Bike Safety Rodeo McManus Rail Trail

McManus Rail Trail Event:

  • Scavenger Hunt: Pick up a treasure map at McDonalds on Prince Street (5pm-7pm) – Follow the map to win a prize from McDonalds.
  • Bike Safety Inspection: Boy Scouts will perform bike safety inspections, & accept donations of bikes for Mac’s Toy Fund.
  • Active SWV Bike Rodeo: Volunteers with Active Southern West Virginia will be facilitating a bike safety demo for children to learn and practice safe bicycle riding. The first 40 kids to show up will receive a free bicycle ...
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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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Active SWV Bike/Walk goes to Damascus

As Active SWV Bike/Walk’s Coordinator, I was recently invited to join some fellow West Virginians to visit and tour Damascus, Virginia, which has embraced its identity as a “Trail Town”. Damascus is in the Mount Rogers District of Southwest Virginia, about 10 miles off of Interstate Highway 81. Some very popular trails converge in Damascus including the Iron Mountain Trail, U.S. Bicycle Route 76, the ...

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Oak Hill Rail Trail Walking/Running Group

Matt and CourtneyJoin Community Captains Matt and Courtney Bailey every Monday at 5pm on the Oak Hill Rail Trail. The group will meet at the Produce Depot, the orange building across from the Lewis Center. If you are into running you can join Matt on a run on the Oak Hill Rail Trail or if you enjoy walking you can join Courtney and her kids ...

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