Tristen Borgeson & Erin Wilburn enjoying a ride
Fayetteville is the perfect place to embark on your biking adventure! Fayetteville is surrounded by miles of mountain biking trails and the endless beauty of the Gorge. Explore winding rural roads dipping into the gorge or enjoy cruising on an easy going rail trail. Fayetteville has something for everyone, from challenging trails for the seasoned pro to easy beginner trails and helpful guides to get you started with mountain biking.
Start your adventure off exploring in town, we have two awesome bike shops to get you pedaling in the right direction. Both shops are happy to offer guidance on the best places to ride in and around Fayetteville.
New River Bikes
Founded in 1989 New River Bikes is your full service bike shop owned by Andy Forron. Providing everything you need to get you on the trail including bike rentals and bike repairs.
New River Bikes offers guided tours from beginner to expert, something to enjoy at any skill level. They also offer instruction, Andy is a certified Mountain Bike Instructor. Andy encourages riders to join him at the shop on group rides when the shop closes around 6pm. New River Bikes will be offering some exciting clinics and they even have an overnight solstice trip lined up.
Marathon Bicycle Company
Marathon Bicycle Company is your full service one stop shop for all your cycling needs, owned by Adam Stephens. From guidance, trail maps, or the gear to keep you on the trail. Stop in and try a demo bike, they also offer high end full suspension bike rentals, and bike repairs. Marathon Bikes will also be offering some fun clinics this summer.
Arrowhead Bike Farm
The Arrowhead Bike Farm is a full service bike shop offering rentals and bike repairs positioned right at the entrance of the Arrowhead Trails. After you ride you can enjoy their Bavarian style Biergarten serving brats, pretzels, sandwiches, and WV brewed craft beer. There is also a campground on site.
Mountain Biking Trails
Fayetteville Town Park Trails
You can hit the trails from town at the back of the Fayetteville Town Park. These single track trails will give you a taste of Appalachian riding with technical sections, hills, rocks and roots. The Town Park Trails can be linked together depending on the mileage you want to cover. Andy said one of his favorite rides is linking the Town Park Trails and making a loop to the Arrowhead Trail system. Other Town Park Trails include the Fayetteville Trail, a 3.9 intermediate advanced trail. It also includes the Park Loop Trail, a 1.1 mile intermediate loop trail that travels through the forest. You can also link trails to connect and access The Long point Trail and Kaymoor Trail.
12.8 miles Trail difficulty: Easy to Intermediate
The Arrowhead Trails are a favorite for many and the most user friendly. The Arrowhead Trail is a stacked-loop system built to International Mountain Biking Association specifications. It was built by more than 1,000 members of the Order of the Arrow Boy Scouts of America’s national honor society making it one of the largest youth service projects in National Park service history. ” Arrowhead is perfect for beginners and advanced riders. Its fast and flowy for advanced riders and its design makes it easy to navigate for beginners with a stacked loop system that uses gradient effectively for a rolling trail with no large climbs.” Adam Stephens, Marathon bikes. The trails range from 1 mile to 6. 4 miles with fun features like banked curves to play on. The trails include the Clovis Trail, Adena Trail Dalton Trail, and LeCroy Trail.
Off the Trail
Fayetteville is not just limited to Mountain Biking. Come enjoy a ride around town and visit the unique shops and delicious restaurants along with two great bike shops for all your biking needs. With scenic rides and low traffic routes, Fayetteville is a great place to enjoy some road cycling. There are several loops that leave right from town. Gravel riding is one of the fastest growing styles in cycling and you can get off the beaten track on some beautiful scenic routes surrounding Fayetteville. Stop in one of our bike shops where they are happy to give you guidance on the best route to hit.
Its an exciting time to be into cycling in Fayetteville with new trail development on the surge. There is something for everyone, from remote technical single track scenic adventures to easy family rail trail cruising. If your nervous about hopping back on your bike, Fayetteville is a great place to start your adventure. Arrowhead provides a unique facility where you can get into mountain biking without the extreme hilly terrain you will find in most of the area.