With more than 30-years experience providing superior sales and service, Blackwater Bikes has everything for the beginning rider through the seasoned racer. Next time you’re in Davis, West Virginia be sure to stop in and say hello!

From its beginnings in a small Davis apartment in 1982, Blackwater Bikes has grown into one of West Virginia’s premier bike shops. Davis is conveniently located in the heart of hundreds of miles of single track trails, railroad grades, and dirt roads–including several major trail systems through the Blackwater Canyon, the Monongahela National Forest, and Canaan Valley.

Davis has become known as the East Coast mecca of mountain biking—close to numerous Bed and Breakfasts, two State Parks with lodging and campgrounds, primitive camping, a grocery store, live entertainment, laundry services, and several craft breweries.

If you are planning a mountain biking vacation to this beautiful slice of countryside, we can assist in making your WV mountain biking experience a memorable one. Need a rental or a repair? We have both: top quality rental bikes and a full-service repair department with highly trained mechanics to help get you back out onto the trail.


We are surrounded by beauty and in love with riding.

So stop in the shop, grab a map, some local advice and don’t forget your camera!



Iconic and classic.
Flowing and technical.
Here’s where the camera comes in!


Monongahela National Forest

A forest reborn.
Green tops, lush understory.
Where the rubber meets the rocks.



You can ride through heaven.
No almost about it.



We offer timely maintenance and repair services from tune ups and simple adjustments to custom builds and major repairs—all performed by certified mechanics. We carry many basic parts and can usually get you up and running the same day. Our mechanic certifications include: DT-Swiss wheel building, United Bicycle Institute suspension systems, and Barnett’s Bicycle Institute. Our current labor rate is $40/hour.




As of June 2015, Rob, his wife Shannon and young daughter Delaney are the proud new owners of Blackwater Bikes. Having lived and ridden here many years, Rob is excited and honored to continue the legacy of Blackwater Bikes into its fourth decade.


Roger Lilly

After 15 years as the proprietor of Blackwater Bikes, Roger has officially retired and and is looking forward to spending more time doing what he loves: mountain biking! But he’ll not stray far: Roger will continue to lend his skills as shop mechanic.



Blackwater Bikes is now offering shuttles to nearby trailheads. Have you wanted to bike the Blackwater Canyon Trail from Thomas to Hendricks but don’t want to climb the 1,200 feet in elevation back up the grade? Or, are you looking to bike the IMBA Epic North Fork Mountain Trail? Give us a call at the shop to inquire about shuttle schedules and pricing.

(304) 259-5286


We offer quality, current model year bikes in all sizes…including bikes for the kids. All rentals are tuned and cleaned after each use assuring you have a great experience on whatever trail you choose to take. Our bikes are suitable for the technical singletrack trails as well as the miles of gravel/rail-trail rides in the area. All bike rentals include a helmet and a repair kit equipped with a pump, spare tube, patch kit, tire lever and multi-tool to help with minor adjustments and flat tires. We will also point you in the right direction and offer advice on where to find the best trails and scenery for your riding ability. We have 29er’s, 27+, full suspension and fat tire bikes available for rent. Our hardtail and fat tire bikes rent for $40/day and the full suspension bikes rent for $80/day.
All rental bikes are on a first come, first served basis.


We currently sell Salsa, Surly, Scott, Reeb, Santa Cruz, Cannondale and Prevelo (kid specific) brand bicycles.
Be sure to stop in to check out our full line of bike clothing and apparel, trail maps, our large inventory of bike parts and accessories, as well as energy food and trail snacks


Mountain State Fat Bike Champs

Sunday February 4, 2018
Start time: 9:30am
More info: BikeReg

Timberline Enduro

Sunday April 29, 2018
Start time: 10am
More info: WVMBA

Blackwater Classic Mountain Bike Race

Sunday May 20, 2018
Start time: 12 Noon
More info: WVMBA

Canaan Mountain Bike Festival

June 14-17, 2018

Check out our coverage and photos of the 7th Annual Canaan Mountain Bike Festival HERE.

Revenge of the Rattlesnake Race

Sunday Sept 16, 2018
Start time: 12 Noon
More info: WVMBA


We sure do. Currently, we carry Cannondale, Surly, Salsa, GT, Charge, and Schwinn brand bicycles. We also have many of the parts and accessories needed to keep you outfitted and your bike up and running–as well as a full line of bike apparel and energy food. Need a local trail map? We sell those too!
Yes we rent bikes for $40/day or $70/two days on a first come/first served basis. Give us a call for more information.
Yes, if you rent a bike the helmet is included.
Yes, if you rent a bike from us it will come with a kit that includes: a spare tube, a patch kit, two tire levers, and a pump.
Yes we can. There are plenty of trails we can recommend to you based on your interest and skill level, whether you are basic, intermediate or advanced. Additionally, there are gravel roads and rail-trail type rides we can point you to if single track mountain biking isn’t your thing and you just want a fun ride.
We strongly recommend you ride with a hydration pack or water bottle. You should also have your route planned out, a repair kit, and your common sense. We can point you in the right direction and are happy to answer questions about the trails in our area.
We can take your bike apart and box it up for you, or you can bring to the shop already boxed up, and we will ship it out for you. The price will vary depending on what type of bike you need to have shipped. $40-$50 plus shipping
Check out photos from the latest event or just see what it means to ride in Canaan.

We’re also in the midst of compiling videos highlighting riding and visiting the area. Be sure to come back and see the latest!


Get in Touch

We are located in beautiful Tucker County, WV in the historic town of Davis.
You’ll find us right in the middle of town—next to Sirianni’s Pizza.


Monday  10 – 5

Friday 10 – 5
Saturday 10 – 5


Address 466 William Ave. Davis, WV 26260

Phone (304)259-5286


Instagram: @Blackwaterbikes

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