West Virginia Photo Essay

West Virginia has a long and storied tradition of East Coast mountain biking. The pitched terrain, the remoteness of woods noisy with life, mountain tops holding up humid air and sunlight.

Dirt roads threading between rivers and under emerald canopies.

A group of us rode in the summer warmth to scout route possibilities for the Eastern Divide Trail. Laughter, map work, pedaling.

We’re dapples of motion and contrast against the dominant greens below and blues above, the smell of loam.

As locals well-understand, the riding potential in West Virginia is glorious and vast. Steep climbs aplenty, old timey stacked singletrack, stone singing the history of knobby tires.

Green Bank Observatory

Fire Tower Views