a press CONFERENCE was held Monday afternoon at the Linwood Alive pavilion where it was announced that Pocahontas County has received a bronze level IMBA [International Mountain Bicycling Association] designation. Speakers at the event were, l to r: Pocahontas Trails president Eric Lindberg, Monongahela National Forest district rangers Jack Tribble and Cindy Sandeno, MNF mapper Robin Bruns, Snowshoe Mountain Resort vice president of mountain operations Ken Gaiter and public relations manager Shawn Cassell, and Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director Cara Rose. S. Stewart photo

Suzanne Stewart
Staff Writer

After more than two years of collaboration and hard work, Pocahontas County has officially been named a bronze level IMBA [International Mountain Bicycling Association] Ride Center.

An IMBA Ride Center is a large-scale collection of trails and other features for mountain bikers to enjoy in one area. Ride Centers feature extensive trail networks – from backcountry adventures to shuttle-served gravity trails. The trails range from expert-only level to family-friendly riding.

There are a total of 40 IMBA Ride Centers in the world, and the Pocahontas…

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