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3.67 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.67
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Delaware Coast Short Run

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By Bob Simmons (2 McR Points) on Mar 01, 2003

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Al.bobbie
November 6, 2018
It is a pretty nice rode. I normally take it to…
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RAMiller
2 McR Points
November 17, 2017
Great road with some long straights that can let…
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Scenery

On this quiet 2-lane road you'll run along the Delaware Bay coast, passing thru coastal estuaries (the wide mouth of a rivers into which the tide flows) and farmland. From start to stop, there are many side roads leading to the Del River to stop and take great pictures! It goes from farmlands, to wetlands!

Drive Enjoyment

2-lane secondary road, winding thru the country and along the Delaware shore.Road quality is good, but the road has very few area's with a shoulder, and a breakdown could put you in some danger from the many blind curves. The ride is a blast, however. From the Air Mobility museum located at the Dover End, to the view from the Reedy point Bridge as you approach Del city, you will find a lot of things to catch your eye, and enough turns and long straights to both challenge your cornering, and satisfy you need to open it up a bit. Be on the lookout for farm equipment, and deer!

Tourism Opportunities

Eat lunch (spring summer and fall) at Sambo's in Leipsic Delaware, be sure to stop for a beverage at the Augustine In (Augustine Beach). Route ends at the Delaware Memorial Bridge.When you get into Port Penn try Kelly's Crab house or Crabby Dicks in Delaware City.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather. - Delaware restaurant guide (includes info on Sambo's)

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Al.bobbie
November 6, 2018
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
It is a pretty nice rode. I normally take it to smyrna, but not much farther. You need to watch out in the spring and summer for grass on the road. Also, the only cops I ever see are in the small towns with the 25mph limit, but dont be fooled, I've seen plenty of bikes pulled over. That said, the straights are BEAUTIFUL! You'll open the throttle and before you know it, you're in the triple digits. All and all, it's a good ride, but be safe and use good judgment.
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RAMiller
November 17, 2017
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Great road with some long straights that can let you get carried away a bit with your throttle hand. Do watch out for the humped up canal bridges - as you can catch air if you are not cognizant of your speed. Also watch for water on the road at high tide in some of these same locations.

Some nice attractions along this route include woodland beach - for some real sand and few people.

Also, Bombay Hook has some gravel loop roads that are excellent for bird watching and a favorite with my spouse. We saw a bald eagle there last week.

The Delaware bay is quite beautiful, and I was just down there last week, and the fall foliage seems late, but is quite nice. Enjoy.
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NewJersey13
June 28, 2014
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Lived in DE for 20 years and took this trip hundreds of times. Ice cream at Coleman's Christmas tree farm, crabs at Sambos and all the time seeing US air force jets buzz the skies out of Dover. Love this road. Check out the old light house on at the stop sign in Middletown.
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