Category: bike safety

Sept 14: “Bike Blast” First Pres on Court Square

…a testament to the encouragement of SVBC to all bicyclists, all skill levels   Written by June Hosaflook, event organizer extraordinaire!    To Thanh Dang and the members of SVBC, many, many thanks for the ways you encourage biking to all ages and skill levels! Thanh’s course, Confident City Cycling, was just what I needed to gain…
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September 4, 2013 2

Need help finding a bicycle-friendly route?

08/19/2013 update: Thanks to the enthusiasm generated by Ben and Carl’s service, the information in this post is moving to a permanent page on our website, under the “Valley Riding” –> “Bike Commuting” drop-down menu items: If you are new to bicycle commuting or new to town or just think there must be an easier…
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May 19, 2013 6

Ride of Silence Post-Event Report

Sixty-three riders participated in the SVBC’s Ride of Silence on 15-May at 7PM. Thanks to all who showed up to support this memorial ride for those who have been killed or injured by motor vehicles. The ride left EMU promptly at 7PM as it did from locations all  over the world. The silent procession traversed the street of…
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May 19, 2013 0

Bike to School Day 2013 A Huge Success!

Despite foggy conditions and a looming threat of thunderstorms Wednesday, over 50 students with many more parents, a few teachers and lots of community volunteers, came to Thomas Harrison Middle School (THMS) to celebrate National Bike to School Day.  We had great support from City Council members Charlie Chenault and Richard Baugh, Delegate Tony Wilt,…
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May 10, 2013 2

Volunteers Needed for Pre-Bike Month Kids Events

Cora Metzler-Sawin, Ruby North-Sandel and Ana Hart lead the pack during Thomas Harrison Middle School’s Walk n’ Roll event this fall. Excitement is mounting at local schools as we head into spring. To gear up for this year’s bike month I am looking for volunteers who are interested in helping with a few bike rodeos…
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March 25, 2013 2

Confident City Cycling Class – April 26 & 27

The next Confident City Cycling (aka Traffic Skills 101) class will be held in Harrisonburg on April 26 and April 27 and will cover laws affecting bicyclists, the importance of visibility and predictability, lane positioning, intersection safety, interacting with pedestrians, trail etiquette, bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills, crash avoidance techniques, basic bicycling gear,…
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March 20, 2013 3

Reveal the Path at Court Square, Saturday February 2

Buy Tickets Now! Saturday February 2 7:30pm at Court Sqaure Theater BUY TICKETS NOW! Eight Wheels, Two Months, One World Posted: January 24, 2013 By SAMANTHA COLE Around the world in 40 days, not via balloon, but bike: The creators of “Reveal the Path” did just that, capturing their adventure on film. On Feb. 2 at…
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January 29, 2013 0

Ride of Silence in the Daily News Record and WHSV TV

The SVBC Ride of Silence made it on the DNR and WHSV TV! Check out the WHSV Report and the DNR article: Cycling For Awareness Annual Ride Of Silence One Of Many Events For National Bike Safety MonthBy JEREMY HUNT Daily  News-RecordHARRISONBURG  — Dozens of bicy­clists pedaled their agenda Wednes­day through the streets of Harrison­burg…
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May 17, 2012 0