overnight rides in VA?
Would appreciate the wisdom of the crowd in helping to plan my first effort at an overnight multi-day bike trip, tentatively scheduled for memorial day weekend! I have done lots of miles under my belt (bike commuter, many weekend day rides, several centuries) but haven't done multi-day trips. My criteria:
1) start within a couple of hours of DC. In fact, I would like to start somewhere outside of surburbia.
2) should be a loop
3) looking for 3 days biking, around 180 miles
4) minimal traffic, rural countryside or parkland is great. But doesn't have to be rails to trails. Will be riding a Surly LHT with 32mm's so can do crushed gravel. '
5) places to camp for each of the 2 nights. Have panniers and will be bringing tent, sleeping bag and equipment.
As a typical MD resident, don't know VA well, so help would be appreciated.