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Old 10-28-2012, 06:37 AM   #1
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Virginia or???

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I live in Eastern Ontario in Canada and am contemplating a trip in March to go dirt bike/trail riding in Virginia, or possibly other states a bit further south that wont have snow in March in order to insert some riding sanity into the Canadian winter! I'm looking for suggestions for resources to find possible locations. I'm looking For off road riding areas that are Ok for dirt bikes. Any help, links, suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 10-28-2012, 07:09 AM   #2
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I don't know that I would plan a vacation in March to Virigina, as weather is still pretty dicey. Our normal haunt is George Washington National Forest, but has a bit of elevation and I wouldn't rule out snow/freezing rain.

I've had good luck (weather wise) in North Carolina for March.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:22 AM   #3
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hatfield mccoy trails, WV.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:16 AM   #4
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Yep, March is up in the air for weather, some of our record snows have been in March. Western North Carolina is usually about the same as Virginia weather. April or even beginning of May would be better.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:37 AM   #5
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March can be really nasty in VA. "In like a lion , out like a lamb" and all that. Lots of ice still on trails up here in the mountians and chance freak ice/snow storms. We do not handle snow as well as you guys. Hospitality is warm and sunny though.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:41 AM   #6
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We sometimes have snow way down here in N. GA and N. AL in march so you'll be taking your chances further north.

But then again, riding in the snow can be fun This pic was taken in early March in the N. GA MTNS:

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Old 10-29-2012, 07:05 AM   #7
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Please let us know when you get dowm in the Elkton/Harrisonburg area. We might be around to provide Tent/couch space .

Nice trails close by and Skyline Drive is minutes away. Ride happy!
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:27 PM   #8
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Thanks guys.....from the responses, may need to look a bit further south. About riding in the snow....this was taken this past Jan up here...also do some ice riding.....

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Old 02-08-2013, 03:40 PM   #9
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Weather update for you......very low snow totals so far this year. Safe to travel......once u get past the Northeast blizzard.

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Old 05-23-2013, 07:29 PM   #10
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I was thinking about taking a vacation down to VA... I've already been through on the Skyline Dr (beautiful).

How much legal riding is there in VA state parks/forests. The VA Parks & Rec page has links that are no longer in existence. Essentially all I got from it was George Wash & Jefferson National Forests, which are both federal lands.

Specifically, I was planning on camping down near Virginia beach. Any tips, thanks!
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First landing state park in va beach has good camping and the beach is right there. Still some good riding up in the George Washington. Look in the ride reports for some cool spots. There are some roads listed in maps on my sig line.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:32 PM   #12
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guns are still legal in VA........bring one if you go to VA Beach.
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guns are still legal in VA........bring one if you go to VA Beach.
Yes the Good guys are still allowed to carry here, and we do....
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