Annual Harrisonburg & Rockingham Bike-Walk Summit

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James Madison University (JMU) campus


Presented by: The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization (HRMPO)

2015 – “Play to Our Strengths: The Secrets to a Biking and Walking Community”

Each year the Bike-Walk Summit brings together a broad range of partners who are working to make Harrisonburg and Rockingham County a great biking and walking community to live in and visit. For 2015, the theme was “Play to Our Strengths: The Secrets to a Biking and Walking Community” with a keynote address from Pete Eshelman, Director of Outdoor Branding with the Roanoke Regional Partnership. His talk and the other sessions focused on understanding the importance of biking and walking to the economy, creating a livable community that attracts and retains businesses and residents, promoting the community’s walking and biking assets, and prioritizing biking and walking planning and investment.

Check out 2015’s Featured Project Videos!

Turner Ashby High School Dream Trail from Adventure Seen on Vimeo.

Harrisonburg Collaboration: Bluestone Trail from Adventure Seen on Vimeo.

Keister Elementary & Thomas Harrison Middle School Safe Routes To School from Adventure Seen on Vimeo.

Pete Eshelman – Play to Your Strengths – 2014 Cityworks X(po) in Roanoke, VA

Harrisonburg – The Bike Capital of Virginia!



Goals of the Summit

1. To develop relationships and partnerships between the stakeholders in the bicycle and pedestrian development in the city and county.

2. To coordinate and build on the bicycle and pedestrian efforts between the city, county and other key stakeholders to make our region more bicycle and pedestrian friendly

3. To educate elected officials, planners and decision makers to the community, health and economic benefits of bicycling and walking.

4. To identify specific actions that are needed to make Harrisonburg and Rockingham County the Bike and Pedestrian Community of Virginia

5. To develop collaborative bike and pedestrian action steps for the coming year.


Summit Conveners:



Past Bike-Walk Summit Information


Questions? Contact Kevin McDermott, [email protected]


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