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The Raleigh to Wilmington Run + ADD NEW ROUTE


61   in North Carolina North Carolina143 Miles

By Salto
on May 1, 2009

2.0out of 5

3 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

We began our route on NC 55-S at High House Road in Cary, NC (southwest side of Raleigh). We set out South on 55 through Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Angier, to Dunn. We picked up NC50-S at Newton Grove and followed that through to Holly Ridge. At Holly Ridge, take US 17-S through Wilmington to US421-N. This stretch had very few services on it for some time (gas up in Wilmington).

Scenery

Rural farmlands on the trip to the North Carolina coast. Small towns show some real character of Eastern NC.

Road Quality

Not a great deal of traffic. The route is mostly back roads with lots of twists but easy to follow. Surface is generally in very good shape.

Roadside Amenities

Gasoline stations are not overly abundant, but are available if you do some planning. Lots of travel through smaller towns that have places to stop, gas up, stretch your legs, etc... The stretch on 421 out of Wilmington was pretty bare for a long while (40 mi), be prepared.

Additional Info

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By chipstriumph
on January 25, 2016 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year Rocket3

Motorcycle Make 2015

Motorcycle Type

This is great ride but follow the directions not the map. Map program defaults to route 40 rather than 50 to 17.

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By Guest
on November 2, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Cool idea. I drive the car to the Topsail Beach area all the time. Hadn't thought much about taking back roads on the bike, but sounds like a great ride.

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By Guest
on October 1, 2009 0 out of 3 members found this review useful.

2.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Sport

We started in Fayetteville and took back roads to the start in Cary and ripped it we had 7 bikes all sport bikes and plenty of people got their all time top speeds during the ride. Even if you dont go blasting like we did down the roads it still rocked good corners....one road dissappointed though it was a quick turnoff on a dirt road for like half a block but the ride was great.

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