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17
West ADV 160 Ver. 08/13 MAP GPX
RouteType:
ADVENTURE
Navigation difficulty: TECHNICAL- Requires a GPS with support for tracks, but you can try the route if you wish
Distance: 160 miles
Lunch Stop: Cool Spot, Coolville, OH
Direction from Marietta: W, SW COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: A fun ride winding through and around Wayne National Forest about 25 miles West of Marietta on mostly dirt and gravel roads. Does not contain any single-track, steep or extremely rough roads- most have been graded this season and are suitable for all dual-sport and adventure bikes regardless of size or tire selection.

18 East ADV 160 Ver. 04/22 MAP GPX
RouteType:
ADVENTURE
Navigation difficulty: TECHNICAL- Requires a GPS with support for tracks, but you can try the route if you wish
Distance: 160 miles
Lunch Stop: New Frontier Restaurant, New Matamoras, OH
Direction from Marietta: E, NE COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: A fun ride winding through and around Wayne National Forest about 2 miles East of Marietta on mostly dirt and gravel roads. Does not contain any single-track, steep or extremely rough roads- most have been graded this season and are suitable for all dual-sport and adventure bikes regardless of size or tire selection.

23 WV Int ADV 122
Ver. 04/22 MAP GPX
RouteType:
ADVENTURE
Navigation difficulty: TECHNICAL- Requires a GPS with support for tracks. No route provided.
Distance: 122 miles
Lunch Stop: Box Car Restaurant, St. Marys, WV
Direction from Marietta: S, E COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: Our first Adventure route in West Virginia, created by WV adventure riding guru Brian Holmes. Mostly South of Marietta in WV on mostly dirt and gravel roads. May be rougher and more challenging than the Ohio ADV routes.

24 OH Int ADV 101
Ver. 08/13 MAP GPX
RouteType:
ADVENTURE
Navigation difficulty: TECHNICAL- Requires a GPS with support for tracks. No route provided.
Distance: 101 miles
Lunch Stop: New Frontier Restaurant, New Matamoras, OH
Direction from Marietta: NE CLOCKWISE
Comments: Adventure route in Wayne National Forest, created by WV adventure riding guru Brian Holmes. This route is composed primarily of smaller paved roads and gravel county roads (roughly 50/50 mix of pavement/gravel). Gravel is freshly graded in many spots and roads are better maintained than WV Adventure routes with wider berms and deeper gravel. Spotty cellular service is available along the route in some locations. Expect moderate gravel roads, some up-hill and down-hill gravel grades, some freshly graded/loose gravel and a small stream crossings. Scenery is everything from wooded forest, rolling pastures to mountain ridges. As a shorter loop (101mi) many bikes can make the round trip without fuel. Fuel is not easy to come by at the furthest reaches of the route and may require a detour to New Matamoras or Woodsfield. Intermediate adventure riding skill level with competence in gravel is recommended.

25 Exp WV ADV 160
Updated for 2021 DO NOT USE LAST YEAR'S VERSION Ver. 08/13 MAP GPX
RouteType:
ADVENTURE
Navigation difficulty: TECHNICAL- Requires a GPS with support for tracks. No route provided.
Distance: 160 miles
Lunch Stop: Marathon Gas Station, Walker, WV
Direction from Marietta: S, E COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: Created by WV adventure riding guru Brian Holmes. This is virtually the same route as last year but updated to avoid a gate that has been put up since we ran it last year. DO NOT to use last year's version if you have it saved.

This route is not for the faint of heart. It can be done on a big adventure bike but is more fun on a single cylinder bike. Be ready for a challenge. This route will take you through beautiful rural West Virginia on an adventure that you will surely be talking about for some time to come. Be prepared to ride dirt roads, rough gravel, stream crossings, graded dirt, stream beds and much more. You will pass a few "Road Closed" signs along the route, but the good news is they are not closed to bikes and smaller traffic. I have marked on the route file where these signs are so if you're in question check your GPS. You need to be confident in your riding abilities and GPS navigation abilities.

This route is the most challenging but also the most scenic of the adventure routes showcasing the challenging terrain of West Virginia. There are 5 challenge sections of variable length and difficulty, however much of the ride some may find to be a challenge. Expect no cellular service for the majority of the ride. It is recommended that you top off your fuel in Marietta or Crossroads General store and Fuel is available again outside of Grantsville,WV and St. Marys, WV. There is food available in Grantsville at Tudors and St. Marys at the Boxcar. This ride is a 150+ mile route and expect a low average speed. It is likely the route may take you all day depending on your skill level and pace. Make sure you ride prepared! Be advised this route requires EXPERT level adventure riding skills.

27 Int-Exp ADV #2 127 New for 2021 Ver. 08/13 MAP GPX
RouteType:
ADVENTURE
Navigation difficulty: TECHNICAL- Requires a GPS with support for tracks. No route provided.
Distance: 127 miles
Lunch Stop Choices: Chen's Garden Chinese (Paden City), The Fort Pizza, Subway, Dairy Queen, Banker's Corner (Sistersville), Riverview Restaurant (Fly Ohio)
Direction from Marietta: SE COUNTER CLOCKWISE
Comments: From adventure riding guru Brian Holmes: This is an intermediate-expert combo route. I have 3 challenge sections best suited to single cylinder bikes with skilled riders that are marked in red. They branch off a nice intermediate level loop. This way, if you have a mixed group of rider skills or bikes you can split the group at the challenge sections, then reconverge and still "ride together" for the majority of the ride.

This mostly intermediate level route winds through the hills of West Virginia. There are a few small stream crossings and rougher gravel roads. The route leads to Paden city where you can get fuel and food at the Chinese restaurant. If that's not your preferance, do not fret, as the route will soon loop back into Sistersville where you can also get fuel and food at multiple locations (the Fort pizza, Subway, Dairy Queen, Banker's Corner). The ride then will cross the Ohio River on the historic Sistersville Ferry so make sure you bring money for the fare and pay attention to the Ferry operating hours. Once across the Ohio River, you will make your way back to Marietta on scenic graded gravel roads. For those who would like to throw a challenge into the mix, there are three challenge sections marked in red. Two are challenging due to terrain and the third, closest to Marietta, is a challenge primarily due to the water crossing. During dry spells it's mild and enjoyable but with a little rain it is quite the challenge and should only be attempted with caution and discretion.

Note about the Ferry: It only runs 6AM-6PM Thur-Fri, 9AM-6PM Sat-Sun, so you might want to choose a different route Monday-Wednesday. If you find that the ferry is closed, the nearest bridges are at St. Marys 16 miles SW and New Martinsville 10 miles NE.




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