Fayetteville, WV Receives an Honorable Mention from The League of American Bicyclists

In the spring of 2018 the town of Fayetteville, WV received an Honorable Mention from the League of American Bicyclists. The Honorable Mention is given to communities who have worked to initiate projects that improves their cyclists’ safety, community awareness and cycling accessibility. The Honorable Mention also provided priorities Fayetteville to focus its efforts on to assure future designation as an official Bicycle Friendly Community.

Active Southern West Virginia’s Pedestrian, Bike and Trail Coordinator, Andy Davis, initiated this effort in Fayetteville ...

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Kids Run Clubs at WVU Energy Express Summer Locations

Staying active in the summer time is easy with an Active SWV Kids Run Club

The Active SWV Kids Run Club program was incorporated into the WVU Energy Express locations at Beards Fork and Mount Hope, WV. WVU Energy Express is a summer reading program developed and facilitated by the WVU Extension Service. Active SWV staff and volunteers provided training and mentoring to the mentors onsite and assisted in leading the kids through a Fun Run event at the end of ...

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Tips for Walking in the Rain

Active Southern West Virginia provides free physical activity opportunities and often these activities take place outdoors and year round. West Virginia is known for it’s rain forest like weather patterns and quickly changing conditions. Often times this can become a barrier to staying active on a regular schedule. Active SWV Community Captain Levi Moore has provided some tips for sticking with your activity plans rain or shine.

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Water Aerobics is Making a Big Slash in August

Active SWV has had the dream of offering a free water aerobics program in our area for a long time. With the help of the community, we have made that dream a reality every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am at Hawks Nest State Park. So, we wanted to highlight two of the people that made our dreams come true in offering this program to the residents in our region.

August Community Captain of the Month Crysty Linkenhoker

She was ...

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July Community Captain of the Month

Active SWV is pleased to highlight Jennifer Scott as the July Community Captain of the Month. Jennifer volunteers to lead stand up paddle boarding for Active SWV because she loves to introduce people to water activity.

Jennifer is originally from Mercer County and now lives in Fayetteville with her family. She started volunteering with Active SWV because she didn’t know a lot of people in the area and wanted to get involved with the community. She appreciates the organization ...

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Bike Racks on Public Buses

Active Southern West Virginia, through its Active SWV Bike/Walk program, seeks to increase multi-modal transportation opportunities in the New River Gorge region. Active SWV initiated the acquisition and installation of bicycle racks on the fourteen public transportation vehicles of the New River Transit Authority operated by Raleigh County Community Action. It is the goal of the New River Transit Authority operated by Raleigh County Community Action to provide the New River Gorge region with ...

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Creating a Bike/Walk Community: What is a BPAC?

Chances are, if you are reading this, you may be interested in making your community a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly place. This will be a much easier process if you can work with others who are also interested in community improvements. Finding the right leaders to champion the cause can make all the difference. No one can guarantee ...

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