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Head of the Dragon Motorcycle Ride

October 8

The council of the Southern Mountains invites you to the 2022 Head of the Dragon Motorcycle Ride on October 8, 2022 beginning on Main Street, Kimball. Kimball, WV 24853.

This year’s event will be the biggest ever held as it will be in conjunction with the Kimball Fall Festival. Iaeger and Bradshaw also hold their festivals on the same day as the Head of the Dragon is a celebration of the adventurous and challenging experience of traversing the roadways of southern West Virginia.

Free registration for the premiere West Virginia Head of the Dragon Motorcycle and Sports Car event starts at 9:00 a.m. with the Motorcycles pulling out to ride the beautiful, curvy roads of McDowell County at 11:00 a.m. The West Virginia State Police Motorcycle Detachment will join the ride of over 500 curves on the scenic yet challenging roads of southern West Virginia.

Multiple awards will be presented to the motorcycle riders and sports car participants. One of the event highlights is the very popular and exciting motorcycle stunt group called “Stunt Army” from Charlotte, NC, which will perform throughout the day. This is an amazing show of motorcycle stunts by daring riders.

Additional Events Include:
Multiple Food Vendors
Strolling Magician— Magic by Tyler
Fortune Teller— Madam Jay
Car Show — One of the largest in southern West Virginia conducted by Jackie Necessary
Live Music All Day:
9:00 am-12:OOpm Wild Fire Honey 12:00pm-2:OOpm Hannah Puckett
2:00 pm-5:OOpm Independent State Band 5:00 pm-9:OOpm Victor Lawson and Boogie Chillin’
Cornhole Tournaments by Outlaw Cornhole
Inflatable Bouncy Obstacle Course and Slide
Variety of Vendors Displaying Art, Jewelry, Clothing, Home Décor, and More
Games, Prizes, Children’s Activities

The evening will end with Amazing fireworks show at 9:00 p.m.

The event is held annually in McDowell County and was created by the Council of the Southern Mountains, a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization to overcome the causes and effects of poverty, and assist seniors and people with disabilities by bringing economic development and tourism to southern West Virginia.


Town of Kimball
27737 Coal Heritage Road
Kimball, WV 24853 United States
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Head of the Dragon Motorcycle and Sportscar Ride
(304) 436-6800