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4.25 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.25
8 Reviews

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By MCR Contributor (988 McR Points) on Mar 10, 2011

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Tank
75 McR Points
April 23, 2020
Connecting this ride with the Old Liberty ride is…
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Bespoke Villainy
14 McR Points
May 31, 2020
A perfect slice of what makes North Carolina so…
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Written Directions

The route starts at the Uwharrie Sportsman on Hwy. 24/27 W in Mt. Gilead and travel East on Hwy 24/27 into Troy. Just inside of Troy you take a slight left onto NC-109-BYP and go just a about a mile before you turn left onto NC-109/Eldorado Rd. Continue on 109 for about 7 miles and turn right onto Ophir Road. Stay on Ophir Road about 5 miles and it becomes Tower Road, take a right onto Flint Hill Road. Go 4 miles and turn left onto Love Joy Road at Flint Hill. Stay on Love Joy Road about 2 miles and the road name changes to Abner Road. Go another 3 miles and turn right onto Pisgah Covered Bridge Road, take a left at Pisgah to stay on Pisgah Covered Bridge Road. Continue on Pisgah Covered Bridge Road for 7 miles and take a slight left onto NC-220-BR/S Fayeteville Street. Go another 5 miles and the Rockstar Grill & Bar is on your left.

Scenery

This route takes several back roads through the Uwharrie Mountains between Troy and Asheboro. There are a lot of views of the Uwharrie Mountains, lakes and streams, and one place to definitely stop off at is Jump Off Rock on Flint Hill Road near Ophir.

Drive Enjoyment

Most of the roads on this route are decent for traveling, with a fair share of twists and turns and ups and downs.

Tourism Opportunities

There's not much between the stop and finish as far as food, shopping, gas, etc. but we started the trip at the Uwharrie Sportsman where we had lunch. The Uwharrie Sportsman is a convenience store and grill, great place to fuel up for the ride both the bike and your belly! Along the route we stopped at the pull off for Jump Off Rock and took in the beautiful scenic view of the Uwharrie River winding through the mountains. There's also a hiking trail just before the Jump Off Rock pull off for those that enjoy a nice hike. From there it's mostly just a vast span of country roads until you get into Asheboro and, of course, then you have your choice of gas stations, food, shopping, you name it. We definitely recommend stopping at the Rockstar Grill & Bar which the bar tender that was there when we stopped was very biker friendly.

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Jump Off Rock to Asheboro
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Jump Off Rock to Asheboro
Jump Off Rock to Asheboro
Jump Off Rock to Asheboro
Jump Off Rock to Asheboro
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Tank
April 23, 2020
75 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Connecting this ride with the Old Liberty ride is a nice Day trip
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Bespoke Villainy
May 31, 2020
14 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
A perfect slice of what makes North Carolina so great. Beautiful farmland broken up by winding river valleys with multiple single lane bridges to punctuate the fun. I continued on thru Uwharrie and made a morning out of it.
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Eric S
September 29, 2020
18 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
As another rider suggested I added the route to Liberty on to this one. This is one of my regular routes now because it's so close to home. I modified the route a bit to stop at the Pisgah Covered bridge. Got to be careful, though, it's a steep gravel road, so go all the way to the bottom to turn around. I also added a stop the Cox Harley dealer up there too! Nice route, without much traffic. Not much to do in Troy these days, but worth stopping at the Uwharrie Mercantile for a cup of coffee and a rest.
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