One of my Top 5 areas to ride Gravel in the USA: Northern Virginia

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This ride kicks off in Prince William County, Virginia

“Haymarket is a town in Prince William County, Virginia. This was a hunting ground of the western Iroquois nations, who came from the New York and Pennsylvania area around the Great Lakes. They used hunting paths through here until 1722, when they made a treaty with the colonies of Virginia and New York to move into the Blue Ridge Mountain region.” – Wikipedia.org

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“Due to the hunting paths, this location, and later the town, were given the nickname The Crossroads. The town of Haymarket was developed here after the American Revolutionary War, formally founded in 1799 on the land of William Skinker. The Virginia General Assembly gave Skinker the rights to lay out the town, which he drew to consist of 13 streets and 140 lots. Shortly after, a clerk’s office and jail were constructed in 1801, as the town had been selected as the site of what is now a district court. The town owed its early development to business and trade associated with the regular court sessions.”

One of my Top 5 Areas to Ride Gravel in the USA Video

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In this video, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew is joined by his partner, the Lady Gravel Cyclist, for a challenging, cold weather ride starting and ending in Haymarket, Virginia. The route meanders about the beautiful county countryside of Prince William, Fauquier, and one of the best places to ride gravel in the United States, Loudoun County. This is an extended version of my original Haymarket route (to be posted soon), linked below.

Additional Photos

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Plenty of short, steep climbs in this area
top five areas to ride gravel in the usa
Ascending Bull Run Mountain Road

top five areas to ride gravel in the usa

top five areas to ride gravel in the usa
Virginia Marathon was happening the same day as my ride

top five areas to ride gravel in the usa

top five areas to ride gravel in the usa

top five areas to ride gravel in the usa

top five areas to ride gravel in the usa

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Welcome to Middleburg, Virginia

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top 5 areas to ride gravel in the usa

top 5 area to ride gravel in the usa

top 5 area to ride gravel in the usa

top 5 area to ride gravel in the usa

top 5 area to ride gravel in the usa

top 5 area to ride gravel in the usa

top 5 area to ride gravel in the usa

top 5 area to ride gravel in the usa
Bentley convertible; the poshest car to ever pass me on gravel

top 5 area to ride gravel in the usa

top 5 area to ride gravel in the usa

top 5 area to ride gravel in the usa
The steepest climb on the course came towards the end

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