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4.67 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.67
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By MCR Contributor (988 McR Points) on Jul 11, 2011

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TheBuffaloSoldier
August 6, 2014
In my opinion this ride should be on every…
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MCR Contributor
988 McR Points
July 12, 2011
We left York Pa, heading for the BRP, and figured…
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Written Directions

Skyline drive begins in Front Royal, VA which is about 80 miles west of Washington DC. Just hop on Skyline drive and take it south all the way through the Shenandoah National Park ... the end point is basically the town of Waynesboro, VA. From there you can either turn around and do this awesome road again or you could conveniently continue right on to the Blue Ridge Parkway (... another fan

Scenery

You'll be riding through the beautiful Shenandoah National Park and see great mountain views and wildlife like deer and an occasional black bear ... but you'd better pay attention to the road as its loaded with turns!

Drive Enjoyment

It's 105 miles of twisty mountain roads....all smooth, clean road. Speed limit is only 35 mph due to the wilderness and mountains. You may reach 50mph but even at 35 it's very relaxing and enjoyable. Note: it can be damp in the morning from the elevation of the mountains.

Tourism Opportunities

Camping....hiking...sightseeing throughout Shenandoah National Park. Plenty of places to pull over, stretch the legs, and take in the beautiful views.

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Stryker Rider
November 2, 2016
5 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
An experience of a lifetime. A must do...
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MCR Contributor
July 12, 2011
988 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
Check before going to see if road surfaces have been milled/ground rough for miles or not like in 2008. This rough surface with the small grit it leaves on the road makes 2 wheel cycles slip and slide. I wish that when they do this for miles it gets posted on website "road conditions".
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Adventure_Rider
October 10, 2015
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
I have ridden this stretch of roadway four times between 1990 and 2006 on bikes (twice on a 1989 HD Ultra, once on a 2003 BMW R1150RT & once on a BMW F-650GS). The RT ride was the most fun by far because of the handling characteristics of the bike.

Be sure to take your camera and enjoy the look outs and signage shots. Most impressive during the fall.
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