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19 hours ago
Backroads WV

Dingess Tunnel is a unique West Virginia treasure. Located in Mingo county WV the town of Dingess WV is accessed through an old railroad tunnel that's full of WV history. Whether its the ghosts that allegedly haunt it from train wrecks, or its part in the WV coal wars.

Here is the GPS location: goo.gl/maps/3k39PLbxxChLVtvA7
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Hauled many a load of coal through that tunnel

Thanks. That was awesome.. I'd probably put that on my bucket list.

Is that a 2 way road? If so I'm guessing you would need to see if headlights are heading your way before entering

Then go north on 52, turn right on 137 up to Wayne then you can go west to Louisa Ky. Or east on 37 to East Lynn Lake then on to Rt 10 to rt 119.

how long is this tunnel?

20 hours ago
Backroads WV

When you ride The Trail of Dragons you travel through Welch WV. A rich part of Appalachian history.

The Trail of Dragons you tr
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I'd like to know where all the bricks came from. That town is bricks and stone. Been there many times. Some of the best twisties in the state are on 16 South as soon as you turn off 52. It's also an hour or so from back of the Dragon.

Awesome love the videos

Erika Michelle Buck

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I've been about $13.00 to fill the bike up on a normal stop. Times two, we take turns paying.

3 days ago
Backroads WV

Lots of planning underway. We hope to set a record of motorcycles on a bridge this day. Definitely will set the bar for bikes in the New River Gorge National Park.

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Lots of planning underway. We hope to set a record of motorcycles on a bridge this day. Definitely will set the bar for bikes in the New River Gorge National Park.

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Audra Rook Coleman

Dennis Frye

Devin Rowsam

3 days ago
Backroads WV

“You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.” ~Pema Chodron
New River Gorge National Park
Fayette County WV
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Thank you for sharing

3 days ago
Backroads WV

Some previews of the 2022 Freeman map that's coming out next week and the QR code for the App preview.

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Will the app before for iPhone as well? These are some amazing maps. Been using them for all our major trips

Pat Boyle

Patrick Cline

Skylar Van Sloten

Amy Shultz-Stamm Lori Byrd

This app is going to be badass I bet.

3 days ago
Backroads WV

Timeline photosExperience a whole new view of the New River Gorge from 25 feet below the bridge on the catwalk! Book a Bridge Walk guided tour for a one-of-a-kind activity: bit.ly/2TgWfJx ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago
Backroads WV

Well, its that time of year to start planning your 2022 rides and adventures. Darian White over at Kustom Graphics in Harlan KY created some images for us for a promotion we talked about last year but didn’t start it because it was too late in the season.

So I give you… The WV Bigfoot Challenge. I’ve gathered all the distances and GPS info for all the roads that go from one border of WV to the other. Also included a few that don’t completely transverse the state but are worthy of listing. 15 roads total. The idea is that with all these roads going into the far reaches of the backroads of WV, surely you are going to run upon Bigfoot. We know he’s out there somewhere.

If you decide to accept this challenge and ride all the designated routes listed on the map from end to end. Backroads WV will give you a free poker chip in recognition of your accomplishment. Unlike the trademarked Iron B@tt challenge, we won’t require gas receipts and times, just your word that you have met the criteria. We riders pride ourselves on our honor and integrity, so I will accept your word that you have achieved this Bigfoot Challenge. It would be nice if you would document your travels in search of Bigfoot on one of our social media pages. Everyone loves picture of our machines out in the back woods.

So start planning your summer rides accordingly and please SHARE this with any group that might be interested in the challenge. I will place the order for the poker chips soon.

PS. If you have already rode some of these routes from end to end you don't have to ride them again this year to be awarded the WV Bigfoot Challenge poker chip.

US 19 6 hours 5 min 254 miles
goo.gl/maps/HnqcKXoXCKXohwFf7

US 33 4 hours 48 min 222 miles
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US 50 4 hours 12 min 203 miles
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US 52 3 hours 54 min 168 miles
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US 60 4 hours 38 min 178 miles
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US 119 6 hours 24 min 286 miles
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US 219 4 hours 40 min 201 miles
goo.gl/maps/tQ5xUFQtzShKyjqA6

US 220 2 hours 3 min 91 miles
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US 250 4 hours 48 min 187 miles
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WV 3 4 hours 37 minutes 181 miles
goo.gl/maps/nvNpaCaDSEaWutjg6

WV 7 2 hours 49 min 146 miles
goo.gl/maps/MYHp7Mdjac5QQ7fv9

WV 10 3 hours 56 min 156 miles
goo.gl/maps/6n7eG3vFevxxUzoy8

WV 16 6 hours 16 min 246 miles
goo.gl/maps/LAwfPPKkkFvDoP3LA

WV 20 6 hours 35 min 264 miles
goo.gl/maps/D2banVFe1ijTkxom9

WV 39 2 hours 20 minute 123 miles
goo.gl/maps/AFEdLMxeGn9icGD29
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Well, its that time of year to start planning your 2022 rides and adventures. Darian White over at Kustom Graphics in Harlan KY created some images for us for a promotion we talked about last year but didn’t start it because it was too late in the season. 

So I give you… The WV Bigfoot Challenge. I’ve gathered all the distances and GPS info for all the roads that go from one border of WV to the other. Also included a few that don’t completely transverse the state but are worthy of listing. 15 roads total. The idea is that with all these roads going into the far reaches of the backroads of WV, surely you are going to run upon Bigfoot. We know he’s out there somewhere. 

If you decide to accept this challenge and ride all the designated routes listed on the map from end to end. Backroads WV will give you a free poker chip in recognition of your accomplishment. Unlike the trademarked Iron B@tt challenge, we won’t require gas receipts and times, just your word that you have met the criteria. We riders pride ourselves on our honor and integrity, so I will accept your word that you have achieved this Bigfoot Challenge. It would be nice if you would document your travels in search of Bigfoot on one of our social media pages. Everyone loves picture of our machines out in the back woods. 

So start planning your summer rides accordingly and please SHARE this with any group that might be interested in the challenge. I will place the order for the poker chips soon. 

PS. If you have already rode some of these routes from end to end you dont have to ride them again this year to be awarded the WV Bigfoot Challenge poker chip. 

US 19          6 hours 5 min 254 miles
https://goo.gl/maps/HnqcKXoXCKXohwFf7

US 33        4 hours 48 min 222 miles
https://goo.gl/maps/Dv67X3XvKnMjWHAz6

US 50        4 hours 12 min 203 miles
https://goo.gl/maps/emstUtFSPkAw5n2AA

US 52        3 hours 54 min 168 miles
https://goo.gl/maps/AddAGTvHxhTvXTzS7

US 60   4 hours 38 min    178 miles
https://goo.gl/maps/dKfKE4dBnwHNAMDX9

US 119     6 hours 24 min  286 miles
https://goo.gl/maps/FmSYtsSGRQzaLUyd9

US 219     4 hours  40 min   201 miles
https://goo.gl/maps/tQ5xUFQtzShKyjqA6

US 220   2 hours 3 min  91 miles
https://goo.gl/maps/W6RacDUZjUHq8hSU9

US 250    4 hours  48 min   187 miles
https://goo.gl/maps/wp9wkAjL724R9GZJ8

WV 3     4 hours 37 minutes     181 miles
https://goo.gl/maps/nvNpaCaDSEaWutjg6

WV 7    2 hours  49 min  146 miles
https://goo.gl/maps/MYHp7Mdjac5QQ7fv9

WV 10    3 hours 56 min   156 miles
https://goo.gl/maps/6n7eG3vFevxxUzoy8

WV 16   6 hours 16 min   246 miles
https://goo.gl/maps/LAwfPPKkkFvDoP3LA

WV 20   6 hours  35 min  264 miles
https://goo.gl/maps/D2banVFe1ijTkxom9

WV 39 2 hours 20 minute 123 miles
https://goo.gl/maps/AFEdLMxeGn9icGD29

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I'm working on it.

Erika Michelle Buck

4 days ago
Backroads WV

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Lots of planning underway. We hope to set a record of motorcycles on a bridge this day. Definitely will set the bar for bikes in the New River Gorge National Park.

Facebook.com/bridgeride
Code for the web based App preview.
The location and ad for the WV Veterans Assistance Project's Bridge Ride event
Trail of Dragons, Head of the Dragon and Back of the Dragon
Southern WV tri-state area
The Ridge, Ridge Runner and Mothman loop
Trail of Dragons
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