Bike safety

Andy Davis, the Active Southern West Virginia pedestrian, bike and trail coordinator, fourth from left, works with students at a local elementary school during an earlier bike safety workshop. ASWV, along with the National Park Service, welcomes bikers to take part in a series of free trail rides this month.

Come learn technical biking skills and make some new biking buddies all July long. Join Active Southern West Virginia and the National Park Services Wednesdays in July to build your skills and put them to use.

Psyched on Bikes Month activities are perfect for both beginner and experienced mountain bikers as activities will be offered for all skill sets. Bring children 7 years old and older to ride while parents/grandparents relax on site.

Following is the schedule of rides:

• July 10 — White Oak Rail Trail, 6 p.m., Oak Hill City Park;

• July 17 — Beckley Rail Trail, 6 p.m., Third Avenue parking area;

• July 24 — Rend Trail, 6 p.m., Thurmond side trailhead; and

• July 31 — Rend Trail, 6 p.m., Thurmond side trailhead

The goal of these programs are to improve the health of West Virginia’s youth, grandfamilies and community members by creating better access to outdoor recreation and a culture of health and stewardship.

Please RSVP if you would like to use one of the mountain bikes or feel free to bring your own. Reserve your spot by calling 304-894-2129 or emailing

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