Sunday, June 10, 2012

Nature Ride

Chip Chase will once again be leading the Nature Lover's Ride! Chip is long time resident of Canaan Valley and runs White Grass Touring Center. He is a amateur naturalist and has strong observation skills and a keen sense of curiosity. And if you know Chipper, then you know he has boundless energy and is a totally positive person. His ride will meet at the Blackwater Bikes at 10 and last around 3 hours. The pace is very casual and will involved stopping and learning about the wonders of nature. This is a favorite ride of the festival.








Friday, May 25, 2012

Thomas Trail Work Photos

Athey Lutz sent me these pics from the recent trail work days in Thomas



Thomas is a small town, but has several outstanding individuals that have a lot of energy to make trail work projects happen! Please consider volunteering your time to do trail work on an organized trail work day or on sunday morning the weekend of the Canaan Mountain Bike Festival.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Thomas, WV

Even though the festival headquarters are Davis, Thomas is our sister town. And there is great momentum with the community over there and the trails. You are invited to this celebration of their hard work. And remember when you come down for the Canaan MTB Festival, go over to Thomas and check out the trails and restaurants, art galleries and shops.


Do you know your community created 5 miles of beautiful, clean, bridge-enhanced trails in Thomas?! It is awesome and you should come see it.

Come celebrate the opening of the Thomas City Park Trails with a community potluck hosted by the North Fork Watershed Project on Friday June 1st! The event will mark the culmination of a two and a half year project to create a 5 mile long sustainable trail system in Thomas.

The fun will start at 5:00PM and will include guided hiking and mountain biking tours of the new trails, a ribbon cutting ceremony, a scavenger hunt for kids followed by a potluck at the pavilion around 7pm.

The park is the first right after the bridge on 219 S if you are heading away from Thomas, towards Parsons. Join us at the pavilion down by the river and bring your family and friends along with you.

If you have any questions or need directions please call/email Ben or Athey at 259-5600 or vista@northforkwatershed.org

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ride at 5

Out of the quaint town of Davis is the Thursday Ride at 5 that leaves from Blackwater Bikes. It usually breaks into a couple of groups and is well attended. The cool thing about Davis is that all the riding is right from town and there are lots of trails to pick from. And often there is some spontaneous trail work. Chaga and Kurt have worked on this hard rock problem on fire break to make it rideable for us mortals( Timmy R and Joey R could ride it as is!)








Tuesday, April 10, 2012

2012 Poster


We want to thank local artist, Ruth Melnick, for her beautiful and original artwork. Ruth's inspiration was the serene and intimate beauty of Tucker County.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

End of March




We are in the planning stages for this years Canaan MTB Festival on June 22, 23, 24. Including a new ride option on Saturday through the Blackwater Canyon starting in Thomas. And Saturday Night we will have a VIP Party at the new Tip Top Coffee Bar. And a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning. We will have the favorites from last year as well...trail work and bike hash!

There are so many beautiful places to ride to here! Mark your calendars and watch for updates.

Friday, March 23, 2012

CANAAN MTB FESTIVAL- 4TH ANNUAL

JUNE 22- LADIES SKILLS RIDE WITH SUE HAYWOOD
JUNE 23- GROUP RIDES LEAVING FROM BLACKWATER BIKES, VIP PARTY AT TIP TOP COFFEE SHOP
JUNE 24- TRAIL WORK AND BIKE HASH

COME RIDE IN THE MAGICAL LAND OF CANAAN