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Rt 20 – Holly River State Park (near Hacker Valley)

Rt 50 near Cool Springs

 

I have divided the state into 6 main regions in order to keep information organized and easy to find. They are:

1. Northern Panhandle         2. Ohio Valley          3. North/Central
4. South            5. Allegheny Mountains        6. Eastern Panhandle

 

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Statewide Rides

                                                                                                                                                                       

Primary Regions / Routes

Rider

Date

Link

South, North/Central, Allegheny, Eastern Panhandle - Retirement Ride #1

Mike Elyard

July 2005

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South, North/Central, Allegheny, Eastern Panhandle - Retirement Ride #2

Mike Elyard

July 2006

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Rt 33 – I-79 East to the Virginia State Line

Mike Elyard

Aug 2011

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READER REPORT:  Eastern Panhandle/ Allegheny Mts – “2 Up On A Versys”

Bbooker

July 2010

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Rt 16 from War (Southern WV tip) to St. Marys on Ohio River - Aprilia 250 Scooter! (Link is to ADV Rider)

Klaviator

July 2012

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READER REPORT:  Seneca Rocks, Spruce Knob, Blackwater Falls, Smoke Hole, Marlinton, Coalwood, etc

steveb126

Sept 2012

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E. Panhandle/Allegheny/N. Central -  Germany Valley, Green Bank, Cass, Webster Springs

Mike Elyard

Oct 2012

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READER REPORT:  Rt 20 from Princeton to New Martinsville -  Nice photos and writeup 

Cakmakli

2012

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Bringing Sgt Jerome Kiger home – WWII Airman’s remains returned home from Germany to WV

Mike Elyard

July 2013

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Eastern Panhandle / Allegheny Mts – Rt 50 Clarksburg to Winchester VA – Petersburg WV – Monterey VA –

Mike Elyard

Oct 2013

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Accident/Dead Desoto/Chicken Crossing the Road - Garrett Co. MD and Grant/Pendleton/Tucker Counties

Mike Elyard

Sept 2016

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Neighboring States' Rides

Retracing Historical Routes 30 and 40 - Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia

Mike Elyard

July 2014

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Garrett County, Maryland (Westernmost County) - Backroads from Friendsville to Westernport

Mike Elyard

Aug 2016

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Rt 220 - Waverly NY to Cumberland MD (First leg of Rt 220 from north to south)

Mike Elyard

July 2016

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WV Featured Ride Reports

                                                                                                                                                                       

County / Route / Area

Rider

Region

Link

New River Gorge Bridge – Old Route (CR 82) Under Bridge

Mike Elyard

South

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Hatfield & McCoy Trails Video - Submitted by Brad

Brad

South

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Old Philippi Pike (CR 23/9) from Clarksburg towards Philippi – Short ride of 13 miles thru old farm country

Mike Elyard

North-Central

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Brandonville Pike / Aurora Pike - Brandonville - Terra Alta - Aurora - St George - Parsons:  Narrow paved road through old farm country

Mike Elyard

North-Central

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READER SUBMITTED:  Sutton Dam, Braxton County – 2009

Mark Riermaier

North-Central

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Laurel Fork Area / Bemis / Glady /  Beverly

Mike Elyard

Allegheny Mt

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READER REPORT:  Smoke Hole / Dolly Sods   (Also posted in Eastern Panhandle section below)    

Todd Brunermer

Allegheny Mt

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Brandonville Pike / Aurora Pike - Brandonville - Terra Alta - Aurora - St George - Parsons:  Narrow paved road through old farm country

Mike Elyard

Allegheny Mt

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Cass Railroad (Pocahontas Co) and Various Highways & Backroads

Mike Elyard

Allegheny Mt

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Blackwater Falls / Tucker, Grant, & Preston Counties  (Duplicate)

Mike Elyard

Allegheny Mt

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Randolph Co. (Elkins home-base) – Several ride route suggestions scanned from Visitor’s Center brochure

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Allegheny Mt

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Seneca Rocks (Pendleton Co) – Rt 33 from Elkins

Mike Elyard

Allegheny Mt

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Mt Storm (Grant Co) – Rt 50 (North/Central Region), Fairfax Stone

Mike Elyard

Allegheny Mt

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E. Panhandle Sampler – Jefferson, Berkeley, Morgan Counties

Mike Elyard

Allegheny Mt

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Blackwater Falls / Tucker, Grant, & Preston Counties (Duplicate)

Mike Elyard

Allegheny Mt

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RIDE #1 - Seneca Rocks/Spruce Knob/Franklin/Smoke Hole/Rt 33 VA

Mike Elyard

Allegheny Mt

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Rt 55 Old & New – Riverton, Petersburg, Moorefield, Wardensville : Fall Colors

Mike Elyard

Allegheny Mt

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Seneca Rocks, Spruce Knob, Smoke Hole Road on the “new” Burgman 650

Mike Elyard

Allegheny Mt

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Spruce Knob

Mike Elyard

Allegheny Mt

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Smoke Hole

Mike Elyard

Allegheny Mt

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READER REPORT:  Smoke Hole / Dolly Sods   (Also posted in Allegheny Mts section above)  

Todd Brunermer

E. Panhandle

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Historical Markers and Backroads - Morgan, Hardy, Hampshire, Grant, Pendleton, Mineral Counties

Mike Elyard

E. Panhandle

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“Sweet 16” Ride – Rt 16 from Pineville (Wyoming Co) north to Clay (Clay Co)

Mike Elyard

South

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Off-Road Rides

 

Regions / Areas

Rider

Date

Link

TRANS-WV TRAIL – BLOG (For those looking for off-roading! – (great video)

Tavis Bogue

July 2007

Day1   Day2    Day3    Day4   Video    Map

Laurel Fork/off-roads and backroads in the Seneca Rocks/Blackwater Falls area plus video

Tavis Bogue

April 2012

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TRANS-WV TRAIL – BLOG (For those looking for off-roading! – (great video) (Pt 2)

Tavis Bogue

June 2012

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Hatfield & McCoy Trails – Buffalo Mountain (several great videos)

Tavis Bogue

June 2012

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Hatfield & McCoy Trails -  Great photo collage from several years and local info

Sallydog (ADVRider)

2015

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