West Virginia Motorcycle Rides

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Take me home, down country roads with West Virginia motorcycle rides from REVER. The Mountain State is Almost Heaven as it is located in the rugged yet beautiful terrain of the Appalachian Mountains. West Virginia motorcycle roads wind through scenic country and down into picturesque valleys along waterways like the Shenandoah and Greenbrier Rivers. One thing is for sure, WV motorcycle rides will leave you wanting more. There is no time like the present to get started! Simply select your region below, and prepare to have your breath taken away by West Virginia.

The New River Gorge Bridge is one of the iconic bridges in America.
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Tips For West Virginia Motorcycle Roads

How do you navigate the twisting mountain roads in West Virginia and still find your way? You need a reliable motorcycle app like REVER. It is free to download, and you can set up an account right away. Then you can choose epic routes selected by experienced riders all over the world. Or track your personal favorites and build your own collection of routes to share with the world. When you're ready for more, enrich your riding experience with an upgrade to REVER Pro. You'll tackle the most challenging areas with ease, and features like voice navigation, weather alerts and mobile route planning will ensure you get where you're going every time. There is no better way to plan and execute West Virginia motorcycle rides.

Since West Virginia is firmly located in Appalachia, the mountains have a dramatic effect on the climate. The summers are hot at lower elevation, but you can ride up to higher elevation to cool off from the heat and humidity. However, snow and ice will shut down any rides in the mountains during the winter months. Eastern West Virginia along the Ohio River Valley is hotter than the rest of the state, so consider breathable riding gear if you're hitting that region. In addition, West Virginia is one of the rainiest states in the nation, so don't forget to pack rain gear before you go. The best motorcycle rides in West Virginia take you past some epic camping spots, and reliable camping gear is vital if you like to stay comfortable while sleeping out under the stars. As with any mountainous region, motorcycle roads in West Virginia can be challenging for beginners. Always do your research before you attempt a route, and respect your limitations. If a road feels too challenging right now, select an easier route and keep working on your skills for another day.

West Virginia Attractions

Outdoor recreation is central to any visit to West Virginia, and you can enjoy the state's rich natural beauty with activities like fishing, hiking, rock climbing, off-roading and white water rafting. West Virginia is also the site of the newest National Park, the New River Gorge. This ancient river cuts through deep canyons, and it just recently became the nation's 63rd National Park in early 2021. While you're there, you'll want to ride over the New River Gorge Bridge on US Route 19. This steel arch bridge towers 876 ft. above the New River, and it was once the world's highest vehicular bridge. If you're into haunted places, ride over to Moundsville to see the West Virginia Penitentiary. This stone prison built in 1866 is worth a visit to see the old architecture alone. Or travel deep underground to a secret Cold War bunker at the Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility. There is even an underground swimming pool in the bunker!

Ride up into Appalachia to see rushing mountain streams and crystal clear waterfalls.
Harpers Ferry is a historic West Virginia town situated at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers.
The Cheat River runs through Coopers Rock State Park in West Virginia.

REVER's Top West Virginia Motorcycle Roads

Cranberry Loop

Counterclockwise loop through the Cranberry Wildlife Management Area. North along the Greenbrier River.

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Salem/Coxs Mills Loop

Salem to Coxs Mills loop Counterclockwise. Follow the Robinson Fork, then pick up McElroy Creek, before heading down Middle Island Creek and then Benson Run.

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South Charleston Loop

South of Charleston Loop. Counterclockwise. This loop hits some fantastic curves as it winds through the WV country south of Charleston.

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Cranberry/Handley Loop

Counterclockwise loop through the Cranberry and Handley Wildlife areas.

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Twisted Gun Gap

Twisted Gun Gap (elevation: 1,473 feet (449 m)) is a gap in the U.S. state of West Virginia.

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"You don't stop riding when you get old, you get old when you stop riding."
― Anonymous

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