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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Dec 01, 2008
June 27, 2009
If you have taken this ride, you went past my…
March 8, 2009
This was a leg of out 2008 VA Beach ride and it…
Written DirectionsNa My name is Bill Belei, and I joined the military back in 1986 and served for over 25 years until I retired in 2011. Over those years, I moved 13 times and put a lot of miles on motorcycles exploring different parts of the country and finding out firsthand the diversity of our country's roads and scenery.
SceneryThis 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.