Category: mountain bike trail work

A week off to recover!

After five weeks of hard work, crews will take a break to recharge their batteries before the final two weeks of work on Narrowback and Lookout Mountain. This break also gives volunteers a chance to recover and then come back for a final few weeks of trail work in November! Rock Work on Narrow Back!…
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October 30, 2012 0

Wootten captures Collin on 2,000 Hour Trail

This trail on western slope of the Massanutten Resort is the crown-jewel (so far!) of SVBC’s volunteer-built trails. Described as “the best volunteer-built trail in the country,” the 2,000 Hour Trail, so named for the 2,000 volunteer hours it took to build, was the crazy vision of SVBC member Thomas Jenkins, a vision that was…
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October 20, 2012 0

Donate to the SVBC Trail Building Fund! We need your Volunteer labor hours or your CASH!

Give Back to Your Trails and Help the SVBC Build your Dream Trails The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition NEEDS YOUR HELP!  We need to raise $25,000 towards our 20% responsibility of our $125,000 government grant.  Your time is worth exactly $22 dollars per hour towards our goal.  Please help us by either donating money or…
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September 20, 2012 0

Massanutten Trail Work..Continues each Thursday Evening.

SVBC trail work crews will continue with Thursday trail work each week at 5pm – Dark. SVBC now has permission to leave the gate open by the horse stalls on Thursday afternoons so you can drive to the pond for trail work. We will spend Thursday working on the new “IMBA Trail” above the pond…
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August 16, 2012 0

SVBC Volunteers Help Clear Shenandoah River State Park

From the Virginia State Parks eNews. Great write up on our two most prolific chainsaw volunteers, Mike Capraro and Susan Musante. Chainsaw Champions Jennifer Saik, Education Specialist II/Volunteer Coordinator, Shenandoah River State Park As we all know, many of our state parks suffered a lot of damage resulting from the derechostorm that hit Virginia last month. Many…
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August 9, 2012 0

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

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

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

Wolf Ridge Trail Work Day Part 1

This is how you move rocks in the woods! Measure twice, dig once! See the full Gallery of Pictures from the Work Day On Sunday June 26, 25 volunteers donated 120 work hours towards addressing a wet section of the ever popular Wolf Ridge Trail in the George Washington National Forest. Another 6 volunteers donated…
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June 29, 2011 0