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4.14 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.14
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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Dec 01, 2008

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Guest
August 27, 2009
We rode Rt 50 one week end trip back in 1977, had…
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June 27, 2009
If you have taken this ride, you went past my…
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Scenery

This route takes you along some beautiful and windy mountain scenery boarding WV and slightly touching Maryland as the elevation climbs and the air cools. Great views of WV mountain tops, old train cabooses, souvenir shops, wind mills, and a short detour will have you viewing one of the countries smallest churches and the beautiful BlackWater Falls. This is one of my favorite West Virginia rides but whether on RT 50 or one of our more southern roads, I highly recommend our scenic "Mountain State" for your next weekend (or longer) bike trip.

Road Quality: 3

This is a typical two lane paved road for the mountain state but the switchbacks and twisty turns make it a pleasure to spend a few hours enjoying fresh mountain air.

Roadside Amenities:: 2

You won't find a whole lot of bathroom breaks or rest stops on this mountainous stretch but the few stops you will want to hit are a nice variety. Fairly early on you will be presented with a 'caboose graveyard' and souvenir shop which has wonderful food in their restaurant. Also on the trip you may want to visit the historic WV School for the Deaf and Blind in Romney, or take a fairly short detour and spend the night at Canaan Valley Resort or Black Water falls. You will also find several small towns closer to the Virginia end of this trip with typical fast food fair. Don't miss a chance to try some of the 'mom and pop' dining opportunities that present themselves along the way.

Drive Enjoyment

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Tourism Opportunities

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Guest
August 27, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
We rode Rt 50 one week end trip back in 1977, had a flat tire and we stopped at the lttle gas/market/restaurant-old tractor museum close to macombre. The wife and I rode the route this year on the Vision it is a great road for twists and turns. Also last year took a trip west and ended up on Rt 50 yep same Rt 50 it used to be the pony express route.
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June 27, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
If you have taken this ride, you went past my house! I actually live on Rt. 50 at the Joyce Street exit in Clarksburg, WV. My wife and I drive Rt. 50 literally everyday. Most our "rode trips" start out on Rt 50. We have traveled the road from Parkersburg, WV to Winchester, Va.Beautiful scenery, nice roads, good curves, lots of places to pull over and enjoy the view. Highly recommend for traveling E-W. rpratt@ma.rr.com
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March 8, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
This was a leg of out 2008 VA Beach ride and it was not known when we left just how much there was to see. Awsom ride. If I can find the pics I will send them in. Now I know why the slogan is "Almost heaven"
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