Bike the Park Day at Twin Falls State Park May 3

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A series of West Virginia State Parks biking events gets underway this Saturday, May 3, at Twin Falls Resort State Park in Wyoming County. Individuals interested in participating in this biking event should meet at Shelter #2 at 10 a.m.

Lunch will be available for $5 per person or you can bring your own.  All skill levels are welcome.  Group rides for beginners, intermediate and advanced bikers are planned, according to Patricia Clay event coordinator.

“We’ll have individual and group instruction, so if someone wants to get into mountain biking, this is great time to start,” says Clay. Clay is with the “Tire on the Mountain” bike group that organizes bike outings. Mark Poore will serve as clinician at the Twin Falls event. Poore is from Snowshoe Mountain and is one of the state’s well-known mountain bike enthusiasts.  “His clinics serve as a training ground for novice as well as advance and competition riders.”

Members from the West Virginia Mountain Bike Association (WVMBA) plan to join the event.   “With our reputation for scheduling fun rides where we teach beginner skills and do technical skill development for more seasoned riders, and with WVMBA’s reputation for sponsoring sanctioned races, we will share ideas and resources together this summer to promote mountain biking in West Virginia. This event isn’t a race, but it’s a great opportunity to have fun and improve your technical skills,” according to Clay.

Other bike events scheduled at West Virginia state parks in 2008 include: June 21 – Beech Fork State Park ; June 28, 2008 – Cass Scenic RR – Bike Off the Mountain; July 27, 2008 – 4th Annual Chainring Challenge, Little Beaver State Park; August 9, Watoga State Park, August 10; Black Bear 40K Mountain Bike Race, Kanawha State Forest;  and September 20, Little Beaver State Park.

Twin Falls Resort State Park is located in Wyoming County on Rt. 97 near Saulsville, W.Va.  It is well-known for its quiet setting with lodge, cabins, campground, golf course, restaurant, and hiking/biking trails.  For more information regarding bike events and other outdoor recreation opportunities go online, www.wvstateparks.com, Recreation and click Bike the Parks. 

For specific information regarding the May 3 event, contact Trish Clay at trishc1 [at] suddenlink [dot] net.