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These are 2 videos (east and west) for Route 33 WV/VA up and down the mountain out of and back to Brandywine, WV.
What a phenomenal stretch this is, with clean sailing and awesome twisties for that section of the road.
- AkumuX (8/8/13)
This video is for the part of 33 south of Seneca Rocks up to the 220 intersection.
Great part of the road. Loads of fun.
- AkumuX (5/5/13)
I rode this route from Elkins to Harrisonburg today!
I've been riding for over 30 years in Australia, my home country, and all over SE Asia.
This is one of the best motorcycle roads I have ever had the pleasure of riding!
I own a KTM 990 back home and did this road today on a HD Road King.
The RK was tested but held its own in the twisties.
Beautiful day, fantastic road, HD twin power to climb those twisty mountain passes, nothing better!
- Rod Skeggs (8/19/12)
US 33 is a fun road but it is also a major E-W route across WV which means most traffic gets funneled here.
I've had several scares with oncoming cars in my lane around the turns.
Be careful out there.
- Anonymous (3/21/12)
Sweet twisty road that I didn't capture all of in this video, but did get a good chunk out of.
Enjoy at your leisure, I can't wait to do the whole thing.
(When I do I'll record it's best parts and post up.)
- 'AkumuX' (12/10/11)
I just did this route on July 15th-16th, 2011.
Coming from Tysons Corner in northern VA, took 211
to 11 to 33 just up to Elkins, WV.
211 is well known in Northern VA but not a lot of people know about 33, they are missing out!!!
This route was AMAZING!!!!!!!
It makes 211 look like child's play!
Plenty of sharp corners, switch backs, horse shoes, s curves and, when nearing Elkins, a lot of long and fast sweepers.
Amazing scenery and lots of elevation changes.
Just when you think that one corner was challenging the next one surprises you with a even more challenging radius.
It was one surprise after another.
If you own a sport bike you owe it to your bike to take this route.
I know a lot of people say that the 'Tail of the Dragon' at Deals Gap and the 'SNAKE' on Mulholland Highway CA are pretty challenging, but I say that a combination of 211 and 33 is our hidden gem and it deserves a name just like those other routes.
I throw my vote in to call 211 and 33 the 'Copperhead' since the snake is found in both VA and WV and, just like the routes, the Copperhead is beautiful to look at, at the same time deadly.
My 2 cents.
Routes where ridden with a 2010 R1, 2008 CBR 1000RR, 2004 CBR 600RR and a 2005 YZF 600R.
BTW on the down hill portion near Elkins beware the loose gravel thrown out by cars and trucks.
- Anonymous (7/31/11)
We rode this road in May, 2011 also.
Great ride, good scenery, road was in great shape.
We rode from I 79 to Harrisburg.
Highly recommend if you are in the area.
- Jeff Ferguson (7/1/11)
Just ran this road early May, 2011 driving a BMW K1200S traveling east to west going as far as Elkins before turning north to stay in the mountains.
What a great piece of road especially for a sport bike rider.
All the twists and turns you desire, high speed limits (generally 55) lots of climbing and descents, smooth roads, low traffic (the traffic I did run into was moving fast also).
The road gives you plenty of time to get into a groove and rhythm of the corners.
A friend and I traveled 600 miles to ride these roads and am definitely going back.
- Barry McFarland, New Hampshire (2/17/11)
I live 40 minutes from Harrisonburg, VA in Shenandoah County and I just rode 33 from Seneca Rocks, WV to Harrisonburg, VA on 7/11/2010 with 2 buddies all on cruisers and all for the first time and all we could say when we got to Harrisonburg was wooohooo!!!
We have all ridden the 'Tail of the Dragon' and this road is every bit as exciting as the dragon.
I cannot believe that I live so close to this road and had never been on it before (not talked about much in our area).
Ride it if you get the chance and as soon as you can ride it again.
But just as importantly tell your friends about it, it is almost unknown in comparison to other famous roads but it is absolutely awesome.
Feel the bike under you, don't get cocky and do not take your eyes off of the road.
- Michael J. Neff (7/17/10)
US Route 33 is, without a doubt, one of the best motorcycle roads in the US.
I took the road west from VA all the way thorough WV.
Amazing switchbacks, increasing radius turns with blind corners all over the place.
The only thing I would tell you, is do not do this road in the rain.
Can be hazardous as the rain increases the possibility of rocks and dirt on the roadway.
I have done the 'Tail of the Dragon', and the Blue Ridge Parkway, and this definitely on par with either road.
In many ways superior, as the switch backs change elevation hundreds of feet within a quarter mile.
You want a great ride you will never forget, this is the one.
One thing, there is not a lot of gas stations on this ride so fill up often. Enjoy!!!
- Michael Sykes (8/16/09)
Log Cabin Restaurant on WV side in Brandywine.
- Rider from Petersburg, WV (7/26/09)
Don't run this road in the rain if you are wanting to make time from Richmond VA to Illinois, it is as you are reading here, one of the best roads in the country to ride.
And since the THP decided to ride shotgun on US 129, it is my top choice for 3 day weekend trips.
- Rick (8/4/08)
Rode east-to-west on 10/5/07 and 10/6/07.
I overnighted at Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park.
I agree that the Seneca Rocks area was the highlight.
I was unable to get a campsite on a Saturday night in October, so be sure to book in advance or arrive earlier in the afternoon than I did!
Many bikers out enjoying this road.
The views are stunning.
There were several scenic overlooks with great views of the mountain ranges.
Be sure to stop in Linn, WV to ride the stretch of 47 up to Parkersburg.
- Rider from Cincinnati, Ohio (10/15/07)
This route is absolutely great from Seneca Rocks to Harrisonburg!
- Anonymous (9/13/07)
I think this may be THE BEST motorcycle road I have ever ridden!
It's a total blast from beginning to end!
It has everything from thrilling tight turns and mountain switchbacks, to serene forests and valleys.
A few suggestions for you if you are planning your first run:
- I think the best way to attack this road is from East to West because there are many more tight turns on your way uphill when you head West.
- The traffic is generally light, however I would advise going early in the morning - there aren't very many passing lanes on some of the most twisty uphill ascents and you run the risk of having your thrill factor severely diminished if you get behind a line of slower vehicles.
- Beware of some loose gravel in a few of the turns - make sure you don't over-run your line of sight.
- Brad Morgan (8/5/07)
33 from the Virginia side to the mountain and over to the West Virginia side is amazing.
67 turns, 8 miles and is probably the most exciting road to ride in Virginia.
Quick S turns to long sweepers will leave you with your eyes peeled to the road, which is depressing, because the scenary is more than beautiful enough to pull over and admire.
Road is smooth surfaced, but beware, after early October gravel starts to appear on WV side as they prepare for the winter.
Cops love to hide at the bottom of the VA side, so there's another warning.
- Myke Guerrero (8/4/07)
From Harrisonburg to Franklin, this route is one of the best the states of Va and WV have to offer.
Great for cruisers and even better for sport.
Has a variety of hard bank curves on VA side and long stretched sweepers on the VA side.
- Anonymous (7/15/07)
Road is AWESOME.
Low traffic, good pavement, SHARP banked turns, elevation changes, and beautiful scenery...
Tough to maintain posted 55 mph speed limit on R1150RT.
Tons of FUN!!!
- Rider from Canton, MI (6/11/07)
This is a awesome ride.
I did this ride on a 85 Nighthawk and a 89 CBR and it was awesome both times.
The road is well maintained and there is a gas station in Brandiwine.
The trip over the mountain is something you will never forget no matter what kind of a bike you have or how you like to ride.
- Chris Thompson (2/10/07)
If you take the tighter turns just right, you can see your own tail light.
The sweepers between Seneca Rock and Franklin should be set to music.
This road is proof that God rides a sport bike!
- David Kent (10/3/06)
Wonderful road thru mountains. Pavement is good.
Traffic is minimal, the scenery beautiful beyond words.. and just east of Seneca Rocks, WV is a small restaurant - the 4U Restaruant - which has exceptional bisquits & gravy.
My favorite ride in the VA/WV area.
- Jim Adams (8/14/06)
Starting in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley the road rises through the George Washington National Forest to the Virginia, West Virginia state line, where the Potomac Highlands Region begins.
For the next 70 miles, US 33 winds up and down with a few valleys in between the mountain crossings.
This route is hard to top if you like constantly changing tarmac and beautiful scenery.
- Dan Quann
Wonderful twists and turns. Some turns are horseshoe.
Up and down mountain travel will test your skills.
Stop in Glenville, Spencer and then travel on to Ripley.
20 miles from Spencer to Ripley.
The road is good two lane, but be careful of unseen gravel in the sharp turns.
- Rider from Buckhannon, WV