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3.71 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.71
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The Nickel & Dime (Virginia State Route 5 and 10)

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By HighSide (952 McR Points) on May 19, 2011

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ssgtk33@hotmail.com
2 McR Points
June 16, 2013
I did this ride today and felt the Hwy 5 was way…
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HoboCoastie
2 McR Points
November 4, 2011
This is a beautiful ride in the fall when the…
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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.

Drive Enjoyment

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

Tourism Opportunities

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.

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ssgtk33@hotmail.com
June 16, 2013
2 McR Points
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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HoboCoastie
November 4, 2011
2 McR Points
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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Pouge
October 6, 2011
60 McR Points
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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