Entirely engulfed in the rugged Appalachian Mountains, West Virginia is a roller coaster resembling landscape with countless scenic climbs and descents that create a road biking paradise. Along with the calf-burning ups and adrenaline-pumping downs are massive hardwood forests, babbling creeks, pristine lakes, and towns rich with history. Get ready to launch your AllSportGPS; you have miles heart- pounding roads to explore!
#1: Sugarlands Hill Climb (Road Biking)
A classic road ride in West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest, this 50-miler features stiff climbs, white-knuckled descents, and tons of postcard-worthy scenery.
#2: Highland Scenic Highway (Road Biking)
Regardless of which direction you decide to tackle the scenic highway from, sustained climbing through the central Allegheny Mountains awaits.
#3: Hackers Creek Valley (Road Biking)
In the late fall, this rural West Virginia route is a great foliage showcase; in the winter, the short (yet persistent) hills will keep you cozy in the saddle.
#4: Mid-Ohio Valley Century (Road Biking)
This out-and-back through the rolling hills of West Virginia’s Mid-Ohio Valley is the local cycling club's easy annual century.