Building a Network of Trails

If you have followed along with the Bicycle Coalition, you know that we work hard to improve singletrack trail experiences in the Shenandoah Valley. Over the course of eight years, we secured, administered, and completed over $500,000 worth of Federal Grant funding to build, maintain, and relocate trails in the George Washington National Forest. After…
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November 18, 2019 0

“The Puzzler” is complete after 4 years of collaborative efforts

Originally posted on where the author, Thomas Jenkins is Co-Owner. A recap report from the visionary behind the trail, Thomas Jenkins. You should read more about Thomas on the REI Co-Op Journal article where he was featured as one of the “FOUR OF THE TOUGHEST TRAIL BUILDERS AROUND” A few Thursdays ago the trail…
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November 10, 2019 2

11/11: November Social – Friends of Shenandoah Mountain

We are very excited to host special guests, Lynn Cameron and Thomas Jenkins for our November monthly social in the basement of Clementine. Lynn and Thomas are co-chairs of Friends of Shenandoah Mountain, Friends of Shenandoah Mountain (FOSM). The organization is a coalition of local citizens, businesses, faith groups, wilderness advocates, mountain bikers, hikers, hunters,…
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November 10, 2019 0

Massanutten Western Slope Trails Closed for Daily Use

Our beloved trails close to daily use every November 1 as we transition into hunting season in this part of Virginia. You can continue to ride/run/hike the trails on Sundays when hunting is not permitted. You can also access the trails daily (if you have a current trail pass) from 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes…
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November 8, 2019 0

10/26: End of Season Western Slope Celebration & Campout

This is for everyone! Whether or not you have made it out to ANY Trail workdays. Join us to celebrate two great new trails and the end of the warm trail season. What: We’re looking at wrapping up our biggest year EVER for Western Slope Trail work and trail building. Join us to celebrate the…
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October 23, 2019 0

VDOT Safe Routes to School Q&A with Kyle Lawrence

As we wrap up 2019, we are asking our members and broader network to support our community-centric fundraising campaign and please consider a donation to help us continue Building Better Communities in the Valley. This Q & A was taken from the September 2019 VDOT Safe Routes to School Email Newsletter. You can read the…
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September 13, 2019 0

Public Input – Don’t Be Shy

1. Is Harrisonburg a “Silver” Level Bicycle Friendly Community? Survey Closes on Sunday, September 22. The City of Harrisonburg is currently a “Bronze” Level Bicycle Friendly Community. The survey is open to anyone familiar with bicycling in the City of Harrisonburg. You do not have to LIVE in the city to help inform the process…
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August 28, 2019 0

Finish Line is Near Massanutten Trail Work for 2019

We have a BIG ask for you. Can you help us reach our trail building goals for 2019 on Massanutten’s Western Slope? We have trail work opportunities two times a week from now until the end of October on either Saturdays or Sundays. Whether you committed to trail work for your Massanutten Trail Pass, donated…
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August 21, 2019 0

Connecting Harrisonburg High School 2 for Walking-Biking

What will it take to connect the new Harrisonburg High School with safe and comfortable access for walking and biking? Given the location of the new school, reaching the building via the planned entrances off of US Route 11 will be challenging and dangerous for people walking and biking. In addition to the wide roads,…
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August 7, 2019 0