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Delaware Coast Short Run + ADD NEW ROUTE


1   in Delaware Delaware60 Miles

By Bob Simmons
on March 1, 2003

3.8out of 5

10 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

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Scenery

On this quiet 2-lane road you'll run along the Delaware Bay coast, passing thru coastal estuaries (the wide mouth of a rivers into which the tide flows) and farmland. From start to stop, there are many side roads leading to the Del River to stop and take great pictures! It goes from farmlands, to wetlands!

Road Quality

2-lane secondary road, winding thru the country and along the Delaware shore.Road quality is good, but the road has very few area's with a shoulder, and a breakdown could put you in some danger from the many blind curves. The ride is a blast, however. From the Air Mobility museum located at the Dover End, to the view from the Reedy point Bridge as you approach Del city, you will find a lot of things to catch your eye, and enough turns and long straights to both challenge your cornering, and satisfy you need to open it up a bit. Be on the lookout for farm equipment, and deer!

Roadside Amenities

Eat lunch (spring summer and fall) at Sambo's in Leipsic Delaware, be sure to stop for a beverage at the Augustine In (Augustine Beach). Route ends at the Delaware Memorial Bridge.When you get into Port Penn try Kelly's Crab house or Crabby Dicks in Delaware City.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather. - Delaware restaurant guide (includes info on Sambo's)

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By NewJersey13
on June 27, 2014 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make HD Electra Glide

Motorcycle Type Touring

Lived in DE for 20 years and took this trip hundreds of times. Ice cream at Coleman's Christmas tree farm, crabs at Sambos and all the time seeing US air force jets buzz the skies out of Dover. Love this road. Check out the old light house on at the stop sign in Middletown.

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By Guest
on January 8, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1991

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

I love this road. I have been taking this route to the shore since I was a kid. It is starting to get built up a bit between Port Penn and Rt 299. The Augustine Inn is closed, but there are good places to eat in Delaware City, plus the launch to Pea Patch Island (a Civil War Prison Island). Leipsic is a speed trap so be careful going over the bridge if your heading south as speed limit drops to 25 immediately. I love the combination of straights and twisties. State Lands and Preserves are all along this road.

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By Guest
on October 24, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Nice local ride. Watch some of the potholes near bridges. At the end you can visit Mikes Harley Davidson in New Castle.

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By Guest
on August 19, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

2.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1996

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

It is a nice road to take because there are so few roads to take without the traffic. Del City has a few good restaurants.

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By Guest
on May 25, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Nice ride along the Delaware River. Watch out for high water in spots.

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By Guest
on October 28, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Other

one of my favorites,I ride it daily,its not exactly the P.C.H. but its still a really nice ride,watch out for water on the road when theres been alot of rain and the tides in, if traffics turning around and not going through the water,follow them,theyre most likely taking the dry route!Be safe all!

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By Guest
on September 5, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Other

Great ride on RT 9. A little of everything from beginning to end for any level of driver. Mostly enjoyed because there was little traffic for most of the ride. Only negative was the tide was up and I had to run the bike through water that had crossed over the road. Not sure what was in the water but it was heck to clean the rims later because of a residue that was difficult to remove. Overall, highly recommended.

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By Guest
on November 29, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Sport

This is a relaxing ride when you want to take your time and enjoy the scenery. I ride it many times a year and enjoy it every time!

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By Guest
on August 11, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Rode Route 9 Saturday August 9 with 4 other guys. It is a great road for bikes!! Long stretches with inviting curves, beautiful views of the water, farmland, forests, and some nice switch backs thrown in there. You can’t miss with this road.........

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By Guest
on December 31, 2007 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Route 9 is a grat ride. Try to ride the northern part of RT 9 on low tide. If the tides are high and the wind is blowing the water will flood over parts of the road at low bridge crossings.

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