Category: George Washington National Forest

National Forest Trails…NEEDS YOUR HELP!

For 20 years SVBC has leading National Forest Trail Work Days and WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are looking for Crew Leaders (sounds more official then it is!) and trail work volunteers. Spend part of a  Saturday improving the trails that you use! When: Each Saturday this fall (ending date TBD). Meet: at Mr. J’s Route…
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September 10, 2014 0

National Forest Trail Work Saturdays start September 7th!

Just like every fall for the past 18 years SVBC will be leading trail work each Saturday in the National Forest.  We need volunteers like YOU to help!  If you use any of the trails in the National Forest this is a great way to give back! Details… Leave From: MR J’s Bagels on Route 42…
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September 5, 2013 0

Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival Planning Meeting #2

Interested in helping organize the Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival? Please attend Planning Meeting #2: Monday June 3rd, 7:30pm at the Carpenter House, 310 Ohio Avenue RSVP: [email protected] or email if interested but can’t attend the meeting                     The Festival will be October 11-13th!


June 1, 2013 0

Tillman Trash Pickup Day a Huge Success!

A big thanks to everyone who made it out to pick up trash off of Tillman Road in the George Washington National Forest. As usual, the SVBC celebrated Earth Day by cleaning up one of our favorite roads in the National Forest. Marshall Hammond organized and led the gang on their treasure hunt. Thank you…
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April 23, 2013 0

Superbowl Sunday Ride Video

Thanks to Keith Sandum for this cool video of the Superbowl Sunday ride.  Keith says: “I’m hooked on the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition’s annual Super Bowl Sunday ride up to Flagpole knob (4360 ft).  [Above] are composite videos made from the ride up & down the mountain.  I so appreciate all the work the SVBC does…
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March 11, 2013 0

Superbowl Sunday…The oldest group ride in the Shenandoah Valley

February 3rd was the twenty something annual Superbowl Sunday Ride. While we can’t pin down the first year of the Superbowl ride we know it started sometime in the 1980s and has had a cult following ever since. In fact old Mountain Bike Virginia guidebooks always mentioned Harrisonburg and the Superbowl ride in the same…
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February 15, 2013 1

Shaws Ridge Trail

Brand new post from our friends at Playing Outside in the Shenandoah Valley! “Sometimes the most epic of rides are done only once” — Johnny Youngdalh “Shaws Ridge is another of those trails we saw on a map and decided we had to go check out.  Being another trail that Marshall had never been on…
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February 11, 2013 0

Everything You Need to Know about Superbowl Sunday Ride

Photo Credit Nate Shearer  Facebook Page for Superbowl Ride When: Sunday February 3 @ Riding at 10:00 AM Where: Park at Briery Branch Community Center and bike up to Flagpole Knob Why: To enjoy winter mountain biking with 100 of your closest friends before watching the big game Option: A group will ride from town up…
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January 29, 2013 0

Forest Road 64

“A couple folks have asked me about how we decide where to go on these camping trips.  Sometimes we go to spots we see while we are doing other rides, sometimes we hit places other people have mentioned, and sometimes we pull out a map and simply decide that there is a place that looks…
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January 21, 2013 0

The 3 Snowmigos Ride Again

” It had been quite a while since Marshall, Roland, and I had been able to join forces for another fat bike ride in the snow.  We were finally able to put something together this past Sunday.  The weatherman predicted that we’d see temps as high as 50F.  It sounded like it would be a…
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January 8, 2013 0