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Big Bear Lake, WV- A Secret Mountain Biking Haven

8/10/2023

​​​Big Bear Lake is situated on roughly 5,000 acres of deeded RV camp lands consisting of small villages and unincorporated communities intertwined by around 50 miles of world class singletrack. 


The trails originated from a 1980's motorcycle race series that ran through the area called the Blackwater 100. From those roots, Mark Schooley began to develop more mountain bike specific trail in the mid 90's. Mark is now the general manager of the trail center.

Jeff Simcoe and his wife Annie handle the land management, marketing and trail maintenance these days. They host a bike festival among other races and events on the property. The support from the surrounding communities has been resounding.

Watch the video:
https://www.bikemag.com/news/big-bear-mtb-haven​