The state’s first-ever Bike Summit is happening in Charleston on April 17-18. Join on Sunday for free group bike rides followed by a reception. Stay for Monday’s sessions to learn how planners, engineers, public health officials, trail advocates, and of course, cyclists, are preparing to work together to make West Virginia a better place to ride.
And here are some rides coming up in 2016 worth training for:
Appalachian Spring Spectacular Bonus Ride: 70 – 85 miles, and 7,000 feet of climbing.
Appalachian Spring Spectacular: offers 4 different routes ranging from 25 – 60 miles.
June (exact dates TBA)
WVU Extension 4-H Outspoken bike ride: 250 mile ride starting in Jefferson County and ending at WVU Jackson’s Mill 4-H camp.
Wild and Wonderful North Bend Rail Trail sojourn, 4 days of riding with the national Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
Wheels of Hope: offers 4 options ranging from 29 miles to a 107 mile century with 8500+ feet of climbing. Start training now!
If mountain biking is your thing, check out the WV Mountain Bike Association schedule of races and events.
And find local bike clubs and bike shops near you with our West Virginia Physical Activity Network directory: WVPAN/cycling