RidingWV

A website dedicated to Riding and Experiencing the wonderful state of West Virginia

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Germany Valley

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Spruce Knob

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New River Gorge

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Ride Reports

West Virginia offers a wide variety of roads for every riding style, including 4-Lane Interstates and Divided Highways, as well as 2-Lane Highways with gentle rolling hills and curves to steep mountain passes and 15-MPH hairpin curves.

Destinations

 

There is a lot of history and natural beauty in this state. It is the only state formed by the Civil War, and has had a sometimes turbulent history in its nearly 150 years of statehood.

Ride Routes††

Here, you will find a list of favorite routes and loops created on Furkot.com maps.

Diners

 

You can't ride on an empty stomach. And why punish yourself with ANOTHER fast food burger when there are so many interesting diners around the state.These are places to experience the people of West Virginia.

Lodging/Camping

At the end of the day, it's nice to have a good campsite or hotel to return to for some much-needed relaxation.

Readersí Photos

Readers may submit photos of rides, scenery, restaurants, camping, or WV-travel

Contact/Donate

How to contact me with questions or submission of photos/articles for posting.Disclaimers/Fine Print, etc.

 

 

Featured Pages

 

Eastern Panhandle - Searching for Historical Markers and Exploring Back Roads in 6 Counties†† August 2015

 

Brandonville - Terra Alta - St George via Brandonville/Aurora Tpks and Stemple Ridge/Limestone Roads08 May 2015

 

Re-Tracing History On A Scooter:Riding Maryland Rt 40 (National Highway) and Pennsylvania Rt 30 (Lincoln Highway)July 2014

Yes, these are not in West Virginia, but they do start and end in WV. If you are staying in WV, this is an easy overnight loop to branch out.

 

CORPORAL ALVA GROVES (US ARMY) WAS CAPTURED IN 1951 AS NORTH KOREAN TROOPS OVER-RAN HIS POSITION. HE DIED IN CAPTIVITY.

THROUGH DNA TESTING, HIS REMAINS WERE POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED. HE RETURNED HOME IN AUGUST 2014.

CLICK HERE FOR REPORT

 

SGT JEROME KIGER WAS A TAIL GUNNER ON A B-24 SHOT DOWN OVER GERMANY ON JULY 21, 1944.

HE RETURNED HOME TO HIS HOMETOWN OF MANNINGTON WV IN JULY 2013.††

CLICK HERE FOR REPORT

 

 

 

The Ride Ė2007 Suzuki V-Strom DL-1000

15 Nov 2015

 

This is actually my third V-Strom 1000.I owned a 2005 and then a 2007 before switching to a Burgman 650 Touring Scooter for a few years.Loved the scooter, but there are a lot of roads in West Virginia that were not designed with scooters in mind (gravel and creek crossings).When I saw this beautiful 2007 V-Strom with only 8K miles for sale, I grabbed it!The previous owner already equipped it with many options that I like - centerstand, engine/crash bars, engine skid plate, custom adjustable windshield, travel trunk, and more.These are amazing bikes, capable of handling gravel roads, creek crossings, twisty mountain roads, and 700-mile-days of interstate cruising.Versatility!Also very reliable and durable - many of them out there with well over 100K miles!

 

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Note:This website was started in 2011 as a public forum for riders to post ride reports and their experiences with others wishing to visit WV.You may notice some sections are still empty, awaiting reader submissions.As the site grows, Iím hoping each region will have more and more ride reports posted. If you donít see something today, please check back.Thanks!Content is for informational purposes only.Please read disclaimers on Contact Page.