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01 AllOhFun Ver. 08/06 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
DESTINATION- Includes a stop at the Big Muskie Bucket park on OH 78. Lunch stop is also very popular. CURVY route.
Navigation difficulty: AVERAGE
Distance: 269 miles. There is a loop you can eliminate that saves about 60 miles but the short cut skips the lunch stop.
Lunch Stop: Historic Beallsville Diner in Beallsville, OH
Direction from Marietta: NW, N, NE
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, and 260

02 BridgeRide Ver. 08/02 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType: DESTINATION- New River Bridge near Fayetteville, WV. Great lunch stop. CURVY route.
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: Secret Sandwich Society in Fayetteville, WV, is unique, well-known and could be considered a destination in and of itself
Direction from Marietta: S
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 should be ranked TWISTY and very slow going. It's fully paved and not difficult. 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 it and proceed to the start of the afternoon return route.

03 East Ver. 08/06 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
CURVY
Navigation difficulty: SIMPLE
Distance: 235 miles
Lunch Stop: Grandma Joe's Polkadot Cafe, Moundsville, WV
Direction from Marietta: NE
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 Ver. 08/02 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
DESTINATION- Covered bridges along a CURVY route. Includes a trip across the Ohio River on the Sistersville Ferry
Navigation difficulty: AVERAGE
Distance: 228 miles
Lunch Stop: Pizza House Restaurant, Harrisville, WV
Direction from Marietta: S, SE, E
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. 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 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.

Note for GPS users: Part 2 of the Ferry-Cvrd route requires you to uncheck the normal GPS route avoidances for both "Ferries" and "Date and Time Closures" to route correctly for the ferry.

05 Hillbilly Hotdogs EZ Ver. 08/02 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
DESTINATION- Hillbilly Hotdogs
Navigation difficulty: SIMPLE
Distance: 228 miles- the fastest, simplest and shortest way to get there, with a somewhat longer ride back.
Lunch Stop: The unique Hillbilly Hotdogs, Lesage, WV
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! The route there is 95 miles and fairly 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 EZ Pt2 route (133mi) goes through Huntington, WV, North through Wayne National Forest, eventually backtracking the morning route from Pomeroy, OH, most of the way back to Marietta. There are two additional Hillbilly Hotdogs route options, so be sure to check them out as well.

06 Hillbilly Hotdogs Fast Ver. 08/02 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
DESTINATION
Navigation difficulty: SIMPLE
Distance: 200 miles- the fastest, simplest and shortest way to get there, with a 100 mi fast sweeper ride back.
Lunch Stop: The unique Hillbilly Hotdogs, Lesage, WV
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! 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 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 with construction as well. If you want to avoid I77, you might consider the return route from the Hillbilly Hotdogs Tech route below.

08 Holly River Ver. 08/02 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
DESTINATION- Holly River WV State Park, CURVY route.
Navigation difficulty: SIMPLE
Distance: 280 miles
Lunch Stop: Holly River State Park Restaurant, WV
Direction from Marietta: SE
Comments: Route follows lots of rural highways in Northern WV, including WV 5, 19, 15, 20, 4, 119, 47, US 33. Gets off I77 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 Ver. 08/02 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
DESTINATION- River City Ale Works in downtown Wheeling WV. CURVY route.
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
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 building that used to be a nail factory

There are two choices for the return route. The
NailFact Pt2 Via OH version is mostly the reverse of the morning route. The NailFact Pt2 Via WV version is about 25 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.

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.

Note for GPS users: Part 2 of the Nail Factory route requires you to uncheck the normal GPS route avoidances for both "Ferries" and "Date and Time Closures" to route correctly for the ferry.

14 WV Short Ver. 08/02 MAP PDF
GPX
RouteType:
CURVY
Navigation difficulty: AVERAGE
Distance: 239 miles
Lunch Stop: Gino's Pizza, Clay, WV
Direction from Marietta: S
Comments: This route is essentially the Northern half of the popular Bridge route, stopping at Clay for lunch, then returning to the hotel using part of the afternoon Bridge route. The return route also uses part of the morning section of the Hillbilly Hotdogs morning Tech route in reverse.

15 WV Ver. 08/02 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
CURVY
Navigation difficulty: SIMPLE
Distance: 276 miles
Lunch Stop: Julio's Cafe, Clarksburg, WV
Direction from Marietta: NE, E, SE
Comments: Starts with a run up OH 26 and down 800, crossing the Ohio River at Sistersville on the ferry. Then it becomes Tour 3 run in reverse order with a short extra loop through Smithville, WV before resuming the path of Tour 3 back to the hotel.

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.

Note for GPS Users: Part 1 of the WV route requires you to uncheck the normal GPS route avoidances for both "Ferries" and "Date and Time Closures" to route correctly for the ferry.

16 WV Long Ver. 08/02 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType:
CURVY
Navigation difficulty: SIMPLE
Distance: 301 miles
Lunch Stop: Deb's Diner, Weston, WV
Direction from Marietta: NE, E, SE
Comments: Goes through the same general areas as the WV 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.

Note for GPS users: Part 2 of the WV Long route requires you to uncheck the normal GPS route avoidances for both "Ferries" and "Date and Time Closures" to route correctly for the ferry.