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

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!

Hillandale Haircuts (Trail Work) @ Hillandale Park
Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Women on Wheels (hailing from Harrisonburg and surrounding areas) have adopted the Rocktown Trails at Hillandale Park. Our adoption means we are working to keep the trails open for all users and the trails need your help.

A very rainy summer has left us more than our usual high grass sections and “problem” puddles. Significant trail grooming and mud puddle repairs are overdue.

Grab your gloves, pruners, loppers and limber up your strong hands as we will tackle some muddy sections, cut back the tall grass, fight invasive plant species and keep sight lines open (so you can see around corners). There is truly something for everyone at Hillandale!

Please consider joining us at one of the following mini trail work sessions:

Wed. Sept. 12: 3-6 p.m.
Wed. Sept. 19: 9-12 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 22: 9-12 p.m.
Tues. Oct. 2: 4-7 p.m.
Thurs. Oct. 11: 4-7 p.m.

We will meet at the bottom of the Power Line Trail. This is not exclusively for women-only, we’ll take help from anyone who wants to join us!

Questions? Contact Gretchen Sallah: [email protected]

Harrisonburg City Council Candidate Forums
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You are invited to join candidates for Harrisonburg City Council on Tuesday, October 16 at Court Square Theater. The forums are organized by the, Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Association of Realtors. The forum is free, open to the public and will start at 6:15 p.m. at Court Square Theater in the heart of downtown Harrisonburg. A happy hour will follow upstairs at Capital Ale House where you can talk with the candidates post-forum.

Meet the Board and ED #2
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

First beer is on us!

You’ve heard the news! The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition recently hired our first-ever Executive Director. We want to not only celebrate this achievement but we also want you to come out to meet the Executive Director and the folks who serve on the Board of Directors for the Coalition.

We want to chat with you, get your ideas, perspective, and thoughts on where the organization has been and where you think it should be going. Got an idea for bicycling in our area? Come out and let us know.

SBC Fall Maintenance Clinic #2 (Demystifying the Drivetrain)
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

***Not a Bicycle Coalition Event***

Event Details
Join Shenandoah Bicycle Company on Thursday, October 18th for our Fall Maintenance Clinic #2. We will be diving into the big, sometimes scary monster that is the bicycle’s drivetrain. 

Some say their car drives better when it’s clean. Well, factually your bike performs better when all of the moving parts are clean, healthy and properly adjusted. You’ll walk away with the confidence to properly diagnose and adjust your drivetrain in the field, city or wherever your bike takes you. Below are a few topics that will be covered:

-In Depth Drivetrain Cleaning
-How to adjust Limit Screws
-How to ID Derailleur Alignment issues
-Basic Derailleur Adjustments

light snacks will be provided!