Calling all families! There are few better ways to enjoy the fall in Virginia than pedaling the beautiful, rural Shenandoah Valley. Join us for the 15th annual Bike Shenandoah, a ride for relief and community development efforts (including the Northend Greenway), this Saturday, September 22. The ride will feature five different rides between five and 100 miles for cyclists of all ages and abilities this Saturday, September 22. Cyclists will raise funds for three Mennonite nonprofit agencies and, this year, the Northend Greenway too! As an initiative to develop a linear park that doubles as a bike and walking path, connecting several economically and socially diverse neighborhoods in north Harrisonburg, the Greenway is in line with the event’s larger mission.
Registration is $50 for adults, $25 for children and students, $10 for the 5 mile ride. Arrive at least 15 minutes early to register.
In conjunction with Bike Shenandoah, September 22 is Fair Trade Sale Day, a discount sales event at Ten Thousand Villages, Artisans’ Hope, and Gift & Thrift to benefit community development work locally and around the globe. Buy handmade international gifts and crafts or snag some secondhand wares this Saturday and a portion of your purchase will benefit the causes of Bike Shenandoah.
Ride day schedule: Saturday, September 22
* Century (100 mile) route begins at 7:00 a.m.
* Metric Century (62 mile) route begins at 7:30 a.m.
* 30-mile route begins at 9:00 a.m.
* 20K (~15 mile) route begins at 10:00 a.m.
* Family ride (5 mile) route begins at 11:00 a.m.
Amenities: Rest stops and picnic lunch will be provided for all riders.
Location: Bike Shenandoah 2012 begins and ends at Eastern Mennonite School, 801 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg, Virginia.
More information about what your contribution support and ride details available at: www.bikeshenandoah.org
3 more volunteer marshals are needed! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-810-7667 if you can help from 10:30am – 1:00pm this Saturday.