All roads lead to FlyBy Week- fun ways to get there
Ohio's Southeast region is filled with rolling countryside and great roads, so it's easy to make your route to FlyBy Week into a personalized fun, twisty ride. To get you started, we've prepared routes to FlyBy Week from several directions to help you start your trip. They are available in both PDF map/instruction form as well as Garmin GPX format for GPS users. Click HERE to see suggested routes.
Motorcycle Sport Touring Association's (MSTA) largest regional rally comes to Marietta, Ohio. Fly-By Week 2019, Monday, August 19 through Sunday, August 25, offers a full-week celebration of motorcycle sport touring. Like other MSTA events, FlyBy Week is a riding rally- expect the parking lot to be empty during the day, as attendees will all be out riding the twisty roads of southeast Ohio and northern West Virginia. Evenings are filled with good food and drink with plenty of socializing.
FlyBy Week activities
Every day is a riding day
, but there are no large organized group rides at FlyBy Week. You can choose one of the official routes, create your own, go sightseeing or whatever strikes your fancy. Ride solo, with friends in small groups or sign up with one of the open groups if you are looking for someone to ride with.

Monday through Thursday we're offering a series of Dinner Tours (transportation provided) to nice restaurants in downtown Marietta. In addition to fine dining, this is one of the best opportunities to make friends and get to know fellow members in an informal small-rally atmosphere. Sign up sheets are available at registration.

Thursday is the first big day of FlyBy Week. Many riders arrive throughout the afternoon and into the evening- more folks to meet, bikes to look at and new people to ride with. The "outdoor lounge," with tables and chairs under pop-ups located behind the West end of the hotel, becomes a major focal point of the rally.

Friday, the traditional "brat burn" cookout starts around six PM so everyone can enjoy a casual picnic-style dinner together and socialize. The grills will be kept going so if you don't get back till 8PM, you'll still get a bite to eat.

Saturday is the biggest riding day, so even if you only came for the weekend, you'll have a great day of riding with lots of fun folks. Since many attendees only get to ride one day, they want to take advantage and ride one of the longer routes. Once again, we'll have a cookout with the usual brats etc, but we may have some upscale choices as well. Grills will stay on late for stragglers, and we will have a great closing ceremony at 8PM featuring a brief door prize drawing featuring Gift cards from our new sponsor Iron Pony Motorsports
When to go
FlyBy Week 19 begins on Monday, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25. With over twenty rally routes to choose from, you can ride a different route every day and still not do half of them in the entire week.

Don't be discouraged if you can't attend the whole week. The Fly-By started over 20 years ago as a weekend-only event, where many left after work on Friday, made a dash for Marietta so they could arrive that evening, ride on Saturday, and go home Sunday.

Over the years, those who had a bit more time began arriving on Thursday. Being able to ride rally routes both Friday and Saturday doubles your riding opportunities at the rally, making the trip even more worthwhile.

Several years ago, some friends and I decided to make the Fly-By into a real vacation and spend the whole week there. We had so much fun that we decided to open the event up for everyone who has the free time to spend and have expanded the rally to 2019's FlyBy Week.
Official Routes
With 20+ official routes to choose from, how do you choose? Official Routes fall into several categories-

DESTINATION routes include parks such as Holly River state park in WV, New River Bridge and gorge etc.

TOURING BIKE-FRIENDLY routes are easier, straighter

TWISTY routes have sharp curves, elevation changes and are best for sport-touring and sport bikes.

ADVENTURE routes utilize mostly dirt and gravel roads. This year's routes do 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.

SHORT routes of 50 - 110 miles- new for 2019

This year's twenty one routes vary from 50 to about 320 miles in length and are available for download now in the
EZ Route Selector

Finding someone to ride with
If you are looking for someone to ride with, we will have sign-up sheets for each day so you can choose a group based on desired riding style etc.

Event T-Shirts- Here's the 2019 design. Click HERE for a closer look.

Free Therapeutic Massage- Fifteen minute mini-massages Thursday-Saturday Click here for INFO

Baymont Inn & Suites
(formerly Best Western Marietta)
701 Pike Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750
Note: Hotel
shows No Vacancy for Fly-By Week. Call 740-374-9660 for reservations and tell them you are with Fly-By Week to get a MSTA block room. Both king and Double rooms are $74 plus tax. Be sure to reserve early if you want a double, as they sell out quickly.

All rooms include include Coffee Maker, Microwave And Refrigerator, Flat Screen TV and High Speed Internet Access The free breakfast buffet features fresh bacon and sausage, real scrambled eggs etc.

There is also a full-service bar and restaurant in the hotel that has reasonably priced drinks and a menu of sandwiches and dinner entrees including great steaks and BBQ ribs.

The MSTA room rate and block of rooms closes on August 9, so get your event registration and room booking in early!
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FlyBy Week 2019 Registration- $20 for both MSTA members and non-members. Register online or at the rally.