A Trail of a Good Time!
Off-road enthusiasts everywhere know Williamson and the surrounding Tug Valley area is the place to be if you enjoy riding the trails! That’s how the folks at Starter's Sports Bar & Grill and the Tug Valley Area Convention and Visitors Bureau came up with the original idea for the Small Town Throw Down. The event is described by TV CVB Executive Director Wes Wilson as being a “weekend for trail riders in the Tug Valley area.”
Small Town Throw Down is a two-day event scheduled for Friday, September 18th and Saturday, September 19th beginning in Williamson. Riders will have access to over 350 miles of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System, as well as some of the trails in Kentucky. Organizers hope the event will encourage riders to come to the area to enjoy the beauty throughout the area’s trails. Starters Sports Bar & Grill on 2nd Avenue in Williamson will serve as a headquarters for the Throw Down, where riders can check in and get more information on the event and the trails. McCoy Motorsports will also have a show-case setup in front of Starters.
Additional activities during the event will include trail rides to various interesting destinations, a “photography based poker run”, and a movie on Saturday night in West Williamson at the West End Drive-In. If you’re ready for some live music, Robert Eskridge & Southern Daze will be performing on Saturday night at Starters Sports Bar & Grill as part of the event. You can also support the event by purchasing the 2020 Small Town Throw Down T-Shirt, which is available now at McCoy Motorsports in Pikeville, Kentucky.
Small TownThrow Down was designed as a complementary event to the annual King Coal Festival in Williamson, which was cancelled due to COVID-19. Organizers believe that due to the nature of the ATV/UTV event, social distancing will be achievable without issue. “We feel confident riders will still be safe to come enjoy the trails,” Wes says.
World Class Trails & World Class People
Wes says he is looking forward to getting together with some riding friends at the Throw Down. “I’m looking forward to being able to reunite with riding friends and folks who come out for things like the Throw Down. We encounter so many folks in our area that specifically come here to enjoy the world-class trail system, and it's a unique bond that is shared throughout the riding community,” he says.
He also tells us he is excited for the photography poker run. “There’s some nice prizes involved, and it's so awesome to hear folks share their stories from the day of reaching each location in their quest.”
To get a complete look at the event schedule and find additional registration information check out their Facebook page!
All photos provided by the Tug Valley Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.