Virginia Breeze Adds New Weekend Service

The Virginia Breeze has added additional weekend service to its route, allowing riders to make a weekend trip to Washington, D.C. and get back home in time for Monday classes and work. The bus makes nine stops along I-81 and I-66 from Blacksburg to Union Station in D.C. Updated brochures listing the full schedule of stops are being developed and will be available in the coming weeks. Three stops in the CSPDC region include Lexington, Staunton, and Harrisonburg.

Bike Safety Guides Available

The 6th edition of the Share VA Roads bicycle safety guide is now available in print and by download. The guides are produced through a partnership between the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and state and local agencies. The guides offer a set of safety procedures and traffic regulations for all users of the State’s roads. CSPDC has ordered guides in English and Spanish and will share them at events and based on requests from our member jurisdictions.

CSPDC Launches Rebranded Website for Bike the Valley Program

STAUNTON (November 29, 2018) — Shenandoah Valley visitors and residents have a refreshed resource for exploring cycling opportunities in the region, thanks to the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) and a grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation. went live earlier this month, offering expanded options for on-road, gravel, mountain biking, and family-friendly, paved-trail cycling. Developed with input from local cyclists, the site features information on bike-friendly lodging, bike shops, local events and rides, as well as interactive maps that can be downloaded to GPS devices.

Bike the Valley is a CSPDC program that helps promote bicycling for exercise, recreation, and as a means of transportation, as well as the Shenandoah Valley as a bicycling destination. The addition of this updated, mobile-responsive website provides bicyclists of all skill levels access to current information on classic rides of varied length and difficulty throughout a five-county region.

The Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Marketing Leverage Program provided partial funding for the new site. An expanded Facebook presence and interface with Ride with GPS will accompany the site launch.

For more information about the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee please visit the or call the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission at 540-885-5174.