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.
Matt is our manager and main man. He’s been a bike fiend since he could say the word bike. He has been a mechanic, service manager, tour guide, racer, team manager, support team and bike shop owner, formerly owning Blackwater Bikes from 1990-2000. Living in Davis since 1988, he continues to give his heart and soul to our bike community.
Sue lives the bike lifestyle. She loves riding the technical single track of Tucker County and sharing it with others through the Canaan MTB Festival and her skills instruction classes for adults and kids. Ask her for trail advice and buy some of her HaySue’s spicy salsa while you are in the shop.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.