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Rt 42 - Virginia Mountains + ADD NEW ROUTE

Motorcycle Roads Rt 42 - Virginia Mountains46   in Virginia Virginia334 Miles

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By MCR Contributor
on May 19, 2011

0.0out of 5

1 Riders rated


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Written Directions

Take I-81 to Bristol VA. Go North on I-81 to Rt. 92 North. 92 turns into 42. Go North for 2 days. Have fun!


This is the longest state road in VA. It runs from just north of Bristol VA (Glade Spring Rt 91) to Woodstock VA. 42 is west of I-81 and you will visit a lifestyle of Virginia that is lost in time. The ride is very mountainous, full of very small towns such as Saltville VA.

Road Quality

Rt 42 is very twisty, switch-backs galore, narrow in places with lots of farmland.

Roadside Amenities

You will need to swing towards I-81 to find great steakhouses, Hampton Inns etc. Wear warm clothing. The altitudes will fool you, even in the summer.

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By Ridden
on October 7, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make BMW R1150R

Motorcycle Type Standard

In my opinion it's a little boring/trafficky until you get south of Staunton but no matter what, it's all better than I-81!

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