We’re excited to announce that Harrisonburg has been named a Bronze-level IMBA Ride Center. From IMBA:
The Ride Center® designation represents IMBA’s Model Trail recognition for large-scale mountain bike facilities that offer something for every rider. Bring your full arsenal of bikes to these destination-worthy areas. From backcountry adventures to shuttle-served gravity trails, and from expert-only to family-friendly, you’ll encounter the best the sport has to offer.
Ride Center® mimics the Bikeleague’s Bicycle Friendly Community program, but for fat-tire dirt riding. Areas are scored on Trail Experience, Services, Community Involvement, Tourism and Marketing, and a subjective factor called Above and Beyond.
Notable are introductory mountain bike classes offered by James Madison University, and city Parks and Rec.; and the nearby Southern Traverse, an IMBA Epic®.
Harrisonburg is the only Mid-Atlantic city to receive a Ride Center® designation. With so many great mountain bike destinations in Virginia, we hope others will follow.
Please see IMBA’s page about Harrisonburg.