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Welcome to Bike Shen

Bike Shen is a family friendly and healthy way to support six local agencies: Mennonite Central Committee, Virginia Mennonite Missions, MennoMedia, Our Community Place, Roberta Webb Child Care Center, and NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center.

We draw more than 100 riders each year for rides ranging from the 5 mile family ride to the metric century.

Save the date for Bike Shenandoah on Saturday September 16, 2017.

New Spring Ride

In 2017, for the first time, we are adding a spring ride of 62 miles (metric century) on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The ride will be centered in Dayton with Mole Hill Bikes providing two rest stops. Registration costs $50.

If you have further questions:
Call Steve Carpenter, President Bike Shenandoah, at 540 908-3933.

Contact us at:
Bike Shenandoah
601 Parkwood Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
BikeShenCycle4Service@gmail
540-578-3024

Record numbers ride in 2014

Jay Leaman instructs riders at the start of their ride.

Jay Leaman (right) instructs riders on the route and safety measures at the start of their ride.

One hundred twenty-eight riders came out on a beautiful September day and pedaled the Shenandoah Valley to enjoy the beginning of fall in the rolling terrain, and to support the work of seven area non-profit agencies. Choosing one of five rides between 5 miles and 100 miles, the riders enjoyed camaraderie and welcome refreshments together at Eastern Mennonite School as they finished.

This 17th annual ride has been growing since 1997 and provides an important source of revenue to the benefiting agencies. Riders are encouraged to build a support network of friends who give a suggested per-mile donation. (This year’s totals are still being calculated.)

Riders register for Bike Shenandoah

Riders register for Bike Shenandoah.

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Bicycle tune-ups were provided by Rocktown Bicycles.

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Riders begin!

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The 15-mile riders compare notes on how each coped with the Greenmount Road hill at the provided riders’ lunch.

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Riders eat and relax after the ride.

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Servers helped prepare and serve the riders’ lunch.

We’re excited for the 2014 ride one month away!

17th annual Bike Shenandoah

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Start biking now with a friend or family member, and come to challenge yourself or just have a good time for 5, 15, 30, 62, or 100 miles on two wheels in the Shenandoah Valley. You’ll be in good company on rides designed for both the seasoned cyclist and first-time rider of any age.

When you do, you’ll raise funds for Mennonite Central Committee, Virginia Mennonite Missions, MennoMedia, Bridge of Hope, Roberta Webb Child Care Center, NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center, and Our Community Place.
Bike Shenandoah benefits from Fair Trade Sale Day!
Online registration is via active.com.

(If you are having trouble registering online, please contact Sarah Showalter at bikeshen@vmmissions.org or (540) 434-9727.)

We look forward to your participation and support for mission endeavors.

– The Bike Shenandoah Coordinating Committee

Despite threatening rain, nearly 100 ride in Bike Shenandoah

The Bike Shenandoah start and finish at Eastern Mennonite School.

Special thanks to all who made our 16th annual Bike Shenandoah event on September 21 a success!

In spite of clouds and threatening rain nearly 100 riders successfully completed the century, metric century, 30 mile, 15 mile and 5 mile rides through the lovely Shenandoah Valley’s natural beauty.

Regretfully, the rain did arrive at the end of the day. The final two came in drenched but with smiles on their faces, happy to have ridden their first 100 mile ride.

Due to riders’ increased efforts to recruit sponsors and the generosity of business sponsors, the ride generated approximately $4,000 in additional income from last year for a total of over $20,000.

Thank you to all who have supported and participated in the Bike Shenandoah ride for service that each year benefits Mennonite Central Committee, Virginia Mennonite Missions, MennoMedia, and this year, Bridge of Hope, a local agency that assists homeless mothers and their children acquire stability and security.

Five great rides supporting four great organizations!

Bike Shenandoah is a one-day ride that takes advantage of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley at one of the most beautiful times of the year.

Flanked by the Appalachians and the Blue Ridge mountains, the Shenandoah Valley is ablaze with color during the height of fall. This event offers a relaxed ride atmosphere for cyclists of all ages and abilities to appreciate the area’s natural beauty, while enjoying the company of other riders and supporting global and local service, relief and development.

Choose between five rides for all ages and abilities: century (100 miles), metric century (62 miles/100km), 30 mile, 15 mile, and 5 mile ride.

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Blue Ridge mountain scene

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Bike Shenandoah thanks our generous business sponsors

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