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Map #1 -- Great Rides Near the Start of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia

America Rides Map

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Product Description

On Map #1:

  • Full color map on front, detailed directions and ride descriptions on back
  • 275+ miles of the best rides boldly highlighted in red
  • 80+ miles of good connecting roads highlighted in blue
  • First 40 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Closest gas station to each Parkway exit, including remotely located stations
  • Points of interest: Scenic points, waterfalls, motorcycle-friendly stops, etc.
  • Easy to read color-coded road labels to aid navigation
  • Mileage between road segments shown
  • Overlaps and connects with adjacent maps 

Cities and Towns:

Virginia: Staunton, Waynesboro, Lynchburg, Craigsville, Goshen, Covington, Lexington, Clifton Forge, Iron Gate, Glasgow, Buena Vista, Amhurst, Fincastle, Buchanan


  • Handy, easy-to-use, accessible pocket-size - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and 11" x 17" unfolded
  • Water & Tear Resistant
  • Easy-folding

Map Description:

The Blue Ridge Parkway starts its 469-mile course southbound from Virginia's Skyline Drive through Shenanoah National Park in Waynesboro, Virginia. It is a linear park connecting Shenanoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee. The uninterrupted two lane winding National Roadway follows the highest mountain ridges from end to end with spectacular views and historic attractions.

To the east of the park road, the vast expanse of the Piedmont rolls towards the coast. To the west, the Shenadoah Valley spreads to reach the mountains which rise again near the West Virginia border. As much of this area is broad and relatviely flat, finding the best rides here can be a challenge, but this map will lead you to them.

The roads which intersect this narrow section of the Blue Ridge Parkway tend to be short and steep descents. The best of these are highlighted in red and there are some gems.

You'll also find a good number of connector roads on this map highlighted in blue to help lead you between the best rides and choose the better roads. The rides get better as you head west and the mountains grow. Sometimes it's worth just a few more minutes ride over a ridge to reach the better route in the next valley.