Manassas to Middleburg + ADD NEW ROUTE
24 in Virginia Virginia30 Miles
By State: Virginia Kermit
on July 1, 2009
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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.
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
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.
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.
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