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The WCMG And Backroads of Appalachia Present “THE IRON” 2.0 Advanced Riders Weekend in Central Appalachia!

September 21 @ 8:00 am - September 22 @ 7:00 pm EDT

The WCMG and Backroads of Appalachia Presents “THE IRON” 2.0 Advanced Riders Weekend in Central Appalachia! Get ready to ride the Baddest and also most Scenic Motorcycle Ride in the U.S.! Period! Welcome to “THE IRON” 2.0 as the challenge just got even better! That’s Right “THE IRON” now includes West Virginia making it 4 Central Appalachian State lines in one weekend event! . Appalachia’s Most Badass Trail Route just got even Badder as we are going to Hatfield and McCoy Country and Back again. We will also visit many other “Uniquely Appalachian” places along the way including Red River Gorge! If you do not want to set an individual or group time record on this ride no need to worry. If you want to join us and take your time (That just means not rippin it) just for the scenery and experience or just ride one leg of it with us you are more then welcome to. Everyone is welcome to follow us, Cars, Jeeps, Bikes, Slingshots. There will be 2 Teams this year riding “THE IRON” 2.0 just for this reason!

Team One – Advanced Riders Time Group – This is the fast group who wants to set the new time record on “THE IRON” 2.0. This group will run the same schedule as the the Scenery Group Listed Below but much farther ahead or at their own pace. Individuals going for time can also go forward with this group.

Team Two – Advanced Riders Scenery Group – This is the slower group for paced riders. Great group for 2-ups, etc… This group will leave 2nd. Both Groups will be lead by WCMG Road Crew.

Groups and Individuals who are riding for time and not staying at Benham School House Inn can keep rolling but your gonna miss our annual party and bonfire with our Partners at Benham School House Inn! An Old High School converted into a hotel right in the heart of the mountains and coal country!

This is a 2 day event covering 600 miles, 4 states lines, and over 16 hours of ride time and a whole lot of curves and epic Appalachian scenery along the way. “THE IRON” includes several segments of other popular Trail Routes in our Backroads of Appalachia Mobile Application such as the DragonSlayer HWY 160, Coal Train 421, The Slingshot, River Dragon, Eye of the Dragon, The Hornet, and Hatfield and McCoy Trail System’s Devil’s Den in WV!

All who complete this ride will receive the coveted ‘IRON” Patch, IRON Decal, and our “I RODE THE IRON” Sticker. This patch and these decals can only be earned by completing THE IRON in 24 Hours or on this annual ride, this is our only patch cannot be purchased. This ride and event is NOT for beginners and experienced riders are recommended due to the technical nature and endurance required for this trail route.

Stay Tuned for the Schedule and Map for this event!

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Do you have what it takes to be an Appalachian Iron Warrior?

Come and find out as we ride “THE IRON 2.0”, The most Badass Motorcycle Ride in the U.S.! Period! Over 600 miles of Central Appalachian Mountains and Curves and Pure Adrenaline!

Let’s Ride “THE IRON” 2.0 and get the Patch Appalachia!


September 21 @ 8:00 am EDT
September 22 @ 7:00 pm EDT


Whitley County Motorcycle Group
Backroads of Appalachia


Harlan County Walmart
201 Walton Road
Harlan, KY 40831 United States
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Backroads of Appalachia

7 East Main, Lynch, KY 40855