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Route 18 - Shelby to Morganton NC + ADD NEW ROUTE


40   in North Carolina North Carolina40 Miles

By TonicHawk
on July 29, 2011

4.0out of 5

1 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

The route begins in Shelby, NC at the intersection of US-74 and travels North to downtown Morganton, NC.

Scenery

This route covers the lower Piedmont of NC. The scenery is rolling hills and farm land. It is relatively light on the curves. It travels through a couple of small towns.

Road Quality

This road has always been a favorite because of the road condition. In the section north of Fallston it is easy traveling at 55m/hr.

Roadside Amenities

At roughly the half way point there are two stops of interest. Red Bone Willy's Trading Company is a nice place to stop and get a glass bottle of Hehi and ice cream on a hot day. Knob Creek Orchard is has a nice shop with John Dear gifts and fresh fruits when in season.

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Nogear
on November 10, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Yamaha FJR 1300

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

I road this in Aug 11. Great road though it was intermittently raining so couldn't ride it like I wanted to.

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