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The long way home through WV

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 279 miles / 449.0 km
  • Ride Time: 1 day
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $21.20
  • States Visited: West Virginia, Virgina
Submitted by:
sportsterjohn

Almost 300 miles of mountains, wilderness and hills. I was in Fairmont a few weeks ago and had to get back home in Va. I really didn't want to take 68/70 and had ridden 50 a few times (50 is a great way to go across WV. It would be a great loop to ride 50 then come back with the ride described here.) Leaving Fairmont, you head south on 310 which is a narrow curvy road with alot of hills that goes through a few small towns. You will hit 50 and head East for a few miles and then turn south on 92. This is a very rural area with nice scenery and a very nice ride. Head West on 38 then 250 towards Philippi. Go south on 119. This is a very scenic area. You will hit 33. Head East on 33 towards Elkins. This would be a good place to gas up and eat as it may be a while before you see any more facilities. Stay on 33 / 55 towards Seneca Rocks. When you get to Seneca Rocks veer north on 28/55. This is a nice country ride through this section. In Parkersburg, it will turn into a 4 lane for a little while. When you get close to VA, it will go back to a 2 lane and is very rural. This is a nice part of the ride. Once you get to Front Royal, stay on 55 which will run parallel to I66. Head north once you hit Markem and you will hit US 50 right by Paris. Head East on 50. There is a bike friendly tavern on the left hand side of the road in Middleburg. Fantastic burgers there. To me, this ride is like a highlights of the Northern part of WV. Most of the ride is very hilly with alot of sweeps, a few areas of real twisties and very rural.

This is a motorcycle ride in the states West Virginia, Virgina. This motorcycle route has 6 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by sportsterjohn in September. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by sportsterjohn

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ParksForestMountainsRuralRiverFarm Land

Best Time to Go

Spring, Summer, Fall

Road Characteristics:

Straight RoadSweeping Curves RoadTwisty RoadHillyNo TrafficAverageRare Gas StationsAdequate

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