Author: Kyle

Fingers Crossed! Second Round of Recreational Trails Program Grant to improve Narrowback

It is with great dismay that we watch the budget battles in Congress target bicycle funding. Vercose to our hearts in the Federal Program known as the Recreational Trails Program or RTP. Last fall, the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition successfully administered a $100,000 grant to improve the trails in the North River District of the…
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July 10, 2011 0

Wolf Ridge Trail Work Day Part 1

This is how you move rocks in the woods! Measure twice, dig once! See the full Gallery of Pictures from the Work Day On Sunday June 26, 25 volunteers donated 120 work hours towards addressing a wet section of the ever popular Wolf Ridge Trail in the George Washington National Forest. Another 6 volunteers donated…
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June 29, 2011 0

SVBC RTP Virginia DCR Grant Phase 2

The gound work is being laid by SVBC for Phase 2 of the North River Trails EnhancementWhat a great opportunity to work with Trails Specialist Christian Canary of the North River Ranger District to make improvements for trail visitors looking to bicycle, hike, run and ride horses.Thank you FHWA Recreation Trails Program! From Lookout Mountain…
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June 22, 2011 0

Shenandoah Mountain Trail – Rehabilitation

Shenandoah Mountain Trail south of Rt. 250 is an amazing trail. A HUGE amount of work goes in to maintaining the trail yearly. Shenandoah Mountain Touring maintains the trail as part of the volunteer agreement between the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coaliton and the North River Ranger District in the George Washington National Forest. The amazing…
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April 18, 2011 0

Carr Mountain Trail – Collaborative Trail Project – George Washington National Forest

A great trail project is nearing completion on the North River Ranger District A collaborative venture by the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, Backcountry Horsemen, and the Potomac Applachian Trail Club to better connect the Lee Ranger District to the North River Ranger District in the George Washington National Forest with a non-motorized shared-use singletrack trail…
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April 10, 2011 0

Chainsaw Recertification’s to clear George Washington National Forest Trails

Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition members Jennifer Wolfson, Mike Capraro, Susan Musante, Matt Smith and Chris Scott just completed their chainsaw certifications so they can continue to provide a great volunteer service helping to keep the trails open in the George Washington National Forest.

March 30, 2011 0

Hillandale Trail Work Plans

Big things are in store for Hillandale Park in the City of Harrisonburg. The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition built shared use trails will receive a major overhaul within the next year. All your favoriteinterior trials will remain largely unchanged.

March 23, 2011 0

Chicago Avenue/ Mt. Clinton Pike Public Meeting

This is from the City of Harrisonburg Website: The Chicago Avenue Corridor Study focuses on Chicago Avenue from Gay Street to Mt. Clinton Pike, Mt. Clinton Pike from Lincolnshire Drive, just beyond the City line, to Virginia Avenue (VA Route 42), and Park Road and Parkwood Drive where they run through the campus of…
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March 10, 2011 0

Want to help Harrisonburg have more bike racks in town?

Want to help Harrisonburg have more bike racks in town? Be on the SVBC Bike Rack Grant Committee. SVBC needs 5 SVBC members to be on the SVBC Bike Rack Committee to help administer the new 2011 Bike Rack Grant. Time commitment would roughly be about 15-20 hours total over the next 4-5 months. Here…
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March 7, 2011 0

Rocktown Trail News!

The City of Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department has recently reactivated a grant that will fund enhancements and additions to the existing Rocktown Trail System at Hilandale park. This includes installing a water fountain at the pump track and expanding the existing track. The existing power line trail will be revamped and will become littered…
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March 3, 2011 0