For FlyBy Week in 2022 there are 28 routes to choose from. Most are
available as a printable PDF file that includes a map and turn-by-turn route
instructions, and all are available as individual Garmin GPX format files.
Most routes are split into two or more parts to avoid confusion of closed
loops and roads that would otherwise cross or the same road ridden in both
Part 1 of each route takes you from the hotel to the suggested lunch stop.
Part 2 takes you from lunch back to the hotel, usually by a different path.
All routes have gas stop waypoints added at distances of 60-100 miles
· SHORT ROUTES- 50-120 MILES in length, are mostly based on longer
routes, but shortened to be able to be ridden in 3 hours or less. They do not
have lunch stops and are provided in a one part format.
· DESTINATION routes include parks and points of interest such as Holly
River state park in WV, New River Bridge and gorge, Big Muskie Shovel etc.
· EZ NAVIGATION ROUTES FOR NON-GPS utilize easily identified roads
and are designed to be followed using a simple map and fewer instructions
to make navigation simple.
· TOURING BIKE-FRIENDLY routes are easier for big touring bikes.
· TWISTY routes have sharp curves, elevation changes and are best for
sport-touring and sport bikes.
· TECHNICAL routes, like TWISTY routes, have sharp curves and elevation
changes, but also include county roads that may contain potholes,
patches, gravel on pavement, slips, etc, that are severe enough to
require slowing down at times. Sport and touring bike riders who dislike
rough roads may want to avoid these routes. OTOH, riders of ADV style
bikes of all sizes will probably be delighted, as these are the little back roads
that take you through the most interesting terrain and scenery. The phrase
"Tech" will appear in the names of individual route segments for some routes
that have both regular and "Tech" versions contained in them.
· ADVENTURE routes utilize mostly dirt and gravel roads. Level of difficulty
varies with each route, so read the individual descriptions carefully. Most do
not contain any single-track, steep climbs or big rocks and gullies. They are
suitable for all dual-sport and adventure bikes regardless of size or tire
selection. A couple of others are more challenging and include "hero"
sections. Again, read descriptions carefully!
· SIMPLE routes for non-GPS utilize easily identified roads and have fewer
turn instructions than other routes.
· AVERAGE routes can have a lengthy list of instructions, but roads are
generally well marked and easy to follow
· COMPLEX routes may include roads that are poorly marked and have
many turn instructions. PDF turn-by-turn instructions are provided for most
of them, but a GPS with the route loaded in it is highly recommended.
· ADVENTURE routes frequently use dirt roads and trails that are not
routeable on a GPS, therefore it is highly recommend to use the provided
TRACKS for navigation. (Some of our Adventure routes are tracks only)