With a wide variety of roads, there is no place like Motorcycle riding West Virginia
West Virginia street riding is a rewarding experience for the passionate motorcyclist. Virtually every type of road style exists within the state – smooth, sweeping asphalt valley roads, twisty mountain climbs with multiple switchbacks. There are long, lazy river roads and challenging paved/unpaved back roads. West Virginia has it all.
Some are great US Highways, such as US 219, US 220, and US 19 and other are state highways, WV 92, WV 38, and WV 73. While many of these roads are in the north central part of the state, there is no limit to great roads throughout. WV 28 is in the eastern mountains, US 250 diagonally cuts across the state, northwest to southeast, and the old granddaddy east/west US 50. Even some interstates, I79 and I68 have beautiful and challenging sections.
For those of us who live and ride regularly in West Virginia, these great roads are kind of a well-kept secret. Many riders from neighboring states, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania can be often met on various West Virginia roads at many stopping places such as Seneca Rocks, Elkins, and Cool Springs, to name a few, but most riders seem to hail from the Mountain State.
The two-lane highways, in general, have little traffic, and where there is traffic, there are many passing opportunities.
Most of the posted speeds are 55 mph, but road type, curves, and mountains often make this a challenge even for the experienced rider.