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32   in West Virginia West Virginia16 Miles

Motorcycle Roads Waterford Racetrack Road

By sandman
on June 1, 2007

0.0out of 5

2 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start in East Liverpool, Ohio. Cross the Ohio River into West Virginia on the Route 30 bridge and then get on Route 2 heading west through the town of Chester and Newell (both towns are notorious for speed traps!), WV. Route 2 will follow the Ohio River and begin to turn south. Now look for a sign on the left saying Route '208' which is also known as Waterford Race Track Road. This road will run approximately 7 miles through the woods and end at Route 8. If you go northbound on 8, it will intersect with Route 30 and you can take that into Liverpool Ohio and make a complete loop from where you started.

Scenery

The route starts in eastern Ohio on the Ohio river and immediately crosses into WV. The first half of the route hugs the Ohio River right across the river from the official US Government named "Ohio River Scenic Byway" so you know it has to have nice scenery. The second half of the route heads into heavily wooded areas as you twist your way through the turns!



Entering a few of the turns ... "some of these curves are marked as 25 mph....and a couple of them Ifeel is about 5 mph TOO FAST for me to handle": Sandman

Road Quality: 4

There are a couple of rough patches at the start (on Route 2 in Chester). This road will be an extremely challenging road for Sportsters if run fast. Hairpin curves are cage rated from 15-30 mph. One spot could be dangerous though traffic is generally light and the overall road conditions are what I'd call above average. This second half of the route is Route 208 or also known as the 'Waterford racetrack road'.

Road Quality

"This road can have extremely challenging curves for most cruisers. Bikes like
Road Kings will find themselves scraping the boards often": sandman

There are a couple of rough patches at the start (on Route 2 in Chester). This road will be an extremely challenging road for Sportsters if run fast. Hairpin curves are cage rated from 15-30 mph. One spot could be dangerous though traffic is generally light and the overall road conditions are what I'd call above average. This second half of the route is Route 208 or also known as the 'Waterford racetrack road'.

Roadside Amenities

This is just a shady run through the woods so don't expect to be pulling over to check out an antique store or craft shops. It would be a good idea to do a 'ride-thru' before attempting to push the envelope. This would be an outstanding sport bike road. Be aware that this state requires helmets at all times.Along Route 2 you will find the Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort.

Additional Info

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By Guest
on October 8, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Yeah I agree...this road is horrible compared to the spectacular stuff down in the REAL part of West Virginia. Bad pavement, gravel....if youre into S&M it might be your thing but not mine.

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By Guest
on August 30, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport

I'm not real sure how this ride made it onto this website. Rt. 208 is in bad shape. NOT a good road for those who are riding sportbikes or like to take corners aggressively. Lots of cracks in road, and many of the turnoffs/driveways are gravel and it has spilled over into the road, some in the middle of corners, making it very dangerous...I would not reccomend this route to anyone. There are many beautiful roads to ride a motorcycle on in West Virginia....THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM!!!!

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