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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

COVID-19 AND YOUR BICYCLE COALITION

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

We’ve Got a Survey: Help Plan the Future of the Massanutten Western Slope Trails

The Massanutten Western Slope Trails are an incredible asset for our community. Through our unique partnership with Massanutten, your Bicycle Coalition builds and maintains trails on private land owned by Massanutten Resort. In order to ride on the Western Slope Trails, you need a trail pass. 100% of trail pass proceeds go back to the…
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February 7, 2020 0

Downtown Harrisonburg Parking Study

The City of Harrisonburg is wrapping up a study of Downtown Parking and wants your input for a brief survey by the end of Friday, February 7. We ask you to think hard about your response to the survey and hope you will consider the impact parking has on walkable and bikeable communities. The City…
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February 4, 2020 0

Meet SVBC Volunteer: Marcia Lamphier

By Sue George One of the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition’s longest-serving volunteers, Marcia Lamphier, has filled many different roles over several decades including Ride Leader and Treasurer. She is not only a Lifetime Member of the Bicycle Coalition but also has been a long-time member of the planning committees for enduring SVBC events like the…
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January 21, 2020 0