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Did you know this road near Washington, D.C.?

Hello Folks,

Did you know there are sweet roads around the nation's capital? We’re showcasing a few bikes and a great riding loop into the Shenandoah Valley to help you get out of the heat and enjoy the summer .

 No, seriously, lots of shade.

No, seriously, lots of shade.

Looking for an escape from Washington DC for the July 4th weekend? Celebrate your independence with a motorcycle ride! We’re showcasing a few bikes and a great riding loop into the Shenandoah Valley to help you get out of the heat and enjoy the holiday.

Riding loop –

This route takes you across the rolling terrain of Virginia’s wine country, over Blue Ridge Mountains switchbacks and up the less traveled and historic Fort Valley.  The 195-mile ride should take about 3 hours 45 minutes on a holiday or weekend day. 

There’s no better place to start a ride around Independence Day than the Liberty Tavern or Northside Social in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, VA. Both let you enjoy your coffee and breakfast while sitting outside. At the end of the day, wrap up your ride at Ray’s the Steaks or Fireworks Pizza – favorites of a member of our staff.

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For a Google Map with turn-by-turn directions click here:  Northern Virginia loop. Check out our blog post for detailed step-by-step instructions on how to use the road map.

For an alternate loop with more mountain top views, turn off of Rt. 211 and ride north on Skyline Drive as it snakes across the top of a mountain ridge towards Front Royal, VA. Skyline Drive is a scenic cruise that’s low speed due to slow moving RVs and cars in the summer plus a lot of Park Police.