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
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.
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
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
The MSTA room rate and block of rooms closes on August
9, so get your event registration and room booking in early!
Hotel website: https://bwmarietta.com/
ALL MONEY RAISED WILL BE DONATED TO THE DAN
FlyBy Week 2019 Registration- $20 for both MSTA
members and non-members. Register online or at the