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The Carr Mountain Trail Work Project in the News

This nice piece on the Carr Mountain Cooperative trail build appeared in the latest issue of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation “Greenways and Trails Program E-News.”  The Carr Mountain Trail nears completion by Tom Johnson In its fourth year of volunteer work, the six-mile Carr Mountain Trail– a critical piece of the Great Eastern…
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May 10, 2012 0

Harrisonburg Virginia Awarded a Chance to take Bicycling and Walking to the Next Level

The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition was awarded an Action 2020 Workshop through Advocacy Advance. Advocacy Advance is a dynamic partnership of the Alliance for Biking & Walking and the League of American Bicyclists to boost local and state bicycle and pedestrian advocacy efforts. The Workshop is designed to provide knowledge, skills and resources to access untapped…
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May 3, 2012 1

Tillman Road Trash Pickup a Success!

From Mr. Marshall Hammond: On Saturday 21 April, 2012 twenty-two members and friends of the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition met at the Dog Graveyard on Tillman Road in the Dry River District of the George Washington National Forest. This is the 5th year of SVBC celebrating Earth Day by picking up trash along the 7 mile forest service…
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April 25, 2012 0

The SVBC goes to Washington DC for the National Bike Summit

The Start of the Congressional Bike Ride to wrap up the Summit If you are interested in any aspect of cycling advocacy then you need to make sure you attend the National Bike Summit. If you ride any type or style of bicycle on a regular or irregular basis, you should attend the National Bike…
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April 22, 2012 0

IMBA Trail Care Crew Weekend in Harrisonburg

Classroom portion of IMBA Trail Building School at the Lucy Simms Center Harrisonburg hosted a successful IMBA Trail Care Crew visit this past weekend. Steven and Morgan Lommele came to the Burg and brought with them over two years of accumulated knowledge from traveling around the country and working with a broad spectrum of mountain bike…
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April 19, 2012 0

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

Pre Super Bowl Sunday Trail Work

The Brusher Crew on Red Diamond (Slate Springs Trail) On Sunday Jan 22nd 20+ volunteers from SVBC and CAMBC took to Shenandoah Mountain to help clear several trails. The Slate Spring Trail and Pond Knob Trail were brushed and chainsaw as well as several sections along both trails saw tread work. Hone Quarry Ridge Trail…
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January 25, 2012 2

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