Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Hendersonville, NC in summers and The Villages, FL in winters
I have ridden on a number of roads in WV but concentrated in four areas which I describe below along with one route that I have not been on but have heard about. First is in an around Welch, WV in the southern part of the state. I attend a Honda VTX group ride on a weekend there each summer. There are tons of fantastic roads in this area but they are small unknown roads which would be hard for a nonresident to find. Fortunately for us, we are guided each ride by a local resident who knows all of these roads. One good motorcycle road that nonresidents could find is US52 from Williamson, WV to Bluefield, WV.
Second is on tiny road over and down/up the "grand canyon of the east". The official name is the New River Gorge. Ride over the bridge. Go to the visitor center. Go to the scenic overlook. Then ride down to the bottom of the gorge and back up the other side on the narrow switchback road. Watch for sand in the corners of the switchbacks.
Third is US50 from Parkersburg, WV all the way to Winchester, VA (including a short length in MD) but especially the portion from Grafton, WV to Winchester, VA is a good road. It is not a great switchback road ala the Dragon or southern WV backroads but it has lots of sweeping turns that are fun at 50-60 mph.
There are lots of good roads in the area around White Sulphur Springs, WV. In particular (although mostly in VA), VA311 from I64 to Paint Bank, VA and then continuing into Roanoke, VA is great.
Lastly, US33 from Elkins, WV thru Seneca Rocks and then on to Harrisonburg, VA is a very famous motorcycle road. I have not been on it but will be this June.
Have fun on the ride and let us know what you find to ride on.
Our patriotic stable:
Red 2012 XCT (wife's bike in NC)
Red 2012 XCT (my bike for NC)
White with custom flames 2012 XCT (wife's bike in FL)
Blue custom fire on a black 2012 XCT (my bike in FL)
2006 HD Softail Heritage (my bike when I was in MI - sold in Oct, 2017 after putting 45,000 miles and 20 states and one province on it - My first big bike and most of us will always remember our first with fond memories)