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  • Monday, December 12th, 2016

    Spearhead Trails Receives Tourism Award

    Spearhead Trails was awarded the Member of the Year at the recent annual conference of the Blue Ridge Travel Association. Spearhead Trails completes a year of successes of expanding trails, building new trails and opening trials to multi-use outdoor recreation enthusiasts. “Our Trail Systems are open to Off Highway Vehicles, Dirt Bikes, Mountain Bikes and […]

  • Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

    Spearhead Trails Invites Mountain Bikers

    Spearhead Trails Invites Mountain Bikers to SWVA for a New Kind of Adventure.     Southwestern Virginia’s popular OHV and equestrian trail venue, Spearhead Trails, is now promoting Mountain Bikes as the newest way to enjoy the rugged and exciting terrain in the Commonwealth’s westernmost counties. “Mountain bikes were always part of our plan,” said […]

  • Saturday, May 16th, 2015

    “Coal Canyon” multi-use trail system opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, May 16

    Representatives from Spearhead Trails and Stakeholders from Buchanan County and the region will gather at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 16th to officially open the Coal Canyon multi-use trail system with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The event will take place at the system’s trailhead adjacent to Popular Gap Park; signs will be posted. The trailhead […]

  • Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

    Spearhead Trails Original Pocahontas OHV System to open in Tazewell County, VA

    After more than five years of hard work and dedication from Tazewell County and regional stakeholders, Spearhead Trails is preparing to open its second ATV/OHV trail system. Named the “Original Pocahontas” (OP) Trail to honor the famous coal heritage of the town and surrounding region, the system will officially open on Friday, October 17th with […]

  • Friday, October 18th, 2013

    Spearhead Trails sparks new business development and economic growth

    Leaving clouds of dust behind them, two ATVs make their way along a dirt access road that quickly disintegrates into a rough trail and the beginning of their Mountain View off-road adventure. Looked like dads and the kids, and at least one mom, under the helmets as they sped past in their side-by-sides. Four-seaters with […]

  • Saturday, July 27th, 2013

    Spearhead Trails’ Mountain View System to Officially Open with Ribbon Cutting Celebration

    The Southwest Regional Recreation Authority (SRRA), also known as Spearhead Trails, will commemorate the opening of its first multi-use trail system with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16th. The 70+ mile Mountain View system is located in the counties of Dickenson, Russell, and Wise with the trailhead located in the Town of St. […]

  • Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

    ATV trail initiative gains momentum

    An effort to build an extensive all-terrain vehicle and equestrian trail system in Southwest Virginia has taken a big step forward. Chuck Riedhammer, executive director of the Southwest Regional Recreation Authority, or SRRA, and its Spearhead Trails initiative, told the Wise County Board of Supervisors on May 10 that the authority has signed a lease […]

  • Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

    Spearhead Trails can be good for Coeburn

    The town can reap benefits from the Spearhead Trails organization’s plan to open more than 200 miles of pay-to-play trails by year’s end. Spearhead Trails Executive Director Chuck Riedhammer, and board members Jack McClanahan and William “Buzz” Witt told council March 27 that Coeburn is in a great location near the Little Stony Falls and the Guest River Gorge. Its connections with the Crooked Road […]

  • Monday, February 13th, 2012

    USA Today News: Virginia

    Tazewell County and the Southwest Regional Regional Recreation Authority are hoping to break ground on a new trail system for all-terrain vehicles this year.  The county must first secure agreements with the two landowners along the path of the proposed Spearhead Trail. SRRA-USA-Today (PDF)

  • Saturday, December 31st, 2011

    Trail system can make real money

    The Spearhead Trails initiative believes Southwest Virginia can top the revenue generation of the trail system after which it is modeled. This is not “a trails project,” Chuck Riedhammer told Wise County supervisors Thursday, but a full-fledged economic development initiative centered around adventure tourism visitors and businesses to create a sustained economic benefit to the […]