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Cumming to Stone Mountain

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By bpellis (5 McR Points) on Jun 22, 2013

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look2x
July 21, 2015
I took this route going north as a way of getting…
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Written Directions

START in downtown Cumming, GAHighway 9 north through Dawsonville Highway 136 east Left on Price Road to stay on 136 Right on Thompson Bridge Road, then quick left on Mount Vernon Road (Highway 283) Right on Bethel Road Right on Brookton Lula Highway (Highway 52) Through Lula, GA--right on Old Cornelia to stay on 52 Left on 52 In Maysville--right on Highway 82 Through Jefferson--becomes Highway 11 Through Winder--becomes Highway 81 In Loganville--left on Highway 10, then immediate right on Conyers Road (Highway 20) Bear right on Centerville Rosebud Road--becomes Anniston Road You are at Stone Mountain--END

Scenery

This route provides a wide variety of scenery and landscape...at times, you are in a shroud of trees, and it feels like there's nobody else on the planet. Other times, there are wide vistas of distant mountains, Lake Lanier, beautiful farms. The route takes you through several quintessential Georgia small towns--Dawsonville, Lula, Maysville, Loganville. Stop and eat, have coffee, rest...many options along the way. The route takes you over two sections of Lake Lanier, so you get the lake views, and the long distance vistas...you start out in the hills, go over the lake, ride through rolling farmland...a wonderful relaxing scenic ride!

Drive Enjoyment

This route is almost all 2-lane highway, and no freeways--though you go over both 985 and 85 on your way. Road quality is generally excellent, with the worst conditions being the freeway overpasses--just a minor inconvenience. There is a great combination of mountain twisties and rolling ribbons of highway with long, sweeping turns. There is generally little traffic on these roads--again, most of it will be over the freeways, and in Winder and Loganville, with more traffic as you get closer to Stone Mountain.

Tourism Opportunities

There are a number of terrific restaurants, shops, and scenic overlooks for rest stops. You are never more than 20 miles from a gas station, so fuel level is never a problem. Be sure and take in the scenic small towns--in particular, Jefferson and Lula are charming and scenic, and have some great outdoor restaurants and cafes.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

This is a great ride for Metro Atlanta residents--you don't have to go too far to start an awesome ride!

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look2x
July 21, 2015
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
I took this route going north as a way of getting near Helen in northern Georgia - started in Decatur, Georgia. It's good riding and was pleasant, but in my eyes, it's only a gateway to the better roads up north. I should acknowedge that the further north you go the better it gets. If you're leaving Atlanta to head north and want to avoid the major highways, it's a great choice. Road conditions were great. There are many turns to follow this route properly , so download the gpx file to make your ride easy. I missed one turn onto Bethel Rd because it came up quickly and I was busy enjoying the scenery instead of looking at the GPS.
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