Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3 Guide Book

by Hawk Hagebak (Milestone Press)
Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3  by Hawk Hagebak

216pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1889596175

Motorcyclists who think they have the mountains of Virginia and West Virginia all figured out have another thing coming. In this, his third guide, Hawk Hagebak takes riders from bustling Market Square in downtown Roanoke, VA, to the giant ridgetop windmills outside rural Davis, WV, and from the natural wonder of the Natural Bridge to the engineering wonder of the New River Bridge. Outlining 25 routes, Hagebak chronicles a classic feud over a county seat, how French engineers came to build a road across Virginia, and the way coal mining changed the face of West Virginia for better and for worse. In between the tight turns, sweeping curves, covered bridges, tiny towns, and mountain passes of the Central Appalachians, he imparts tips on where to eat, stay, play, and relax.

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Trails from the "Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 25.
... Preview: This loop was named for the feud between the small towns of St. George and Parsons. The feud began in 1893 when the people of Parsons took the records of Tucker County from the town of St. George and ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3"
Davis, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 79.5
... Preview: If the beautiful scenery and excellent road conditions of this adventure are not enough to satisfy your wanderlust, maybe two covered bridges will do the trick. Need more reasons to try this route? ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3"
Roanoke, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 51.6
... Preview: At the bottom of a deep valley between the Catawba Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountain Range, on the flatland next to the Roanoke River, Europeans first saw the Roanoke Valley in 1671. Agriculture b ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3"
Roanoke, VA - Scenic Drives
... Preview: The Great Big Thing, a.k.a. the GBT or the Green Bank Telescope, stands nearly 500 ft. tall. Its dish is larger than one and a half football fields. It cost almost $80,000,000 to build and is the larg ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3"
Lexington, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 166
... Preview: Beginning near Fayetteville and leading you to Beckley, this adventure will have you thundering down some of the most remote and lightly used roads in the U.S. The beautiful scenery and good road cond ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3"
Fayetteville, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 46.2
... Preview: You don’t have to be named Hawk to enjoy this ride, but I sure did! To know the New River Gorge, you have to see more than the New River Gorge Bridge. Sure, the bridge is spectacular, but the gorge of ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3"
Fayetteville, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 57.2
... Preview: The 22-mile section of this ride stretching over Black Mountain on the Highland National Scenic Highway compares best with the Cherohala Skyway, featured in my first book, Motorcycle Adventures in the ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3"
Summersville, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 90.6
... Preview: To get from Abingdon to Marion, VA, you have two choices. The first choice is to ride the super-slab I-81 26 miles north. The scenery is dull, and the absence of fun curves will give your rear tire a ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3"
Abingdon, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 68.7
... Preview: This ride leads you to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA. Along the way, you’ll get a glimpse of what the brave young men of Bedford were fighting for. You’ll ride sweeping curves through rol ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3"
Roanoke, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 52
... Preview: This adventure is easy to find, fun to ride, and offers the most photographed scenery on the Blue Ridge Parkway. You and your bike will be transported back in time as you near Mabry Mill. At the Mill, ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3"
Fancy Gap, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 65.7
... Preview: Beautiful scenery, fun roads, and interesting sights. The interesting sights include the rapids of the Maury River; the mill of Gristmill Square in Warm Springs; the Homestead Resort, which opened fir ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3"
Lexington, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 70.5
... Preview: On this ride, you’ll cruise through the town of Eagle Rock, pass several unique restaurants that add a bit of spice to the great American melting pot, and see some pre-Civil War iron smelters. The rid ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3"
Roanoke, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 34
... Preview: The name of this adventure is not a misprint; it’s called Peaking at Dinosaurs and the Natural Bridge because that’s what you’ll be doing. This ride will take you on the Blue Ridge Parkway over the Pe ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3"
Roanoke, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 56.4
... Preview: If you happen to be traveling on I-77 near the border of North Carolina and Virginia, give yourself a break from the monotony of the super-slab, and sample the fun curves and seldom-used roads that ru ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3"
Mt Airy, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 28.1
... Preview: The world’s most famous cities are known for their famous landmarks. Paris is known for the Eiffel Tower; London for Big Ben; New York for the Statue of Liberty; Marietta, GA for the Big Chicken. Now ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3"
Roanoke, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 24.8
... Preview: This ride will lead you through and out of the Roanoke Valley along a superb stretch of roadway, into the town of Floyd, home to several hip places to eat and be entertained, then up to the Blue Ridge ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3"
Roanoke, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 97
... Preview: Just getting to the start of this ride is a pleasure. You’ll enjoy well-paved roads, which deliver smooth sweeping curves and a couple of tight twisties. The scenery is unique and beautiful. Along t ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3"
Davis, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 91.8
... Preview: Meandering like a giant serpent between Massanutten Mountain and the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Shenandoah River has attracted people to its banks for thousands of years. On this adventure, you’ll crui ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3"
Front Royal, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 82
... Preview: This adventure leads you north on Skyline Drive, following the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains through the Shenandoah National Park. As on the Blue Ridge Parkway, there are no red lights, stop signs, ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3"
Waynesboro, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 107
... Preview: With road conditions ranging from long sweeping curves to wild twisties, this ride has asphalt to satisfy all types of motorcyclists. Adding some fun and delicious local flavor and history, the towns ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Central Appalachians Book 3"
Slatyfork, WV - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 67.5