Wednesday, October 26, 2011

10-25-11 Trail Work on the Southern Traverse - Tour Friday!

Matt and Tyler spent the day chainsawing and clearing the Southern Traverse section of the Shenandoah Mountain Trail.  This trail is so smooth to begin with but now with no trees down it has returned to its DREAM CONDITION!!  We are leading a Friday Hookie Tour of the Southern Traverse this friday and you don't want to miss out, it will be as IMBA proclaims, "EPIC!"

click here to sign up!
Matt Smith saves his back by loading up our BoB Trailer with all of the gear!  A great way to get supplies into the woods!

Monday, October 17, 2011

VMBT - day 12 - Crossing New River, onto Bike Route 76 and New River Trail. Rollin'!

Next and last 2 days to follow are on Highlands Horse Trail and Iron Mountain Trail. What a journey bicycling along, across, over and around the length of Virginia on a backcountry Singletrack based route on National Forest trails.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Day #2 on the Virginia Mountain Bike Trail. Feeling good and lovin the trail!

Can't wait to see everyone as you join us over the next few days!

Shenandoah Mountain Touring

Virginia Mountain Bike Trail, day 2 on North Mountain is sooooo nice!

What a great back country bicycling experience!

The Virginia Mountain Bike Trail Tour is under way!!

Chris, Matt, and Jason said goodbye to the real world yesterday, and set out on the first sector of the Virginia Mountain Bike Trail.  Make sure to check out our webpage for the tour and maybe you can join up with us along the way!! Here are a few pictures of the start, stay tuned for more updates soon!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

SMT October Newsletter

SMT October 2011 Newsletter

Dear Friends of Shenandoah Mountain Touring,

We hope you are having a great start to the fall season and would like to give
you an update as to what's happening the world of SMT!

This coming weekend is the Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival put on by the Shenandoah
Valley Bicycle Coalition
. Your chance to come back to Stokesville and ride
some of the super fun trails from the Shenandoah Mountain 100 and a whole lot
more. REGISTER!!!!

The HEAT was on this year at the Shenandoah Mountain 100! While most were sweating
it out on course ALL DAY, cool Christian Tanguy was getting his 2nd SM100 win
and first NUE Series win!! It was a battle up front between Jeff and Christian.
We hope you had a great time on your ride! has provided an in-depth
story on the event and can be found here: SM100 Story In case you haven't seen any pictures from the event, our photographers shots are here: Bob Popovich , and our pictures can be found here: SMT photos . Make sure you are friends with us at our facebook page in order to stay up-to-date with all of our events and press!

We also wanted to mention a local Harrisonburg Cyclocross event coming up on
Oct. 16th put on by Ken Bell of Gripped Films.

On October 16th, Harrisonburg will host the first Rocktown Cyclocross Festival.
With $1500 in cash as well as prizes up for grabs, The Rocktown Cyclocross Festival
will feature a full day of racing for beginners to pros. Bring your friends
and family to enjoy the many free side events including a corn hole tournament
with $100 cash prize, kids races, bicycle maintenance, kids helmet giveaway
and more.
- You can register online here (and save on late fees): REGISTER

We have just headed out on our Virginia Mountain Bike Trail ride and we are super psyched!!

we will be sending out updates to the SMT blog almost daily
-- here are some videos of last years ride that Jeremiah Bishop did on a section
of the route, make plans for next year:
-Shenandoah Mountain Sector -Big Schloss Sector

We had to reschedule our Spruce Knob North Fork IMBA Epic tour for Sat Sun Oct 29th-30th weekend. West Virginiawas hit with a super cold blast that brought snowshoe mountain 9 inchces of
snow! That will make it an amazing 3 day weekend if you are able to combine
the weekend ride with our Friday hookie ride on the Southern Traverse


Thanks so much,

Chris, Matt, Tyler, and the rest of the SMT Family