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.
Save the Date! The 2018 Challenge at Mountwood is set for Sunday, April 8th at Mountwood Park. This year's race is a WVMBA and OMBA dual points series race. Online registration closes Friday, April 6, 2018:
Presented by the River Valley Mountain Bike Association and Marietta Brewing Co.
The largest XC mountain bike race in West Virginia returns for the 23rd time on April 8, 2018 at Mountwood Park. This is race #2 in the WVMBA and #1 OMBC XC series (dual points!).
Race day registration will be available for $35 (plus WVMBA fees) starting at 9:00 a.m., but why wait in line!
NEW FOR 2018: WVMBA has teamed with USAC. The one-day membership will be the same as last year ($10) but $5 will go towards your one-day WVMBA membership and $5 to your one-day USAC membership. If you are a current USAC member, you will only pay $5 for your one-day WVMBA membership. Just provide your USAC license number.
The RVMBA annual membership party will be held Friday 4/13 at 6:30pm at the Marietta Brewing Company. Marietta escaped the
potential flood, but the party had to be postponed. So the Friday after the Mountwood race, come on down to the Marietta Brewing Company to join together with fellow RVMBA members for a
SPRING social and re-cap of 2017. There are also exciting BIG things happening in 2018, and we look forward to sharing the news! Hearty appetizers provided by the club, cash bar available. Enjoy
music by AudioExtreme DJ.
Plan to renew your membership for 2018 and pick up a fresh RVMBA sticker! Please invite potential new members, and you may bring a guest. New members are welcome.
Membership is $15 for individuals and $20 for families.
If you'd like to pay for your membership online in advance, check out:
On January 25, the Wayne National Forest hosted a recognition event to thank all of the partners and individuals who volunteered on the Athens Ranger District’s Athens and Marietta Units in 2017.
The Forest was fortunate enough to have worked with 480 volunteers, accumulating 30,360 hours. This amounts to $715,000 worth of work completed by partners and volunteers!
Ryan Smith and Bill Lane of the River Valley Mountain Bike Association were on hand to accept recognition awards on behalf of RVMBA and it's amazing volunteers! Read more below.
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:
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!