Winter hiking and biking might be chilly — but the views are great

Harrisonburg City Council member Laura Dent, left, and Cameron survey the view from Bother Knob during a chilly hike in 2021 . (File photo by Randi B. Hagi)

This story is part of the Shenandoah Valley Ever Green radio project, produced in partnership with WMRA. This seasonal program focuses on the environmental and natural systems of the Valley. To listen to the full winter episode, tune into WMRA (90.7 FM) at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15.

By McLaren Reed, contributor

Kyle Lawrence, executive director of the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, says he loves riding — and hiking — the trails around the Valley in the winter.

Sure, it might be cold, but the views are worth wearing a couple extra layers, he says.

The bicycle coalition, working with the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County tourism agencies, created a map and guide for the Valley to encourage more people to hit the trails.

Listen to the full story for more of the advice Lawrence offers for enjoying trails this winter:


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