|Parkersburg Area Ride (170 miles) Start in Parkersburg, where you’ll ride parallel to the Ohio River on the first leg of this ride before winding your way southeast on scenic State Route 20 toward Clarksburg. If you like Italian food, Clarksburg has several authentic restaurants supported by a large Italian-American population. Afterwards, walk off your meal at North Bend StatePark (just off U.S. Route 50) on your way back to Parkersburg. Once you’re back in Parkersburg, be sure to visit the Blennerhassett Museum, and take the ferry to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. Stop by the Oil and Gas Museum to view interesting Civil War artifacts and find out about the early beginnings of the state’s oil industry.