Weekly Rides: Riding Bikes & Making Friends

Our weekly rides are great ways to meet local biking enthusiasts while enjoying time in the saddle. We feature both road and mountain biking routes. All participants must wear an helmet, and for insurance reasons after your first trial ride you must become a Coalition member to continue to participate.

Description: Intermediate social mountain bike ride.

Time: 5:30pm Mondays. 2019 season begins March 18th.

Pace: Steady, moderate pace.

Length: 1.5 – 2 hours.

Location: Meet at the Massanutten Western Slope parking lot.

Ride Leader Contact Information: Mike Bowen (540-246-6081) and Jonathan Albert (540.746.4359)

Description: Social road ride. ALL are welcome.

Time: 8:30pm Mondays.

Length: 60 to 90 minute road ride with a little social time afterward, and maybe a beverage.

Pace:  We usually average around 15 mph. The goal is to ride as a group and have fun.

Location: Leaves from Shenandoah Bicycle Company, 135 South Main St, Harrisonburg, VA.

Ride Leader Contact Information: Thomas Jenkins 540-236-2001

Description: This is a “drop” road ride, but you will often find the group waiting up for some folks as the terrain and flow of the ride permits. However, there is no guarantee that the group will wait for you if you fall off the back. Generally, the group does not lose more than 25% of riders.

Time: 5:30pm on Tuesdays. 2019 season begins on March 12.

Pace: The ride averages close to 20mph, sometimes less depending on the hills.

Length: About 2 hours.

Location: Meet at Shenandoah Bicycle Company.

Ride Leader Contact Information: Email Kyle Lawrence or call with questions 571-277-8121

Additional Info: See the five routes that we rotate through here: Tuesday Night Ride Routes

Description:  Group bike ride for the ladies.

Time: 5:30pm Tuesdays. 2019 season begins April 2.

Pace: Slow/moderate

Length: 1.5 – 2 hours

Location: Westover Park (parking lot near the skate park)

Ride Leader Contact Information: Kari Carpenter 540-578-2364 and Marcia 540-432-3312.

Final Wednesday Night Ride of 2019 will be held on October 16 and our annual El Charro Celebration will follow at 7 pm. We will have dinner at the El Charro on S. Main St. Join us for dinner even if you can’t join the ride.

Description: Intermediate, social road ride.

Time: 5:15pm SHARP. 2019 season begins March 13 and ends October 16

Pace: Pace is “social,” 12 – 14 mph, with no one dropped.

Length: Between 20 and 30 miles, or 1.5-2 hours.

Location: Meet at Harrisonburg High S on 1001 Garbers Church Road.

Ride Leader Contact Information: Marcia (540) 432-3312

Description: Weekly trail work building and maintaining the trails at Massanutten Western Slope with fellow mountain bikers. A great way to earn your free Annual Trail Pass to ride these trails!

Time: 5pm to 8pm on Thursdays. 2019 season begins April 4.

What to Bring: Bring gloves and good trail work attire. The Coalition will supply tools and drinks.

Location: We will work on the newest trail up top, “The Puzzler.” Parking will be at the bottom of the 2K trail. Park on the same side of the road as all the other cars.

Trail Work Leader Contact Information: Thomas Jenkins 540-236-2001.

Description:  Group ride of about 30 miles with an average speed of 17-18mph. This is not a no-drop ride, so it is helpful to know your way back if you fall off the pace. There are multiple routes and riders should be prepared to ride on dirt roads.

Time: 5:30pm on Thursdays. 2019 season starts March 14.

Length: +/-2 hour ride. 30-40 mile

Location: Meet at Rocktown Bicycles.

Ride Leader Contact Information: Chris Michaels 540.689.0070 and Kelly Paduch

***Not a SVBCoalition Ride***

Description:  A group mountain bike ride that explores the inner depths of the George Washington National Forest

Time: 3:00pm on Fridays. 2019 season begins April 5th.

Length: 3-4 hour ride on backcountry trails of intermediate to advanced terrain. Expect 30-45 minutes drive time each way to/from the ride’s start.

Location: Varies each week. We’ll try to make the selection by Thursday every week, but the location is subject to change at the last minute to accommodate current weather and trail conditions.

Logistics: Leave (drive/carpool) from Shenandoah Bicycle Company. For those catching a lift with others to/from the ride’s start, leave your car in the municipal lot (free parking) by the Turner Pavilion. Then just walk over to SBC with your bike and gear, and we’ll load up there.

Ride Leader Contact Information: Tim Richardson 540-437-9000 or Sue George

For riders and community safety all SVBC group rides are cancelled until further notice due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Please be safe and practice social distancing for the benefit of our community and your loved ones.

Description: Social intermediate road ride. No one is dropped. This is a ride for those that can ride at an intermediate pace. 40-50 miles in warm weather.  20-30 miles in cold weather.    

Time: 9am Sundays.

Pace: Faster than Wednesday’s social ride and slower than Thursday’s steady ride.

Length: 2-4 hours.

Location: Leaves from Bridgewater’s Wildwood Park, West Bank St.

Ride Leader Contact Information:  Rich Harris 540- 810-5127 or Dan Finseth [email protected] 540-830-7577.

NOTE: in accordance with SVBC policy, the Harrisonburg Sunday Road Ride is suspended until further notice. Get out and ride, just not in a group……

Description: Casual road ride.

Time: Currently, we meet at 9:00 AM.

Pace: Casual-pace; nobody gets dropped.

Length: Usually 20-40 miles, but rarely more than 35.

Location: 745 South Dogwood Dr., Harrisonburg

Ride Leader Contact Information: Carl Droms 540-908-7806.

Ride Leaders: Need Waivers for your rides? Download them at Group Waiver and Individual/minor waiver

Impromptu Rides: Spontaneous Fun

Join our official online Facebook Group to discuss local bicycle issues, meet fellow cyclists, learn about impromptu rides, check in on trail conditions, or suggest a local loop.

Annual Events: 100s of Miles of Joy

From century rides that are decades old to the young energy of Bike Month, we hope to see you at our annual events!

Bike Month
May is Bike Month! Here are some of the events we'll be holding for Bike Month 2020. We will add new events as they are planned, so be sure to check back often! Wednesday, May 6: Bike to School Day Join kids all over America and ride your bike to ...
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Harris-Roubaix - Cancelled for 2020
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the Event is Canceled for 2020. Click to Please see our post about the COVID-19 Pandemic The Harris-Roubaix: A Gravel Road Spring Classic When: 12:00 Noon, Sunday, April 14, 2019 (always at noon the same day as the European Spring Classic, ...
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Massanutten HOO-HA!
Event information at Official Page - Massanutten Hoo-Ha! Note, while this is not an SVBC-sponsored event, part of the proceeds are donated to SVBC, SVBC members receive a discount at registration, and volunteer hours at the HOO-HA! will count toward your Massanutten trail pass. Contact [email protected] if you're interested in ...
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October 9-11: Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival
Update April 2, 2020: Registration is OPEN for the 2020 Festival to be held on Columbus Day weekend October 8-11, 2020. Register Today The Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival originated in 1997 and has always been and remains a volunteer-run event. The Festival is the largest fundraiser for the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle ...
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Red Wings Roots Music Festival
The rides are free and open to everyone but we do ask that you please register through Bike Reg: https://www.bikereg.com/Net/red-wing-roots-music-festival-bike-rides All Red Wing Festival Bike Rides will be held on Saturday July 13: Red Wings Roots Music Festival Bike Rides at the Red Wing Roots Music Festival! Harrisonburg’s favorite band ...
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Shenandoah Valley Century!
The 37th Annual Shenandoah Valley Century is history! Join us next year on Sunday, September 13, 2020 for the 38th Annual Shenandoah Valley Century! ...
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Trail Passes: Fun on the Trails All Year Long

Massanutten Western Slope offers over 15 miles of trail on more than 800 mountainous acres, great for mountain biking and trail running. Much of the trail system was built and is maintained by the Coalition, and you MUST have a Massanutten Trail Pass to access it.

Day Pass

Day Pass

Day passes are available to purchase online, for same-day access. All proceeds go directly
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Annual Pass

Annual Pass

All proceeds benefit your Bicycle Coalition! Supporting our work and your trails. We will
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Youth Riding: the Next Generation of Cycling

SHEN-ROCK Mountain Bike Team

SHEN-ROCK Mountain Bike Team

SHEN-ROCK Exists to Empower young adults for a lifetime of bicycle adventures. "Get on your bike!"  Which Season are you looking for? ...
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SAW Composite Youth MTB Team

SAW Composite Youth MTB Team

The SAW Composite Race Team is a youth mountain bike team open to middle and high school students in Staunton, Augusta, and ...
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This Week: All Coalition Events, All Week Long

Bridgewater Road Ride @ Bridgewater
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Social intermediate road ride. No one is dropped. This is a ride for those that can ride at an intermediate pace and up to 60 miles. For more details see http://svbcoalition.org/weekly-rides/

Harrisonburg road ride
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

A casual-paced social road ride. 20-40 miles, depending on the weather and the participants. Nobody gets dropped.

SVBC Board Meeting @ Clementine Cafe Basement (Ruby's)
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Bicycle Coalition Monthly Social
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Always on the Second Monday of the month.
Most folks arrive around 7:00 pm, order food, and/or drinks, hang out and chat. Between approximately 7:30 and 8 pm, we hold a half-hour informal meeting, where we talk about Bicycle Coalition and community events and anything on tap regarding bicycles in the area. After the meeting, people resume hanging out and chatting.

It’s really fun, a great way to find out what we’re up to, and, if you’d like, to get more involved. We’d love it if you joined us!

Bridgewater Road Ride @ Bridgewater
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Social intermediate road ride. No one is dropped. This is a ride for those that can ride at an intermediate pace and up to 60 miles. For more details see http://svbcoalition.org/weekly-rides/

Harrisonburg road ride
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

A casual-paced social road ride. 20-40 miles, depending on the weather and the participants. Nobody gets dropped.