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North Texas Sweeper Heaven + ADD NEW ROUTE


17   in Texas Texas89 Miles

By Dave Wolfe
on March 1, 2008

4.0out of 5

9 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

You may refer to the Google Map above or you can refer to the written directions provided by the submitter and shown below.

This ride lies roughly 30 miles northeast of the Dallas area. Directions description:
• From Melissa, Texas... Take a RT on route 545 (Approx 10.7mi) - End in Blue Ridge
• Left on 78 then RT on 981 (Approx 10.7mi) - Watch for left to stay on 981
• RT on 78 (Approx 2.9mi) - End in Leonard
• RT on 69 (South) then left on 272 (Approx 5.6mi)
• Stay straight to go on 816 (Approx 5.8mi) - End in Wolfe City
• Left on 34 (Approx 3.5mi)
• Left on 68 (Sneaks up on you) (Approx 4.6mi) - End up in Gober
• In Gober, make RT on 271 (Approx 9mi) - End up south of Bonham
• Left on 78 (Approx 10mi) - End up in Bailey
• Cross over hwy 11 and make quick left onto 816 (Approx 4.7mi)
• Stay straight to go onto 272 (Approx 6mi) - End up in Celeste
• RT on 69, Left on 1562 (Approx 7mi)
• Stay straight to go onto 981 (Approx 5.2mi) - End up in Blue Ridge
• In Blue Ridge, TX, get back on route 545 (you were on this at the beginning) and take it west and back to Melissa, TX .

Scenery

Very beautiful when the trees have leaves!!! Not just a flat ride... lots of hills.

Road Quality

The best road to really sweep through turns... 30mph turn ahead signs are in extreme abundance... Another great note is that this road is not frequently traveled, so you don't have to worry too much about traffic

Roadside Amenities

Since it's only about 100 miles... gas is really the only thing you'd need anyway! There's a gas station or convenience store at every town you come to.

Additional Info

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

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By Guest
on February 2, 2009 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Cont... Try 1827, 1377, Road 470, 2933, 413, 272, 816, 546, 1378, and 3286. Those roads are all a little more exciting, and just South of there. Also, THE MOTORCYCLE OUTPOST rules, but has now Moved to Westminster off of 2862. It is downtown, right next to Big Slick's. Bikers are in abundance at both establishments.

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By Guest
on August 15, 2008 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 1981

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport

Hey , Riders Of The Road !!! Something NEW ON THIS RIDE....
We at THE MOTORCYCLE OUTPOST, invite you to stop in for a REST STOP. Free water and Restrooms. Come See us. Located in BLUE RIDGE , at intersection of Hwy 545 and Bus 78. Open Friday -Saturday and Sunday 972-752-5850 blueridgeoutpost@verizon.net
www.blueridgeoutpost.com P A T C H E S SEWED ON.

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By C-dub
on September 15, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2016

Motorcycle Make Honda GoldWing

Motorcycle Type Touring

I did this ride with my daughter and we liked it pretty well. You just gotta watch out for cattle. There was cattle in fields over much of the rid, but outside one of the little town, sorry I can't remember which one, someone's bull was walking down the road. We stopped at least a quarter mile away and turned around just in case, but he eventually walked off into another field either back home or over to his girlfriend's place and we continued on our way.

We stopped at the Cattleman's Cafe in Blue Ridge for lunch. It was a great place, but we suspected as much because when we arrived there about 20 other bikers already there just finishing breakfast.

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

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Great route. Good roads, fun, and not much traffic. Stop in Westminster for a burger at Big Slicks & Check out the stuff in the Motorcycle Outpost. Jerry is a good guy.

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By Guest
on February 2, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I rode the whole route on 02/01/09. 545 is a very nice road with lots of sweepers, but the rest of the route is pretty blah with few exceptions. If you like a lot of straight lines and nice farm/ranch land scenery, this is a great ride. If you like a little more action, this one might be too tame for you. Still, the area just North of Dallas is a little bland for roads anyway. It is very difficult to find excitement around here...

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By Guest
on July 20, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

not a bad trail, but there is a lot of road construction going on causing some detours, I do like the turns but the loose gravel make it kinda hairy at times. All in all not a bad ride for those in Dallas looking to get away from all the traffic.

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on June 20, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Hey , Riders Of The Road !!! Something NEW ON THIS RIDE....
We at THE MOTORCYCLE OUTPOST, invite you to stop in for a REST STOP. Free water and Restrooms. Come See us. Located in BLUE RIDGE , at intersection of Hwy 545 and Bus 78. Open SAt and Sun. 972-752-5850

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on May 9, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Sport

the initial portion of the ride (FM 545) is really a good set of twisties. The remaining portions were very scenic and had good road quality, but not too much excitement for the knee-dragging sport-bike rider.

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By Guest
on April 9, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

We live a little further east (Tyler), but I've been on a short segment of the trail quite by accident on a return trip from Colorado. I recognize Frognot on the map. Not a road to be with a fifth-wheel trailer and a Jeep in tow behind that!

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