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Chopawamsic Backcountry Area Loop + ADD NEW ROUTE


30   in Virginia Virginia52 Miles

By MCR Contributor
on May 19, 2011

3.8out of 5

5 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Ride begins in Bristow near the intersection of 28 and 619. Ends at 619 and route 1.

Scenery

This road is rather nondescript after about the half way point. The last 1/3 takes you thru some training areas of Quantico Marine Corp Base.

Road Quality

This is a fun one to ride with a good mix of hills, good tight and sweeping turns.

Roadside Amenities

There are a few general stores to stop at during the ride. You can also ride onto Quantico Marine Base and visit Q-town (no military ID required, only VA drivers license) but if you do you may be asked to produce a reflective vest. The Marines also may require full protective equipment and an MSF card. Not sure about visitors. At any rate, they only time you need to worry about that is if you reach the end of 619 and cross over Route 1 and pass thru the gate.

Additional Info

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Kaz
on July 16, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Harley

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Beautiful, short ride. Getting there absolutely sucks. Avoid I95 at all costs for about 8 miles either side of Quantico

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By JetJet
on September 23, 2012 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2010

Motorcycle Make Yamaha V-Star

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Great route...Lots of twists, turns and sweeping turns...One tight banking turn that got me almost at 45 degrees. Stop at the Quantico National Cemetery on the way down...very somber. Tried to get on base but no luck unless you have business on the base. Fun ride...2hrs...50ish miles.

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By SJParker
on June 15, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2015

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I can't believe that I was stationed at Quantico for years and never knew about Rte 619. Beautiful forested curvy road with rolling hills and light traffic.

I ride a Vulcan S (650 cc) - - I'm a noob, only been riding since my divorce a couple years ago.

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By Mike-VA
on July 17, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Touring

Good comfortable road especially for weekend rides. Light traffic and good road. Nice back way to go to avoid the stop and go of the other more traveled routes.

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By J.D.
on September 27, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2012

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

I drive this route whenever I need to go West (Manassass, Centreville, etc.). It's much better than taking Route 234 -- no lights, nice comfortable speed, little traffic and more than enough twisties to keep you happy. Highly recommend.

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