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3.67 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.67
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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Feb 28, 2003

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Guest
August 11, 2008
Rode Route 9 Saturday August 9 with 4 other guys…
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December 30, 2007
Route 9 is a grat ride. Try to ride the northern…
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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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Guest
August 11, 2008
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Motorcycle Type : Other
Rode Route 9 Saturday August 9 with 4 other guys. It is a great road for bikes!! Long stretches with inviting curves, beautiful views of the water, farmland, forests, and some nice switch backs thrown in there. You can't miss with this road.........
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Guest
December 30, 2007
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
Route 9 is a grat ride. Try to ride the northern part of RT 9 on low tide. If the tides are high and the wind is blowing the water will flood over parts of the road at low bridge crossings.
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Al.bobbie
November 5, 2018
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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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