The following mountain bicycle touring companies in West Virginia rent offroad bikes and can arrange guided tours and custom trips, including inn-to-inn tours. Shuttle service for automobiles is available at both.
Elk River Touring Center, Slatyfork, W. Va. 26292, (304) 572-3771. Bicycle rental at $19 per day, $35 for two days. Guided tours available at $42 a day.
Blackwater Bikes, P.O. Box 190, 4th Street, Davis, W. Va. 26260, (304) 259-5286. Bicycle rental at $6 an hour, $15 a half-day and $22 a day. Guided trips available at $35 per person per day. WHERE TO STAY: Rates at bed-and-breakfasts in the Potomac Highlands area range from $35 to $55 a night for two, including breakfast. Among the B&Bs in eastern West Virginia:
The Twisted Thistle, Fourth Street, Davis, W. Va. 26260, (304) 259-5389.
The Current, Box 135, Hillsboro, W. Va. 24946, (304) 653-4722.
Willis Farm Lodge, Highway 219, Slatyfork, W. Va. 26291, (304) 572-3771.
Cheat River Lodge, Route 1, Box 116, Elkins, W. Va. 26241, (304) 636-2301.
Mountain Village Inn, Aurora, W. Va. 26769, (304) 735-6344. INFORMATION: West Virginia Department of Tourism, State Capitol, Charleston, W. Va. 25305, (800) CALL-WVA (800-225-5982).