Author: Kyle

20 Years Since Joe Hiney Was Killed While Riding his Bicycle

June 2 marked 20 years since Joe Hiney was killed while riding his bicycle upon a crash with a person driving a car. Below is from the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition Newsletter in 2001. Many thanks to Ken Bell of Rocktown Bicycles for sharing these photos he took of Joe Hiney in 1990 when they were…
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June 18, 2020 0

Meet our Bikes for Neighbors Rockstar Volunteer- Nicole Litwiller

From the Coalition: We are very excited to have Nicole Litwiller helping the Coalition this summer and hopefully for some of the fall. Nicole is helping us reimagine and transition our Bikes for Refugee program into a program that reaches more people and recommits itself to helping people ride confidently and safely as part of…
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June 16, 2020 0

We Must Do More – We Will Do More

As a Coalition, we are committed to addressing systemic racism and affirming that Black Lives Matter. As a predominately white organization, we acknowledge that we (as an organization) have a lot of work to do.  Today, we are committing to affirm our work is actively anti-racist and intentionally ensure the Coalition is a welcoming and safe place for…
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June 15, 2020 1

Greenways, Golf Courses, Parks, and Schools

If you have followed the Coalition over the past several years, you have heard a lot about our desire to #ConnectOurSchools for walking and biking. We believe that everyone should have the freedom to choose whether to safely and conveniently walk or bike to their daily destinations. This is especially important for our schools and…
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May 29, 2020 0

Trail Work During a Pandemic?

Given the global coronavirus crisis, the Coalition has canceled all weekly trail work dates for the foreseeable future. We have also asked our members to be safe and considerate regarding the Massanutten Western Slope Trail and Parking Lot. At this point, we plan to review this decision in early June to see if there is…
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April 24, 2020 0

Can you Help? Massanutten Western Slope New Construction – Resources and/or donations

While we are asking everyone to please be considerate and practice Social Distancing on the Massanutten Western Slope. We also recognize the importance of this trail system during these times when more and more people are looking to spend time in nature away from people. Please follow the guidelines that we posted when using the…
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April 8, 2020 0

2020 Elections Board of Directors SVBCoalition

Your Bicycle Coalition relies on our Board of Directors to help steer and guide the organization as we work towards our mission to Build Better Communities in the Valley using the Bicycle as a catalyst for change. The Board consists of up to eleven directors who each serve a three-year term. We want to especially…
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April 8, 2020 0

Volunteer Profile: Mike Bowen

We are a volunteer-powered and volunteer-centric organization. Our volunteers inspire us, drive our work, and are committed to ensuring the Coalition continues to Build Better Communities in the Valley. Our last volunteer profile highlighted the 28+ years of volunteer service from Marcia Lamphier. This month, we are highlighting a volunteer who spent the past eight…
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March 30, 2020 1

Update: COVID-19 and Massanutten’s Western Slope Trails

Help us manage the increased trail visitation – Do Your Part in the Parking Lot In response to COVID-19, the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition is taking all necessary precautions to ensure our volunteers, event participants, group rides, and broader community remain safe and healthy during these strange and uncertain times. Please read our previous post…
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March 27, 2020 2


Update 5/14/2020: With most of Virginia and the entire Shenandoah Valley set to move into Virginia’s Phase 1 reopening on 5/15, we want to clarify what this means for our events and activities. At this point in time, we have decided to wait for Phase 2 guidelines before considering the possibility of resuming any organized…
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March 18, 2020 0