Trail Work

Trail works are organized events with a trail work boss and a variety of tasks to be completed.  Most trail work sessions are 3-4 working hours in length and have all tools provided.  Work gloves are also provided but if you have your own pair that you prefer, bring them along.  All you need to bring is a water bottle and a few snacks.

History of SVBC trail work:

For nearly twenty years, Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings in and around Harrisonburg have been trail work time.

SVBC members began doing trail work before SVBC was born.  In 1993, Thomas Jenkins joined the Forest Service in a trail work session on the Shenandoah Mountain Trail just north of High Knob.  And he loved it!!  And hasn’t stopped since.

The Coalition’s fall tradition of giving back to the trails  began in 1995, harnessing the energy of the  Friday Six Pack Downhill rides to motivate local cyclists to work on National Forest trails on Saturday mornings.  In 1996, the Coalition (the Shenandoah Mountain Bike Club at the time) began working on trails at Massanutten Resort.  Beginning in –,  a major trail work  project has been included in each annual Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival.  In 2007, the Coalition designed and began to build the trails at Hillandale Park.  In 2010, SVBC received our first $125,000 Recreational Trails Program grant.  In 2012, we received our second.

So…what are you doing Thursday evening and Saturday morning??