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

Harrisonburg Bicycle Pedestiran Sub Committee Meeting

The next Harrisonburg Bicycle Pedestrain Subcommittee Meeting is Monday March 28th at 6pm. These meetings are open to the public and is a great way to find our the currents status projects on the 2010 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. For more info on the Committee and the 2010 Bike/Ped Plan visit City Website.

March 26, 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

From the DNR in regards to the DR 100

Proceeds Allocated Posted February 16, 2011 12:00 AM EST Money Raised From DR100 Event To Fund Several Local Projects By Jeremy Hunt HARRISONBURG – By the time the next DR100 cycling event rolls into town, participants and donors should be able to scope out how proceeds from the inaugural affair were used. About $13,500 in…
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February 16, 2011 0

DR100 Ride…Raises money for City and County Improvements

Bad news: The Shenandoah Valley Bike Coalition (SVBC) and The Doctor ride, run, walk event (DR100) did not receive a grant from BikesBelong (see emails below for further details). Good news: We still have $20,950 to spend (thanks to matching funds from the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County) on expanding bike/pedestrian lanes on public…
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February 11, 2011 0

Daily News Record Article on Recreational Trails Program Grant in National Forest

The following article appeared in the Harrisonburg’s Daily News Record Paper on Saturday, January 29. It is a decent recap of the Shenandoah Valley’s $100,000 Trail Work project in the North River District of the George Washington National Forest. Needless to say a few of the quotes are not verbatim… However, it gives good press…
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February 8, 2011 0

Growing demand for livable communities (from

Growing demand for livable communities (From the League of American Bicyclists) 12Share The New Year is bringing with it a host of new research and reports. This is the first of a series of research summaries. According to a survey recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 57 percent of adult Americans…
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January 27, 2011 0