by Adriana Doria

Published: April 17, 2024 at 6:20 PM EDT

CLENDENIN, W.Va. (WSAZ) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice was joined Wednesday by multiple local and state officials at a ribbon cutting for the new Air Raid Bike Park.

The governor awarded a $2 million abandoned mine land grant to build a project that he said will feature world class mountain bike trails.

“What an opportunity to bring something great to a town that’s suffered a lot and everything. This makes all the sense in, because of our population its right in our back-door,” Justice said.

Air Raid Bike Park President Jake Smith said this is a nearly $2.6 million investment aimed to bring new tourism opportunities to the city and to the state.

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