Opening of a new kayak and bike rental service in Morgantown
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia (WBOY) – The City of Morgantown announced that beginning September 1, Adventure WV is operating an outdoor recreation rental service along the Monongahela River.
The newly built facility at Walnut Street Landing near Hazel Ruby McQuain Park will provide access to kayaks, paddle boards, PFDs, bikes, helmets and more, according to the announcement, and gear adapted to children and families will be added in the spring. .
Hours of operation on Labor Day weekend are 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The city said the following hours would be adjusted to meet user needs.
Rentals start at $10 an hour for bikes and kayaks for community members, with discounts for students and WVU affiliates. To rent equipment, you must have a valid driver’s license or WVU ID. For now, only card payments are accepted.
“We are thrilled to bring another unique recreational opportunity to Morgantown,” said Emily Muzzarelli, Deputy Town Manager of Morgantown. “Expanding use of the Monongalia River and rail system allows Morgantown to better serve its residents and visitors. Adventure WV has the expertise when it comes to outdoor recreation, so we are extremely excited to partner with them on this project. It’s a great addition to Walnut Street Landing and Hazel Ruby McQuain Park upgrades.
There have been other recent improvements to outdoor recreation in Monongalia County, including improved amenities along the Mon River Trail.
For more information, visit the Adventure WV website.