Category: Updates

Kitchen Skills at Massanutten Western Slope

We can’t wait to kick off construction of phase 1 for the Kitchen Skills at Massanutten Western Slope Trails. We reached out to our community in early April looking for help with supplies, equipment, and donations for the skills area. Thanks to the help of many, we are on track to build phase 1 over…
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July 3, 2020 0

A Personal Response from a Board Member – Corrie Green

On Monday, June 15 we posted a list of action items that we as a Coalition have committed to enacting to ensure our work is inclusive, anti-racist, and promotes Justice, Equity, and Diversity. One of our board members, Corrie Green posted this followup in our Coalition Facebook Group. Please read the below letter from Corrie. I want to take the time…
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June 23, 2020 0

Great Community Give – Wednesday, June 24

Donate Now Tomorrow, The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition is participating in the Great Community Give on Wednesday, June 24. You can donate NOW but if you donate between 6:30 am and 8 pm on (6/24) your donation may be doubled or tripled, especially if you donate between 1 and 2 PM for our “Power Hour.” We know that these are uncertain…
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June 23, 2020 0

A Personal Response from a Board Member – Ray Gay

On Monday, June 15 we posted a list of action items that we as a Coalition have committed to enacting to ensure our work is inclusive, anti-racist, and promotes Justice, Equity, and Diversity. One of our board members, Ray Gay posted this followup in our Coalition Facebook Group. Please read the below letter from Ray.…
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June 23, 2020 0

20 Years Since Joe Hiney Was Killed While Riding his Bicycle

June 2 marked 20 years since Joe Hiney was killed while riding his bicycle upon a crash with a person driving a car. Below is from the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition Newsletter in 2001. Many thanks to Ken Bell of Rocktown Bicycles for sharing these photos he took of Joe Hiney in 1990 when they were…
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June 18, 2020 0

Meet our Bikes for Neighbors Rockstar Volunteer- Nicole Litwiller

From the Coalition: We are very excited to have Nicole Litwiller helping the Coalition this summer and hopefully for some of the fall. Nicole is helping us reimagine and transition our Bikes for Refugee program into a program that reaches more people and recommits itself to helping people ride confidently and safely as part of…
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June 16, 2020 0

We Must Do More – We Will Do More

As a Coalition, we are committed to addressing systemic racism and affirming that Black Lives Matter. As a predominately white organization, we acknowledge that we (as an organization) have a lot of work to do.  Today, we are committing to affirm our work is actively anti-racist and intentionally ensure the Coalition is a welcoming and safe place for…
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June 15, 2020 1

Greenways, Golf Courses, Parks, and Schools

If you have followed the Coalition over the past several years, you have heard a lot about our desire to #ConnectOurSchools for walking and biking. We believe that everyone should have the freedom to choose whether to safely and conveniently walk or bike to their daily destinations. This is especially important for our schools and…
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May 29, 2020 0

Can you Help? Massanutten Western Slope New Construction – Resources and/or donations

While we are asking everyone to please be considerate and practice Social Distancing on the Massanutten Western Slope. We also recognize the importance of this trail system during these times when more and more people are looking to spend time in nature away from people. Please follow the guidelines that we posted when using the…
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April 8, 2020 0

Volunteer Profile: Mike Bowen

We are a volunteer-powered and volunteer-centric organization. Our volunteers inspire us, drive our work, and are committed to ensuring the Coalition continues to Build Better Communities in the Valley. Our last volunteer profile highlighted the 28+ years of volunteer service from Marcia Lamphier. This month, we are highlighting a volunteer who spent the past eight…
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March 30, 2020 1