Rocktown Trails Grand Opening – April 26

Thanh -- April 24th, 2008

I’ve posted about the new Rocktown Trails at Hillandale Park before. Its a wonderful addition to our community. Its in a community park, adjacent and surrounded by neighborhoods and easily accessible to children. The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) is hosting a grand opening of festivities on April 26, 2008. ” The local community is invited to come celebrate with a trail run, bike skills clinic, group ride, pumptrack lesson, trail work, food, and a raffle.”

From SVBC’s press release:

“Festivities will kick off with a fun four-mile run / race at 10:00 am with a course geared to please both the casual jogger and the avid runner.  Grand opening activities follow at 12:00 pm and will cater to individuals and families who have bicycles or an interest in trails. Participants should park in Hillandale Park, near Shelter #11, where the running race registration will be held.  The cost of the running event is $15 and registration may be conducted online through further information is available on the club website 

Those wishing to check out the trail by foot should wear comfortable walking / running shoes while those exploring by bike should bring a helmet and a bike.  Bikes with wider tires are recommended.”

2 Responses to “Rocktown Trails Grand Opening – April 26”

  1. john says:

    Anyone who has some time tomorrow during the day should try and drop by — the trails that have been built in Hillandale are amazing – not only for biking, but running, walking etc. This grand opening would be a great time killer for parents with kids (like me!).

    The SVBC is an amazing group of people. The amount of time that the members donate to maintain places like Hillandale would boggle your mind. Beyond that, they are just a nice, welcoming group of folks. They could definitely use the city’s support and involvement on stuff like this.

  2. Hlestyan says:

    These are fantastic trails, and it is especially nice that they are located so accessibly within the community. Although the official grand opening is this weekend, they have been well used over the past year.

    I have seen such a wide variety of people using the trails: kids on bikes with training wheels, fun family outings, and even the most skilled riders in town.

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