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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

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: Generally, Rich Harris 540- 810-5127. For June and July, Dan Finseth 540-830-7577

Description: Casual road ride.

Time: 9:00am 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

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
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
Onsite Registration is Available Join us this wekeend! 22nd Annual Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival: October 5-7 2018 - Stokesville, VA Click to View 2018 Festival Schedule Click to View 2018 Festival Ride Schedule DRAFT Still looking for Ride leaders View 2018 Festival Volunteer Needs The Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival originated ...
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Shenandoah Valley Century!
The 37th Annual Shenandoah Valley Century will be on Sunday, September 8, 2019. All are welcome to join! Bicycle rides of 25, 50, and 100 miles through the scenic and historic Shenandoah Valley, sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition. For returning riders, please note that this year, we are ...
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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 now available to purchase and print online, for same day access.
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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

ShenRock Mountain Bike Team is an interscholastic youth mountain bike team of boys and girls from local public, private, and home schools ...
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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 Waynesboro ...
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This Week: All Coalition Events, All Week Long

Jun
18
Tue
Women’s Road Ride
Jun 18 @ 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]
Jun
19
Wed
Social Road Ride (Wednesday Night Ride)
Jun 19 @ 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]

Jun
20
Thu
Trail Work! Hillandale Haircuts
Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:50 pm
  • What: The Rocktown Trails at Hillandale Park were built by volunteers of the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition. Our volunteers also maintain the trails and this is the time of year when they need your help to trim back vegetation.
  • When: Thursday, June 20 from 4-7 PM
  • Where: Rocktown Trails at Hillandale Park
  • Who to Contact with Questions? Gretchen Sallah is leading this trail work and you can Email her with your questions
  • See the event on Facebook by Clicking Here
Thursday Night Massanutten Trail Work
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:50 pm

-What: Thursday Night Trail Work Days on Massanutten’s Western Slope. Help us finish building the “Puzzler” Trail that will result in a new connection to the ridgeline trail.

-Where: Enter through the gate by the old guard house (close it behind you) and then drive up Del Webb Drive to the bottom of the “Special K” trail (everyone park on same side of road) then follow orange flag line straight up the mountain for a 15 minute hike into the work site.

-When: Every Thursday Night starting at 5pm from April 11 to the end of October

-Questions? Contact Thomas Jenkins (540) 236-2001

Jun
21
Fri
Friday Fatty MTB Ride
Jun 21 @ 3:00 pm – 7:50 pm

-Description:  A group mountain bike ride that explores the inner depths of the George Washington National Forest
-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, 540-209-0086 [email protected] or Sue George, [email protected]

Jun
22
Sat
Trail Work Party! Massanutten Western Slope
Jun 22 @ 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.