History of Trail Coalition Work
For nearly twenty years, Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings in and around Harrisonburg have been trail work time.
Caolition members began doing trail work before the Coalition 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! He 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. Since then, major trail work projects have 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.