Welcome to the DR100

The DR100 is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that raises funds from bicycling events to make the streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians in Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg Virginia.


It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you, this year, 2015 there will be no DR100 cycling event.

We will continue to focus on areas that make Harrisonburg and Rockingham County safer for cycling, like buying more bicycles for Rockingham County Public Schools, but we are unable to put on an event this year.

Please stay tuned as we refocus our organization into a stronger voice cyclists safety.

In just 6 short years we have raised and donated over $60,000 from our participants at our annual events, as well as corporate sponsorship and corporate grants!

Here is where some of the money went.
86 bicycles for Rockingham County High Schools
Sharows in Harrisonburg
Expansion and funding for the Harrisonburg Rockingham MPO Bicycle Pedestrian Plan
Donations to the North End Greenway and the Bluestone Trail
Helped supply JMU's CycleShare with bikes

We have donated 86 bicycles to Rockingham County High Schools to implement a successful Driver's Education program where High School students ride bicycles not cars to in Drivers Education curriculum. We strongly believe this is an excellent grass roots program where high school students learn to safely ride a bicycle on a public road prior to learning to drive a car and receive their driver's license.



We helped to provide Sharows, share the road arrows painted onto the streets, to be installed in the City of Harrisonburg

Helped to supply JMU's CycleShare with Bikes, the student-run JMU bicycle library, CycleShare, provides cost-free short-term bicycle use to students.

Donations to the North End Greenway http://northendgreenway.org/ and Bluestone Trail http://www.harrisonburgva.gov/bluestone-trail

Helped to supply JMU's CycleShare with Bikes, the student-run JMU bicycle library, CycleShare, provides cost-free short-term bicycle use to students.

BikeSmart SHS





Thank You Cyclists






 

Recent Announcements

  • Will the DR100 event have an event again? Not in 2015 but hopefully we will host more event in the future.  The possibilities are endless, with your help we have made positive enhancement to the cyclists in Rockingham ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2015, 6:35 AM by Robert Cone
  • Day of Event Photos http://sites.google.com/site/2014dr100/home/2014-event-photos
    Posted May 4, 2014, 7:27 PM by Robert Cone
  • Good info to know Friday at packet pickup is for anyone who wants to pick up their stuff early or for anyone who wants to register.  It's also an organized event by the ...
    Posted May 1, 2014, 3:50 AM by Robert Cone
  • Saturday Times If you can not make it to the Friday packet pick up no problem, we will have everything ready by 7:00 am Saturday.Day of event registration is available ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2014, 7:26 PM by Robert Cone
  • Packet Pickup Location 6pm - 8pm Friday, May 2: Costume Bike Parade and Film Festival To help celebrate BIKE MONTH our packet pickup location will be at Turner Pavilion where the SVBC will be hosting a Bicycle Costume Parade!  Friday, May 2: Costume Bike Parade ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2014, 6:35 AM by Robert Cone
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What did we do with previous years money?

DR100 Participants and Cycling Enthusiasts,
 
After our intense study, we are spending 100% of the DR100 net proceeds, effective immediately, to the following three projects.  
 
Driver's ED BikeSmart Program Expansion
($10,000 DR100 donation):
There is a current High School Drivers Ed program at Turner Ashby High School, created and implemented solely by Ms. Cindy Ferek, a National Teacher of the Year Recipient, that requires the Driver’s Ed students to learn to drive by first using bicycles, before getting behind the wheel of a car.  This program has incredible interest to the DR100 as it is a grass roots advocacy bike safety program that trains our upcoming vehicular drivers to understand proper driving skills when interacting with bicyclists on the road as well as how to safely bicycle on public roads.  The students actually ride bicycles on public roads and learn how to safely navigate using a certified BikeSmart manual.  The DR100 has researched this program and has approved a large amount of funding set aside to expand this program to all Rockingham County Public High Schools, pending County Board of Education/Administration approval.  The funds will be used to properly train and certify the Driver's Ed Administrators/Teachers as well as purchase properly equipped bicycles that include lights, helmets and other reflective safety items.
  
Bluestone Trail
($2,000 DR100 donation):
The Bluestone Trail will be a 3-mile, hard surfaced, shared-use path in Harrisonburg that will connect people between Port Republic Road and Hillside Avenue (where James Madison University's entrance is), Purcell Park and the Purcell Park Neighborhood, RMH Wellness Center, Ramblewood Park and surrounding neighborhoods, and points south near Pleasant Valley Road. The Bluestone Trail will be for transportation and recreational uses by walkers, joggers, bicyclists, etc. The City of Harrisonburg is presently working on engineering design for Phase 1 (1.1-miles) of the project and will begin construction of portions of the path within Purcell Park in 2013. This project is not yet fully funded and the City continues to seek funding opportunities.
 
Northend Greenway
($2,000 DR100 donation):
The Northend Greenway will provide a safe and accessible route for pedestrians and bicyclists traveling between downtown Harrisonburg and the neighborhoods, schools and commercial areas to the north. The Greenway will increase park space in the north and be accessible to all, especially families, children, seniors and people with low income. The current configuration of roadways and lack of sidewalks make it difficult for the residents along the proposed path to walk or bike safely using existing routes. This generous donation from the DR100 will immediately help to get the project shovel ready, which will help to leverage larger scale grants that we otherwise do not qualify for until design and engineering is completed. The Northend Greenway is a prototype for what is envisioned to be a series of greenways that will eventually connect all parts of the city.  northendgreenway.org, contact@northendgreenway.org, 540-810-7667
Subpages (1): 2014 Event Photos