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 at WVMBA.com
The West Virginia Enduro Series has become independent and stands as its own race series. For those who just want to go downhill fast against everybody else out there, the Enduro Series is sure to please! They host races all across the state to give racers a wide variety of racing conditions from natural-featured gnar to some extreme manmade jumps. Check them out at facebook.com/wvenduro
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 80 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 fifteen 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.
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. The newest among them, still under construction, is the Elk River Trail. Find them all, with links to their individual websites, at the homepage
of the WV Rails-to-Trails Council.
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 ACEcycling.org