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Sterling, VA to Shenandoah Valley

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 180 miles / 289.7 km
  • Ride Time: 1 day
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $13.68
  • State: Virgina
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This is a great ride to unwind and get into the countryside. I have divided it into segments and have it in an excel spreadsheet. First segmet is 60 miles long and ends in Front Royal. Second segment is 37 miles long and ends in Luray. Third segment is 50 miles ending in Marshall. Final leg is 35 ending back in the Sterling area. There are gas / rest stops at the segment ends. This ride has it all, river views, mountain roads, wine country. I would leave a whole day so you ride at a leisurely pace. Ride it in one direction then reverse it another time for a whole different experience.

This is a motorcycle ride in the state of Virgina. This motorcycle route has 7 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by jpmflying in February. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by jpmflying

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Best Time to Go

Spring, Summer, Fall

Road Characteristics:

Straight RoadSweeping Curves RoadTwisty RoadRolling HillsLight TrafficAverageAdequate Gas StationsAdequate

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Previous Comments from other Riders:

jh03roadking says:

I actually grew up in the area you mentioned in the ride. Just off 729 and west is a little town called Laurel Mills. We had a farm very near there. The riding is outstanding. Might I suggest to get a real flavor of the area, do a little more research on some of the more local roads between Sperryville and Warrenton. The country is wonderful and if the roads haven't changed much they would be some of the best back roads for a bike anywhere around. One of my goals is to return to my hometown area and ride all the back roads I traveled as a kid. I am completely envious of all the riders on the East coast the roads are made for bikes. The farther west you go the more civilized the roads have become. The scenery is great but the roads in your area are heaven. I am completely jealious. You did a wonderful job laying out your ride and I highly recommend it to anyone in the area.

Now I'm homesick, damnit!
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM


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