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3.8 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.8
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By manishk (5 McR Points) on Aug 30, 2015

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atpucci
2 McR Points
November 24, 2015
I live on the southern tip of this route. I have…
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mcordova
198 McR Points
April 10, 2020
Very nice day trip. Starts off a little traffic…
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Written Directions

This route is NW of downtown Raleigh, NC. It starts and ends in the Brier Creek area. The route goes through Falls Lake area all the way to Creedmore and loops back through part of Raleigh. See the online map for specific road/directions.

Scenery

This route starts and ends in the parking lot of Walmart in Brier Creek area (doesn't sound very appealing, I know but it gets better and better). We go through part of state highway 1641 and enter on Virgil road, one of the most twisty roads in the area. Continuing NE on state road 1811, the route crosses Falls lake on 2 bridges with a beautiful view of the lake on both sides. The route then continues on windy roads: old weaver, new light road, pleasant union church road and part of six forks road.

Drive Enjoyment

This road has a fair amount of curves and as mentioned above, a portion of the route travels along Virgil road which is one of the most twisty roads in the area. The road is well done on most sections on this route. One needs to watch for gravel dragged out on the road from driveways. There are occasional potholes and bumps in the roads but nothing alarming.

Tourism Opportunities

Not too many road amenities once you get on back roads. But this route covers part of state hw 98 and six forks road which has all the usual road side restaurants and grocery shops. I have seen few Walgreens and CVS pharmacies as well. There is Park road bar and grill on the intersection of 1811 and cheek road.

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atpucci
November 24, 2015
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
I live on the southern tip of this route. I have just gotten a bike after a 20 year absence since riding a 450 Nighthawk in college. I had been wandering around the country roads in the same area for a few weeks but had not yet found this specific route. It is beautiful, fun, open, and well paved. I was riding at dusk with a full moon in the sky and a cool breeze enhancing the experience. At one point a young boy came running down his driveway with is hand in the air signalling for me to gun the engine - and I couldn't resist! I cant wait to get up to the more intense routes in the mountains but this is a great route to get my feel and groove back.

PS: Virgil Road is mentioned in the description but not part of the highlighted route, although it is within the highlighted loop. I have no idea how to correct this.
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mcordova
April 10, 2020
198 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Very nice day trip. Starts off a little traffic busy but get better and better as you get into it.
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raygarrettjr
August 4, 2021
5 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Adventure Touring
The route is great if you live in Raleigh, especially if you live in Mid-Town. An alteration is to begin this route on Six Forks instead of Briar Creek. The route is the same but you just alter the start and endpoints. City riding gets boring, and its route gets you out of the city pretty quickly. Of note: There were a pretty high number of bicyclists on this route on Saturday morning. Dozens of them. That's fine, but be cautious of changing traffic as folk veer into the opposite lane to pass/avoind bicyclists. This was not a special event. Apparently this route is also on a bicyclist entusiats site.
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