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Oct
17
Wed
Meet the Board and ED #2
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

First beer is on us!

You’ve heard the news! The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition recently hired our first-ever Executive Director. We want to not only celebrate this achievement but we also want you to come out to meet the Executive Director and the folks who serve on the Board of Directors for the Coalition.

We want to chat with you, get your ideas, perspective, and thoughts on where the organization has been and where you think it should be going. Got an idea for bicycling in our area? Come out and let us know.

Oct
18
Thu
SBC Fall Maintenance Clinic #2 (Demystifying the Drivetrain)
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

***Not a Bicycle Coalition Event***

Event Details
Join Shenandoah Bicycle Company on Thursday, October 18th for our Fall Maintenance Clinic #2. We will be diving into the big, sometimes scary monster that is the bicycle’s drivetrain. 

Some say their car drives better when it’s clean. Well, factually your bike performs better when all of the moving parts are clean, healthy and properly adjusted. You’ll walk away with the confidence to properly diagnose and adjust your drivetrain in the field, city or wherever your bike takes you. Below are a few topics that will be covered:

-In Depth Drivetrain Cleaning
-How to adjust Limit Screws
-How to ID Derailleur Alignment issues
-Basic Derailleur Adjustments

light snacks will be provided!

Oct
20
Sat
SBC BikeCamping 2018 Trip #2: Stokesville
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

***Not a Bicycle Coalition Event***
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Join us on Saturday, October 20th for an overnight bikecamping trip to Stokesville Campground!

We will leave from SBC at 12PM on Saturday. The shop opens at 9AM, so show up early if you need to pick up supplies, fill your bottles with beer/acai, or if you know you’re just the kind of person who will spend two hours strapping stuff onto your bike! We will leave at 12PM sharp.

Depending on the turnout, we will either head out as a group, or split up into smaller groups, if it’s more practical. On Sunday, riders will be responsible for their own transport back to town, but there will undoubtedly be a few small groups that form up for the trip back.

This is an inclusive ride, however prior cycling experience and a tested setup is recommended. The route out is about twenty miles of pavement, with some gravel. You should be comfortable carrying all of your own gear and supplies for overnight camping. Expect hills!

Stokesville Market is 1/4 of a mile from the campground. They have running water and are well stocked with basic foodstuffs.

Campground costs will be covered by SBC.

If you intend on coming, PLEASE leave a message here or shoot us an email, so we can plan accordingly.

Our last trip was a blast, so let’s get another winner in the books. Come hangout by a campfire, share tales with fellow bicycle-travelers, and enjoy a night under the stars.
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Reservations, questions, and no concerns should be sent to:
[email protected]

Oct
21
Sun
Bridgewater Road Ride @ Bridgewater
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Social intermediate road ride. No one is dropped. This is a ride for those that can ride at an intermediate pace and up to 60 miles. For more details see http://svbcoalition.org/weekly-rides/

Sunday Funday Family Bike Ride
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A monthly ride in collaboration with the SVBC, Sentara RMH, and Bluestone Bike & Run.
We will start 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! Then we’ll meet back at the shop for refreshments and to warm up. Parents are encouraged to ride with their children. If the weather is iffy, please check back for updates. Bundle up!

Questions? Contact Becky Johnston
Becky Johnston
Community Health Educator
Sentara RMH Medical Center
(540) 564-7388
[email protected]

Oct
25
Thu
SBC Fall Maintenance Clinic #3 (Bearings & Brakes)
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

***Not a Bicycle Coalition Event***
Event Details

Join SBC on Thursday October 25th for our Fall Maintenance Clinic #3. After a quick tire change refresher we will be diving into the serious yet often overlooked subject of Bearings and Brakes! Below are a few topics that will be covered:

-Re-visit flat repair/tire changes
-How to properly Identify Bearing feel, adjusting hub cones and headsets
-How to Face brake pads and rims
-Basic Disc Brake adjustment
-Cleaning rotors and pads

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