Beginning Thursday, May 7th, 2015 trail work will return to Massanutten every Thursday night for the Summer weeks. As usual we will be Leaving from the Western Slope parking lot at 5 pm. We’ll work until 7:30 or so. You can always meet us on location
- These trail work sessions are a great opportunity to earn a Massanutten trail pass (8 work hours get you a season pass), help develop and maintain the trail system on the Western Slope, and meet fellow trail lovers.
- This spring, we will be working a reroute that will provide a nicer alternative (climb) to access last year’s project “Lairds Nose” trail. The gate by the Horse stalls will also be open for folks to drive to the Pond. Feel free to ride your bike in as well. SVBC will supply tools and drinks. Bring gloves and good trail work attire.
- If you are running late look for vehicles in the field above the Pond and follow path through the field and up the trail for 1/2 mile to the tool pile.
For more info on trail work days contact Thomas Jenkins: tj (at) shenandoahbicycle (dot) com, 540-236-2001.
SVBC’s history at Massanutten
Thomas Jenkins and Rich Edwards estimate that, beginning in 1996, SVBC members have spent 15,000 hours building trail on the Western Slope, and that perhaps 500 sets of hands have shaped those trails. And more is to come!
COMING SOON: MORE HISTORY OF SVBC at MASSANUTTEN!
Members of SVBC have been volunteering hours to help maintain and build trails on the Massanutten Western Slope for the past decade. For inspiration, check out the videos below to see what the trail work below has accomplished.
- 2014 Volunteer Hours 960
- 2013 Volunteer Hours: 640
- 2012 Volunteer Hours: 720
- 2011 Volunteer Hours: 740
- 2010 Volunteer Hours: 690
- 2009 Volunteer Hours: 1062
- 2008 Volunteer Hours: 580
- 2007 Volunteer Hours: 420
- 2006 Volunteer Hours: 610
- 2,000 hour trail in November, 2012 (so named for the 2,000 hours of volunteer work it took to build)
- Same trail in 2009, then called the Massanutten New Trail, because back then it was
- Massanutten Ravine Trail in 2009