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Volunteers are the true power of the Coalition.

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Whether you love being outside or are ready to flex your community outreach muscles, the Coalition needs volunteers of all kinds.

There are a variety of ways you can volunteer. Click on a category below for more detailed information.

Recent calls for volunteers:

7/4: Volunteers Needed for Bicycles at Friendly City Fourth

Join us for our first foray into riding bicycles at Harrisonburg’s Friendly City Fourth. We will have kids activities set up as well as games for adults. It will be fun, inviting and help us reach new people with bicycles. Come out and lend us a hand and let us know if you are interested in volunteering!

Interested in volunteering? Then please email us to RSVP

When: Thursday, July 4 from 4-8 PM

Where: Lindsay Funeral Home Parking lot next to Harrisonburg City Hall

Why: Bikes are fun and we want to spread the joy of riding a bike to more people. This will be the first year that we help Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance with the Friendly City Fourth to bring the joy of riding a bike to kids and families.

What: We will have the parking lot blocked off and will have plenty of small and fun bikes for kids and adults to ride. Look for fun bike games like the “Slow Race,” skills courses, and more

6/20: Haircuts for Hillandale

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

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Volunteer News & Initiatives

Volunteer of the Year

Karl Waizecker

Congratulations Karl Waizecker!

We don’t always celebrate our triumphs as well as we should. From building trails, securing grants, holding events, advocating for greenways and more, this Bicycle COALITION stays busy Building Better Communities in the Valley. Founded on and fueled by passionate volunteers, the Coalition is fortunate to have a sizable cadre of motivated volunteers who keep our wheels rolling.

On Thursday, October 25, we held a party to celebrate another year of trail building on Massanutten’s Western Slope trails. With two new trail projects this year, both in challenging terrain, 2018 proved to be one of our most ambitious and productive trail building years to date. Along with celebrating our successes, we started a new annual tradition. Each year we intend to recognize a volunteer of the year for the Massanutten Western Slope Trails. Someone who has gone above and beyond that year in their time and energy to build/maintain trails on the Western Slope.

We are very excited to announce our first annual Massanutten Western Slope volunteer of the year award. Karl Waizecker was presented with a custom etched leather sheath for his new Rogue Hoe trail work tool. Now he never has to stop working on trails!