Author: Kyle

Carr Mountain Trail Work Day

Volunteers cutting in the Carr Mountain Trail above German River Road The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition participated in a weekend of work on the Carr Mountain Trail in conjunction with the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. The SVBC hired Ironwood Outdoors to bring in a machine to help with benching in the southern portion of the trail.…
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April 11, 2012 0

Just Add Water, the Story of the Massanutten Trails (DNR)

SVBC Built Berms on the “Short Track Course” Mike Carpenter knows how to lean… (Photo Credit: Katy Martin-Smith) Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg, VA) February 4, 2012 Section: News-Local Just Add Water When you start asking strangers for water, that’s a sign you’ve bitten off more than you can chew. Last October, Connor and I went to the…
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February 5, 2012 0

Alta Planning and Design Comes to Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg was very lucky to have two representatives from Alta Planning and Design make the journey to the Friendly City to engage local advocates about local cycling issues and potential for future infrastructure improvements. In the picture above, local advocates talk about the potential for transforming Federal Street into a bike specific (maybe car free?)…
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January 18, 2012 0

Two Upcoming Bike Events and an article in the DNR

Daily News Record Article 12/30 HARRISONBURG — Local bicycle advocates hope community support and interest begins rolling in as they attempt to advance the Harrisonburg metropolitan area’s bike and pedestrian development in 2012. Two upcoming events organized by the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition are planned to solicit feedback on the issue. The first, an informational session…
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December 30, 2011 0

Tillman West Trail Work Project at Fall 2011 Mountain Bike Festival

Narrowboack Reroute – 2011 SVBCoalition Fall MTB Fest from Scott Wootten on Vimeo.Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition hosts the 15th annual Virginia Mountain Bike Festival. As part of the Recreational Trails Program, funded by the Virginia Gas Tax, the SVBC undertakes a major trailbuilding project on Narrowback Mountain. View from the Tillman West Trail looking back…
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November 11, 2011 0

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