Events

There are several events planned for the Allegheny Highlands Trail in the upcoming months. We encourage use of the AHT and any outings that are geared for safety, public involvement, fun, and courteous use of the trail. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for all events. Helmets are required for all participants on bike rides. Anyone wishing to use the trail for a public event should contact us for more details.

Sep
12
Sat
2020
Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon 2020
Sep 12 @ 8:00 am

Race takes place on the Allegheny Highlands Trail and Railroad grade trail from Thomas, WV to Parsons, WV. The course is made of pavement, dirt, and crushed stone. The downhill race course will descend about 1300’. Sign up before August 15th to save $10. Prizes will be given to best of age groups & genders!

 

Cupless racing sponsored by HydraPak!

 

See our Racepage for more details & to sign up!

Sep
26
Sat
2020
Blackwater Canyon Bike Ride
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm

This epic ride takes place in the beautiful Blackwater Canyon during Tucker County’s annual Leaf Peepers Festival. It is all downhill for 13 miles from Thomas to Parsons, WV. All participants must register at the Purple Fiddle and sign a waiver before the ride — suitable for all skill levers but not recommended for children under age 10. All children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Helmets and closed shoes are required. Mountain or cross bike recommended. Refreshments and return shuttle will be provided by the City of Parsons. Fun and FREE for all participants!