HENLAWSON - A "Bike the Park Day" is scheduled for Saturday, May 17, at Chief Logan State Park.
"Chief Logan has some fantastic trails and a great variety for some excellent riding," according to Trish Clay, event spokeswoman.
Bikers should meet at 10 a.m. at the locomotive near the Museum in the Park. Riders should bring lunch, and helmets are required equipment for the event.
"Chief Logan State Park reflects the heritage of coal mining in its trails such as Coal Miner, and the trails offer riding for all skill levels. As is our practice, rides will be grouped by skill level and beginners are encouraged and welcome," said Clay.
Bike clinics will be conducted by Mark Poore, a nationally-recognized rider and instructor from Showshoe Mountain.
Chief Logan State Park is located on Old Logan Road off of U.S. 119 near Chapmanville. The state park offers camping, hiking/biking trails, Museum in the Park, waterslide, picnic shelters and family fishing opportunities.
The Museum in the Park is operated by the Division of Culture and History and houses collections from the area, including quilts, mining influences and area interests. The new exhibit, "Remembering Buffalo Creek," a solemn recollection of the Feb. 26, 1972, tragedy, is currently staged and open to the public. For information about Chief Logan State Park and directions go online, www.chiefloganstatepark.com or call (304) 792-7125.
Chief Logan Lodge is a companion park and feature a 75-room upscale lodge, full-service restaurant, indoor pool and fitness center, and a trail linking the two areas. The lodge opened in 2006. The trail located at the lodge is suitable for hiking and biking. The lodge and park areas are not connected by vehicular roadway if event participants elect to stay at the lodge. The lodge is open year-round. For reservations, directions to the lodge go online to www.chiefloganlodge.com or call (304) 855-6100.
For information about events at West Virginia State Parks go online, www.wvstateparks.com and click on Calendar of Events or Park Programs.