A Successful Bike Summit for the Shenandoah Valley

On Nov. 13 in Harrisonburg, “The Bike Capital of Virginia,” the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization (HRMPO) held a very successful bike summit at James Madison University. This will be an annual event, with plans already being made for 2016. Click Thanh’s link below for more information, videos, notes, and reports.

From Thanh Dang:

“The Fourth Annual Harrisonburg & Rockingham Bike-Walk Summit was a hit with our local elected representatives, city/county staff, JMU/EMU, and many of the wonderful volunteer advocates who make it all happen.

For 2015 we enlisted the help of SVBC member Scott Wootten and his Adventure Seen Videos to create three short videos to help us recap some of the great biking and walking activity that has happened in our community over the past year.

The 2015 Summit theme was “Play to Our Strengths: The Secrets to a Biking and Walking Community” with a keynote address from Pete Eshelman, Director of Outdoor Branding with the Roanoke Regional Partnership. His talk and the other sessions focused on understanding the importance of biking and walking to the economy, creating a livable community that attracts and retains businesses and residents, promoting the community’s walking and biking assets, and prioritizing biking and walking planning and investment.

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