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The SR 503 Roller Coaster + ADD NEW ROUTE


39   in Ohio Ohio31 Miles

By Anonymous/mobile/images/icons/
on February 1, 2008

3.6out of 5

9 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

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.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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By Guest
on March 30, 2013 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Honda Shadow ACE

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

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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By Guest
on July 5, 2010 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

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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By Guest
on December 4, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 6 bikes all 1970's Hondas

Motorcycle Make

Motorcycle Type Standard

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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By Guest
on May 20, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

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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By Guest
on May 20, 2009 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

nice ride watch the curves some of them have gravel

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By aparknyc
on October 12, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2013

Motorcycle Make Honda CBR250 Repsol

Motorcycle Type Sport

503 is the best part of this route! Lots of fun! weeeee!!!!

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By Ronin Ichi
on August 4, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2013

Motorcycle Make KTM 1190R

Motorcycle Type Sport

Just got done riding this road for the first at night...


YAWN >.

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By Guest
on October 1, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2000

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

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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By Guest
on April 7, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 1998

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Had A great time on this ride it was a little short wish it was longer.

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