Motorcycle Riding Trips in Washington, D.C.

May 24, 2021


Harley-Davidson Fat Bob motorcycle touring through the countryside.

Did you know there are memorable motorcycling roads around the nation's capital? We’re showcasing a scenic riding loop into the Shenandoah Valley that’s shared between Virginia and West Virginia. Get outside, rent a motorcycle, and see some of our country’s history and enjoy warm months of summer.

Planning to visit the capitol for the Independence Day weekend? Celebrate your freedom with a motorcycle ride! We’re showcasing a few bikes and a great riding loop into the Shenandoah Valley to help you get out of the city and enjoy the holiday on two wheels.

Shenandoah Valley Riding Loop

This route takes you across the rolling hills of Virginia’s wine country and over Blue Ridge Mountains switchbacks. The 195-mile ride passes through the historic Fort Valley countryside. This ride takes around four hours during weekends, or, during a national holiday.

There’s no better place to begin a motorcycle trip during Independence Day than at the Liberty Tavern or Northside Social in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. Both venues let you enjoy breakfast, and a coffee, while sitting outside and taking in the sights and sounds of this historic American city. At the end of the day, point your motorcycle toward Fire Works Pizza, a favorite restaurant of ours...

For Google Maps style turn-by-turn directions click here: Northern Virginia loop.

Another touring route, with gorgeous mountain top views can be seen by riding on Route 211 before heading north on Skyline Drive. This road snakes across the top of a mountain ridge toward Front Royal, Virginia. Skyline Drive is a scenic cruise that’s generally taken at a lower pace. You’ll likely share the road with other like-minded motorists sightseeing in RVs and cars. There are plenty of Park Police, too, so make sure to mind your speed.