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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Exceeding the Challenge – Local resident walks over 2000 miles in 2017!

In early 2017, Active Southern West Virginia Community Captain, Levi Moore, announced a challenge for any willing participants. The challenge was to walk, run, or hike 1000 miles and keep track of it before the end of the year. Throughout the year, the Active SWV Facebook group readily received updates from participants. I asked Levi a few questions about the Challenge:

Andy: Where did you get the idea for the 1000 Mile Challenge?
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Bicycle Friendly Community Application Submitted for Mount Hope, WV

The City of Mount Hope has applied to be recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community through the League of American Bicyclists. For the past year, the Active Southern West Virginia’s Pedestrian, Bicycle and Trail coordinator has focused his efforts in Mount Hope to make the community more accommodating for bicyclists and pedestrians. The goals of this partnership are in line with the mission of Active Southern West Virginia, to create more opportunities to be physically active for the residents ...

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Grant Awarded To Mount Hope Project

Active Southern West Virginia (Active SWV) is working to create opportunities for safe, accessible physical activity in Mount Hope. Three projects are being pursued by the Active SWV Pedestrian, Bike, Trail Coordinator Andrew Davis through an AmeriCorps VISTA partnership with the National Coal Heritage Authority. These three projects are:

  • Improving upon the already existing Safe Streets Route
  • A one mile fitness trail
  • Concept plan for development of the Mount Hope Rail Trail

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