Rt 50/Blennerhassett Island/Ohio River Ride

Friday: Ride back roads and  Route 50 to Parkersburg WV.

Saturday: AM - loop ride in Ohio.  PM - Take the Island Belle stern wheeler to Blennerhassett Island for a tour.

Sunday: Ride up the Ohio river and return through PA.

Requires a 2 night stay in Parkersburg and meals. 

See discussion board for package deal.


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  • Jimmy M.

    Friday: Baltimore to Hancock via US 70. MD 522 S to Berkley Spgs. WV 9 W to Great Cacapon and Detour Rd to WV 9 into Paw Paw. Bethel Rd to Spring Gap Rd to Slanesville Pike into Slanesville. Cold Stream Rd to Capon Bridge. Rt 50 W to WV 16 S to WV 5 W to North Bend State Park, Harrisville WV.
    Saturday: NBSP to Rt 50 W via Bill's dirt road. Rt 50 W thru Parkersburg over Blennerhassett Bridge to OH 555. Excellent MC road. Island Belle sternwheeler to Blennerhassett Island and tour. Dinner at Der Dog Haus.
    Sunday: 5th St. bridge to OH 7 N. Cross Washington St. Bridge into Marietta following OH 7 upriver to Sistersville WV ferry. Crossed Ohio River and followed WV 2 to New Martinsville WV. Took Rt 7 bridge across river to Hannibal OH and OH 536 N (Grandson of the Dragon) to OH 78 E back to Clarington OH. OH 7 to Wheeling WV and Rt 40 E across river and followed to MD.
    3 days, 950miles, 4 riders.

    May 27

  • Bill P.

    I clocked 907 miles. I've attached some photos. Really enjoyed the riding!

    May 26

  • Bill P.

    Other than a great trip and seriously great riding pals, more comments and a few photos pending for tomorrow.

    Thanks so very much Jim for your arrangements!!

    Bill

    May 25

  • Big E.

    What a great trip thanks Jim for the excellent lead Beatiful sights ,twist and turns . We all had a blast and a big thanks to Bill for the ride he palnned on Saturday on route 555 in ohio I clocked 987 miles in 3 days

    May 25

  • Big E.

    Great trip beatiful scenery

    May 25

  • Big E.

    Sounds good Bill sounds like gonna be great weather guys can't wait

    May 22

  • Bill P.

    God is still on our side, at least for weather.

    Baltimore:
    Fri - 75 - 53
    Sat - 75 - 54
    Sun - 80 - 58

    Parkersburg:
    Fri. - 72 - 49
    Sat. - 76 - 50
    Sun - 81 - 54

    There is no ugly word "R A I N," not even a slight chance!

    Let's ride and ride and ride.

    Is there a PM ride picked out for late Sat.?

    1 · May 22

  • Eric H.

    This should be fun, pull bike and clean it today, see you guys in the morning

    May 22

  • Jimmy M.

    It appears we are covering the dragons anatomy fairly well.

    May 21

  • Bill P.

    The route below is for Saturday morning, so we get The Tail of the Dragon and then on Sunday the "Cousin" of the Tail of the Dragon. This dragon is special if it has two tails. Don't know what you'll find between the tail. Could not find it's head or body.

    http://www.motorcycleroads.com/75/693/Ohio/Ohios-Dragons-Tail.html

    May 21

  • Bill P.

    Upcoming weather.

    Baltimore:
    Fri. 72 - 53 Prt Cloudy
    Sat. 53 - 64 Chance of rain
    Sun. 79 - 57 Sunny

    Parkersburg:
    Fri. 72 - 47 Sun
    Sat. 75 -48 Sun
    Sun 80 - 54 Sun

    Mother nature is cooperating. Should be very nice for all points in the rides!!

    See you guys Friday morning.

    1 · May 19

  • Bill P.

    How are you covering deposits? I would like a room booked at each location for myself. What are the rates at Blennerhassett Hotel?

    Thanks, Bill

    May 13

  • Jimmy M.

    2 rooms booked at Blennerhassett Hotel for Saturday 5/24.

    May 13

  • Jimmy M.

    2 rooms booked at North Bend SP Lodge and tour packages locked in. I can still get the deal (room, boat, tour, breakfast for $62.50/person) but it is subject to availability.

    May 13

  • Jimmy M.

    7:30-8:00 start, ride 5 hours, back in P'burg by 1:00 for island. Leaves us til 5:30 for boat, house, etc. Dinner and small evening ride. Figure 150 mile morning loop and I've got an evening ride ready.

    1 · May 9

  • Bill P.

    Just looked at map & I had forgot what MD-340 was. That would be even a better choice than US-50. Agree with you Jim.

    I still have not picked an Ohio circle. Would like to know starting and ending TIME. If it is warm, I don't mind getting on the road at 7 AM +/-. I'm easy.

    May 9

  • Jimmy M.

    32 and 70 works well. Would 70 to 340 and down be OK?

    May 9

  • Bill P.

    I looked at the meet-up place, and looks most logical is beltway to the west to I-70 west. There is a park & ride on the north side of MD 32, which I can meet you. If you go on country roads from the starting place, I'd be willing to bet you would more than double your time, even with rush hour traffic on I-695.

    You can go I-70 to US-15, then south to US 50. (Is what I prefer.) Or I-70 as far west as I-81 then south to US-50, but you go quite a ways north on I-70 to pick up I-81.

    1 · May 8

  • Big E.

    Welcome to the group earl Jim Eric and I ride almost every weekend

    May 7

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry cant make weekday runs. Work monday thru friday.

    May 7

  • Big E.

    Iam so excited to be a part of this meet up Jim Mack is a very enthusiastic motorcycle rider been on several rides with him looking forward to many more thanks for a meetup group on this side town

    May 7

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