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Duke to Saxapahaw

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By penelope cruiser (7 McR Points) on Mar 19, 2017

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Start: The Fuqua School of Business, 100 Fuqua Drive, Durham, NC 27708End: 1735 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd, Saxapahaw, NC 27340 Head out of the parking lot and turn left onto Towerview Rd Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Erwin Rd Turn right onto NC-751 N/Cameron Blvd At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit and stay on NC-751 N Turn left onto US-70 BUS W Turn left onto Old NC 10 Turn left onto New Hope Church Rd Continue onto Arthur Minnis Rd Turn right onto Borland Rd Take Bradshaw Quarry Rd to Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd in Saxapahaw Turn left onto Orange Grove Rd Turn right onto Bradshaw Quarry Rd Turn left onto Mebane Oaks Rd Continue onto Saxapahaw Rd Continue onto Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd Saxapahaw General Store will be on the left Google Maps directions: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/The Fuqua School of Business, 100 Fuqua Drive, Durham, NC 27708/Saxapahaw General Store, Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw, NC/@35.9826523,-79.1984677,13z/data=!4m26!4m25!1m15!1m1!1s0x89acdef7f98577a9:0x26b9486c121816e0!2m2!1d-78.9472799!2d35.9988399!3m4!1m2!1d-79.0164758!2d36.030228!3s0x89ace0a640fa92bb:0x132bf0c54f34deb6!3m4!1m2!1d-79.1325527!2d36.0063462!3s0x89acdb953c602d41:0x640b613c398a503f!1m5!1m1!1s0x89accd922165ad6b:0x3a02f728313ecc1!2m2!1d-79.3182781!2d35.9466567!2m1!1b1!3e0

Scenery

This is a typical North Carolina farm country route that gets you quickly out of Durham by way of the Duke Forest. The route mostly covers farmland on both sides, which is great for a nice spring day.

Drive Enjoyment

Given its proximity to the city of Durham, this is a great way to get some twists in. 751 is well-paved and windy, and as you get out into farm country the road quality is general great, but as always, be careful for grass and other farm debris which can be on the road and hidden in the shade of trees. Be sure to turn off Arthur Minnis onto Borland, because there's a section of Arthur Minnis that isn't paved. Generally these are well paved roads though.

Tourism Opportunities

There's intentionally very little on this route, but it's only 27 miles long. If you head out and realize you're out of gas, you can head torwards Hillsborough for a gas fill up and be back on the route in no time. Saxapahaw's a great little town to ride into -- the general store has all kinds of fresh food and the Haw River Mill has a local brewery with a patio. The Haw River is nice to dip your feet into on a warm day.

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