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By glcurry (10 McR Points) on Aug 23, 2020

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slabfab
30 McR Points
November 27, 2020
I’ve ridden this road many times over the years…
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Written Directions

The Route starts at US Route 1 and Route 212/218 (aka Butler Road) in Stafford Virginia. Travel east on Route 212/218. Continue east on route 218 (aka White Oak Road), no turns necessary and which will take you to the end point of James Monroe, VA.

Scenery

The ???DMV??? (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia) does not have enough routes worth the journey. This short ride is 1 of 2 rides that I found OPEN and repeatable within 50 miles of DC. The road winds through the modest hills of King George County, parallel to the powerful Potomac River. The route is a rural two lane road that takes the rider past farms, homes, fields, trees and the occasional countryside store.

Drive Enjoyment

This road has several sweeping curves and a few twisties after the first 5 miles. For the most part it is flat until you get to the last 12 miles.The pavement is smooth and was as repaved it less than a 2 years ago! The route is a rural two lane road that has sweeping turns on smooth, lightly traveled blacktop. The speed limit varies from 35 to 50 mph. At the speed limits, the last 2/3 of the route is a comfortable and enjoyable ride on a touring bike. Going above the posted limits adds a level of ???adventure??? to some of the blind curves and switchbacks.

Tourism Opportunities

Caledon State park is along the route, as well as offshoot roads to beaches, the impressive Potomac River and Chotank Creek Natural Area Preserve. George Washington???s boyhood home is also nearby. Sign post along the route direct the rider to several nearby beaches, and a state park directly on the route. The ride ends at the stop sign at Route 206 in Dahlgreen, Virginia.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

I endeavor to find the best roads to ride in the country. Beartooth, San Juan, Tail of the Dragon, PCH 1, Skyline Drive.... This ride offers no snow capped mountains, wildlife, nor the sight and sound of the deep blue oceans along the cliffs; however, just for fun at a good pace....?

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slabfab
November 27, 2020
30 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
I’ve ridden this road many times over the years it’s great in the dog days of summer, nice snd cool.
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