December 6, 2013 by trentcu
The mountainous and diverse terrain of the Appalachians proves quite beneficial for a wide array of outdoor recreation, some of which has been previously highlighted on this blog. Those who choose to incorporate motorsports into their recreation are well accommodated by the region’s numerous tracks and off-road trails. I’ll proceed to reveal a few of the more notable among them.
Located just south of Clarksburg, the Pyramid Valley racing track provides riders with opportunities to ride their machines competitively or for leisure. The following video enables one to observe the track from a rider’s perspective (action starts at 1:00 of video).
For those motorsport enthusiasts who enjoy watching professionals ride competitively, a great annual opportunity exists just north of Morgantown. High Point Raceway is a host to multiple races that are part of the national championship circuit, with the following NBC Sports production illustrating the atmosphere of one of the past events.
Riders seeking both a versatile and somewhat challenging riding experience can definitely find that at an extremely popular riding destination in southern West Virginia. The Hatfield-McCoy trail system is well-known not only for its vastness, but its diversity, with its amphibious aspect (displayed below) being a prominent feature and major contributor to its appeal.
These tracks/trails, which locations are pegged below, represent only a small portion of the motorsport destinations the region provides, but comprise many of the attributes that motorsport enthusiasts seek.