Tag Archives: Rick Bayes

ACE offers a very special Guided Mountain Bike Trip this time of the year. It’s called “Follow the Gauley River”, and it has to be one of the best rides in the country that just about anyone can do. Continue reading

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Standing at our spectacular Concho overlook, you can still see the town once known as the “Dodge City of the East.” Listed on the National Register of Historical Places, Thurmond has a rich and incredible history. Continue reading

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If the river is running at “0″ feet – there is no water, right? Is that even possible? Not true when you are talking about the New River. We even run it at negative water levels. How is this possible?

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After reading Julia’s blog “ACE: Fun for all ages! Even Grandpa” it inspired me to relate a story about Carl, a 76-year-old gentleman I took down the Upper Gauley some years ago. Continue reading

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For me, one of the coolest things about this property is the fact that there were actually three towns once located here: Concho, Erskine and Dun Eden. Continue reading

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The idea was to have a welcome center that could accommodate the reservation office downstairs, a large welcome center at ground level with restrooms and administration offices upstairs. How do you do all that and still have an attractive building without breaking the bank? Continue reading

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During the 1870s, workers constructed the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad through the New River Gorge. The C&O was considered one of the most difficult engineering feats of the time; contractors building the railroad were said to have “buried a man and two mules” for every mile of track laid. Continue reading

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It is a tough job working for North America’s largest adventure resort at times. I guess someone has to do it, though. Continue reading

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On April 18, 1835, Richard Clayton became the first man to fly a hot-air balloon over 500 kilometers. In so doing, he became the first man to fly in West Virginia. His path crossed over or near ACE Adventure Resort! Continue reading

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Seriously, how could they name the second oldest river in the world “New” River? Continue reading

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