friends to form bike trains—adults in the front and back, and kids ride in the middle—a fun and healthy way to get to school!
  • Thomas Harrison Middle School will host Bike to School Day and have prizes and activities when kids arrive on bikes!
  • Want your school to have an event? Grab a few interested parents and call Becky at (540) 810-2005 for support and resources on how to get started.
Saturday, May 7 and Saturday, May 14: Harrisonburg by Bike Classes

  • Join us for Harrisonburg by Bike, a class that gives bike riders the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic and on the trail. This class is combination of parking lot drills and on-road practice.
  • Students of all skill levels are welcome and will find the course beneficial. Ages 14 & up (Ages 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult taking the course). A bicycle in good working order and a bicycle helmet are required.
  • Saturday, May 7: Bluestone Bike & Run, 1570 S Main Street.
  • Saturday, May 14: Location TBA; sponsored by Mole Hill Bikes.
  • For more information on these and other classes, click here.
Saturday, May 14: Novice Ride

Sunday, May 15: Sunday Funday Ride

  • A monthly ride in collaboration with the SVBC, Sentara RMH, and Bluestone Bike & Run.
  • We will start at 3 PM at Bluestone Bike & Run, 1570 South Main Street, Harrisonburg 22801, with bike and helmet checks, head over to the trail and let everyone loose! Ride the trail once or 10 times…it’s up to you!
  • After the ride, we’ll meet back at the shop for refreshments and to warm up.
  • Parents are encouraged to ride with their children.
Wednesday, May 18: Ride of Silence

  • The Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe, beginning at 7:00 PM in every time zone. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.
  • Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn’t aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.
  • Harrisonburg’s Ride of Silence begins and ends at the University Commons on the EMU campus.
Friday, May 20: Bike to Work Day

  • Join people all over the country and ride your bike to work today! While you’re at it, organize a team of riders from your workplace and participate in a little friendly competition.
  • SVBC will be hosting a free breakfast on Court Square, served from 7:00 till 10:00 am for all riders.
  • Stop by on your way to work and join us for coffee and pastries, and some friendly conversation with fellow riders!
Saturday, May 21: Tour & Taste

  • Three distances to choose from: 15 miles, 25 miles or 50 miles.
  • All proceed from this ride benefit the Valley Aids Network.
  • Rides leave from Pale Fire Brewing in Harrisonburg.
  • More information here; go here to register.
Saturday, May 21: Evening Glowstick Ride on the Bluestone Trail

  • Join us for a night ride on the Bluestone Trail! There will be activities and games starting at 7:30 pm. The ride will begin when it gets dark, around 8:15.
  • There will be games and bike safety checks organized by Bluestone Bike & Run.
  • You are encouraged to decorate your bike with glowsticks and lights! Some glowsticks will be available.
  • Meet at the parking lot next to Kids’ Castle at Purcell Park.
Friday, May 27: Bike, Run, Sweat and Beers

  • Head over to Brothers Craft Brewing (formerly 3 Brothers) on N. Main St. this evening for the third annual edition of this casual, 10-mile ride around the city!
  • The ride starts around 5:30, but you’ll want to arrive early to get registered …
  • … because all registered riders 21 and older receive a $1 discount on an after-ride beer!
Sunday, May 29: Ice Cream Ride #2

  • Join us as we say goodbye to Bike Month 2016 with another Ice Cream Ride!
  • We’ll meet again in the parking lot next to Kline’s on E. Wolfe St. at 2:00 pm, and take a nice, casual ride around town.
  • Bring your helmet and bring your kids! (And if you’re under 18, bring a parent or guardian!)
  • Did I mention that there will be ice cream at the end?