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The Nickel & Dime (Virginia State Route 5 and 10) + ADD NEW ROUTE


Motorcycle Roads The Nickel & Dime (Virginia State Route 5 and 10)38   in Virginia Virginia150 Miles

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By MCR Contributor
on May 19, 2011

3.7out of 5

6 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Williamsburg- James Tyler Rd. off of Rt199. Follow it out to Rt. 5 and then take a left. Take 5 all the way up to I295 or follow another 10 miles into Richmond for food and a break (back track to I295). Follow I295 to Hopewell exit. Follow through Hopewell and continue till you hit a T intersection. Take a right into Surry go straight through the fourway intersection. Follow that to the Jamestown Ferry. Take ferry back across to The Colonial Parkway and then down to Yorktown for a beer or icecream, suggest the Yorktown Pub on the waterfront. This is my favorite all day ride.



For a bonus ride, consider going into Shokoe Bottom in Richmond. Alternate route is to follow Rt. 10 all the way down to Suffolk and come back across the James River Bridge into Hampton.

Scenery

Old route along James River plantations, awesome in summer and fall. That crosses over into Richmond by the battlefield then over the bridge and back down the other side. Catch a ferry ride back and down the Historic Colonial Parkway to the Battlefield at Yorktown.

Road Quality

Main sections are well paved with some newer sections of blacktop. Every spring they fix damage from the snow plows.

Roadside Amenities

Rt5 comes out in Shockoe Bottom in Richmond with tuns of places to eat and shop. Second half on Rt10 has plenty of places as well, and the end of the route has plenty to choose from.

Additional Info

Nickname (optional) : HighSide

What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By ssgtk33@hotmail.com
on June 16, 2013 3 out of 3 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2013

Motorcycle Make HD Dyna Super Glide Custom

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I did this ride today and felt the Hwy 5 was way more scenic. There are also more places to eat and gas up. I would take Hwy 60 one way and Hwy 5 the other way instead. If you choose to do Hwy 10 gas up and eat first and there are very, very few places along this hwy.

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By HoboCoastie
on November 4, 2011 3 out of 3 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2011

Motorcycle Make Road Glide Custom

Motorcycle Type Touring

This is a beautiful ride in the fall when the leaves are peaked. I do this ride often as I live in Yorktown. I usually take the Colonial Parkway out of Yorktown, up through Williamsburg, and pick up 5 on the other side of Williamsburg. Traffic has never been an issue and the quality of the roads is very good. This is NOT a technical ride with a lot of twisties, although the 10 leg has a couple stretches that are fun if you're going fast enough. Another reason I like this ride is it's very flexible. You can take the bridge across between 5 and 10 halfway between Richmond and Jamestown if you want to shorten the ride.

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By Pouge
on October 6, 2011 3 out of 3 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Road Star

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Great ride, and little traffic. The plantation houses are nice. Lots of hardwoods make for superb fall riding. Rt. 5 and Rt. 10 are two different rides. One is through farms and wooded areas, and the other, Rt.10, is more open and more water views. A good ride

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By Guest
on June 20, 2013 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Honda VFR

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

This is a beautiful scenic route that circles the bay. Mostly long sweepers, there are plenty of oppurtunities to pass and the veiw can get good when you pop out onto the water or dip into a small town. Road conditions are generally good and on a warm summer day expect to see lots of bikes.

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By narrlybynature
on April 9, 2018 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Suzuki GS500

Motorcycle Type Sport

I found this road very average. The route is pretty rural so traffic is light. Being rural it's nice and secluded, the road surface is good, there's some amenities like gas stations and food places along the way. It's not a very exciting route in terms of curves and what, there's lots of looong straights so it's great if you want a no drama cruise. It is very popular with other bikers so you'll probably make some new friends along the way.

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By Mustanger
on June 26, 2018 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2017

Motorcycle Make Harley Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

This is a great ride; at an time of the year. I've done this ride with friends, but I have also done this ride many times by myself just to do some therapeutic thinking. The roads are wavy and smooth with minimal traffic, distractions, stop lights/signs, etc. This route is popular with other motorcycle enthusiast because you cannot keep the solitude of this ride a secret from the two or three-wheeled riding community. If you're like me, you enjoy riding your motorcycle at speeds of 55 to 65 and not speeds consistent with highway riding where you're mostly hanging on for dear life....The Five and Dime offers the kind of riding that hooks a rider to its serene cruising sense of satisfaction it provides. I love this ride and know you will too if you give it a try.

With friends you can swing into Williamsburg for breakfast or lunch before the return trip and make it even that much better. Safe travels!

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