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"HEAD of the DRAGON"

 Council of the Southern Mountains presents the "Head of the Dragon" Motorcycle Ride, in McDowell County, West Virginia.

The "Head of the Dragon" joins Back of the Dragon, Claw of the Dragon, and Tail of the Dragon to complete the Body of the Dragon motorcycle rides series in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.  The ride consists of 91 miles of McDowell County two lane country roads. You will be riding: Route 52, Route 80, Route 83, Route 16, and Route 161.  Your ride will take you through the local communities of: Welch, Iaeger, Bradshaw, War, Bishop, Elkhorn, Northfork, Keystone, and Kimball, West Virginia.  You will enjoy beautiful mountain scenery while riding the country roads of McDowell County, West Virginia.  Riders that complete all the dragon motorcycle rides will attain "Dragon Master" status.  

                                                        For more information call: Council of the Southern Mountains 


Ask for Randal Johnson or Tammi Ferrell

You may visit the Council of the Southern Mountains Facebook Page or the CSM website:


West Virginia State Route 16
Video by: David Clarkson

The next annual event will be October 2, 2021

Over 100 Motorcycles parked on Main Street in Bradshaw while riders enjoyed the food and entertainment.  It was a great experience.

View this year's Dragon Ride on You Tube at:

Thanks to Todd Mullins for this great video.

91 Miles of McDowell County, West Virginia

Country Roads

Ride All of the "Body of the Dragon" Motorcycle Ride Series and Become a "Dragon Master."

Claw of the Dragon
Motorcycle and Sports Car Ride
is located in the Blue Ridge Highlands of Southwestern Virginia and meanders 350 miles of  roads in 7 counties.  The route includes 6 separate loops: Back of the Dragon Loop, Bastian Loop, Bland Loop, Galax Loop, Marion Loop and Wytheville Loop. Claw of  the Dragon  is part of the Body of the Dragon motorcycle rides in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.  For more information on Claw of the Dragon call: (276) 646-3301 or (877) 255-9928
West Virginia Rides and Roads
By: Cremdawgg

Almost Heaven! West Virginia...some of the sites and sounds to explore when visiting West Virginia.  You will want to experience the two-lane country roads in McDowell County for the thrilling ride of a lifetime! 

"Head of the Dragon" motorcycle ride article in "Wing World" motorcycle magazine 40th Anniversary Issue June 2017.

The article highlights the Dragon Series of motorcycle rides in West Virginia, and Virginia.

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