The People of Bridge Day
Bridge Day is the largest BASE jumping event in the world, held on the third Saturday in October every year in Fayetteville, West Virginia. Over 450 BASE jumpers and up to 200,000 spectators are expected to attend this year’s Bridge Day on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The New River Gorge Bridge is the world’s 2nd longest single arch bridge, providing the launch point for six hours (9am-3pm EST) of legal, safe BASE jumps.
Bridge Day Rappel
The Bridge Day Rappel will consist of several teams who will be allowed to ascend and/or descend a fixed rope from the catwalk beneath the New River Gorge Bridge on Bridge Day. Bridge Day Rappel teams are chosen by a lottery drawing in June of each year. The rappel participant must be a seasoned rappeller with proper rack training who has successfully completed at least a 250’ rappel.
Bridge Day High Line
The Bridge Day high line will return to Bridge Day this year. The high line rider will slide approximately 700 feet down a rope attached to the bridge’s catwalk to the Fayette Station Road below. The high line is open to the media and the general public. You too can have the ride of a lifetime!