Your Time . . . Our Roads
The 2017 Motorcycle Touring brochure is full of great riding itineraries – make sure you order your copy or download today.
About our rides:
The winding hills and sweeping curves beckons motorcycle enthusiasts to our area. There are groups that return each and every year to tackle yet another mountain and to travel deeper into West Virginia’s history and heritage.
Each ride invites you to see a different part of Southern West Virginia from our coalfields to our rivers. Hope you enjoy the ride.
Maps and directions can be found in the Southern West Virginia Motorcycle Ride Guide
Coal Heritage North – This 129 mile loop begins and ends in Beckley, WV. Past and present is well represented on this scenic ride that offers up scenic views, waterfalls, coal history and quaint small towns. Your journey will take you across the New River Gorge Bridge, past the New River Gorge Harley Davidson and down Gauley Mountain. Â Along Route 60 you will see Cathedral Falls, Kanawha Falls and where the New and Gauley Rivers meet.
Coal Heritage South – This 131 mile loop begins and ends in Beckley, WV. A good part of this ride follows the Coal Heritage Trail and takes you deep into coal country through what were once thriving coal camps. The remnants of life in the coalfields is evident along this trail. The coal baron’s homes in Bramwell, Twin Falls State Park, Pinnacle Rock, Camp Creek, Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park are just a few of the highlights of this trek.
Farm Country – This ride begins and ends in Princeton, WV for a total of 111 miles. Some of the most beautiful farm country in all of West Virginia. This journey is to a simpler time and a simpler place. Beauty and Civil War history collide on this adventure in both Lewisburg and the Historic town of Union, both worth a stop. While traveling through Monroe County keep your eyes peeled for beautiful renditions of quilts that are throughout the area.
National Forest – This is our longest suggested ride, totaling 195 miles it begins and ends in Fayetteville, WV. This ride takes you through two of WV’s Coolest Small Town’s (Budget Travel) – Fayetteville and Lewisburg are great places to plan your breakfast, lunch or dinner stops. Beginning elevation 1800′ this ride travels through the Appalachian Mountains, elevation 4545′. Interesting stops – Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, Droop Mountain, Beartown State Park, Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, Babcock State Park and the New River Gorge Bridge.
National River – This ride begins and ends in Beckley, WV for a total of 123 miles. Travel along our ancient river valleys of the New, Gauley and Meadow Rivers. See the historic Prince Depot and the Glade Creek Grist Mill (Babcock State Park), two of the best photo opportunities along the way.
Try one or all of these rides or create your own. The hills, valleys and winding country roads will not disappoint.