Rides and Events

Check this page often for updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around our area. Rides require, at minimum, an appropriate bike in good working order, water, and a helmet. We suggest a spare tube, energy food, maybe a little cash in case we stop, and your biggest smile! Many rides are held subject to weather. It's a good idea to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements, too. We'll see you out there — and have fun!

Weekly Group Rides

Find your niche in Harrisonburg's awesome group rides. Whether you are new to cycling or an old pro, there is a ride that's right for you. 

Our local group rides usually start up the first week of daylight savings and continue until hunting season. 

DayStart TimeDescriptionLocationPhone
SVBC Monday Social Mountain Bike Ride. It's a chill pace group ride, perfect for beginners & experts alike!Trails on the Western Slope of Massanutten Resort540 437 9000
Tuesday5:30 PMSVBC Women’s Ride. +/-2 hour social ride just for the ladies. Meeting location varies. Ride leader: Kari Carpenter & Marcia.Location Varies between Hillandale, Massanutten or GWNF5405782364
Tuesday5:30 PMFast Road Ride. Leaves from SBC. +18MPH will include hills, sprints & gravel. Ride leader: Kyle LawrenceShenandoah Bicycle Company540 236 2001
Wednesday5:15 PM SharpSocial Road Ride. Meet at HHS on 1001 Garbers Church Road. 1.5-2 hours, no headphones. Ride leader: Marcia 540 (dash) 432 (dash) 3312.Harrisonburg High School540 432 3312
Thursday5:00 PMTrail Work. Massanutten or Hillandale. Ride your mountain bike & improve our trails!Massanutten or Hillandale540 437 9000
Thursday5:30 PMSteady Road Ride. +/-2 hour ride. Rocktown Bicycles
Friday in Spring & Summer3:00 PMFriday Fatty Mountain Bike Ride. +/-4 hour ride on a moderately difficult trail in the GWNF to the North or West. This is a strenuous ride but the pace is perfect for new riders trying to learn more trails & skillsShenandoah Bicycle Company540 437 9000
Every Friday in the Fall3:00 PMSix Pack Downhill. A Harrisonburg tradition. Casual ride up some big mountain trail and an informal ride downhill with timers. Winner gets to host the after-party.Meet at the Food Lion on rt. 42 South540 437 9000
Every Saturday in the FallTrail Work. Each Saturday in the Fall SVBC will be giving back to the trails on the National Forest. Leave Mr. J’s on Route 42 South. SVBC will supply tools and drinks, bring good hiking and trail work attire. GWNF Trailwork Locations Vary540 437 9000
SundayTime Varies, See SVBC Site for weekly updatesBridgewater Road Ride – Leaves from Bridgewater’s Wildwood Park, West Bank St. This is a social intermediate ride at 14-16 MPH pace and goes 2-3 hours. During the winter months the ride goes on hard surface and gravel roads. Check the web site each Saturday for weekly for updates. Questions? Contact Rich Harris, harrisra@jmu.eduWildwood Park Bridgewater, VA540- 810-5127
SundayTime Varies, See SVBC Site for weekly updatesSunday Harrisonburg Road Ride. Sundays throughout the year. Casual-pace ride; nobody gets dropped. Length can be anywhere from 20 to 60 miles. Email or call for details.745 South Dogwood Drive540-433-9247

Upcoming Cycling Events

Check the Calendar of Events to see upcoming event dates & information. Call for further information.