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Manassas to Middleburg

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jul 01, 2009

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July 26, 2009
I decided to take this route today with my buddy…
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August 16, 2013
I just got back from doing 1/2 the ride. Once you…
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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

Drive Enjoyment

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.

Tourism Opportunities

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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Manassas to Middleburg
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Guest
July 26, 2009
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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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Guest
August 16, 2013
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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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The Wicked Noodle
April 18, 2018
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I haven't ridden this on a bike (yet) but wanted to note that the construction to add roundabouts at the 15/50 intersection were completed years ago.
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