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4.4 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.4
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Greensboro, NC - Blue Ridge Pkwy - Winston-Salem

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By Mindwarp (5 McR Points) on Jan 09, 2012

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Guest
December 9, 2012
I used to live out there, what is described is a…
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NCScout16
April 30, 2017
This is currently my favorite route as I've…
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Written Directions

Take 220 north out of Greensboro. After crossing the Virginia state line take US58 North just before Martinsville.After approximately 40 miles, take the Blue Ridge Pkwy east to Mabry Mill. Great little breakfast place there by the old mill. Get back on the Pkwy and head west until you get to US52. head back south on 52 all the way to Winston-Salem.

Scenery

US58 and the Blue Ridge Pkwy is absolutely beautiful. Mabry Mill is one of the oldest water mills still in operation in the beautiful Virginia countryside.

Drive Enjoyment

There are some sweeping turns, and some sharp turns for the first half of the trip. 52 south is more traditional with a few sweeps. All of the roads are fairly new pavement and a very comfortable ride.

Tourism Opportunities

Several small communities along the way until you hit the Pkwy. Then it's all about the lookout stops with very few amenities until you hit 52 south. The breakfast at the Mabry Mill Restaurant is Excellent!

Motorcycle Road Additional info

It's a nice little day trip to start out on at around 7AM. Stop for Breakfast at Mabry Mill and it puts you on the Pkwy around 10:30-11:00AM, and depending on how many scenic stops you make you'll hit the US52 exit at around 2PM. It's the warmest and best part of the day to be on the Pkwy.

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Guest
December 9, 2012
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Motorcycle Type : Other
I used to live out there, what is described is a beautiful drive but the map is incorrect. The map shows getting off onto NC704 and going up to NC8 and crossing into VA to hook up with US 58.
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NCScout16
April 30, 2017
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
This is currently my favorite route as I've ridden it about 3 times in the past 3 months. I modified the return route to the Triad by getting off in Mount Airy with a food break stop at the Derby Restaurant, then south on 89 into the twisties past Hanging Rock -> Walnut Cove then home.

The Mabry Restaurant sounds interesting; will check that out in a future trip.
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VRage
April 30, 2012
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
My partner and I rode this route W-S to Blue Ridge Pkwy to Greensboro on 28 April 2012. Beautiful ride from Mt Airy, NC to Fancy Gap, VA to Madison, NC. The Blue Ridge Pkwy was AWESOME even though it was a little cold. The weather man lied to us about what the weather was going to be. The 40 miles of 4 lane to get to Mt Airy plus the 20 miles of 4 lane-city traffic after Madison and the 30 miles of I-40 back to the hotel in W-S were boring with not much to look at but the needed evil for the 80 miles of fun ride with great visuals. We took our time with frequent stops which made the ride a day long event. Worth doing and I hope to go back in the fall when the leaves start changing colors.
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