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.

Description: Intermediate, social road ride.

Time: 5:15pm SHARP. 2019 season begins March 13.

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

SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER: Rides being lead by Dan Finseth – contact information below. Start time 9:00 AM.

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. For September and October contact Dan Finseth [email protected] 540-830-7577.

Description: Casual road ride.

Time: 8:00am Sundays.

Pace: Casual-pace; nobody gets dropped.

Length: Usually 20-40 miles; occasionally more.

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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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, the Paris-Roubaix). Where: Ride from Court Square, downtown Harrisonburg, leaving at 12:00pm Sharp!! What: The Harris-Roubaix is another great, fun cycling event brought to you by your Bicycle Coalition.  It ...
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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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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 Mountain Bike Festival
 24th Annual Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival: October 11-13 2019 - Stokesville, VA Stay tuned for the 2019 Schedule. Interested in what it looked like last year? Click to View 2018 Festival Schedule  Stay tuned for the 2019 Ride Schedule Click to View 2018 Festival Ride Schedule  View 2018 Festival Volunteer ...
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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. Use Eventbrite or The
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Annual Pass

Annual Pass

We will mail you an Annual Trail Pass once you've completed the steps below.
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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

Trail Work Party! Massanutten Western Slope
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:50 am

We’re out on the Western Slope again tomorrow 9am-noon working on trails. Creekside is finished and is open for business, so we’re shifting our efforts to addressing and repairing water issues on Boundary. Enter through the gate by the guard shack and take your first left. Pass the pavilion and take your first left. Look for vehicles. 
Click here for parking location
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/576831606144994/
-What: Trail work somewhere on the Western Slope Trails
-Where: Meet in the parking lot
-When: Saturdays
-Work Party Leader: Dusty Burchnall [email protected] or (610) 350-7063

Creekside is finished! Text Dusty to figure out where the next project is that we are working on.

Bring water and wear sturdy boots/shoes (no sneakers). We’ll provide the tools and gloves. Enter through the south gate by the guard shack, take the first left, up the hill, past the pavilion and look for the first right after the pavilion. We’re at the top of that hill.

Saturday Road Ride
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

***Ride Hosted by Shenandoah Bicycle Company***
Not a Bicycle Coalition Event
Get your Saturday started off right and join SBC for a group ride!

This is an intermediate paced road ride.
-Description: Group ride of about 20-30 miles with an average speed of 13-15mph. This is no-drop ride and riders should be prepared to ride on local county dirt roads.
-Length: 1.5-2 hours, 20-30 miles
-Location: Meet at Shenandoah Bicycle Co

Ride Leader Contact Information: Kevin Rogers [email protected]doahbicycle.com or 540-437-9000

Harrisonburg road ride
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

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

Bridgewater Road Ride @ Bridgewater
Sep 22 @ 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/

Women’s Road Ride
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Description: Group bike ride for the ladies.
  • Pace: Slow/moderate
  • Length: 1.5 – 2 hours
  • Location: Westover Park (parking lot near the skate park)
  • Ride Leader Contact Information: Kari Carpenter at 540-578-2364 or [email protected] and Marcia at 540-432-3312 or [email protected]
Social Road Ride (Wednesday Night Ride)
Sep 25 @ 5:15 pm – 7:05 pm

Social Road Ride, 5:15 pm (SHARP) 2019 rides begin March 13

-Description: This is an intermediate, social road ride.
-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 or [email protected]