We would love to help you find somewhere to ride your bike, someone to ride
with, or a place to stay when you come visit the Mountain State. Below is a list
of places we recommend you look before your next ride on two wheels.
Mountain State Wheelers
The Wheelers are the biggest and longest-running bicycle club in the state,
turning cranks since 1975. Comprised of cyclists of all abilities, riding with
the club is a great opportunity to find new riding partners and new roads. Check
out their website here.
The West Virginia Mountain Bike Association is the largest advocacy and racing
body in the state. They are responsible for hundreds of miles of trails within
the state, and also host a cross country, an enduro, and an ultra race series. Get involved
Kanawha State Forest
The Kanawha State Forest is one of the best places to mountain bike in the state,
and maybe anywhere. Located just a few miles south of Charleston, we frequent
the Forest for knobby-tired recreation. Home to well over 50 miles of single- and
double-track trails, KSF is the backdrop for the Black Bear Mountain Bike Festival
and the Frozen Sasquatch 25k/50k trail running races.
Find out more here,
or stop by the shop to pick up a trail map.
Little Creek Park
Conveniently located in South Charleston, Little Creek is paradise for mountain
bikers who want to squeeze in a ride after work. Offering more than twelve miles
of single-track, the park has a generous mix of terrain for being a smaller location.
There are enough climbs and downhills to keep you on your toes, and sufficient
rolling segments in between to keep your heart rate inside the atmosphere. The
guys who maintain the trails at Little Creek are in process of mapping everything
again, and we will link to it when it is available. In the meantime, just go ride
WV Rails-to-Trails Council
West Virginia is home to miles and miles of old rail lines, and many of them
have been converted to trails for biking purposes. The Greenbrier River Trail
and North Bend Rail-Trail are the longest, each over 70 miles, but there are many
more gems to find across the state. Find them all, with links to their individual
websites, at the homepage of the WV Rails-to-Trails
City of Charleston, WV
Charleston has a lot to offer, especially for outdoor enthusiasts. Year-round
activities include (our favorite) road and mountain biking, snow-skiing, whitewater
rafting and kayaking, rock climbing, and much more. Charleston has a lot of art,
music, and entertainment if you know where to look. Visit the
City's website or the Charleston Convention
& Visitors Bureau for more information on what you will find and where
to stay in Charlie West.
Ashland Cycling Enthusiasts
ACE is based in the Ashland, KY-Huntington, WV, area, but their members live
over a more far-reaching area stretching into our neighborhood. Their members
put rides together over a lot of the roads west of our shop in fantastically
scenic places to ride! Check out their website at