17th Annual Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival
The government shutdown will have no impact on the Festival at all. All our trails are on National Forest Land, which is and will remain open, and WE, the mountain bike community (particularly Chris Scott of Shenandoah Mountain Touring) now OWN the gorgeous, enormous campground that is Festival home base. So come on down!!!
Update: Festival Weekend Schedule
October 11-13, 2013 – Stokesville, VA
The Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival originated in 1997 and has since become a highlight of Virginia’s fall cycling scene. The Festival is the largest fundraiser for the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) — the funds from the Festival help SVBC achieve our goals of promoting, educating and increasing cycling awareness in the Shenandoah Valley.
You can make a donation to the SVBC National Forest Trail Fund during your online registration process (below), or right here:
The trail and road riding around Stokesville and in the George Washington National Forest is beautiful and very challenging. When you ride from the Festival location expect plenty of gravel roads, county paved roads, Forest Service fire roads, endless single track trail riding and big old fashion mountains.
During the Festival weekend there is plenty of time to experience the great riding in the area and the opportunity to camp and meet fellow cyclists. An important component of the Festival is giving back to the trails of the National Forest. The two trail work sessions over the weekend have become the largest volunteer trail work projects in the North River Ranger District. The trail work sessions are a great opportunity for those wishing to learn about trail maintenance and wanting to give back to the trails we all use.
There are also plenty of fun activities for everyone around the campground including a playground for kids, bonfires, and miles of gravel roads for folks who want to ride bikes but don’t want to go mountain biking. We hope you will join us for the great riding, trail care, friendships and fall foliage.
- Weekend of riding, trail work, eating and hanging out
- Group rides starting Friday afternoon through Sunday
- All proceeds will benefit the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition
- Stokesville, VA is in the heart of the George Washington National Forest 25 miles southwest of Harrisonburg, Virginia
- All riders are welcome…there is plenty of room for camping
- This is an all volunteer event, so it would be splendid if you would volunteer. And it’s fun! Volunteer sign-up coming soon.
More info contact Jason Burch at [email protected].
- There are over 100 volunteer slots that need to be filled to make the festival work. Please volunteer at least one slot so we can make the festival a success. Even if you can not make the Festival there are opportunities to volunteer. Here is the volunteer list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsRivxVNMJJhdEVfdjRpLVFXN3ZLLVpYX3JFU2VWWEE#gid=0
- Riding is why we are at the Festival. SVBC provides many groups rides over the weekend, please feel to sign up for a ride when you get to Stokesville. SVBC is also looking for ride leaders over the weekend to help with these rides. Here is the ride schedule: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zyR6tRP7T2lh7ORpNfidygv9zY4B3xOEUpzXWk53iys/edit?usp=sharing
For more info or to volunteer contact: Sue George [email protected]
How to Register
- Online registration is still open. Please have your credit card handy, you will be taken directly to PayPal.
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YOU WILL HAVE TO SIGN IN AT THE CAMPGROUND EVEN IF YOU ARE PRE-REGISTERED!!
- Pre-Register by Mail:
- Download form: 2013 Pre-Register Festival Form
- Print and fill out the forms (Registration and Waiver)
- Make checks payable to SVBC
- Mail to SVBC-Festival PO Box 1014 Harrisonburg, VA 22803
- Register on Site at The Festival
- Pre-registration must be RECEIVED by October 1st!! Save Money!
- There will be NO REFUNDS but the money will go to a good cause – The trails you love and ride.
- Kids 12-16 years of age 1/2 price, Under 12 free
- Single Day Fee:
- SVBC Members: $20(pre)/$30(on-site)
- Non-Members: $25(pre)/$35(on-site)
- Includes rides, lunch snacks, dinner, no camping (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday)
- Two Day Fee:
- SVBC Members: $50(pre)/$65(on-site)
- Non-Members: $55(pre)/$70(on-site)
- Includes rides, one dinner, lunch snacks, one breakfast, one night camping (Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday)
- Weekend Fee:
- SVBC Members: $70(pre)/$90(on-site)
- Non-Members: $75(pre)/$95(on-site)
- Includes two dinners, two breakfasts, lunch snacks, all rides, two nights of camping, and whole lot of fun (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
- There is plenty of camping available for those registered
- Good well water
- Bathrooms available
- Primitive Shower available and a great river bath!!
- The campground will be open from 1pm Friday-6pm Sunday
From I-81 take exit 240. Follow Rt. 257 to Bridgewater. Take a left on Rt. 42 south, cross the bridge leaving Bridgewater and turn right onto Rt. 727. Follow to T and turn left staying on 727. Follow to stop sign, turn left onto Rt. 730, and follow to Stokesville. After passing the Stokesville Store take your next left on left on Rt. 718 and cross over the Iron Bridge. The Stokesville Campground is immediately on your right.
Many thanks to our awesome sponsors. Please support those business that support the Festival!!
- Hank’s Smokehouse Grille & Bar
- Friendly City Food Co-op
- Clementine Café
- HoneyBaked Ham of Harrisonburg
- Rick’s Cantina Tex-Mex and Tequila
- Cuban Burger
- Local Chop & Grille House