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Old 10-10-2014, 06:33 PM   #1
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New to D.C. area and new to off-road

I'm sorry, there are just too many threads to search. I don't even know where to begin. What kind of off-road riding is there to do around here? I'm willing to truck it if it means I can ride in the dirt all day. This will probably help determine what kind of bike I get, whether it be mx, trail, or ds.

Sorry if this is disjointed, but I really appreciate your patience and any help/tips/advice/etc.
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:10 PM   #2
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Well, this might answer the "where" part of my question ;) http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=773184
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Old 10-11-2014, 12:12 PM   #3
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As far as types of riding, I ride a lot of gravel, fireroad type stuff in the area. I haven't sought out anything harder. A lot of stuff is from MND's dirt map of Northern Virginia. Lots of good roads there.

The driving tours here have is a start for some gravel in MD. Sometimes they take you to inexplicable dead ends, but for the most part they're pretty decent.

Errorcooled also plotted out dirt and gravel roads in the vicinity of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive ("Blue Ridge Trail"): http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=632804.

Check out this link on ADV for tracks and/or suggestions: http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=38

The group link you posted does a lot of off-road stuff and would have a ton of good suggestions. Other helpful group threads - check out the SMIB thread, Cat Herders, and Northern Virginia Chatter. There are quite a few folks in the area who post in those threads that could also offer some tips and maybe even ride with you.
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Old 10-11-2014, 12:30 PM   #4
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Blixa gave you some great stuff, follow this thread too http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...2683&page=2001
and this but we are all too lazy to organize a RTE on a regular basis http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...60536&page=177
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Old 10-12-2014, 09:19 AM   #5
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Thanks for the links to other threads, long time Northern VA resident but don't know much off of pavement.


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Old 10-14-2014, 04:41 AM   #6
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:24 AM   #7
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Are you talking more on the MX/ woods side of things?
http://watr.webs.com/docs/2014%20FTR%20flyer.pdf

There is also Wicomico MX park, and Taskers Gap (lots o rock). If you have a properly plated and registered dirt bike then the forest roads are also at your disposal.
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i've discovered some very decent trails in the Catoctin mountain area around thurmont MD above Frederick. look for the interstion of Delauter & fishing creek. small water crossings. lotsa gravel & some dirt. been up there twice so far and had a blast...
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:54 AM   #10
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Breezewood Proving Ground in PA is a great MX/camping park. A haul from D.C., but good for a weekend getaway.
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Old 10-30-2014, 12:37 PM   #11
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i've discovered some very decent trails in the Catoctin mountain area around thurmont MD above Frederick. look for the interstion of Delauter & fishing creek. small water crossings. lotsa gravel & some dirt. been up there twice so far and had a blast...

I live ten minutes from there. If Im just going for a short dualsport ride that is often my haunt. Just dirt roads, but fun!
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Old 10-30-2014, 12:42 PM   #12
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I'm sorry, there are just too many threads to search. I don't even know where to begin. What kind of off-road riding is there to do around here? I'm willing to truck it if it means I can ride in the dirt all day. This will probably help determine what kind of bike I get, whether it be mx, trail, or ds.

Sorry if this is disjointed, but I really appreciate your patience and any help/tips/advice/etc.

Have you checked out damnriders.org? We are a small website/unofficial club in the area.
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We started with a core group of dualsport guys though we have picked up more hardcore offroad, enduro, and trials guys.

Come check us out. If there isnt a ride going on. Then start a thread for one and you will probably get some guys wanting to go.
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