When visiting Fayetteville, West Virginia, I didn’t expect to deliberate over vegan menu options. I figured I’d be lucky to get a bag of peanuts or maybe a KIND bar. But at the Arrowhead Bike Farm, I found vegan barbacoa tacos and more — a big outdoor space featuring picnic tables, a campground, goats, a pump track to practice your mountain biking skills and a community of outdoor adventurers.
The bike farm started in 2015 with, appropriately enough, a bike shop and rental outlet, then quickly expanded. “I saw that the property was for sale and the proximity to the new (and at that time underutilized) Arrowhead Trails,” said founder/partner Rich Ireland. Once the team got through zoning requirements, they were able to add camping sites and the restaurant. “I always wanted to bring biergarten and biking culture like I enjoyed from my many trips abroad, especially to Bavaria.” Ireland lives an hour away in Charleston, the state capital, but likes to ride on the mountain biking trails around Fayetteville.
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