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3/10/2022 Group Rides will begin as volunteer ride leaders are able to commit to leading rides. Are you interested in leading a ride?

In order to participate in a group ride, you must sign the Coalition’s online ride waiver. You no longer need to be an active member of the Coalition to participate in group rides but a signed waiver (renewed annually) is required.

Please reach out to us with any questions: [email protected]

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 a helmet, and for insurance reasons, every rider must have a signed waiver on file with the Coalition that is updated once a year.

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How to Lead a Coalition Group Ride in 3 Steps

Are you interested in helping to start a new group ride and volunteering as a ride leader? Or maybe volunteer to help lead an existing ride? Either way, be sure to review our ride leader guidelines, fill out the below Google Form, and review our Coalition Code of Conduct. Once you submit your response to the Google form, we will be in touch with the next steps or further questions as needed.

THANK YOU for your interest in volunteering with the Coalition’s group rides!

Please follow the three steps below:

  1. Please review our new ride leader guidelines for a complete list of your resposiblities and expectation as a ride leader.
  2. Review our Ride Leader Code of Conduct and agree to also uphold the Coalition’s broader Code of Conduct.
  3. Finally, if you are still interested in leading a ride please indicate your interest by filling out the Google Form for interested ride leaders.
  4. As an organization, we are committed to upholding the Cycling Industry Pledge that we signed in 2021. We ask our ride leaders to also uphold and exemplify the pledge. The Cycling Industry Pledge has 10 Guiding Principles designed to help facilitate safer spaces for learning and exploration with care, respect, and intention.
  • Description: Women’s casual mountain bike ride at Massanutten Western Slope on Monday evenings. You do not need a parking pass (if you don’t have a pass just ask a ride leader for one when you arrive) but will need to sign an electronic waiver before the ride.
  • Time: 5:30 pm on Mondays
  • Pace: Super casual, no-drop ride. Beginner pace with frequent stops as needed
  • Location: Meet at Massanutten Western Slope Parking Lot
  • Length: Typically 1-1.5 hours and we will often cover 4-6 miles.
  • Ride Surface: This is a mountain bike ride so plan for dirt singletrack trails with some rock.
  • Regroup Points During Ride? Yes. The Massanutten Western Slope Trails offer lots of options for regrouping and course changes depending on where and what the group wants to ride.
  • Ride Coordinator Information: If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the ride coordinator(s): Lizzy Williams 319-296-8996 / Natalie Detrich 540-808-7816 / Rachel Struble 814-590-6098
  • Additional Info: View a sample route on Strava

Description: Social road ride. ALL are welcome.

Time: 8:00pm 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 fast “drop” road ride, but you will sometimes find the group waiting up for a straggler or two (depending on the route) as the terrain and flow of the ride permit. However, there is no guarantee that the group will wait for you if you fall off the back. The group aims to finish the ride with at least 75% of the riders who started. This is not a race to the last person standing.

Time: 5:30 pm on Tuesdays.

Length: At least 2 hours sometimes 2.5 hours. Distances range from 40-50 miles.

Pace: The ride averages close to 20 mph, sometimes less depending on how many hills are in the route.

Location: Meet at in the Westover Park Swimming Pool Parking Lot

Surface: While most of the ride is on pavement, every route contains unpaved (gravel) segments. Some routes may consist of 25% gravel.

Ride Leader Contact Information: Email Kyle Lawrence or call with questions 571-277-8121/ Pete Morris 540-209-7244 /

Additional Info: See the routes that we rotate through here and load the file into your bike computer: Tuesday Night Ride Routes

Schedule:

DateRouteDistance
Tuesday 3/15Sprinters Loop40.75 miles
Tuesday 3/22Roman Road46 miles
Tuesday 3/29Mountain Valley39.4 miles
Tuesday 4/12Hopkins42 miles
Tuesday 4/19Brown’s Gap45 miles
Tuesday 4/26Tillman 45 miles
Tuesday 5/3Sprinters Loop40.75 miles
Tuesday 5/10Roman Road46 miles
Tuesday 5/17Mountain Valley39.4 miles
Tuesday 5/24John Kline39.6 miles

WTF WEDNESDAY RIDE!

  • Description: The Coalition’s WTF Wednesday ride is a no-drop beginner-friendly road ride for the femme, trans, non-binary, and women cyclists in our community. Come prepared with enough water and snacks bring at least a rear blinkie light (charged!) and enough tools to fix a flat.
  • Time: 5:30 pm on Wednesdays
  • Pace: The ride averages a steady (12-15mph) pace
  • Location: Meet at Waterman Elementary School parking lot.
  • Length: About 2 hours and we will often cover 20-25 miles.
  • Ride Surface: We’ll mostly stick to pavement, there may be occasional bits of well-maintained gravel that we will use to keep off of busy roads.
  • Regroup Points During Ride?
  • Ride Coordinator Information: If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to ride coordinator(s): Jess Daddio: @jessdaddio 540-247-0998 / Amanda Presgraves – @amandapresgraves 571-241-2952 /
  • Additional Info: View a sample route on Strava

Description:  Group bike ride for the ladies.

Time: 5:30 pm Tuesdays. No Start Date set for 2022. Are you interested in leading this ride?

Pace: Slow/moderate

Length: 1.5 – 2 hours

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

Ride Leader Contact Information: Are you interested in leading this 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: Are you interested in leading this ride?

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.

Length: +/-2 hour ride. 30-40 mile

Location: Meet at Rocktown Bicycles.

Ride Leader Contact: Are you interested in leading this ride?

***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: Are you interested in leading this ride?

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! Bike Month looks a little different this year given the COVID-19 Situation. Please read our update on COVID-19 Regarding our rides, events, and trail work parties.Please Read a special update about the status of trails on Massanutten's Western Slope Wednesday, May 20: Ride of Silence (SOLO) ...
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Harris-Roubaix - We're Back
3/14/2022: We're BACK and have a date! Join us out in Singers Glen for the 2022 edition of the Harris-Roubaix The Harris-Roubaix: A Celebration of Unpaved Roads When: 12:00 Noon, Saturday, April 16, 2022 (always at noon and traditionally help on or near the same day as the European Spring Classic, the ...
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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 shenand[email protected] if you're interested in ...
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October 8-10: Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival
The Festival is back for 2021 and we can't wait for you to join us at the Stokesville Campground for a marvelous family reunion. 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 ...
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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 39th annual Shenandoah Valley Century was a big success: great people, beautiful rides, lovely weather, good food! Join us again next year on Sunday, September 11, 2022 for the 40th annual Shenandoah Valley Century! In the meantime, for those who would like to ride any of the routes, here ...
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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. $10 Day Pass with
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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

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