Rides & Places
The State of West Virginia has unveiled a new website geared to attract motorcycle riders to the state, www.wvmountainrider.com. The site has information on the best scenic riding routes, motorcycle safety tips (helmets are mandatory in WV), info on upcoming events and a place where you can talk about your favorite WV ride.
With SC trying to get rid of Myrtle Beach Bike week and Tennessee trying to close down the Dragon, it's nice to see that West Virginia still sees the value in our tourism dollars. Do you think it might have something to do with West Virginia's Governor, Joe Manchin, being a Harley rider? HMMM....
There's a nice article including an interview with the Governor in the Charleston Daily Mail. Check it out on http://www.dailymail.com/News/200807180154.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Tourism.
The Summer of 2008 will bring the launching of a new hotel concept marketed to motorcycle riders- a luxury boutique hotel designed for the discriminating motorcycle enthusiast. The Iron Horse Hotel will open in July across the river from the new Harley Davidson Museum in downtown Milwaukee.
The hotel boast amenities for the rider and the bike. For the bike: covered motorcycle parking, rag bins and check-in carts – perfect for transporting saddle bag contents to your room.
An exciting new tour that combines motorcycles and trains in one trip is the latest adventure announced by Ride and Fly Motorcycle Tours. This excursion is an industry-first event that offers motorcycle enthusiasts the opportunity to travel to four national parks, including Glacier, Waterton Lakes, Banff and Jasper National Parks.
Departing in Chicago, participants board Santa Fe Railroad California Zephyr Railcars with their motorcycles and have five days to explore Montana's Glacier National Park. The train car is the only car in America with a Hi Level, two floor coach car. Traveling by train, participants can have fun, relax and enjoy the majestic scenery on their way to Glacier National Park. They will be comfortable in their roomy sleeping cars, with amenities such as large panoramic windows and table and chairs for enjoying the views.