Great Motorcycle Roads in Virginia
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These are some of the best motorcycle roads in Virginia. Click on each map link for the direct Google Maps route. Send us your favorite routes - along with your pictures! [email protected]
Blue Ridge Parkway
One of the most famous and beautiful roads in the entire eastern United States is this long gem that runs the entire state of VA. The northern section runs through the serene Shenandoah National Park, and meanders through the mountains as Skyline Drive and continues south eventually to the Smoky Mountains National Park in NC. There are many overlooks to pull over and take in all the beauty, so allot plenty of time for this road, and thoroughly enjoy one of the greatest roads in the entire USA!
There's some great curves and hair-pin turns to be had on this 2-lane mountain road. This route will take you riding through the deep woods of George Washington National Forest Continue west into Monongahela National Forest in WV.
Tazewell to Troutdale
Routes 16 (50 miles)
The height of motorcycle riding enjoyment can be had on VA-16, also referred to as the "Back of the Dragon". This route is one of the most technical roads in the entire state. Ride among Virginia's mountains full of twisties, switchbacks and various elevation changes. There's also the benefit of very little traffic.
This little scenic road travels along the James River and York River, and is entirely devoid of any modern commercial development. It connects Virginia's historic triangle: Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. Since the Parkway is intended primarily for sightseeing, and only secondarily as a through route to the historic points, there are many scenic pull-offs with historical markers giving brief descriptions of the view.
George Washington Memorial Parkway
Primarily located in Northern Virginia, the George Washington Memorial Parkway is a 25-mile scenic road that serves as a gateway to the nation’s capital. The route curves alongside the Potomac Gorge, connecting historic sites and attractions from Great Falls, VA to George Washington’s Mount Vernon. There are scenic views of the Potomac River as well as various woodland scenes.