Posts about 2014

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.


Bicycle tune-ups were provided by Rocktown Bicycles.


Riders begin!


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


Riders eat and relax after the ride.


Servers helped prepare and serve the riders’ lunch.

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

17th annual Bike Shenandoah


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

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

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

– The Bike Shenandoah Coordinating Committee