Today, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced that the Hatfield McCoy Trails will be reopening Thursday, May 21, just in time for the Memorial Day Weekend.
Governor Justice also released important guidelines for riders and lodging operators. The guidelines for riders are below:
o PPE: Riders are encouraged to wear face appropriate face coverings or face shields while stopped. All riders, by law, must wear a helmet while riding.
o Self screening: Riders are encouraged to self screen for COVID-19 symptoms with the following questions:
Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?
Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?
Have you had new loss of taste or smell?
Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?
o Temperature checks: Riders are encouraged to take their temperature prior to arriving at the trails. If their temperature measures over 100 degrees, the riders are not permitted to enter the trails.
o Sick riders: Any rider or visitor who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms (i.e., answers yes to any of the screening questions or who is running a fever) must leave the trails immediately and seek medical care and/or COVID-19 testing, per CDC guidelines.
o Limit groups: Riders are prohibited from congregating on the trails.
o Physical distancing: Practice proper social distancing, minimum of six feet where practical and safe
to do so.
o Shared vehicles: Riders are discouraged from sharing a UTV, ATV or Off-Road dirt bike with anyone outside their immediate group or party.
o Shared equipment: Riders are discouraged from sharing safety equipment or appropriate face coverings.
Here is a breakdown of frequently asked questions we have heard from riders:
Q: Are out of state riders allowed to come to West Virginia?
A: Yes, out of state riders are allowed to travel to West Virginia.
Q: Are riders allowed to go to a restaurant and eat?
A: Yes, riders are allowed to go to restaurants, but are encouraged to wear a face covering. Right now, West Virginia is only allowing outdoor dining and carry-out orders. Visit Mercer County, WV is keeping a list of restaurants that are open to outdoor dining, drive-thru and carry-out: https://visitmercercounty.com/new-dining-options/
Q: Am I still allowed to ride with my family?
A: Yes. Riders are discouraged from sharing a UTV, ATV or Off-Road dirt bike with anyone outside their immediate group or party.
Q: Are campgrounds open?
A: We are still working to get additional guidance on campgrounds.
Four Wheeler Heaven will be going above and beyond to ensure the safety of our guests. To protect our guests: we’re taking the following precautions in addition to our regular cleaning of units between each reservation:
- Sanitizing all handles (door, fridge, toilet, faucet, etc), cooking surfaces and eating surfaces
- Sanitizing the door entry pinpads
- Sanitizing the telephones
With all of that being said, we know that some guests may be hesitant to travel at this time, and we respect those concerns. Please contact us if you have an upcoming reservation and have questions.
We know our riding community cares for one another, so we are asking everyone to please, for your safety and ours, follow these guidelines so that we can all stay safe and enjoy the trails.
You can check our availability now at fourwheelerheaven.com/availability, and book online instantly and securely!
Thank you, and we will see you on the trails soon!