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. BiketheValley.org 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 www.bikethevalley.org or call the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission at 540-885-5174.