The SR 503 Roller Coaster

Average Rating - This road has been rated by 9 visitors


State: Ohio
Date Submitted: February 1, 2008
Submitted by: Anonymous/mobile/images/icons/
Motorcycle Road Length: 31 Miles

Written Directions

Start in Monroe, OH and head west on SR SR63 (Exit 29 off or I-75). Then north on SR 4 to Excello and take a left (go west) on SR 73 and pass through Trenton. Next turn right/north on SR 503 and take this all the way up to the end point in West Alexandria at US-35.

Scenery  

This route is a nice collection of country roads and runs parallel to the west side of I-75. It passes through southwestern Ohio farmland and is a welcome break if you want to get off of I-75 for awhile.

Road Quality  

What is great about this route is it is like a roller coaster ride. Up and down over lots of hills with some curves thrown in. The road was well maintained when I road it August 2007 and there was hardly any traffic.

Roadside Amenities  

You will only encounter 5 small towns, Monroe, Trenton, Gratis West Elkton, and West Alexandria. The towns offer you basic amenities yet I didn't stop in those, so I don't have any particular recommendations.

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Reviewed by Guest on March 30, 2013
(2 out of 2 members found this review useful.)
Creator: Vee
motorcycle_year: 2003
motorcycle_make: Honda Shadow ACE
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: Was a good ride. I continued past West Alexandria to I-70. The rolling hills and smooth road made for a good ride. I did find some 30mph curves at the end of a good straight causing you to have to slow down a decent amount. Scenery was good. Some good country charm.
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Reviewed by Guest on July 5, 2010
(2 out of 2 members found this review useful.)
Creator: RDavidson
motorcycle_year: 2007
motorcycle_make: Harley-Davidson
motorcycle_type: Touring
Comment: Should continue NORTH until 503 dead ends into Ohio Rte 121 and take that back to Rte 40 ! You missed the best part of Oh503 if you stopped in West Alexandria....Even carrying it to I-70 in Lewisburg and catching the Interstate would have given you about 5 miles of the best curves in Ohio !
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Reviewed by Guest on December 4, 2013
(1 out of 1 members found this review useful.)
Creator: guest
motorcycle_year: 6 bikes all 1970's Hondas
motorcycle_type: Standard
Comment: You could extend the tour by taking 503 up to 121 and then take 121 to New Paris. Another thing to do is extend your tour from Eaton by taking the Preble County Covered Bridge tour. also consider taking 732 or any back road like SR 732 from Eaton to Oxford for some excellent eye candy at Miami University. The back roads around Miami U are really pretty as well..

I like to just get between state routes and try to ride the back roads by dead reconing,but Preble County will get you turned around, so a GPS is mandatory.
Stay off 127 South of Eaton Old folks with time on their hands just drive slowly for no reason at all
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Reviewed by Guest on May 19, 2013
(1 out of 1 members found this review useful.)
Creator: Erok
motorcycle_year: 2005
motorcycle_make: Honda
motorcycle_type: Touring
Comment: Got a chance to ride this little loop today and it was a good time. from the xenia area it was about a 2 hr. ride from start to finish. what it lacks in corners it makes up for in elevation changes and just a nice ride through the country.
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Reviewed by Guest on May 20, 2009
(1 out of 1 members found this review useful.)
Creator: Bone
motorcycle_year: 2002
motorcycle_make: Suzuki
motorcycle_type: Sport-Touring
Comment: nice ride watch the curves some of them have gravel
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Reviewed by aparknyc on October 12, 2013
(0 out of 0 members found this review useful.)
Creator: aparknyc
motorcycle_year: 2013
motorcycle_make: Honda CBR250 Repsol
motorcycle_type: Sport
Comment: 503 is the best part of this route! Lots of fun! weeeee!!!!
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Reviewed by Ronin Ichi on August 3, 2013
(0 out of 0 members found this review useful.)
Creator: Ronin
motorcycle_year: 2013
motorcycle_make: KTM 1190R
motorcycle_type: Sport
Comment: Just got done riding this road for the first at night...


YAWN >.
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Reviewed by Guest on September 30, 2010
(0 out of 0 members found this review useful.)
Creator: CB
motorcycle_year: 2000
motorcycle_make: Honda
motorcycle_type: Sport-Touring
Comment: We rode from Troy Ohio south on Rt.48 to Lebanon then over Rt.63 and Rt.73 to Monroe and picked up the ride from there. We rode up Rt.503 to Rt. 40 and then back over to Troy. It was about 150 miles and a very scenic ride. Thanks for the advice, I would ride it again.
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Reviewed by Guest on April 7, 2008
(0 out of 0 members found this review useful.)
Creator: aintright1
motorcycle_year: 1998
motorcycle_make: Harley-Davidson
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: Had A great time on this ride it was a little short wish it was longer.
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