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Created in 2011

 

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CR 220-4 – Mill Creek Road – South of Petersburg

CR 3 –Between Oak Flat and Moorefield

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Rt 72 east of Hendricks

Spruce Knob – summit parking lot

RidingWV.com grew out of a need I saw when out-of-state riders posted requests on various motorcycle forums for information about riding in West Virginia. Many were asking, "What roads should I ride?" while others were asking for "must-see" locations and favorite diners. Instead of gathering bits of information here and there, I thought it would be nice to have one website dedicated strictly to riding in WV. Hence the name. It is also a relaxing outlet for riders to share their experiences with others. While the website will almost certainly evolve as it grows, I initially plan on following these guidelines:

 

1) Readers may submit Ride Reports, Restaurant/Diner Reports, and/or Destinations Reports with the following guidelines: Please submit them to me as a Word document (or Open Office Word) file attachment to an email. I will make any proofreading edits/corrections necessary and convert it to a compatible Web Document to upload. Please size all photos in the document to about 200-300kb each maximum. Any larger than that, and the photos take too long to load when readers visit the site. Photos should be clear and in focus. Please limit the entire report to about 5MB - 8MB or less. ** NO PROFANITY, NO OBSCENE PHOTOS ** I want this to be a site you can show your grandmother and/or pastor. If in doubt, leave it out. I want to keep the journalistic standards as high as I can possibly make them. Don't worry if you have never written a ride report before. I don't mind proofreading and making minor corrections. When you are ready to submit your article, email me and I will send you the email address to send it to.

2) Readers may submit photos with a brief caption (25-100 words) for posting on the Readers' Photos Pages. I will limit the number of photos on the page to a manageable quantity as space permits, and the gallery will be rotated and updated regularly. Again, keep it "G" Rated. Photos should be JPEG format and no larger than about 300kb each.

3) There will be no Open Forum. My reason is twofold. First and foremost is the time constraint. I would like to dedicate my limited time on this project to posting articles and travel reports, not monitoring a forum for inappropriate content. Second, there are already numerous forums out there. Many are bogged down with meaningless arguing and bickering. Like the riders who travel light enough to cross the country with everything in 2 saddlebags, I'd like this site to "travel light". If you have comments you would like to post, I have an Event Calendar and Bulletin Board. Send me an email comment and I’ll post it if you want.

 

CONTRIBUTE:    RIDINGWV.COM IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT VENTURE.  YOUR DONATION (EVEN A FEW DOLLARS) TO COVER THE COST OF WEB HOSTING AND MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED, ESPECIALLY IF THE SITE WAS HELPFUL IN YOUR TRIP PLANNING.  CONTACT ME FOR INFORMATION.  FUNDING FOR THIS WEBSITE IS ENTIRELY FROM MY OWN POCKET AND READERS LIKE YOU.  PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE OR IF YOUR BUSINESS WOULD LIKE TO ADVERTISE HERE. THANK YOU! 

 

DISCLAIMERS:  1) All photos and ride reports are the private property of the author(s). Please check with the author(s) before copying any part of a report. NO PART OF THIS SITE OR ANY REPORTS CONTAINED HEREIN WILL BE COPIED AND/OR USED FOR PROFIT WITHOUT THE WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR. 2) All information contained herein is provided to help you plan a trip to WV. DOUBLE CHECK AND VERIFY INFORMATION BEFORE TRAVELING!!! Readers' comments on services and meals provided by WV businesses are strictly their OPINIONS. I will do my best to make sure the content is as accurate as possible, but I cannot verify everything. The authors and this website are not responsible for any lost time, expenses, injuries, or expenses caused by inaccurate information. USE THE INFORMATION AT YOUR OWN RISK. Contact event sponsors to verify dates/times or cancellation.  Ride within your skill limits.