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Alabama's "Mini-Dragon" to 29 Dreams + ADD NEW ROUTE


13   in Alabama Alabama9 Miles

By Lone Wolf and Lady Wolf of MS
on May 1, 2008

2.5out of 5

9 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Coming from interstate 20 heading east from Birmingham Ala, take the Leeds exit. You will see at the stop to your right the sign for the motorsport museum which is about a mile in that direction. If you go straight ahead past the chevron station at the stop, you will go through the town of leeds and about 3 miles through town you will see hwy 25 south sign to your right. hold on and enjoy about a 9 mile thrill ride ending at 29 dreams motorcycle resort right on hwy 25, have fun .

Scenery

On this route you will find several homes and plenty of wooded areas ... very dense in some areas. Overall a nice scenic drive.

Road Quality

The road is nicely paved and marked and has numerous switchbacks and horseshoe curves, nice up and down hill grades with straight-aways to enjoy. If you have ever heard of "The Dragon" (AKA Deal's Gap) in Carolina this my friends is the mini dragon, without having to go all the way to Carolina. What a blast my girlfriend and I had in the curves and swithbacks. I scraped the pegs several times with the enjoyment of hitting the straight away running it through the gears, just in time to break it down to lay into another curve what a blast!

Roadside Amenities

Upon getting to the Leeds exit from interstate 20 two miles ahead is the motorsport museum with the greatest collection of motorcycles you have ever seen. Five floors of bikes and several dozen race cars inside. Go through leeds about 3 miles until you see the 25 south sign and ride the mini dragon to 29 Dreams Motorcycle Resort, a great place to visit and hang out, food, cabins and lots of bikers.

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By Guest
on April 11, 2012 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

First off , 29 Dreams has been purchased by new owners and renamed Courtyard 25 . It is a decent oyster bar and grill and the entrance has now been paved in concrete . 2nd , I would not compare this to the Dragon as there are side roads and driveways every few yards along this route , it is a nice scenic ride nontheless. 3rd ,keep going past where the map ends as there are numerous other routes that are just as nice along this road . Keep going until just before Vincent and take a short "Y" across 231 over to Hwy 60 and that is a nice curvy road that will carry you over the Dam and into Childersburg (The oldest city in America and one of the best caverns also)

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By Guest
on October 7, 2010 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 1988

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

29 Dreams is closed. If you continue on to Hwy 231. Go right and take it to Columbiana. Take Hwy 26 to County Road 331(or Fire Tower Rd.). It really makes for a great ride. 331 turns into County Road 39 and will take you back to Hwy 280 at Chelsea, Fire Tower Road is one of the best rides in the state. Lots of switch backs, elevation changes and beautiful scenery. Hooking the two together makes for a great ride. You can start out on Hwy 119 at Hwy 280 and end up back at Hwy. 280 just down the road in Chelsea.

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By Guest
on August 21, 2008 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Absolute blast for both novice and experienced riders. This route got me hooked on riding and I can't quit going back!!! An absolute must if you live in alabama.

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By Guest
on June 13, 2008 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2000

Motorcycle Make Buell

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Good point. I usually hop on from Mountain Brook Parkway (off of Lakeshore) and wind down Grant's Mill Road crossing I-459 down to AL HWY 119, then hop on HWY 25. I ride almost to Harpersville and turn around and enjoy the return trip. It's about 80 miles roundtrip from my house and takes an hour and a half to two hours. Awesome trip.

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By Professor
on April 1, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 08

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Rode it last May. enjoyed it more than 'The Dragon' and Hell Bender, was able to keep the speed up for most of it, better pavement, better scenery, and no cops at every bend.

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By Guest
on August 17, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

1.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1996

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

Ride was nice dont think it really lives up to the name"mini dragon"Dont waste your time stopping at 29 Dreams,not worth the $$. If you really want great hospitality to bikers head on over to the Iron Horse Cafe!!!!They know how to treat U

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By Guest
on June 6, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Sport

Watch your ass going thru Vincent/Calcis, the cops there are itching to write speeding tickets.

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By Guest
on March 6, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Touring

Hwy 25 is a good short ride, but 29 dreams is very short on dreams and anything else. I would recommend bypassing that and your trip wiil be alot better.

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By Guest
on June 6, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 1997

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Everyone allways seems to forget that this road, Hwy. 25, continues on past the "point B" on the above map. The road on past here, especially on past Sterrett toward Vincent, is also a great portion of road. Just past Sterrett there are numerous right and left hand curves that are great fun. They are back to back with no straights in-between. Y'all keep on riding on to Vincent.

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