Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival
The Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival originated in 1997 and has always been and remains a volunteer-run event. The Festival is the largest fundraiser for the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) proceeds from the Festival help the Coalition achieve our goals of Building Better Communities in the Valley.
The Festival is held at the beautiful Stokesville Campground , a spectacular venue with mountains in the backdrop and riding out the gate. The trails and road riding around Stokesville and in the George Washington National Forest offer a beautiful and very challenging experience. When you ride from the Festival location expect plenty of gravel roads, county paved roads, Forest Service fire roads, endless single track trail riding and big old fashion mountains.
An important component of the Festival is giving back to the trails of the National Forest. There will be trail work sessions over the weekend which provide a great opportunity for those wishing to learn about trail maintenance and wanting to give back to the trails we all use. However, there will be plenty of fun activities for everyone around the campground including a playground for kids, bonfires, a dance party, and miles of gravel roads for folks who want to ride bikes but don’t want to go mountain biking.