Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival
The Shenandoah Mtn. Bicycle Festival originated in 1997 and since has become a highlight of Virginia's fall cycling scene. The Festival is the largest fundraiser for the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC), the funds from the Festival helps SVBC achieve its goals of promoting, educating and increasing cycling awareness in the Shenandoah Valley.
The trail and road riding around Stokesville and in the George Washington National Forest is beautiful and very challenging.
During the Festival weekend there is plenty of time to experience the great riding in the area and the opportunity to camp and meet fellow cyclists. An important component of the Festival is giving back to the trails of the National Forest. The two trail work sessions over the weekend have become the largest volunteer trail work projects in the North River Ranger District. The trail work sessions are a great opportunity for those wishing to learn about trail maintenance and wanting to give back to the trails we all use.