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18   in West Virginia West Virginia200 Miles

Motorcycle Roads 200-Mile West Virginia Twisties Tour

By MCR Contributor
on May 24, 2011

4.0out of 5

5 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

I started in Wheeling and followed Rt88 south to 250 south all the way to Fairmont. Then on to 19 south to 119/33 south west.

Scenery

There are a few things here and there to look at but this ride is mostly about the challenge of the road. However you do get to see some small towns and a couple of nice vista style views.

Road Quality

Over all this route was in good shape. Some of it was even new pavement. However you do always have to watch for rough corners or corners with stones. I took Rt 88 south from Wheeling to rt 250 south to Fairmont. From there I took 19 south to 119/33 south west. The route had a good mix of tight switch backs, small 90 degree plus turns, long sweepers and a little back and forth from right to left. It will keep you on your toes the whole way. Not to mention that the majority of the time the speed limit is 55.

There are many blind corners on this route. Ride during the day. On some of the fun parts turn around and go back through. Its a blast.

Roadside Amenities

You pass through many small communities. The larger towns have everything you need. There are even a few small multi service stations that you can fill up with gas and have an ice-cream for a brake.

Additional Info

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By usagiyo11
on July 26, 2013 1 out of 2 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Sport

WV-250N Hundred to Moundsville, WV

This is a great one for Sport Riders that want to test their endurance or Cruisers that want another scenic option. Starting out in Moundsville and turning back in Hundred is roughly an hour each way affair AND THE TURNS JUST KEEP COMING!

A road of this length you'd expect a mixed bag of road conditions; sections that are immaculate, others with patches, fallout, cracks, and/ or bumpy... Also it offers a little bit for everybody; wide open spaces which are highlighted in the 2nd half of the video, to the twisties and tight hairpins shown early in the video.

I think everybody should at least try this one once, if not annually to test their stamina.
Rain had been in the area for days but gravel washout was very predictable and almost none existant and must not be a real issue in the area...

Oh and if heading south somewhere near Cameron there is a decreasing radius right hander that is also downhill off camber that I could see someone overcooking it so WATCH OUT.

My Two Youtube Highlight Videos

http://youtu.be/5WcZlDG1Rp4

http://youtu.be/Fr1hA_fzG2A

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By El Jefe
on June 8, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

2.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2014

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Just road a large portion coming from Wheeling. Finally got off and headed east, way too much truck traffic to enjoy the ride. The scenery is really nice, but not worth putting up with all the truck traffic coming from both directions, as well as pulling onto and off of roadway.

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By BobN54
on August 9, 2016 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2011

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki Ninja 1000 and Aprilia Tuono

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

We took this route from Weston to Ripley during a touring ride headed west, and it was a very enjoyable part of the trip. It is indeed a nice combination of sweepers, tighter twisties, and straights. The scenery varies, and it generally great. The pavement is well kept, and in fact we were delayed a bit by a stretch of repaving work. There is truck traffic on this route, but there are enough places to pass. You can make pretty good time on it, or take it easy and relax.

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By usagiyo11
on October 7, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Yamaha R6

Motorcycle Type Sport

Can't comment on the Southern Route, but I did a dry run of the Northern Route outta Fairmont, WV yesterday in a SUV. Plan on riding it early next year.

Fairly decent pavement. I saw no loose gravel or road fallout whatsoever. Checked out the Covered Bridge in Barrackville and in Hundred. Missed the one in Moundsville.

As far as the motorcycle aspect goes I felt like the "party" really didn't get started until Hundred, WV. So much so that when I do the run I will more than likely just start the route from Moundsville and stop at Hundred and loop back.
Good Scenery, Nice Twisties but very narrow in sections, lots of blind stuff so keep you're head and don't fly faster than your guardian angel or gear will protect ya!

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By Guest
on July 18, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Yamaha VStar 650 Custom

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I rode the northern half of this route with three other riders in June, 2012. We were going to drop down from Parkersburg and then take this exact route, but we were in the third day of a four day trip and we decided the original plan was farther than we wanted to ride that day. We crossed from Parkersburg to Clarksburg on 50 and then took the northern portion of this route. It had some lovely curves and I would recommend the entire route based on what I saw of it. In the end, the decision to shorten our day's route was a good one because it began raining about 10 minutes before we stopped for the night. If we'd done the entire route, we would possibly have been in the rain for hours. Rain plus strange, curvy roads, hmmmm, no thank you.

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