Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle
115 W. German Street, Shepherdstown, WV304-876-3000

Local Guide

We’re located in the heart of Shepherdstown West Virginia – a little town with plenty of personality.

If you are new to the area check out some of our recommendations – and let us know if you have any questions!

Group Bicycle Rides

We host a group ride starting from the shop every weekend. Please email Eddie to receive weekly e-mail updates as the ride routes and times vary based on the season and weather. Rides are about 3 to 4 hours long and average around 16 to 18 mph.

Refueling Stops

Mellow Moods

119 W. German Street, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

The Mellow Moods is your local source for all things fresh, tasty, and healthy! Our friends next door at Mellow Moods can also cater your next ride on the Canal or float down the Potomac as part of our Day Trip packages.

Pressed Flour

111 W German St Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Located directly next to our shop, Pressed Flour are making days better, one pastry at a time – we especially love the sticky buns!

Barron's Store

C&O Canal Milepost 76.7

This beautiful little trail stop is located on the C&O Canal just five miles upstream from Shepherdstown. For seasonal hours or more information call 301-432-8726.

Kristi's Bakery & Cafe

7 North Main Street, Boonesboro, Maryland

Located in downtown Boonesboro, this bakery and cafe has become a favorite stop on our group rides and offers everything from a snack for your sweet tooth to a full meal.

Black Dog Coffee Company

8001 Charles Town Road, Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia

Located adjacent to the Route 9 Bike Trail this stop has coffee always served with a smile, fresh stirred chocolate milk, and a delicious assortment of sweet treats. A must-stop when cycling thru the area.

Desert Rose Cafe

42 N Conococheague St, Williamsport, MD 21795

Located in downtown Williamsport, the Desert Rose Cafe treats cyclists like royalty and they have really great chocolate milk!

Things to Do

Antietam Battlefield

The Antietam Battlefield is just four miles away and a great place for history buffs, walkers, runners, cyclists, and anyone else interested in the details of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. The first Saturday in December the park holds a candle vigil - one candle for each soldier who died - a spectacular sight to behold. The annual Independence Day fireworks celebration is another must see event.

Bryce Mountain Bike Park

A little over an hour from Shepherdstown, Bryce Mountain Bike Park offers downhill cycling terrain ranging from beginner level to advanced.

C&O Canal

We are located one-half mile from the C&O Canal, mile marker 73 and each year we get to meet hundreds of people from all over the world who are cycling or hiking through on the 184 miles of the Canal or just taking in a short section. The Canal is an important piece of American history used from the 1820's thru 1924 to access coal in the Allegheny Mountains. When the railroad industry and damaging floods closed the canal for the last time in 1924 it sat dormant until the 1970's when it became the C&O Canal Historical Park.

Greenbrier State Park

Located approximately 30 minutes from Shepherdstown in Washington County, Maryland, Greenbrier State Park has plenty of outdoor activities and is the closest location to Shepherdstown for accessing mountain bike trails.

Great Allegheny Passage

The Great Allegheny Passage is a (crushed gravel) rail trail that connects to the C&O Canal in Cumberland, Maryland, and offers 150 miles of continuous trail experience northwest to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Potomac River

The Potomac River sits in our backyard and can be accessed by the public boat ramp in Shepherdstown. This section of the river is flat and calm (unless it rains a lot), and is a great spot for fishing or recreational kayaking/canoeing.

Washington County, Maryland Bicycle Tours

If you enjoy road cycling visit Washington County Maryland Bicycle Tours for local cycling routes promoted by cycle-friendly Washington County, Maryland.

WV Route 9 Bike Path

Enjoy 10 miles of paved trail along Route 9 between Ranson and Martinsburg WV. Located approximately 5 miles from Shepherdstown.

Where to Stay

Bavarian Inn

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

A romantic country inn offering European elegance and world class service from its scenic location perched on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River.

Clarion Hotel

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

With 168 guest rooms, two full service restaurants, 6,000 square feet of conference space, and full service fitness center the Clarion Hotel is the perfect place for your next weekend getaway, banquet event, or business meeting.

Perchasta Farm Cottage

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Perchasta Farm Cottage is the first “green,” sustainable vacation home rental in Jefferson County West Virginia. The cottage is located on 32 rural acres of managed timberland just outside of Shepherdstown, WV and co-located with one of the “greenest” homes in Jefferson County.

Inn at Red Hill

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

The Inn at Red Hill is nestled in the woodlands of Elk Ridge, the northern extension of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Overlooking Antietam National Battlefield, Red Hill is the perfect getaway for the weekend traveler, business person, history buff or recreation enthusiast.

Thomas Shepherd Inn

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Nestled in the beautiful lower Shenandoah Valley along the Potomac River, Shepherdstown, WV, home of the Thomas Shepherd Inn Bed and Breakfast, is a place where life slows down long enough for you to enjoy it.

Inn BoonsBoro

Boonsboro, MD

Inn BoonsBoro may be western Maryland’s newest boutique hotel, but the history of the grand property at the corner of North Main and St. Paul in Boonsboro, Maryland begins just after the American Revolution.

Treehouse Camp at Maple Tree

Boonsboro, MD

Twenty acres of beautiful wooded campground, backed up to the Appalachian Trail on South Mountain provide an ideal setting for year round camping, hiking and river rafting fun. The seclusion, peace and quiet of our campsites offer a relaxing atmosphere to slow down, escape from your busy schedule and enjoy the surrounding nature. A perfect choice for a rustic wedding venue, romantic getaway or an affordable weekend family vacation.

Contact Us

Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle
115 West German St
Shepherdstown WV 25443 Map

Summer Hours (Apr-Dec)

  • Sunday 10 - 5
  • Monday – Friday 11 - 7
  • Saturday 10 - 7

Winter Hours (Jan-Mar)

  • Sunday 12 - 5
  • Monday – Friday 12 - 6
  • Saturday 12 - 6

Voted Best Bike Shop by The Journal Best of the Best, for four years running: 2010-2014