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Tour de Coal

Tour de Coal 2016- June 18th



 Interested in the Tour De Coal? Don't know what to expect? Check out this video from a few years ago to see what the Tour De Coal is all about and the good times had by all on the river!



Tour de Coal


 Join us for the 12th Annual TOUR DE COAL!

The Tour de Coal is an annual 11-mile float trip from Tornado to St. Albans sponsored by the Coal River Group.

This event is a fundraiser that helps fund the CRG's river cleanups, restoration, and education activities.


 Friday, June 17, 2016:   Tour de Coal Pre-Registration Party kicks off at 4pm at the CRG River Center! Come out to Meadowood Park to register for the Tour de Coal, pick up your t-shirts, and attend our Beginner's Kayaking Workshop in Pettigrew Lake from 4-6pm. Pre-registration ends at 7:30pm.

Saturday, June 18, 2016:    The TOUR DE COAL begins at 9am in Meadowood Park. Saturday registration opens at 8am. Come to Meadowood Park first to drop off your kayak, and stop by the CRG River Center cabin to check in (unless you came Friday to the earlybird check-in). Then you'll take your vehicle back to Gateway Shopping Center in St. Albans and ride one of our courtesy shuttles back to the start at Meadowood Park.


Early-bird Registration - $20 per person

Registration on July 11 - $25 per person

Additional t-shirts - $15 each


**Please note:The Tour de Coal is a fundraising event. Your registration fee is a charitable donation to the Coal River Group and is not refundable.



There are several ways you can register for the Tour de Coal:

  • Mail in your signed Registration Form and payment for each participant to: Coal River Group, PO Box 363, St. Albans, WV 25177. (Note: We must receive your registration by Thursday, June 16.)
  • Bring your signed Registration Form and payment to the CRG River Center. We are open Mon-Fri from 8:30am to 4pm
  • Come register in person at our Pre-Registration Event at the CRG River Center on Friday, June 17 from 4--7:30pm.
  • Register on Saturday morning (June 18) at the CRG River Center.


 Need a boat? Coal River Kayak has rentals for the Tour de Coal.

Call 304-722-3055 to make your reservation.





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