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Ride to Reboot Retreat for Motorcyclists in West Virginia

Some of America’s BEST motorcycling roads are in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. That’s why Neale Bayly, Drew Alexander and I chose it for our first Ride to Reboot retreat for motorcyclists.

If you’ve traveled to the Monongahela National Forest you know what I’m talking about. You’re in for a real treat.

A retreat, not a rally

We planned Ride to Reboot as a retreat, not a rally. There are no vendors with shiny trinkets, no competitions, and no  large group activities. It’s just us, our machines, and nature.

We’ll begin with dinner Friday, June 12 and go our separate ways after breakfast Sunday, June 14.

We’ve reserved all twelve rooms at the tranquil Mountain Quest Inn for Ride to Reboot. We’re confident that the intimate setting will provide a unique environment for making meaningful connections.

 

Here's the site of Ride to Reboot with Neale Bayly, Tamela Rich and Drew Alexander in West Virginia

Attractions without distractions. One of the things we love about the region we’ve selected  is that there are no cell towers. This means that you can disconnect with the outer world and reconnect with yourself (and traveling partner if you bring one).

Riding in this tranquil part of the world will give you a chance to take time to breathe and reflect with like-minded people who share a common bond in the love of motorcycles.

Riding the roads less traveled

Pocahontas County West Virginia is rich with natural and cultural history and if you choose to go on the fully-supported group ride on Saturday, we’ll show you both. (Of course you’re free to go your own way if you prefer).

The ride throughout the region will be filled with the wonders of nature. In fact, over sixty-percent of the county’s 900 square miles is protected state parks and federal forest land. The county is known as the Birthplace of Rivers, since eight rivers have their headwaters there.

inn-at-mountain-quest-barn.jpg.1024x0On our Saturday ride, we’ll have lunch at a covered bridge that was built in 1888. Across the street is Sharp County Store, run by a 5th generation descendant of the pioneer who opened the store in 1884.

When Virginia seceded from the Union in 1861 the residents of the western counties decided to stay with the Union and those counties became West Virginia. The state is a study in the Civil War, and we’ll make some brief stops at some of the more historical sites on our Saturday ride.

There’s a great deal to see in the area, should you decide to extend your stay. Among the many attractions:

Restored Train Depots,  Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park,  Civil War Sites,  Pearl S. Buck Birthplace,  Pocahontas County Courthouse,  Pocahontas County Historical Society Museum,  Pocahontas County Opera House.

Additionally, the legendary Greenbrier Resort in White Sulpher Springs is just 45 minutes away on a beautiful mountain byway.

Mountain Quest: natural beauty and tranquility

The family-owned and -operated bed and breakfast inn centers around a quaint 1905 farmhouse. A separate modern wing offers twelve guest rooms with common areas.

  • 12 uniquely decorated rooms with private baths
  • Gourmet dining (we will eat all meals at Mountain Quest except for Saturday’s lunch at the covered bridge)
  • Recreation Center (with fireplace, billiards, large screen 3-D TV, arcade games and juke box)
  • Jacuzzi and sauna
  • Two-story private library with over 27,000 books and movies is actually part of the library system
  • Complimentary laundry center

THE FINE PRINT

June 12-14. There are ten total rooms available to our guests. That’s it. Ten.

We’ve made it easy to budget by covering everything but alcohol in your retreat fees:

$799 double occupancy

$499 single occupancy (Note, there are two queen-sized beds in each of the ten rooms, so let me know if you’re willing to share a room)

Saturday’s ride is fully supported with a truck and trailer.

Retreat must be paid in full 5/15 unless otherwise indicated

JOIN US!


Single or Double Occupancy?



About Neale Bayly and Drew Alexander

With thirty-seven years in the saddle, Neale Bayly has ridden motorcycles in 46 different countries and he’ll be sharing some spicy stories with guests at Ride to Reboot.

The British-born Bayly works closely with America’s top motorcycle magazines and web sites, which send him all over the world to ride, photograph, test and report back on the best that a two-wheeled lifestyle offers. He will offer guests who are interested in some photography tips some help with their shots at the many scenic overlooks we’ve planned for our Saturday ride.

Neale’s 2013 reality series “Neale Bayly Rides” made its debut on Speed Channel (now Fox Sports). The TV series showed Neale’s philanthropic side to the world. It documented a charity ride that he captained through the wilds of Peru, which culminated at a remote mountain orphanage. Neale’s charity, Wellspring International Outreach, supports the work there.

Drew Alexander has spent a great deal of time exploring the back roads of America in search of the perfect piece of pie and a cup of coffee, and has spent much of his adult life running operations for national charities, including the American Red Cross, The March of Dimes, United Cerebral Palsy, and most recently Wellspring International Outreach.

Drew currently works for a high-end multi-line dealer where has organized many charity rides. He will ensure that our guests have a memorable experience and that things run smoothly. If there is anything you need during your stay, he’s your go-to guy. Drew’s known to always have a can of WD40, roll of duct tape and a fire extinguisher handy! He’s the one running the support vehicle for the Saturday ride.

About Tamela Rich

Author Tamela has extensively traveled the U.S. and Canada, delivering her message to Pack Light | Travel Slow | Connect Deep. Her keynotes and workshops include life lessons she has learned through chance encounters on the road.

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