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Celebrate WV?Day With A Free Bike Ride, June 20

By Staff | Jun 15, 2011

June 20 is West Virginia Day — a holiday to commemorate the date that the great Mountain State was first recognized. To celebrate, the Hatfield-McCoy Trails are once again offering a free day of riding for all West Virginia residents.

The Hatfield-McCoy Trails are nationally recognized as a premiere destination for off-road riding of ATVs, UTVs, and dirt bikes. This extensive and interconnected system of off-highway vehicle trails is open year-round and provides a thrilling way to take in the beauty of West Virginia’s mountainous terrain.

The HMT system spans 500+ miles, making it one of the largest systems of its kind in the world. On June 20, West Virginia residents can ride on this impressive trail system for free.

On an average day, West Virginians already receive discounted HMT permit rates. A permit, lasting through December, costs residents $26.50, while out-of-state visitors pay $50.

This promotion will be offered at the HMT visitors’ center as well as each trailhead location. Trailhead locations in Julian, Williamson, Logan, Man, and Pineville will have customer service representatives ready to issue the daily permits as well as provide information about each riding area. Trailhead locations are also equipped to sell annual permits and Hatfield-McCoy merchandise and feature plenty of large vehicle parking.

The Hatfield-McCoy Trails were created by the West Virginia Legislature to generate economic development through tourism in nine southern West Virginia counties. The system comprises more than 500 miles of off-road trails in six systems scattered over southern West Virginia.

Each system is open 365 days a year to ATVs, dirt bikes, select utility vehicles, mountain bikes, horses, and hikers. Many of the trail systems also offer community-connecting trails that allow visitors to access “ATV-friendly towns.”