STAR 2021 | TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS | JUNE 12 - JUNE 20, 2021
Jamie and I have been planning a West Virginia trip for over two years. Last years world events made us cancel our plans for 2020. Sometimes things work out for a reason. The MSTA announced that the STAR 2021 rally would be at the Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, WV.
We will be arriving at the Resort on Friday June 11, 2021. We will be staying at the resort on Friday and Saturday before checking out on Sunday to spend a week camping at Black Water State Park.
We will be attending STAR events and riding the wonderful roads of West Virginia. This is our first time exploring this magical area.
We will be leading a ride on Saturday morning June 12, 2021.
This ride will be limited to a maximum of 6 bikes. It makes it safer and easier to navigate.
We will take the first 6 sign ups.
This will be a spirited ride. Remember that we will be 2UP, so keep that in mind. If the pace is too slow, please feel free to break off and go have some fun.
Kick stands up will be at 8:00AM. We will be doing the Chris's Favorite Ride as outlined on the official ALL ROUTE GUIDE. You can go to the link to download the GPS file or the map for the ride. I will also have the route description from the site down below.
CHRIS'S FAVORITE RIDE
09 Chris's Favorite 261 MAP PDF GPX
RouteType: DESTINATION, TWISTY
Navigation difficulty: AVERAGE
Distance: 261 miles
Lunch Stop: High's Restaurant in Monterey, VA
Direction from Canaan Valley: SW, SE COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: Called "Chris's Favorite" (Chris Shoop) as it includes the infamous "high crash area signs." Route includes Snowy Mountain Road as well as the Blue Grass, VA valley both of which will make you think you're in the Scottish Highlands. On the way to High's Restaurant in Monterey, VA it will pass the Green Bank Radio Observatory, which is definitely worth a stop. After Green Bank the twisty US-250 will rival US-33 which is on the way back. I recommend High's for lunch, they have awesome pie too.
· Part 2 (below 133 miles) runs US-250 east to pick up VA-736 and 42, etc. to Ottobine, VA. Here if one did not wish to ride up to the US-33 (high crash area) they could head west from Ottobine to Briery Branch VA and on across the state line/pass to Sugar Grove and then pick up US-33 at Brandywine for the ride back to CVR. Along the way back on US-33 from Franklin folks will want to take in the view of Germany Valley. The overlook comes upon you quickly as you are enjoying the twisties approaching you from the east.