Bike Walk SWV Poised for Achievement in 2020

Walking and biking are coming back in style as people are prioritizing the health of the environment and ourselves more. And Active Southern West Virginia is here for it.

For four years, Active SWV’s Bike Walk SWV program has steadily spread influence over our region. Last year boasts several mile makers including ...

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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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Top 10 Active SWV Moments in 2017

The momentum continues to grow with more communities, schools, businesses, and government agencies recognizing the importance of physical activity. Here are the top 10 moments in 2017 nominated by our staff and attendees of the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards.

 

#10 Ribbon Cutting of Mount Hope Fitness Station and Trail

This ribbon cutting event in April brought a community together to celebrate the opening of the Phoenix Fitness Trail. Active SWV AmeriCorps VISTA, Andy Davis, spent the better part of 2016 working with ...

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Now Hiring: Active SWV Bike/Walk Trail Coordinator

Active Southern West Virginia (ActiveSWV) will be accepting applications for the third year of the Bike/Walk SWV AmeriCorps VISTA position. This position is made possible by the National Coal Heritage Area, AmeriCorps VISTA, and the support of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority.

About Active SWV

Active SWV was created to foster community-level programming targeted at improving access to physical activity opportunities. The New River Gorge Regional Development Authority received feedback from businesses looking to relocate to ...

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Bicycle Friendly State; West Virginia Receives Highest Ranking Yet

Hello West Virginia Bike/Pedestrian and Community Development professionals, advocates, and enthusiasts,

As some of you may know, the League of American Bicyclists released its 2017 Bicycle Friendly State rankings earlier this month. West Virginia received its highest ranking ever at 37th Place! Some of us got the inside scoop at the 2017 West Virginia Bike Summit, but the official release also included WV’s state report card with detailed feedback on how ...

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Connector Path Open; WVU Tech to YMCA

WVU Tech students have easy access to YMCA

The City of Beckley, in its efforts to develop pedestrian and bicycle friendly infrastructure and safe streets, has taken an important step to welcome WVU Tech students to town. The City has opened a connector path from the WVU Tech campus to the YMCA, where students will enjoy membership privileges and use of all YMCA facilities.

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Scouts volunteer with local trail projects during National Jamboree

For 10 days in late July, approximately 40,000 scouts convened in the New River Gorge for the 2017 National Jamboree. This was the second time the event has been hosted at the Bechtel Summit Reserve, which is situated between Mount Hope and Glen Jean, West Virginia, and the second time attendees have worked on service projects throughout the region as part of their camp experience.
Many communities in the region were able to secure the scouts as volunteers to help with projects, ...
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