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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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NewJersey13
June 27, 2014
Lived in DE for 20 years and took this trip…
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Guest
January 8, 2011
I love this road. I have been taking this route…
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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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NewJersey13
June 27, 2014
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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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Guest
January 8, 2011
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
I love this road. I have been taking this route to the shore since I was a kid. It is starting to get built up a bit between Port Penn and Rt 299. The Augustine Inn is closed, but there are good places to eat in Delaware City, plus the launch to Pea Patch Island (a Civil War Prison Island). Leipsic is a speed trap so be careful going over the bridge if your heading south as speed limit drops to 25 immediately. I love the combination of straights and twisties. State Lands and Preserves are all along this road.
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October 24, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
Nice local ride. Watch some of the potholes near bridges. At the end you can visit Mikes Harley Davidson in New Castle.
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