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Why do the routes have different colors? The colors are only different so one route can easily be distinguished from another.

Motorcycle Roads in North Carolina

North Carolina's (NC) is endowed with some of the greatest motorcycle rides in all of America. It hosts a beautiful diversity of inspiring scenery. Starting in the west, motorcycle riders will find outstanding Blue Ridge Mountains riding. Moving east will bring riders into a large swath of territory running down east central and central North Carolina known as the Piedmont Plateau. Green rolling hills with numerous rock outcroppings typify this region. Moving further east to the Atlantic Coastal Plain area will bring motorcycle riders to an area characterized as wet, with many rivers, marshes, swampland and primarily used for agriculture. Motorcycle road highlights in North Carolina include the ever famous Deal's Gap (AKA Tail of the Dragon), The Blue Ridge Parkway, and southern access to The Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

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Route 268 Between Wilkesboro and Warrior

Lots of hills, farm land, twistys long sweeping curves and some straightaways. Lots of Barns and farm houses...

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NC 215 - Alternate to or from Blue Ridge Parkway

A nice alternate to the southern part of the famed NC 215 between the Blue Ride Parkway and US 64. You can ride the best of 215 and use ride this stretch to extend the fun. The road is densely lined with Mountain Laurel in places, and there some very...

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Route 9 - Black Mountain to Bat Cave

This route begins with a steep climb along switchbacks up the mountains to the Eastern Continental Divide. Near the top, take in panoramic views of the Blue Ridge mountains and the Foothills region of NC. Across the Divide, the road descends through ...

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Duke to Saxapahaw

This is a typical North Carolina farm country route that gets you quickly out of Durham by way of the Duke Forest. The route mostly covers farmland on both sides, which is great for a nice spring day....

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Route 42 - Sanford to Asheboro North Carolina

It has the feel of old back country Carolina roads with very little traffic on weekends especially Sundays. Lots of trees and creek crossings where you can feel the temperature drop 5-10 degrees in less than 500 ft. A chance to see some old abandon...

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