Ok chuck, This first ride according to mapquest is about 4 hours long and 180 miles.
Ride # 1: Leaving pipestem take Rt 20 south to I-77 and procede
to I-81 south to Marion. In Marion there is an OLD train station that they still use. After you will go through Hungry Mother State Park which is VERY nice and has a campground/lake pinice area, worth a stop and have a bite to eat. There you will catch Rt 16 north to Tazewell. This rode will take you over three mountain ranges and is beautiful. At Tazewell you will take Rt 19 right to Bluefield and then get on Rt 52 north towards to Pinnacle Rock state park. leaving there backtrack about 3/4 mile and get on Rt 20 back to Pipestem.
I have driven Most of this route and it was a dream and I would have loved to been on a bike, it was middle of Oct and color was good.
Ride # 2: There is a quick way and more scenic way, first QUICK way leaving pipestem take Rt 20 south to I-77 north. This is a toll road. Stay on I-77 north until Exit # 48 and take rt 19 north to Fayetteville.
NOW SENIC way: leaving Pipestem take Rt 20 south and after going through Athens, you will see about a couple of mile i will say, GARDNER ROAD. Turn right and you will come to I-77. The road continues on and changes names to County Rd 7, on my map here. This road will take you to Rt 19. If you stay on this road through Beckley it will take you to Fayetteville. Either Route you take is up to you, second one will add, guessing now, 1 1/2 hours extra. Procede on Rt 19 across the New River Bridge and after crossing bridge take the first right to Bridge welcome center. Take a walk to view the bridge from side of gorge. If you want there is a road to BOTTOM of river (been there done that) and is worth the side trip. ASK FOR DIRECTION AT WELCOME CENTER. If you DO, you will go DOWN the hill to the river and on to the other side and up the hill and it will take you BACK to Rt 19 on the other side of the bridge. If you do then turn LEFT and go back across the bridge like you did the first time and then continue on until you come to HICO where you will take Rt 60. From there you will follow the signs to Babcock State Park turning left. Which is off Rt 60 on Rt 41. When you leave there get back on Rt 41 and turn left when you leave the park. It will take you back to Rt 60 and turn Right. Stay on Rt 60 untill you come to RT 20. If you turn Right on Rt 20 it will take you BACK to Pipestem. I do NOT know how long this trip will take or how far, but I would GUESS not over 175 and 4 hours
I will follow with more trip, but another question. What is max distance/time you want to go. Lot of others places but several more miles and time also.