County(ies): Wood, Ritchie, Doddridge, Harrison, Taylor, Preston, Mineral, Hampshire
Submit your on this road.
Riding down Mt. Storm, nice early fall day, lots of speed and fun.
- Nick Gee (10/23/13)
This is a video of the portion of this road between Route 93 WV and Route 42 WV.
In this case we're going west, which is uphill, and more fun, in my opinion.
- AkumuX (8/8/13)
This is a video of Route 50 at a spot between Grafton, WV and Red House, MD.
Pretty much the best spot of Route 50. Twisty goodness at it's best.
- Akumu (11/12/11)
Rode Route 50 on 6/11/11.
Started at Route 219 in Maryland and headed west until Route 26 – headed north back to Pittsburgh at that point.
The General Store in the valley (approx half way between Route 26 and Route 219 is a must stop for a foot long hotdog and a look at the antique tractor collection.
Great twisties also.
The road was in great shape aside from a few gravel spots and road kill.
- Leechburg, PA ST1100 Rider (6/14/11)
East/West road through rural WV and VA.
Runs through small towns and forests.
- Biker from Madison, AL (5/29/09)
I have ridden this road with a friend of mine twice.
This past weekend (10.11.08) I took my M109R for a solo run.
The road was in great shape.
Some sections repaved.
VERY LITTLE gravel on road from the cars.
Even on the hair pins.
I rode it going east and west...EAST IS WAY MORE FUN.
The locals suggested not to ride in morning or early evening, bears have been seen.
Also some morning moisture might still be on road.
Used my night glasses cause most of the good parts are VERY SHADY.
Have a great time.
- Randy Vancil (10/12/08)
What an amazing ride!
We took US Route 50 from Clarksburg to Keyser.
As of 7/28/08 there was a slight detour very close to Clarksburg, but it was not hard to follow.
The ride has many twisties and hairpin turns.
Beware of the speed limit...you really cannot go 55.
The views were amazing and there was a general store heading eastbound on the right hand side that was very interesting.
- Darlene Lindner, Montgomery Village, MD (8/11/08)
Based upon the comments already posted here, we rode this road from Winchester to Clarksburg in July, 2008.
Best ride of our 12,500 km, 6 province, 21 state road trip.
Absolutely gorgeous and fun ride!
We hope to do it again sometime!
- Road King Riders from British Columbia (7/30/08)
US 50 from Winchester, VA to Grafton, WV is a great road for the twisties.
Everything from sweepers to hairpins.
I rode US 50 on a 2006 Triumph Sprint ST fully packed for my trip to Ohio and had a blast!
There was very little traffic and enough places to pass if you got stuck behind slower moving traffic.
I highly recommend.
- Tom Davis (12/23/07)
Rode west to east on 10/6/07 and 10/7/07.
I overnighted at Tygart Lake State Park.
Great scenery and the twisties are great east of Grafton and into Maryland.
Several great stops for gas and food along the way.
- Rider from Cincinnati, OH (10/15/07)
Grafton to Winchester, Va is one incredible fun ride!
All of us in our group of six were laughing out loud like kids on their favorite amusement park ride.
There are so many turns and twists that sometimes you think the bike in front of you is launching skyward!
Watch when you cross the border into Maryland.
Their Troopers love to sit on the first long straight away you will experience since leaving Grafton and they hide out on the North side of the road.
It was hard to eat that night as our faces were all cramped up from the permanent smiles on our faces.
If there is a better road for riding please tell me!
I want to ride it!
- Joe Pietranton (6/28/07)
I'm a native of Clarksburg and I've lived outside of Philadelphia for 23 years.
I've never been on Rt. 50 east of Grafton.
I decided to take that route on my Honda Valkryie in early October... Fantastic ride.
It only added 25 miles to my trip, but it added 2 hours in drive time.
Time well spent...that will be my route to and from the Great State of West Virginia from now on.
- Stephen Podesta (10/15/06)
I've been 4 years on a 250 Honda Rebel and 4 months on my Harley 1200 Sportster...had I been on the Rebel, my confidence would of been much higher.
Not just 1 but TWO sets of hairpin turns... why they mark the speed limit signs at 55MPH is beyond me, every 1/2 mile one must slow down to 35 to hit that curve.
WOW!! Fun? ...depends on your skill level.
Took us 3 hours to go the 98 miles from Grafton to Keyser.
- Lillian Saum (8/1/06)
US 50 is a great road.
The section from Parkersburg to Clarksburg is four lane.
Not that interesting.
The section from Grafton to Romney I have ridden several times.
It is worth several trips.
Sweeping turns with sections that are very twisty.
Hopefully the state will be re-paving the twisty sections in the near future if not this year (2006).
Lot's of wear and tear on the most twisty sections.
Great ride; watch out of surprises.
I see a lot of street bikes, touring bikes, and cruisers out enjoying this road.
Worth your time.
Supposedly rated one of the top 10 riding roads in the country.
One of my favorites in West Virginia.
- Rider from Morgantown, WV (7/13/06)