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24   in Virginia Virginia30 Miles

Motorcycle Roads Manassas to Middleburg

By State: Virginia Kermit
on July 1, 2009

4.0out of 5

4 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start on Sudley Rd (234 Business) exit 47 heading North from 66. The ride basically starts out next to the Bull Run Battlefield. Ride on Sudley all the way to the RTE 15 intersection where they have recently done road construction to better facilitate the transition to waterfall road. Go straight across Rte 15 at the light and follow the road as it transitions from 4 lanes to 1 lane (no painted lines). Continue to follow the road until it T-intersections in Hopewell, VA (16 or so miles so far). Turn right at this intersection onto Loudon Ave, which quickly becomes Halfway Road. Follow this road until it ends at a T-intersection in Middleburg, on Rte 50 Washington Street across from the Red Horse Tavern (a popular destination for motorcycles).

You have two options if you want to return to Manassas, take the same route in reverse, or take the more expeditious route of 50 E to 15 S turning left on Sudley (234) at the same intersection of 15 and 234 that you transited across to waterfall road. If you take the faster route back to Manassas, be aware that there is some construction going on where they are installing some roundabouts near the intersection of 50 and 15.

Scenery

Beautiful rolling hills and massive farms/plantations with lots of horses and gorgeous homes. Perfect scenery for a Virginia sunset ride, with sun setting over rolling green hill country. This is my favorite short ride for a quick escape from the hustle of the DC Metro Area. It's not too far away, it's relaxing, and it there are some SERIOUSLY good restaurants in Middleburg. I recommend making a quick pit stop at the 7/11 on the corner of Sudley and 15 before crossing and continuing on Waterfall Road. This is a great place to just grab a quick drink and use the restroom. The next stop should be in Middleburg where I visit my favorite sandwich/ice cream shop for a quick refreshment, walk around a bit and then hit the road back to Manassas.



This is the main road of Middleburg as you enter by the 626 Road side

Road Quality

Mostly two-lane back roads. Much of waterfall rd is single lane with no lines. All roads are pretty well maintained and mostly smooth with some bumps and pits near the shoulders.

Roadside Amenities

The route itself is mostly barren but Middleburg is a fantastic stop for motorcycles. It has many cafe's and restaurants, lots of parking, and small-town feel. There are usually some bikes about town getting drinks or ice cream before continuing their ride.

Additional Info

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By Guest
on July 25, 2009 4 out of 4 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 09

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I decided to take this route today with my buddy and we both made the same comment as soon as we arrived to Middleburg and that was "Man that was a great ride" I enjoyed all the scenery and the road overall. Middleburg is a nice little town and as soon as we arrived we also saw at least 40 bikes parked by the "Red Horse Tavern" (Okay place) I just wish the 234 road section near 626 was a little wider and striped so you could go a little faster, but then again I think that's a good way to appreciate the scenery. Bottom line I just want to thank the person who added this route. Awesome job.

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By Guest
on August 16, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2000

Motorcycle Make Roadstar Silverado

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I just got back from doing 1/2 the ride. Once you turn on 234, traffic was a little heavy for a mid day Friday but every car/truck in front and behind turned on Gum Springs Rd. From there it was a great ride into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns. When you get to 626 in "The Plains", turn left for a BP gas stop and a sandwich across the street. Order the BLT at Forlano's Market for a bite you won't soon forget.

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By HobGoblin07
on December 16, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2016

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Sport

Smooth roads; straight-aways, winding, and twisting roads. There were no potholes or uneven surfaces. Speeds vary from 35-70mph; lots of fun! Take time to stop at Bull Run Park and when you get to Middleburg stop at Red Horse Tavern.

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By VA Yankee
on September 8, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2010

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki Vulcan 900

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This was a beautiful and fun ride. I picked it up on 29 on a Friday afternoon. Once you get through the ridiculous traffic on 29 and get onto 234, your golden. The best section of this route was in "the plains." The rolling hills and swooping curves made for a very enjoyable ride. The view of Boxwood Winery just before entering Middleburg was a cool sight. I planned on riding back on 50 but enjoyed it so much I reversed the route.

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