Bike Bash WV 2023

July 14-16, 2023

Join us for Bike Bash WV, July 14 – 16, 2023, held at the Big Bear Lake Trail Center in Bruceton Mills, WV. We’ve got an amazing venue and trail network, with almost 50 miles of trail, for you to enjoy.  Come celebrate mountain biking in Wild Wonderful West Virginia! Your registration gets you three nights of camping, access to the venue area facilities (water, showers, toilets, handwash, etc), and trail access. We’ll also be offering an Expo that will showcase the latest and greatest bike products – AND – skills clinics, group rides, live entertainment, and kid’s activities.

In order to preserve the quality of this event, we’ll be limiting the number of attendees to 800. It’s likely that the event will sell out, don’t get left in the dust, register early and tell your friends! Registration for Bike Bash WV 2023 will open SOON………

July 14-16, 2023
450 Big Bear Lake Rd
Bruceton Mills, WV 26525


Interested in Expo space for 2023? Click on this LINK!


2022 Bike Bash WV Video

Produced by Guy Cowger


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Bike Bash WV 2023


2022 Bike Bash WV Expo, Food, Ride Sponsors, & Live Music Lineup

Committed for 2022 – check back as more partners register!


Update 07/02/22: For those that like to be “In the know”, we’ve updated our Information / Finer Details / What to Expect page based on Frequently Asked Questions. Take a look and if you still have questions send a note to Also, event registration will close on Wednesday, July 13, at 11:59pm. We’ll offer onsite registration, at a higher price, if we don’t sell out online. Please register online!

Update 07/01/22: We’re counting down the days until we’re all together at Bike Bash WV 2022, yes! If you haven’t already, make sure that you check out the Schedule of Events for the weekend. One of the group rides will be supported by Industry Nine and led by I9 Ambassador, YouTube Creator, and Wheelie King Lawton Denis. Check out the details below.

Update 05/25/22: We’re heading into the Memorial Day weekend, which means summer is within reach. The kids will be getting out of school AND Bike Bash WV is coming up quick. Today we’re happy to announce that Pello Bikes will be joining us in the Expo. Pello Bikes has been making awesome kids bikes since 2014. This fall Pello Bikes will release the new Roovi, this will be their largest bike and will be debuted at Bike Bash WV!  Swing on by the Pello Bikes tent to check it out and say hi!  Also, they’ll be cooking up free pancakes Saturday morning…bring a plate and an appetite.

Update 05/05/22: It finally feels like spring in the Appalachians – we’ve seen more riders out and about on the trails and it won’t be long until we’re riding in the lush green forests again, good times! And with great pleasure, I’d like to announce that SHIMANO will be joining us for Bike Bash WV 2022. They’ll have their STEPS DEMO fleet in tow, showcasing the EP8 e-bike system on a few of their partner brands. You’ll also be able to check out Lazer Helmets at their booth where they will be showcasing their Kineticore rotational impact protection technology. Our Expo is filling up with a bunch of great brands. We hope you can make it too – you can register for Bike Bash WV HERE!

Update 04/28/22: More great news from the Bike Bash WV Command Center. We are pleased to announce that Specialized has signed on as a Bike Bash WV Supporting Sponsor. They’ll have not one but two demo rigs onsite for our July bike party weekend. Attendees will receive an event branded water bottle, we’ll also have a few giveaways, and there will be a Specialized sponsored e-bike ride on Sunday – led by the Impakt Results Wamsley Cycles E-MTB Team. Don’t forget to register for the event by June 12th if you’re interested in an event T-shirt – register HERE!

Update 04/15/22: Happy Good Friday! We’re turning this into great Friday by announcing that our super rad friends from Nittany Mountain Works will be joining us for Bike Bash WV 2022. All “Made in the USA” and “sewn by the sun” products are thoughtfully crafted in Philipsburg, PA. If you’re looking for bags to carry your stuff on or off the bike, then Nittany Mountain Works is a company that you’ll want to check out. If you’re a Mountain Biker that also likes to climb, then you’ll want to take a look at their sibling company Organic Climbing too! Don’t forget to REGISTER for the event over on BikeReg. See you there!

Update 04/08/22: Does anybody actually still use tubes for mountain biking? Most riders we know carry them but a tube would only be used in an emergency situation. With that, we’re happy to announce that the company known as, “The First Name in Tubeless”, will be joining us for Bike Bash WV 2022. Stan’s No Tubes has kept us rolling with confidence for 20+ years and their sealant technology has been recognized as one of the most important innovations in cycling history. Stop by their booth to learn more about their products and make sure to demo a set of their wheels. Stan’s has always stepped up and has been a huge supporter of cycling events, from grassroots to the international level, including many of our events at Big Bear. Thank you Stan’s – you are appreciated!

Update 04/02/22: Do it do it get signed up for Bike Bash WV 2022 so you can come check out a custom van by VanDoIt Adventure Vans. We’re happy to have them back again this year in our Expo space. Stop by and say hello, take a tour of the modular build out, learn about all of the build options, and while you’re there – charge your phone with the fully off-grid battery energy storage system. Did you know that VanDoIt has an adventure van rental program? Check that program out HERE. Whether you’re looking for a custom or spec built van, VanDoIt has got you covered!

Update 03/27/22: In West Virginia we always say, ” if you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes”, because it will change. March is going out like a lion with a snowstorm dropping multiple inches of frozen precip as I type this. We are definitely looking forward to warmer days out on the trails. So today, to brighten up this wintery Sunday, we are announcing and celebrating that Bike Bash WV will be an official stop on the Kona Bicycles 2022 Demo Tour. Kona bicycles loves a good bike party and so do we, YES! A match made in almost heaven West Virginia. Here is the list of bikes that you’ll be able to demo as a Bike Bash WV attendee:

You may have noticed that our announcements and updates are occurring more frequently – that is because we have a lot of activity going on behind the scenes and news to share. Please keep in mind that we are limiting this event to 800 registered attendees. Make sure you REGISTER as ASAP as possible and don’t forget to tell a friend.

Update 03/23/22: Happy spring and humpday! You got a friend in me and we are happy to announce that our friends from Pathfinder of WV and Industry Nine will be joining us for Bike Bash WV in July.

Pathfinder of WV has been serving the greater Morgantown, WV, since 1973. Helping folks get out and adventure in style. They have been a huge supporter of Big Bear events over the years. They will once again be offering free mechanic service during Bike Bash WV. If you have a mechanical issue they’ll try to help you get back out on the trails. Stop by and say hi.

Also, Industry Nine will be setup in our Expo area offering wheel demos. That’s right, they’ll swap out your wheels, on your bike, so you can take a test ride on an I9 wheel-set. If you haven’t tried a set of high engagement wheels then you’re missing out. Come on out to Bike Bash WV and do just that!

Update 03/18/22: It’s Friyay and on Sunday it will officially be spring. Time to get those bikes tuned and ready for the time of year with more consistent riding opportunities. Or maybe you’re looking at a new bike and want to try before you buy? While other demo events are cancelling, we’ve been able to secure commitments and will offer demo bikes at Bike Bash WV 2022. Today we’d like to announce that Rocky Mountain will be joining us in July! Come check out the Element – the newly redesigned XC bike or Rocky Mountain’s Powerplay e-models. Our Expo is filling up with more great brands and we’ll continue to make announcements leading up to the event. We expect the event to sell out so you’ll want to register HERE ASAP!

Update 03/14/22: We’re starting to feel the sights and sounds of spring, officially it is right around the bend. Although Mother Nature may have other plans. Regardless of those plans, we are busy planning and getting our activities lined up in anticipation of Bike Bash WV 2022. We’re happy to announce that Harry Geyer from The Wheel Mill and Shanna Powell with Endless Bike Girl MTB Skills will be joining us again in 2022 to offer skills sessions during Bike Bash WV. For 2022, we’ve added a few more kids sessions and adjusted session focus areas based on feedback from the 2021 event (click HERE too see the list of sessions from 2021). Remember, these sessions are FREE as a registered event attendee. Registration for specific sessions will be done onsite during the event. We’ll share specific details about each session and how to participate closer to the event. In the meantime, you should go ahead and register for Bike Bash WV 2022 HERE. We’ve capped the number of Bike Bash WV attendees at 800 for 2022, don’t get left in the dust, get signed up!

Update 02/12/22: We’ve got a sweet announcement for all of you lovers out there on this Valentines Day! Bike Bash WV and Highland Outdoors are teaming up to give you a chance to win a FREE weekend of good times and to have all the WV outdoor beta you’ll need delivered to your inbox twice a month. Subscribe to the Highland Outdoors newsletter using the link HERE and you’ll be entered to win a FREE weekend at Bike Bash WV for you and a friend! Don’t worry, if you’re already a subscriber then you’re already entered. Also, don’t forget to stop by the Highland Outdoors booth in the Expo to snag a copy of the latest mag. The drawing will take place on Sunday, March 20 – the first day of SPRING……

Update 02/05/22: We’re excited to announce Floyd’s of Leadville as a sponsor of Bike Bash WV 2022. Floyd’s offers a wide variety of CBD products from chewable gummies to coffee to sports creams. Their high-quality products utilize Isolate CBD (THC-free) or Full Spectrum CBD (less than .3% THC) made from hemp organically grown and manufactured in the USA. Their CBD also contains no additives and is independently lab tested for quality and purity. Adult attendees of Bike Bash WV will be able to sample Floyd’s of Leadville products during the event. Be sure to stop by Floyd’s booth to enter a drawing to win an assortment of full-size products. We know practicing patience is hard – if you can’t wait until Bike Bash WV to try Floyd’s of Leadville products – here is a discount code for 15% off!

Update 01/19/22: Check out our Bike Bash WV event t-shirt designed by Stephen Haynes. If you register on or before June 22nd, 2022, you’ll have the option to purchase one for $10 during the registration process. We plan to order a few extras but we can’t guarantee sizes or availability. Register early!

Update 12/28/21: Happy Holidays everyone! We’re gearing up for Bike Bash WV 2022. This is the spot to get the latest announcements and most up to date information. To that end, we’ll be opening up registration for the Event on Jan 1st, 2022. We hope you’ll join us in July for the premiere East Coast bike fest. Click on this link to go to the REGISTRATION PAGE.

Slideshow from Bike Bash WV 2022

All photos by Boyce McCoy from MountainBurst


What do rigid single speeders, enduro bros, and XC racers have in common? We all, love to pedal bikes in the woods. Join us for another weekend at the Big Bear Lake Trail Center and celebrate mountain biking in West Virginia! Arrive early and camp from Thursday through Sunday!

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