Ohio River Ride - W. Virginia State Penitentiary Tour - Overnight ride.

 

Updated 11/27/12 - One of my favorite river rides!  This will be is a joint ride with members from the Erie Road Riders. We'll meet & leave Saturday morning from Geneva Ohio to ride a mix of divided & 2 lane routes down to East Liverpool Ohio. We'll then ride the W. Virginia side of the Ohio river ( Rt 2 ) thru some really OLD  river towns with a stop @ Fort Steuben in Stuebenville Ohio.  We'll continue on to Wheeling W. Virginia where we will spend the night.  We'll ride to Moundsville W.V. & tour the prison Sunday morning. After the tour, we'll ride back up river on the Ohio side to Rt 11 & north to Youngstown. We'll begin to split up after a fuel stop near the Youngstown / Canfield / I-80 area where we will go our separate ways back to the Cleveland & Erie areas.

I'll research & post some accommodation options & proposed route in the near future.

 

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/10871

http://www.wvpentours.com/

 

There will be other " Points of Interest "  stops along the river towns if time & weather allows.

http://www.oldfortsteuben.com/index.html

http://www.visitsteubenville.com/aboutsteubenville.html

 

** Skill Rated ** - Interstate group riding experience recommended.   Intermediate & above riding skills preferred.

At times, we will ride in subgroups lead by designated leaders thru towns & in heavier traffic for safety purposes .  EVENT HOSTS listed have volunteered as subgroup leaders & sweep riders . Thank you!!   We do get split by lights & traffic.  ALL RIDERS must be willing & capable of leading others to regroup points outside of towns or the next scheduled stop if necessary . I roll sober & safe & the same is expected from guests.  Thank you.

Walt G.

11/22/12

 

** Updated 08/15/13 ** We will stay @ this Microtel hotel Saturday evening, August 17:

http://www.microtelinn.com/hotels/west-virginia/triadelphia/microtel-inn-and-suites-wheeling/hotel-overview?partner_id=&hotel_id=46009&group_code=&campaign_code=&propId=MT46009&brand_...

 

Microtel offers some discounts:  AAA, CAA, AARP, Military, etc.  Must have valid I.D. at check-in.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, you must do so by 06:00 PM 08/17/2013 or your credit card will be charged for one night's stay.

*** MEMBERS RSVPed WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR BOOKING THERE OWN ROOMS IN ADVANCE.

SUNDAY MORNING (08/18/13) -  meetup launch location will be from this SHEETZ fuel station :

6 Cabela Drive Triadelphia, WV 26059

which is located .01 mile from the Microtel hotel we will be staying at.  http://goo.gl/maps/Pn42q

Folks do cancel RSVP's  @ times . The waiting list is structured to automatically sign up anyone on it as 1st. come, 1st. served as vacancies becomes available.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This was by far THE VERY BEST group ride I've ever been on in my entire life. Awesome route (505 miles round trip), down to earth friendly people, superb planning, excellent everything!!! On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 the highest), this ride deserves a 20.

    August 18, 2013

  • Jim E.

    Walt, the meetup comments for this ride will be like another broken record -- well-planned and organized, good weather, great people, etc. Thanks for a fun weekend.

    August 18, 2013

  • Stefanie

    A big thank you to Walt for putting together a thoroughly enjoyable ride.... what a terrific weekend! Thanks to everyone for making it so much fun.

    August 18, 2013

  • Stefanie

    Bill/Jim - I'll be waiting by the Pet People store.

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will we be taking WV Route 88 & 86 from Triadelphia to Moundsville?

    August 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Walt. I'll stick with the Group, unless a couple others with like to ride this route. No use wondering off by myself, get lost (or distracted), and hold everyone else up. :-)

      August 16, 2013

  • Stefanie

    Tom/Bill - if you are not able to book a room at the Microtel, try the Econolodge, approx. 1.5 miles from the Microtel (per Jim D.'s post on 6/24 for the originally scheduled ride)

    August 12, 2013

  • Stefanie

    I'll be leaving from the Village Square shopping center in Woodmere(27299 Chagrin Blvd, just off 271 and Chagrin) at 9:00, taking route 87 to Mesopotamia. Approximately 50 minutes/35 miles. Residential and back roads. Please post here if I should expect you.

    August 11, 2013

    • Jim E.

      Stefanie, I'll meet you at the Village Square.

      August 12, 2013

  • Stefanie

    Tom - This ride is in conjunction with the Erie Road Riders. If no one from the 99ers can help you out, you might want to get in touch with the ride leader, Walt, to see if he knows of anyone from that group who might share a room with you.

    August 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Stefanie. I'll send him an email.

      August 12, 2013

  • Jim D.

    Change of plans. Unfortunately I can't attend.

    August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone in our group attending this ride event that would like to share the cost (50/50) of a motel room, and has already made reservations? If so, please reply or send me an email.

    August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone, I probably won't be with you on this Ride. However please be advised that for those whom are, West Virginia has strict motorcycle helmet laws. All riders are required to wear helmets.

    For more info, please read:
    http://www.edgarsnyder.com/moto...­

    Just an FYI for those unfamiliar with West Virginia motorcycle laws.

    1 · July 16, 2013

  • Jim E.

    Thanks for the timely postponement of this weekend's trip, Walt. It just didn't look like the weather was going to be very cooperative. Hopefully it will be a little drier in August.

    June 27, 2013

  • Stefanie

    For anyone interested in riding together to meet the ERRs, I will be taking Rt. 87 to Rt. 534 and meeting Walt's group in Mesopotamia at 10:00. Start point is the Village Square shopping center in Woodmere near the Pet People store. 27299 Chagrin Boulevard (Chagrin and 271). Kickstands up at 9:00. Approximately 50 minutes, all backroad. Please post by Friday evening if you will be at the shopping center. If no one posts by Friday, I will expect that everyone is riding to Geneva or Mesopotamia on their own.

    June 24, 2013

    • Jim E.

      I'll meet you at Village Square.

      June 25, 2013

  • Jim D.

    Just tried to book the Microtel and it is sold out on that date. Has everyone else booked their room? I'm looking at other hotels in the area to try to find something close to the Microtel.

    June 18, 2013

    • Jim D.

      I got a room at an Econolodge about 1.5 miles from the Microtel. See you Saturday.

      June 24, 2013

  • Perry

    Just got called to SLC next week and won't be back until late Friday night. Wife would change the locks if I left for the weekend.

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a great ride, but I'll be in Columbus fencing my little heart out.

    June 14, 2013

  • Tim G.

    Scheduled to work unfortunately

    June 10, 2013

  • John H.

    Conflicts with Copsride! Sorry, but one of my fraternity brothers is honored during Copsride, i have to cancel

    June 9, 2013

  • Ilona

    Have fun. Doing the Chardon Teddi Bear Run on Sunday so I have to pass this weekend.

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok we live in Lorain Ohio and thats about 2 and a half hours from Geneva so we'll get a room there Friday night, also we can go ahead and make plans to stay Sat night at the motel you where telling us about is this ok for Sat June 29 th

    November 26, 2012

  • chris l.

    kids weekend. can't make it

    November 23, 2012

  • Jamie M.

    wife and i love those prison tours

    November 23, 2012

  • bill m.

    and you ain'ta never seed something like this:
    http://www.ghosting12.com/2010/...­

    November 23, 2012

  • bill m.

    see if Fort Steuben is open, cool place:
    http://www.oldfortsteuben.com/i...­

    November 23, 2012

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