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Short Motorcycle Ride through West Virginia and Maryland

The view from this overlook on U.S. 50 shows Saddleback Mountain. The ridge just beyond is where Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks, was born.

Mark T. Domenick
May 7, 2013

Done. Finally! The lawn is mowed, trimming completed, garage swept, and I even got the car washed. The Honey-Do List completed, I venture inside the house to suggest to my wife that since it is a glorious day and only mid-afternoon, a motorcycle ride would be in order and I will not be late for dinner. My... Read more »

Midwest Motorcycle Rides: Ohio to West Virginia

The waterfront park in Mason, West Virginia.

Lance Oliver
July 17, 2009

story and photography by Lance Oliver [Midwest Motorcycle Rides: Ohio to West Virginia was published as a Favorite Ride in the September 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Even when gasoline cost a fraction of today’s going rate, I always felt better about a ride to a destination than a ride for pure recreation.... Read more »

West Virginia Motorcycle Touring

Motorcycling nirvana along Smokehole Road on North Fork Mountain where steep rock walls, thick forest and clear streams abound.

Mario Caruso
March 8, 2008

story and photography by Mario Caruso [This article about West Virginia motorcycle touring was originally published in the March 2008 issue of Rider] West Virginians love quoting New River Gorge Bridge statistics: the biggest steel span bridge in the Americas (used to be The World before the Chinese... Read more »

West Virginia Motorcycle Rides: Escaping Washington D.C.


David Safford
January 2, 2007

[Virginia Motorcycle Rides: Escaping Washington D.C. was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the August 2006 of Rider magazine] One of the best things about living in Washington, D.C., is how easy it is to get away from it. Life in the nation’s capital can be exhilarating, but the nonstop partisan... Read more »

Appalachian Autumn: Following the Colors in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky

Russell Fork River Gorge from Breaks Interstate Park, Virginia-Kentucky border.

January 3, 2005

West Virginia’s the goal, and my college buddy Tim from southern Indiana calls to suggest we meet for the ride. It’s a great reason to include Ohio and Kentucky in the trip. On a sunny October afternoon, I leave East Aurora, New York, on Big Tree Road west toward Interstate 90. As I near Lake Erie,... Read more »