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  • 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 […]