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By FergU (5 McR Points) on Jul 06, 2016

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160 McR Points
March 13, 2019
Pavement was great, and the scenery was nice.…

Written Directions

Start in New Market, AL. Turn East off of Winchester Road onto Hurricane Road. After 7.7 miles (end of Hurricane Road), turn left onto County Lake Road. After 2.5 miles, turn left to remain on County Lake Road. After 1.5 miles (end of County Lake Road), turn left onto Hurricane Creek Road.After 3 miles, road name changes to Ryland Pike. After 2.6 miles, turn left onto Dug Hill Road. Continue 5 miles then turn left onto King Drake Road.Road ends after 2.6 miles, turn right onto Caldwell Lane.Road crosses 431 and becomes Miller Lane, after .5 miles turn left onto Old Big Cove Road.After 1.1 miles, turn left onto Cecil Ashburn Drive. Continue 3.6 miles, terminating at the intersection of Cecil Ashburn Drive and Carl T Jones Drive/Bailey Cove Road.


This route rides through the rolling hills of northeast Madison County. Beginning in the small community of New Market continuing through the rolling hills surrounding Hurricane Creek and Madison County Lake. After crossing Hwy 72, the route snakes along the eastern side of Monte Sano. After crossing Hwy 431, the route widens and following Cecil Ashburn with its four lanes and scenic overviews of South Huntsville.

Drive Enjoyment

All but the last 4 miles of this route are two-lane back-roads, however, they are all well paved and kept. Other than two railroad crossings and a small area near Madison County Lake, all the roads are very smooth and leave little concern.

Tourism Opportunities

Since this route is mostly back-roads, there are not a lot of roadside amenities. However, once reaching the Ryland Pike section, there are some gas stations with convenience stores. The end of the route is in a commercial/retail area that can serve any needs.

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March 13, 2019
160 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
Pavement was great, and the scenery was nice. There's a bunch of little villages along the way, but nothing that really got in the way of enjoying the scenery as I was speeding past. The twisty sections had a few spots where you could consider dragging a knee if you really wanted to push it. Coming into the city through the mountains was a sight to enjoy too.
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