As a PA resident I guess I have to defend my state's honor.
Actually western PA is a very good bicycling area as there are a lot of rural, low-traffic roads and scenic roads. I'm 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh by car but 30 minutes from my house on a bike and I ride by farms with cows and horses. The best of all worlds.
I'm a bit familiar with WV too and there are wonderful biking areas there too.
Both states share one trait; they are not easy riding. There are hills, hills and more hills. Bring low gears and a willingness to work and you can have a lot of good riding time here.
This message was edited by DaveB on 1-9-07 @ 7:14 AM