Plan Your Ride With Our 2020 Motorcycle GuideSeptember 11, 2020
Winding country roads with scenic mountain views make Southern West Virginia a motorcycle rider’s paradise. Every route leads to adventure, with miles of two-lane roads connecting dozens of small towns across the coalfields and countryside. To help you explore we’ve created our new Southern West Virginia Motorcycle Ride Guide, filled with suggested rides that get you off the beaten path. Here are a few of our favorite journeys.
Coal Heritage Ride North
Travel through Raleigh, Kanawha and Fayette counties on this 144-mile route. Enjoy the view of the New River Gorge National River from the overlook at Hawks Nest State Park, and then stop for a photo at Cathedral Falls in Gauley Bridge. The winding rivers and striking overlooks make this an unforgettable ride!
Coal Heritage Ride South
Take a trip through Southern West Virginia’s coalfields, passing through the former boom towns of Mullens, Pineville, Welch and Keystone. This 130-mile route features stops at three state parks — Camp Creek State Park and Forest, Pinnacle Rock State Park and Twin Falls Resort State Park. Marvel at the area’s natural beauty while stretching your legs.
Farm Country Ride
Experience dramatic overlooks and twisting rivers, while learning about some historic parts of Southern West Virginia on this 141-mile ride. The route takes you through Mercer, Monroe, Greenbrier and Summers counties and includes stops like the Indian Creek Covered Bridge near Union, Historic Lewisburg, the Greenbrier River and the well-known railroad town of Hinton. Make a pit stop in Talcott and discover the legend of John Henry, the Steel Drivin’ Man.
Explore our area with other rides found in the new guide like Marmet to Grandview, Peterstown to Sweet Springs, Hairpin Adventure and more! Each section of the guide includes a geotagged QR code for Google Map route directions, area highlights and an insider’s tip. A directory for information centers with fuel, food, public restrooms and more is also provided.
Take a scenic route through the hills of Southern West Virginia this fall for a memorable ride along our area’s highways and byways. Request your copy of our 2020 Motorcycle Ride Guide today!