The Marietta/Parkersburg area is a mountain bike paradise with 5 trail networks boasting 200 miles of sweet singletrack all within a 45 minute radius. Join us in growing, maintaining and enjoying our local trail systems!
RVMBA hosts regular group rides, trail building/maintenance days and monthly club meetings. Check out the menu on the left to see maps of local trails, dates for up coming activities and info on current trail projects!
The River Valley Mountain Bike Association was formed to provide education about environmentally and socially responsible mountain biking, promote responsible mountain biking throughout West Virginia and Ohio, and work for increased environmental protection of the area's trails. RVMBA builds and maintains trails in the cities of Marietta, Ohio and Parkersburg, West Virginia, Mountwood Park, Marietta Unit of the Wayne National Forest and North Bend State Park.
Marietta Brewing Company hosts it's monthly Community Pints program to raise funds for area non-profit organizations. RVMBA was one of the Community Pints featured organizations in 2017 and was presented a donation of $380. Marietta Brewing Company is always a strong advocate for our community including local mountain biking opportunities! Stop by the brewery and tell them "Thanks!"
Learn more about Community Pints here:
Follow the link below to a great article from Pink Bike featuring hot spots in the West Virginia riding scene, including our own Mountwood Park and the Mid-Ohio Valley!
Following November's monthly club meeting, the first official meeting of the RVMBA Trail Planning Committee (TPC) will take place. The purpose of this committee is to discuss and offer guidance on current RVMBA trail building projects as well as identify and formalize future trail projects. The TPC will also set project timelines and schedule construction and maintenance work days. Check out the new "Current & Future Trail Projects" section on our website, to get a taste of what's to come!
Trail Planning Committee meetings are open to anyone with an interest in trail maintenance, trail building and working with land managers/owners.
The next RVMBA club meeting is November 9th @ 6:15pm at Marietta Adventure Company. The Trail Planning Committee will meet @ 7:30pm following the club meeting.
Come on down to the Marietta Brewing Company on Friday, March 10th at 6 PM to join together with fellow RVMBA members for a winter social and re-cap of 2016. Hearty appetizers provided by the club, cash bar available. Enjoy music by Audio Extreme DJ and Sound Services.
Plan to renew your membership for 2017 and pick up a fresh RVMBA sticker! Please bring your riding buddies - new members are welcome!
If you'd like to pay for your membership online in advance, pay here:
The Simonton Windows Challenge at Mountwood is brought to you by the River Valley Mountain Bike Association (RVMBA) and the event sponsors. This Mountain Bike Cross Country Race is the largest in the West Virginia Mountain Bike Association (WVMBA) Points Series. Looking forward to seeing you there!
We have a new location set for our next meeting on Thursday, February 9th at 6pm! We will meet at the Parkersburg J.P. Henry's Restaurant ~ Sports Pub ~ Banquets in the Middle Room. They have excellent food and a wide selection of brews so it's well worth trying. See you there!
*Having moved the meetings to Thursdays, we are switching up the meeting locations on a trial basis. Meetings will still alternate between Marietta and Parkersburg.
We have these sweet RVMBA reversible beanies available for sale at Marietta Adventure Company! Just $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Stop in and pick some up! We also have membership forms to fill out at the shop. Join an awesome group, get a sweet beanie and save!