The endless scenic views of Southeast Ohio make it the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts to head in the name of summer vacation. While the Hocking Hills region is perfect for hiking, biking, camping, and kayaking, it’s winding roads and gorgeous views also make it a beautiful place to visit by motorcycle. For those with a heart for hitting the road on two wheels at breathtaking speeds, Windy 9 is an event and opportunity not to be missed.
Amazing Motorcycle Routes
Exciting curves and rugged hilly landscapes make Windy 9 a must-try for travelers looking to experience the best of Ohio by motorcycle. Athens, Ohio acts as a basecamp for riders taking on the Windy 9 trails. As the name indicates, this ride provides motorcycle enthusiasts with nine breathtaking routes through Hocking Hills that are sure to satisfy an adventurous spirit. Windy 9 is as much about the many rides to take as it is a social gathering of those with similar interests. These routes can be taken on individually or together, but half the fun lies in coming together once again to discuss your adventures with a drink in hand in Athens.
The Rim of the World is designated as Windy 9 Route one and focuses on Route 78 while passing by Wayne National Forest and Burr Oak State Park. Route two is known as the Southern Dip and gives riders an up-close encounter with the Ohio River Scenic Byway. Route three is the Hocking Hills Nipper and travels along the Hocking Hills Scenic Byway while Route four claims the title Lazy Rivers and invites riders to indulge in the many locks and dams along the way before arriving in Pomeroy. Route five is known as the Zalesky Zipper and is a particularly scenic route with views of Zalesky State Forest and Lake Hope State Park. Route six is fondly referred to as Pioneer Pass and takes riders along State Route 555. Route seven is known as Pomeroy Dash and includes a deep dive into Appalachian backcountry while Route eight leads riders through old mining towns and is named Black Diamond Run. Last but certainly not least, Route nine known as the Triple Nickel and brings excitement in the form of formidable curves and lush scenery.
Things To Di In Athens Ohio
When you’re in town for the Windy 9 be sure you have a comfortable and convenient place to stay. Buffalo Lodging Company helps guests book into stunning vacation cabin rentals that come complete with amazing amenities and keep you near those places you’re excited to explore. Contact us today for more information.