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The Red River Cruise + ADD NEW ROUTE


7   in Texas Texas130 Miles

By Franfam
on November 1, 2008

4.0out of 5

18 Riders rated

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This route starts and ends in Denton, and is one of my favorite Saturday rides!

Heading north out of Denton on 2164 you hit some nice curves. Left on 455 all the way to Forestburg. This is North Texas Hill Country! Some peg scrapping turns as you head out of Bolivar.

North out of Forestburg on 677 will take you within a stones throw of the Red River. The ride north out of Saint Jo takes you to a beautiful view as you drop into the river valley.

Heading east on 373 parallels the river, passes by the Red River Motorcycle Trails near Bulcher. Nice smooth winding roads, hills, and a crazy experience driving up to and through the wind power generation farm.

Munester has some great food. The trip back from there is highway cruisin, heading east on Hwy 82 to Gainesville, south back to Denton.

Scenery

Nice hills, beautiful countryside. As you approach Munester from the NW you go through a sci-fi like wind power generation farm. There are some really nice views into the valleys as you get into Montague county, and an awesome view as you cruise out north of Saint Jo ... the ride north from Saint Jo back around to Munester is great!

Road Quality

This trip has a nice mix of straight-aways on low rolling hills, some peg dragging S curves and long sweeping curves. A great chance to not only power-up out of the curves, but also do some serious flat out driving! 90% of the road is well maintained but through Wise and Cooke counties can get a little rough

Roadside Amenities

Not much, until you get to Munester. Plan lunch or dinner there at either The Center or Rohmers.

Additional Info

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By Black Eye
on May 5, 2014 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

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I rode this route over the weekend 05/03/14. Just a quick update, FM677 Forestburg to St. Jo construction has completed with new black top. To avoid slabbing Hwy82 out of Muenster, just continue south on FM373 for additional curves and then left on FM922 which takes you back into Valley View, much better ride than slabbing the highways.

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By Phongeer5
on June 17, 2012 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Honda Interceptor

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Great ride this morning. Really surprised at seeing such beautiful country here in north TX. Small section is rough though ~ first part of 677 is tore up.
Stopped at Doc's Grill for lunch in Muenster. Pretzel bread makes for a great sandwich.

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By venomousdecoy
on February 7, 2016 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2001

Motorcycle Make Honda shadow sabre 1100

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This was originally a spur of the moment ride. I had originally made plans for Sunday to go on a different route but seeing how the map guy bailed on us for a quick Saturday ride I looked this one up and we rode out to it. It was so nice I bailed on Sundays route and did it twice both days back to back. It's very scenic and lovely. Good turns and straight aways. Some odd reason everytime we stopped in forrestburg it seemed like there was something going on. Saturday we ran into a Honda goldwing group that had to be 15 to 20 people strong. Then Sunday a group of classic cars shows up. It was an amazing ride and found some good spots to eat in St. Jo and Muenster. Plenty of rode and a lot of bikes out there. People who live in the area are nice and helpful. Windmills look amazing and you van get up close

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By Rds0812
on July 26, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Harley

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Great ride, rode the route described below, taking FM 373 South through Muenster, then FM 922 East back to I35...zero traffic and the roads were in really good shape, no potholes to be found...really good scenery for North Texas

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By T-Bar
on July 7, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1996

Motorcycle Make Harley Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Not a bad ride. I went the reverse direction to get the highway riding over first so I could enjoy the rest of the ride. There were a couple of places where road construction had it down to one lane and had to wait for a while, but other than that, it was a nice ride. Twisty roads, gentle hills, and practically no one on the road.

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

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This was a great ride. Beautiful scenery, especially north of 82. Would recommend stopping in Sanger at Big Momma's Catfish and Pies for a bite to eat. They are open for dinner Tuesday-Saturday and Lunch & Dinner on Sunday. You will get plenty of great food at a great price and unmatched hospitality. They are at 303 Bolivar in downtown Sanger. Also watch for the quirky metalwork/art and lady bug Volkswagens on 677 south of St.Jo. Very interesting.

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By amvince
on May 20, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I would give this route a 4 but 677 is all torn up now. There are sections that have no pavement packed dirt and gravel or very little pavement. Some area are in turns. The rest of the ride is great just find another way to get to the square on St. Joes. The ride from St. Joes to Muenster is very good. You can also heat towards Nocona as they are really trying to build that up. There is an excellent car museum to stop by in Nocona (Hortons) especially you like Corvettes. They are adding cars to it all the time. Also on the way to Nocona you can take a short break and hang aroudn Lake Nocona for a little while.

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By rentedshoes
on May 12, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Triumph

Motorcycle Type Sport

Great route. The last 8 miles to St Jo are currently graveled in places and UNSAFE. Once the pavement is repaired this will be a perfect ride.

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By Guest
on April 17, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Add Doc's bar & grill to your list of places to eat. The food is good and the desserts are way over the top! It's right on Main Street and .htsmusinc some nighas live

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By Guest
on January 28, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2001

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

A good alternate would be to stay on 82 West to Whitesboro and pick up 377 South to 380 from there to take you back to Denton

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By Guest
on October 13, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2001

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This is a great ride. I ride the northern section few times a week since I live in Saint Jo. I would suggest checking in on the winery on FM 677 north of Saint Jo and the open air restaurant close by. Also the best food in Muenster is Doc's Bar and Grill at the corner of FM 373 and Hwy 82.

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By Guest
on May 28, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Summer 2010 UPDATE from the writer: The last year or so the road conditions around Forestburg and up towards Saint Jo have been hit and miss. With the Barnett Shale development, truck traffic has been heavy. The roads are always being worked on, you just don't know what you'll get - be careful. However, the roads north of Munester and Saint Jo are still sweet!

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

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This was a fantastic ride and I really enjoyed the scenery in particular. The only complaint I had was the abrupt ending and the rather boring ride back home on Interstate 35. I plan to try this one again in a few weeks and take a different set of farm roads back on the return. Otherwise, great route!

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By Guest
on September 4, 2009 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Very nice ride. Good scenery, nice roads.

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By Guest
on May 26, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This was a great ride. We rode from McKinney across highway to 922. Great scenery and little traffic. Good twisties and straights.

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By Guest
on April 23, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Touring

I ride these roads often and never get tired of the scenery and the roads. Be sure and stop on the square in Saint Jo. A good resting point and Biker Roadhouse is a great place to visit. Lots of bikes stop off there on weekends. Have fun and keep the rubber side down!

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By Guest
on February 23, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Weinhof Winery in Forestburg welcomes bikers! With advance notice, we can have cheese/sausage/cracker platters or BBQ luncheon available for your group.

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By Guest
on January 29, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Outstanding ride! Great scenery, and the windmills were really cool. I made the ride in January, and I've got to go back again this summer when everything is green.

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