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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Introducing Community Captain Lauren Meade

CC Lauren2This month we are highlighting Camp Brookside Community Captain Lauren Meade to both show appreciation for her service and to showcase a little bit of her story. We hope it will resonate with some of our readers and motivate them to start their journey toward a healthy and active lifestyle change. We strongly believe that without the hard work and dedication of our Community ...

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Active SWV Family Triathlon at Summersville Lake

The inaugural Active Southern West Virginia Family Triathlon, in support of ActiveSWV Kids Run Clubs, was a great success! Held on Saturday, August 20, 2016, in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Summersville Dam celebration, a field of 50 participants, including kids, parents and grandparents, ran, biked and paddled a course set up adjacent to the Summersville Lake beach. This family-friendly, beginner event included a 4.4-mile course, divided into a 1.2-mile run, 2.2-mile bicycle ride, and a 1-mile ...

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SUP: Fayette County 4-H Outdoor Club

Stand up paddle boarding has been growing in the last 10 years to include activity on rivers and lakes. This makes it a perfect sport for West Virginia. Active Southern WV believes in creating opportunity for our youth to experience all the adventure sports our state is known for. The month of May is devoted to getting High School ages kids exposed to our recreation options.

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SUP: Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Nicholas County High School Students

Stand up paddle boarding has been growing in the last 10 years to include activity on rivers and lakes. This makes it a perfect sport for West Virginia. Active Southern WV believes in creating opportunity for our youth to experience all the adventure sports our state is known for. The month of May is devoted to getting High School ages kids exposed to our recreation options.

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