Alternate Ride Friday June 9th

Don't want to do the Back Of The Dragon, how about


Ride Rt-460 from hotel to Rt-20 going to Pipestem, WV and enjoy some of West Virginia's beautiful country side, Pipestem has a lot to offer visitors. After a short visit at Pipestem continue on Rt-20 toward Hinton, WV and take Rt-3 and Rt-19 back to the hotel.

Lineup time Friday June 9th 9:45am KSU 10:00
Around 3 1/2 to 4 hours and 120 miles

Link to the map of this ride click here

Alternate Ride Saturday June 10th

Don't want to ride the Back Of The Dragon, how about "Mountain Lake"

Ride Rt-598 to Rocky Gap, Va. then have a stop in Narrows, Va. from there we'll take Rt-460 East to Pembrook, Va. and Rt-613 on to Mountain Lake ( Dirty Dancing movie was filmed here) from Mountain Lake we'll ride Rt-460 back to the hotel.

Lineup time Saturday June 10th 9:45am KSU 10:00

Around 3 1/2 to 4 hours 100 miles

Link to the map for this ride click here

Rally Entertainment  for Friday night June 9th

Time: 8:00pm

Welcome reception at Cole Harley Davidson with FREE transportation to and  from host hotel! Friday evening 5-8

Time: 8:30pm - ?????

Rally Entertainment for Saturday night June 10th

"God's thumb print"

Saturday (Ladies Ride)

Lineup 10:30 KSU 10:45

Burke' s Garden aka "God's thumb print" is a natural indentation from errosion, into the top of one of Virginias beautiful mountains. With some of the richest soil known to the east coast, it is filled with historic farms and gardens. Thus, giving a great view for a peaceful Sat ride. We will stop at Byrne's Garden Grocery for rest and refreshments on the way up. In Tazwell we will find a delicious lunch at the Coal Bucket Deli before returning to the hotel via 460.

1 hr 1 min (38 mi)
1 hr 0 min in current trafficAvoiding highways

1. Head east toward US-460 E
2. Turn left onto US-460 W
3. Turn left onto Bland Rd
4. Turn right to stay on US-52 S
5. Continue straight onto VA-61 W
6. Turn left onto State Rte 623
7. Slight right toward State Rte 623
8. Continue straight onto State Rte 623
9. Arrive at location: Burkes Garden 

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COME OUT AND RIDE THE BACK OF THE DRAGON .  We'll offer a group ride Friday June  9th and also Saturday June 10th

"Back of the Dragon Ride guide"

Friday & Saturday

We look forward to riding with everyone. Here is a brief guide with directions and a map of the route that we will follow.

We have 2 requests of everyone. Be Safe! and Have Fun! The back of the dragon has some great twisties, and  beautiful views. Please ride in your comfort zone and remember where you are looking is where your bike is going to go.

Ride is 142 miles long with 2 stops. Gas and facilities will be available at both stops.  The first stop will be 74 miles in. The second one 30 or so miles right after the BOD. Back of the dragon items will be available at the second stop.

Lineup time Friday June 9th 11:45am KSU 12:00noon

Lineup time Saturday June 10th 11:45am KSU 12:00noon

Ride time 3-4 hours with stops

From the hotel turn left onto 460
598 turn left
Follow 598 until it turns into 52
Stay on 52 south until 680
Turn Right onto 680
Follow 680 through Rural Retreat which turns into 749
Take 749 to Cedar Springs road (614)
Turn Right on Slemp Creek (695)
Right on 16 into Marion follow 16 through town turning left at 16/Park Blvd
First stop will be at the Valero Gas station in Marion
Right out of gas stop onto 16 north and Ride the back of the dragon
Second Stop in Thompson Valley at Gas station.
Continue north on 16 until 19.
Right on 19 through Tazwell VA to 61east
Right on 61 to 52 North
Right on 52 north to 598
598 to 460
Right on 460 back to Hotel

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