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01 AllOhFun 269
Ver. 01/01 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
DESTINATION- Includes a stop at the Big Muskie Bucket park on OH 78. Lunch stop is also very popular. TOURING BIKE-FRIENDLY, TWISTY
Navigation difficulty: AVERAGE
Distance: 269 miles. If you want to shorten the route after lunch, Norm suggests backtracking to Woodsfield and picking up the afternoon route there. That saves about 45 miles. The afternoon route crosses OH 26 multiple times, so if you are getting tired, just follow it and it takes you back to the hotel.
Lunch Stop: Historic Beallsville Diner in Beallsville, OH
Direction from Marietta: NW, N, NE, CLOCKWISE
Comments: Lots of fun, great mixture of sweepers and tighter curves and hills. Lots of great roads- OH 676, 339, 792, 377, 78, 26, 800, 260

02 BridgeRide 315 Ver. 01/01 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType: DESTINATION- New River Bridge near Fayetteville, WV. TOURING BIKE-FRIENDLY
Navigation difficulty: SIMPLE except for the 8 mile optional Gorge section
Distance: 315 miles. One of the longest routes but much of it is open with sweepers so you can maintain a good pace.
Lunch Stop: Pies and Pints in Fayetteville, WV
Direction from Marietta: S CLOCKWISE
Comments: Main roads: Calhoun Highway, Clay Highway, US 60, 19 This is one of the most popular routes at FlyBy Week for good reason.
Not to be missed- the 7.5 mile road to the bottom of the gorge under the bridge. This is the BrdgRideGorge route segment and and is very slow going. Pavement is in good shape but has tight turns and fairly steep grades. Part of it is narrow and one-way. The only trick is finding the starting point if you don't have the route in your GPS. It comes out near the West end of the main bridge so simply cross back over the bridge and proceed to the start of the afternoon return route.

03 East 235 Ver. 08/06 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
TOURING BIKE-FRIENDLY, TWISTY
Navigation difficulty: SIMPLE
Distance: 235 miles
Lunch Stop: Grandma Joe's Polkadot Cafe, Moundsville, WV
Direction from Marietta: NE COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: Lots of fun, great mixture of sweepers and tighter curves and hills. Roads- OH 26, 260, 800, 255, 7, 145, 821, WV US250, Mountaineer Highway

04 Ferry-Cvrd 217 Ver.01/01 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
DESTINATION- Covered bridges along a TWISTY route. Includes a trip across the Ohio River on the Sistersville Ferry, TOURING BIKE-FRIENDLY
Navigation difficulty: AVERAGE
Distance: 228 miles
Lunch Stop: Pizza House Restaurant, Harrisville, WV
Direction from Marietta: S, SE, E COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: Lots of country roads in Northern WV. Gets off I77 at Mineral Wells, heads South through Elizabeth, Spencer, North on Calhoun Highway. Lots of nice lesser-known roads, including Pullman road out of Harrisville. After lunch enjoy more great twisties all the way to the Sistersville Ferry. Once back in Ohio, it's OH 7, 260 and 26 back to the hotel.
Note about the Ferry: It 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.

05 Norms RidgeInn 210-276 NEW Ver. 01/01 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
DESTINATION, TOURING BIKE-FRIENDLY, TWISTY with a TECHNICAL option
Navigation difficulty: AVERAGE (TECHNICAL route uses COMPLEX routing)
Distance: 210 miles, 276 miles for the TECHNICAL version.
Lunch Stop: Ridge Inn, Laurelville, OH
Direction from Marietta: W CLOCKWISE
Comments: This new route has a lot to offer- it goes further West than any other route in the FlyBy Week collection. Part 1 takes you through Hocking Hills State Park, including Ash Cave, Old Man's Cave and Conkle's Hollow Gorge.

The Part 1 Tech route option offers an additional 66 miles of Norm's favorite TECHNICAL backroads, including Goosecreek, Limerick, Three Locks and Charleston Pike, plus you get to ride the wonderful, recently repaved OH 335 from Beaver to Waverly.

Lunch is at the Ridge Inn restaurant in Laurelville, a favorite of many Ohio MSTA members. The menu is full of good stuff, and the chicken cusabi sandwich is to die for.

The return route is taken directly from Norm's favorite route he uses to go to FlyBy Week each year- it includes Thompson Ridge, OH 180, 664, Marietta road, Portie Flamingo and many more.

06 HB Hotdogs EZ 200-228 Ver. 01/01 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
DESTINATION, TOURING BIKE-FRIENDLY
Navigation difficulty: SIMPLE
Distance: 200 miles- the fastest, simplest and shortest way to get there. There are two options for the return trip- Fastest is the 102 mile route via I-77. The longer 131 mile OH version is available if you want to avoid I-77.
Lunch Stop: The unique Hillbilly Hotdogs, Lesage, WV Note: Closed Tue & Wed
Direction from Marietta:
SW COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: Hillbilly Hotdogs is one of the favorite destinations of FlyBy Week attendees. If you've never been there, you HAVE to go! The route there is 95 miles and very quick. That's important because you want to get there as soon after about 11AM as possible, especially if you go on Saturday. Norm recommends going earlier in the week- It gets CROWDED after about 11:30AM, especially on Saturdays.

The Hillbilly Fast Pt2 Return 102 follows the river road (WV 2) back to Point Pleasant where it picks up WV 62, a fun road with sweepers that takes you all the way to I-77. Unfortunately, from there it's 40 miles on I77 back to the hotel.

07 Hillbilly Hotdogs Tech 258-285 Ver. 01/01 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
DESTINATION, TECHNICAL
Navigation difficulty: COMPLEX- GPS with GPX routes highly recommended
Distance: 258 miles using the fast return route Hillbilly Tech Ret Pt2 Fast (which is similar to the one in Route 06 above), 285 miles using the Hillbilly Tech Pt2 route.
Lunch Stop: The unique Hillbilly Hotdogs, Lesage, WV Note: Closed Tue & Wed
Direction from Marietta:
SW
Comments: Hillbilly Hotdogs is one of the favorite destinations of FlyBy Week attendees. If you've never been there, you HAVE to go! You want to get there as soon after about 11AM as possible, especially if you go on Saturday. Norm recommends going earlier in the week- It gets CROWDED after about 11:30AM, especially on Saturdays.

The
Hillbilly Tech Pt1 156 route to Hillbilly Hotdogs is the most challenging in the FlyBy Week catalog. It uses many little-known county roads with sharp curves and elevation changes. Some are not very well-maintained, so pavement can be a bit lumpy in places. You will see a lot of very remote countryside and variety. To hit the 11-11:30am arrival window at Hillbilly Hotdogs you need to leave by 8am, maintain a good pace and not linger too long at the midway gas stop.

Suggestion: After lunch, load the Hillbilly Tech Pt2 128 route for the return trip. You'll enjoy a nice pace and sweepers until you come to I-77. If you are tired, get on I-77 back to the hotel. OTOH, if you have some energy left, just continue on the route and hit some more technical twisty stuff! (07 Hillbilly Tech Ret Pt2 Fast 102 is the same to I-77, then takes I-77 back to the hotel.)

08 Holly River 280 Ver. 01/01 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
DESTINATION- Holly River WV State Park, TOURING BIKE-FRIENDLY, TWISTY
Navigation difficulty: SIMPLE
Distance: 280 miles
Lunch Stop: Holly River State Park Restaurant, WV
Direction from Marietta: SE CLOCKWISE
Comments: The Holly River route is one of the favorites in the FlyBy Week collection- highly recommended! Route follows lots of rural highways in Northern WV, including WV 5, 19, 15, 20, 4, 119, 47, US 33. Includes Pullman road out of Harrisville.Gets off I-77 at Mineral Wells WV, heads Southeast through Elizabeth, Glenville etc. to Holly River State Park for a lovely lunch stop. From there it's North to Weston, then Northwest via lots of nice curvy highways.

09 Nail Factory 206-231 Ver. 08/06 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
DESTINATION- River City Ale Works in downtown Wheeling WV. TOURING BIKE-FRIENDLY, TWISTY
Navigation difficulty: AVERAGE, although you have to pay very close attention to the route instructions to get across the bridge and reach downtown Wheeling.
Distance: 206 miles using the Ohio return route, 231 miles using the WV return route..
Lunch Stop: River City Ale Works in downtown Wheeling WV Note: Closed Sunday
Direction from Marietta:
NE, E
Comments: Great route to Wheeling via OH 821, 78, 145, 26 etc. Getting to downtown Wheeling is not too complicated, but you must turn at the right place because there are not many opportunities to cross the Ohio river. This is certainly doable with paper maps but the GPS with prompts is easier. Great food in an interesting restored downtown building that used to be a nail factory.

There are three choices for the return route. The
NailFact Pt2 Via OH 100 version is mostly the reverse of the morning route. The NailFact Pt2 Via WV 129 version is 29 miles further and includes US 250 to the town of Hundred, WV 7 and a trip on the Sistersville Ferry to get back to Ohio. The remaining run back to the hotel is via OH 260 and 26. The third version of the return route is also Via WV but does not use the ferry.

Note about the Ferry: It runs 6AM-6PM Thur-Fri, 9AM-6PM Sat-Sun, so choose route
09 NailFact Pt2 Via WV 133 No ferry to avoid it. (If you find that the ferry is closed, the nearest bridges are at St. Marys 16 miles SW and New Martinsville 10 miles NE.)

10 BV Lunch 199 Ver. 01/01 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
TWISTY
Navigation difficulty: AVERAGE
Distance: 199 miles
Lunch Stop: Historic Beallsville Diner in Beallsville, OH
Direction from Marietta: NE COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: One of the most popular routes in the FlyBy Week collection- many of the fun Twisty roads in SE Ohio- OH 26, 260, 800, 255, 536, 78, 556, 145, 565, 821

11 Tour2 190 Ver. 01/01 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
TWISTY
Navigation difficulty: AVERAGE
Distance: 190 miles
Lunch Stop: Kastler's Country Kitchen, Trimble, OH
Direction from Marietta: W, SW CLOCKWISE
Comments: Starts off with some lesser known backroads along the Ohio river SW of Marietta, following it to Pomeroy, OH, then heads North around Athens, stopping at Trimble for lunch. Includes OH 124, 7, 143, 681, 550, 329. Plenty of twisties in the afternoon on OH 78, 555 and 550 too!

12 Tour3 253 Ver. 01/01 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
TWISTY.
Navigation difficulty: AVERAGE
Distance: 253 miles
Lunch Stop: Julio's Cafe, Clarksburg, WV Note: Closed Mon, Tue, Sat & Sun
Direction from Marietta:
E, SE COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: Route goes up OH 7, crosses the bridge over the Ohio river at St. Marys, follows WV 2, 16, down to Harrisville, includes FlyBy Week favorite Pullman road, then 74, 47, 18, 23, 50, 20, 180 and lots of other nice back roads before crossing back to Ohio at St. Marys and heading back to the hotel.

13 Ohio West 249 Ver. 08/06 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
TWISTY
Navigation difficulty: AVERAGE
Distance: 249 miles
Lunch Stop: Chatterbox Tavern, McConnelsville, OH
Direction from Marietta: W, NW COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: Includes the best section of OH 555, plus a good collection of fun Twisty roads West and Northwest of Marietta, includes OH 676, 339, 550, 3, 669, 37, 78, 83, 284, 266, 792, 676.

14 WV South 239 Ver. 01/01 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
TWISTY
Navigation difficulty: AVERAGE
Distance: 239 miles
Lunch Stop: Gino's Pizza, Clay, WV
Direction from Marietta: S COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: The beginning of the route uses a small non-technical portion of the 07 Hillbilly Hotdogs Tech route to take you to Elizabeth, WV. There, it picks up what is essentially the Northern half of the popular Bridge route in reverse, stopping at Clay for lunch. The afternoon leg follows WV 16 to Harrisville, then backroads up to US50 and on to the hotel.

15 WV East 276 Ver. 01/01 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
TWISTY
Navigation difficulty: SIMPLE
Distance: 276 miles
Lunch Stop: Julio's Cafe, Clarksburg, WV Note: Closed Mon, Tue, Sat & Sun
Direction from Marietta:
NE, E, SE COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: Starts with a run up OH 26 and down 800, crossing the Ohio River at Sistersville on the ferry. Then it follows a path similar to Tour 3 run in reverse order with a short extra loop through Smithville, WV before re-joining the reverse path of Tour 3 back to the hotel.

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.

16 WV SEast 301 Ver. 01/01 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
TWISTY
Navigation difficulty: SIMPLE
Distance: 301 miles
Lunch Stop: Hickory House, Weston, WV
Direction from Marietta: NE, E, SE CLOCKWISE
Comments: Goes through the same general areas as the 15 WV East 276 route above, but runs in the opposite direction via mostly different roads. Starts with the beginning of the Bridge Route down past Grantsville, then heads East to the lunch stop at Weston. After lunch it follows a winding path using bits of Tour 3 from time to time, winding up at Sistersville and taking the Ferry back to Ohio. A run over OH 260 and down OH 26 finishes the day.

Note about the Ferry: It only runs 6AM-6PM Thursday-Sunday, 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.

19 Short OH 60 Ver. 01/01 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
SINGLE SEGMENT SHORT, TWISTY
Navigation difficulty: AVERAGE
Distance: 60 miles
Lunch Stop: None
Direction from Marietta: NE COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: Quick sampler of the sweepers, tighter curves and hills just NE of Marietta. Includes parts of OH 260, 565, 821, 26

20 Short WV Tech 110 Ver. 01/01 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
SINGLE SEGMENT SHORT, TECHNICAL
Navigation difficulty: COMPLEX
Distance: 110 miles
Lunch Stop: None
Direction from Marietta: SE COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: Quick sampler of West Virginia technical backroads SE of Marietta. Goes through Petroleum, Harrisville, including Pullman road to Pullman, crossing the river to Ohio at St Marys, WV.

21 Short WV Tech 86 Ver. 01/01 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
SINGLE SEGMENT SHORT, TECHNICAL
Navigation difficulty: COMPLEX
Distance: 86 miles
Lunch Stop: None
Direction from Marietta: SE COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: Quick sampler of West Virginia backroads SE of Marietta. Goes through Walker, Petroleum, then North, crossing the river to Ohio at St Marys, WV.

22 OH Windy 9 Taste of the Nickel 108 Ver. 01/01 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
SINGLE SEGMENT SHORT, SIMPLE, TOURING BIKE-FRIENDLY
Navigation difficulty: SIMPLE
Distance: 108 miles
Lunch Stop: None
Direction from Marietta: W CLOCKWISE
Comments: This route is fom Ohio's "Windy Nine" collection, modified to begin and end at the FlyBy Week event hotel.

26 RVess Spec-Tech 220 Ver. 08/06 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
TECHNICAL, TWISTY
Navigation difficulty: COMPLEX
Distance: 220 miles
Lunch Stop: Sakura Family Restaurant, Bellaire, OH
Direction from Marietta: NE, CLOCKWISE
Comments: Regular attendees of FlyBy Week all know Ron Vess, who helps with the outdoor lounge and other details of our event. Ron lives nearby and grew up here so he knows all the roads and just about everything that goes on in the area. He developed this fun route that uses some "new" roads. The Southeastern part of Ohio has seen extensive oil and gas drilling and pipelines over the past few years, and to get the equipment and materials in and out, they paved and improved some of the gravel roads in the area. The work is mostly done now and we have some new curvy roads with great views and perfect pavement. Ron's route provides quite a tour!

There are a few short sections of county roads that are technical. They are shown on the map with red flags.

The route begins on OH26 but quickly diverts to twisty backroads including Dalzell road, bits of 565, 537, 800, 556, on to the lunch stop in Bellaire, OH. The Sakura Family Restuarant features Asian food, but has a good variety of salads, sandwiches and entrees available. I had the fish sandwich and it was to die for.

After lunch, the route takes you on German Ridge road, 556, Sykes Ridge, and a bunch of other county roads before bringing you back to the hotel. Don't miss this one!

28 Country Lanes WV Tech 216 NEW Ver. 01/01 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
TECHNICAL, TWISTY
Navigation difficulty: COMPLEX
Distance: 216 miles
Lunch Stop: The Downtowner, Ripley, WV
Direction from Marietta: S, COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: Norm began work on the "Country Lanes" concept in 2018, with the goal of creating a route that explores the quaint back country roads of Northern West Virginia, but ran out of time in the Fall. When he came back in the Spring, the harsh winter had damaged the roads with so many frost heaves that he abandoned the idea. Four years later, the roads are in better shape and they are just what attendees riding GS style bikes are looking for. Brian Holmes calls this a "Paved Adventure Route."

29 Morgans Raid Road 223 NEW Ver. 08/06 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
DESTINATION, TOURING BIKE-FRIENDLY, TWISTY
Navigation difficulty: AVERAGE
Distance: 223 miles
Lunch Stop: Chatterbox Tavern, McConnelsville, OH
Direction from Marietta: W, N, CLOCKWISE
Comments: This route traces a nearby section of Morgan's Raid of 1863, a Civil War incursion of the Confederate cavalry into Union states Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. It is named for Confederate Commander John Hunt Morgan.

Covering over 1000 miles, the raid's purpose was to draw Union troops away from the Vicksburg and Gettysburg fronts by frightening the North into demanding their troops return home. The raid ultimately failed, and the remainder of the command was forced to surrender in Northeast Ohio near the Pennsylvania border.

Jim Miller, of Belpre, Ohio, spent several years tracing the Raid's path and created an adventure route from it. He also created a nice road version suitable for all road bikes that includes lots of historical sites. For FlyBy Week attendees I used the 117 mile section of Jim's route that runs from Nelsonville to Senecaville, Ohio, adding about 50 miles from the ends to get to and from Marietta. If you are a Civil War or history buff, this route's for you!

For more info and complete GPX track files of Morgan's raid, visit Jim Miller's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/694392778189363