56 / Blue Ridge Parkway : Steeles Tavern - Shipman

Star Ratings
4 star route rating
Corners : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.3
Straights : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Scenery : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.3
Road Surface : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.7
Visibility : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.7
Police Presence : green 2 Motorcycle Road1.7
Hazards : green 3 Motorcycle Road3.0

Info
Route Added By : iron_butt_1500
Date : May 30, 2006
Length : 46 kms / 28.6 miles GPX - ???
Road Type : Mountainous
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
March 17, 2012 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

Came through here in 2006 on a tour of the southern states went to the cafe in Vesuvius, had a chem bog for a dunny! was a bit worried when banjos started playing!!!


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July 12, 2008 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

I just rode the whole 500 mile Skyline Drive/Blue Ridge Parkway route and its fantastic. Beautiful road surface, nicely maintained: lots of grip. Excellent combination of straights and turns, uphill, downhills, and (drum roll) during the week it does not appear to be patrolled for the entire 500 mile length into North Carolina.
That said, theres tons of wildlife, deer, bears and other smaller, squishier characters including lots of seniors in slow moving Chevrolets who have a hard time seeing the yellow line around the infinite number of blind turns and difficulty reacting to anything moving faster than growing grass, so maybe the route doesnt need much patrolling to keep a nutters speed down.


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May 30, 2006 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

Map doesn't show very clearly but take the 56 to the Blue Ridge Parkway between Steeles Tavern and Swannanoa (nr Waynesboro), some good twisties here.


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