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West Virginia: Blackwater River  (West Virginia)      7k views  
          Route creator Bruin  
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Overall:  6.0
Technical:  1.0
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Bigger out and backout and back
 
Distance: 22.9 miles
Ascent: 2,341 feet
Time: 2:52 minutes
 
 
Ladder Points +62
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Here is an easy, introductory, out-and-back ride in the Canaan Valley area of West Virginia. The ride starts in the town of Davis at the Blackwater River bike shop (which also rents great bikes: www.blackwaterbikes.com). After a short, but technically tricky, singletrack section through a dense forest having a heavy dose of roots and boulders, one end culminates with a spectacular view from Lindy Point onto the Blackwater River Gorge. The other end of the ride offers a view of Canaan Valley (pronounced Ka-Neen) before returning on the flat Camp 70 dirt road. DIRECTIONS: Get to Davis, WV located on Highway 32 and park anywhere in town. It's about 3.5 hours from Washington, DC.



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  Route Comments
Bruin11/13/08
A nice breeze kept it pleasant all day.
 


Route Times
PlaceName  Best Time   Total Time  SpeedCompleted
1
 Bruin 
2:52:003:48:008.0 mph1 

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