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Roads Routes near Flatwoods (??)

connie_rider

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I know it's waaaay too early for Routes etc.
Just thought I'd ask for general knowledge of roads near the 2024 National?

ie; The riding was great this year. Already looking forward to some next year.

Anyone have any knowledge?

Ride safe, Ted

PS: Book your rooms!
 
W Virginia is a big motorcycle supporter and tourist guides are available for free. I got a nice guide online last year when I was considering a WV trip- free! I’m sure the rally team will have a bunch.

One example

 
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W Virginia is a big motorcycle supporter and tourist guides are available for free. I got a nice guide online last year when I was considering a WV trip- free! I’m sure the rally team will have a bunch.

One example

This guide has some nice rides in it for sure. When I lived in the Clarksburg area I would ride my KZ550 on Rt 50 east into Maryland then take Rt 219 south to Thomas and Davis to watch the Blackwater 100 race. Giving away my age now........

Hard to find a bad ride in West Virginia
 
W Virginia is a big motorcycle supporter and tourist guides are available for free. I got a nice guide online last year when I was considering a WV trip- free! I’m sure the rally team will have a bunch.

One example


There is a link on the rally Attractions webpage to get a free Visitor Guide from WV Tourism.
 
Members of the rally team who know this area are working on about a dozen sample routes and POI GPX files. The plan is to make the files available for review and customization later this year.
 
I know it's waaaay too early for Routes etc.
Just thought I'd ask for general knowledge of roads near the 2024 National?

ie; The riding was great this year. Already looking forward to some next year.

Anyone have any knowledge?

Ride safe, Ted

PS: Book your rooms!
Ok, thanx. Knew it was early. Just wondering about the area.

Ride safe, Ted
 
Some of the example routes being prepared by the rally team for your enjoyment, covering the routes Jason mentioned, and more. We hope to have the route and POI files posted in the club's online GPX Repository before end of the year for review and customization.

Ways to prepare for and personalize your riding at the rally...

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i only live 2 hours from there in southern ohio
Twotones,
You need to offer to lead a ride up into the good stuff northeast of Marietta! It's gonna be a long day but what great riding!
Or at least offer some suggestions! I know I really like route 800 from Fly, and is it 536 from Hannibal? And you can't go wrong with route 26 out of Marietta.
jason
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Twotones,
You need to offer to lead a ride up into the good stuff northeast of Marietta! It's gonna be a long day but what great riding!
Or at least offer some suggestions! I know I really like route 800 from Fly, and is it 536 from Hannibal? And you can't go wrong with route 26 out of Marietta.
jason
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26
There are hundreds of roads around my house then dont even get me on about ky, im sure youve seen the freeman maps?
 
Twotones,
You need to offer to lead a ride up into the good stuff northeast of Marietta! It's gonna be a long day but what great riding!
Or at least offer some suggestions! I know I really like route 800 from Fly, and is it 536 from Hannibal? And you can't go wrong with route 26 out of Marietta.
jason
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Rode these over the Memorial Day weekend! WOW!
jason
 
Here's a nice 302-mile loop that includes quite a few roads that the rally team has mentioned, and it adds 2 or 3 more into a recently ridden and proven day ride. It's in my Zumo XT under trip planner app but I can't get it to share properly. Just straight lines and no turn by turn. But it's easy to recreate on your own in the Trip Planner App on the XT.
*Turn right out of rally central on Airport Rd. (Days Drive on Google)
*Left on 15 to Webster springs
*Right on 20 to Rainelle.
*Right on 60 To Gauley Bridge
*Right on 39
*Straight on to 16 (after just a couple miles 39 turns right.)
*16 all the way up to Harrisville
*Right on CR 9
*Right on 74
*Left on 47
*Quick right onto Alice Road. (Google is calling it something else but Garmin and the sign say Alice, and it goes to Alice.)
*Right on 119/33
*Left on 5
*Right on I-79
*Exit 67-Sutton
There are many opens to bail.

Also, 47 from Parkersburg to Linn is great and my preferred way to get from the Ohio Stateline to anywhere in the state. It terminates in Linn at 119/33, but many options from there depending on your destination. You could do an out and back on 47 to Parkersburg and smile both ways. It straightens out closer to Parkersburg so just turn around whenever.
 
The last time I ate there I was very disappointed.
Very expensive and not very much food.
jason
Good info - to know, but not too encouraging. I haven't been there in a couple of years.

I have several good friends / acquaintances who live there and will reach out to them to see what's prompted the change. Being out in the middle of bum-futch nowhere (okay - off the beaten path), it may be they're not getting the traffic that they used to get and have had to raise prices to stay afloat.

I'll find out.
 
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