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WV MOUNTAINRIDER: West Virginia Motorcycle Rides

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Rev up your engine, strap on a helmet and head to West Virginia for motorcycle fun like no other. Main highways and back roads alike welcome those who prefer a tour on two wheels. Charleston is home to a huge HOG rally each summer, when hundreds of Harley owners spend several days exploring the area. Many other communities hold events for motorcycle riders throughout the year.

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Rallies and events

During the summer months West Virginia is home to many motorcycle events, including Freedom Fest Motorcycle Touring, MountainFest Motorcycle, Summersville Freedom and HOG rallies. Plan your weekend or vacation around one of these mountain state rallies.


Rides

What are you waiting for? Explore West Virginia! Find suggested motorcycle rides in every region of the state.

  • Central West Virginia Rides
    On these rides you will cross over an estimated 30 mountains and 20 streams, wind your way down a beautiful twisting highway, and visit quaint towns and an outdoorsman paradise. Don’t forget to stop at the state park sites along the way.
  • Northern West Virginia Rides
    Start in Parkersburg and ride parallel to the mighty Ohio River. Jump on state Route 50 and head toward Clarksburg, home of the annual Italian Festival. Don’t pass up North Bend or Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. Keep driving and you can visit Grafton the home of Mother’s Day Shrine and Anna Jarvis, founder of Mother’s Day.
  • Southern West Virginia Rides
    Travel into the heart of the West Virginia coalfields, notice historic coal towns, interesting architecture and coal company houses. Along U.S. 219 you will find scenic vistas, small towns and a lot of historical sites. Travel through the dense Monongahela National Forest, visit the many state parks and enjoy the lush farm country of Greenbrier County.
  • Eastern West Virginia Rides
    The Washington Heritage Trail is characterized by old homes, farms, towns and rolling hills. This ride offers the perfect backdrop to historical figures, such as George Washington, John Brown and Fredrick Douglas. Check out events honoring the 150th anniversary of John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry.
  • Western West Virginia Rides
    Visit Charleston, home of the state capitol, Power Alley baseball and the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia. Travel west to Huntington and enjoy the small towns along the way. Don’t forget to visit Point Pleasant and see the statue of the Mothman legend.

Safety
Have a safe and exciting ride in West Virginia. Things you need to know about riding in the Mountain State.

Rider’s Journal
What is your favorite West Virginia ride? Whether it’s the scenery you enjoy the most or the thrill of the curvy roads, we’d like to hear about your best motorcycle road trips. Share with others your favorite stops and rides.


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