Poor House Farm Park features 3.5 miles and more of walking/bike trails for those beginner through advanced. Typically it takes 45 minutes for a beginner-intermediate biker to get through the trails. The trails are marked. To see a copy of the trail map that is posted at the park, click HERE. Another helpful site for riders is available here.
Other helpful trail sites: https://www.mtbproject.com Search Poor House Farm.
These trails are the home of the Eastern Panhandle Mountain Bike Team. The team welcomes 6-12th grade student-athletes, parents and enthusiasts from the Eastern Panhandle who would like to be part of the West Virginia Interscholastic Cycling League affiliated with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA).
The EPMBT had a great 2018 season with tangible improvements made by the kids in skill-building and endurance on the bikes. Some of the kids’ favorite things about the team are meeting new friends from different schools in the area and across the state.
The co-ed program promotes two tracks for student-athletes: Adventure and Competition – while introducing a life-long sport to students. Adventure is an integral part of mountain biking. Racing is optional. No prior experience is necessary.
The team instills the values of building strong minds, bodies, and character using the mountain bike as a conduit. The program embraces inclusiveness and equality for all regardless of their background and skills.
Those interested can come out with a functioning mountain bike (with gears) and helmet if they would like to ride a little with the team on the try-it out days. Everyone is welcome to see what it is all about!
Visit their FACEBOOK page for upcoming events like this and more!
Mountain Bike Rules:
- STAY IN CONTROL. You are responsible for avoiding objects and people.
- KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Ride within your ability. Start small and work your way up.
- PROTECT YOURSELF. Use an appropriate bike, helmet, and protective equipment. Helmets are REQUIRED and other protective equipment is strongly recommended.
- INSPECT & MAINTAIN YOUR EQUIPMENT. Know your components and their operations prior to riding. Inspect your bike or have it checked by a qualified bike mechanic before you ride.
- INSPECT THE TRAILS AND FEATURES. The conditions of and on the trails change constantly; plan and adjust your riding accordingly.
- OBEY SIGNS AND WARNINGS. Stay on marked trails only. Keep off closed trails and features. Ride in direction indicated.
- BE VISIBLE. Do not stop where you obstruct a trail, feature, landing, or are not visible.
- LOOK OUT FOR OTHERS. Look both ways and yield when entering or crossing a road or trail. When overtaking, use caution and yield to those ahead. Look uphill and yield to other riders when entering a trail or starting downhill.
Night Rider Information
Night Rider Permits must be completed yearly. All permits must be printed after signed and placed on your vehicle dash. The information on this permit must be displayed for Park personnel to view for safety and emergencies. The only designated days for night riding are Mondays and Wednesdays in November through March, from 5pm until 8pm. Night riding is NOT permitted on any other days or during April through October. Reminder: Do not ride alone! Must ride in groups of two or more. We require you to park your vehicle be in area to the left of the barn near the Stone House only.
Self-Guided Mountain Biking Night Rider Release.