Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Virginia Mountain Bike Festival is ready to roll!!

Matt and Tyler went out today to clear the Bridge/Braleys trail as well as the Trimble Mtn. loop!  The rest of the trails are super smooth right now too so it's shaping up to be an awesome weekend!!  Head out to Stokesville this weekend to ride all these sweet trails!

Here are some pictures of the work done today:



Bath County has amazing road side beauties. Pre riding Harvest Moon Century for Sept. 24

What a great century route in the mountains. It runs along scenic mountain streams and twists and turns around some huge mountains!

Monday, May 23, 2011

SDS 3 Day Tour was AWESOME!!

Everyone had a great time on the Stokesville Douthat Stokesville 3 Day tour this year!  Check out the slideshow below or some of the great videos of the super fun remote singletrack. A great group of committed riders from all over the mid Atlantic including State College, PA, Washington DC, Roanoke, and from just down the road here in Bridgewater.  Thanks to the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition for clearing the trails, they were SWEET!  If you are liking what you see, come out to the Virginia Mountain Bike Festival this weekend, just outside of Harrisonburg, where you can ride many of the trails featured in the SDS route.


Tony Vachino on Brushy Ridge Trail

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Dave Tompkins leaving Douthat behind on Fore Mountain Trail

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This is a great compilation from the three amazing days of riding

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Peter Fraker enjoys his time on the trail near Elliot Knob

Huge props to guides Matt Smith, Joe Therrell, and Tyler Spurlock

Thursday, May 12, 2011

SDS 2 Day Recap!

We had an awesome time on the Stokesville-Douthat-Stokesville 2 Day tour this past weekend!  The trails were beautiful and big thanks to Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition for clearing the way on those trails! Dowells Draft was pristine and had a great flow as usual, look for yourself --> VIDEO. There were great views along Shenandoah Mountain Trail. Thin shale barren singletrack bursting with spring blooms as you drop into the swinging bridge over the cowpasture river after riding along the super scenic Beards Mountain Trail VIDEO. Fore Mountain Trial and Brushy Ridge trail were riding better then they ever have. Check out VIDEO of lower Fore - the sound has been removed on this clip. The long rock gardens after Elliott’s Knob were pushing us to the limit and the sticky green moss to the wide open trail of the lower flanks towards Crawford made us feel like we were on a landspeeder for a looong time.

Here are some amazing pictures of the experience from Pat Miller.

Huge thanks to everyone involved for making it a great weekend!  Looking forward to the 3 day version this weekend!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

2011 Virginia Mountain Bike Festival fast approaching - Sign up NOW!!

Virginia Mountain Bike Festival 2011
Stokesville Campground, VA

Memorial Day Weekend 2011 - May 27-30th

From Virginia Mountain Bike Festival 2010

Just wanted to send out a quick reminder that the Virginia Mountain Bike Festival is a few weeks out. We have a great bunch of folks already registered, don't wait to join them! The Virginia Mountain Bike Festival is an event celebrating mountain bicycling in Jefferson and George Washington National Forests. Come out and enjoy the atmosphere, the riding, and social gathering that is the Virginia Mountain Bike Festival. Please encourage your riding friends to participate in this volunteer driven festival. Thank you for attending in the past, we hope you can make it again this year.
Register here - Online registration for $80 per adult and $20 per child closes on Wednesday, May 25th at 5PM- on site registration is $100
Your registration covers camping for 3 nights, and 4 days of great backcountry riding. Friday night the kitchen is open in the pavilion for your use (Grill and Burners). Saturday night we provide pasta and sauce. You provide your favorite side or dessert. Sunday night we provide a deluxe full on burrito dinner. Since this is a fundraiser for Virginia Mountain Biking there are no refunds. If you cannot attend, you will able to deduct the whole amount as a donation on your taxes.
The festival will feature rides for all, fun events, and great company on a glorious weekend at a private campground nestled against the George Washington National Forest. This fun-filled event is brought to you by Shenandoah Mountain Touring, LLC.

Not really into Mountain Biking? GREAT HIKING right from the Campground on the Wild Oak Trail or bring your ROAD BIKE and enjoy the wonderful road riding the Shenandoah Valley has to offer - we will have county road maps for your use. Bring your family for a fun weekend!
Hope to see you there,
Chris, Matt and Tyler

Special thanks to our sponsors for coming out to Stokesville for the weekend! There will be a few 2011 demo bikes from KONA BIKES. Richmond ASR will be in town as well helping run registration so that everyone can get out and RIDE!!
Also, a huge thanks to our local sponsor Shenandoah Bicycle Company and Trek Bikes for provided the weekend's beverages!!