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3.33 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.33
3 Reviews

Pekin Road & Cartledge Creek Road

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Feb 29, 2004

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Guest
April 22, 2014
Love this Road. I use it in part to travel from…
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El_Pibe
May 30, 2019
Over the past two years the section between 731…
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Written Directions

From Troy, NC simply take Pekin Road all the way south down to Rockingham (the road changes names around Route 73 to Cartledge Creek Road).

Scenery

You'll see and smell the lush green pine forests. You'll pass many old farmhouses and open fields. The road occasionally tops a small mountaintop and reveals distant views and nearby ridges. There are many nearby historic sites for detours if you choose. The road winds it's way through the southern edge of the Uwharrie Mountains and offers some stunning scenery especially in the fall.

Drive Enjoyment

This is by far one of the best motorcycle roads in the State. Whoever designed it must have been a motorcycle rider. From long sweepers to properly banked tighties you'll want to do this one over and over.

Tourism Opportunities

There's not much on the road but plenty of nearby things to do. Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic Site, Morrow Mountain State Park. There are a couple of great homemade ice cream stands in nearby Ellerbe.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather . - Visit North Carolina web site.

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Guest
April 22, 2014
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
Love this Road. I use it in part to travel from High Rock to Myrtle Beach. It cuts through forest land owned by paper co. some of it has been harvested recently but other parts offer great views. can be combined with the "gold run" through Uwharie forest using 109 and Ophir RD. Little to no Businesses or even houses.
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El_Pibe
May 30, 2019
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
Over the past two years the section between 731 and 73 has deteriorated and the state has chosen to keep it up by using tar snakes which in the turns is not appreciated by us motorcyclists. The use of tar is to the extent that you cannot avoid it so make sure to relax and hold your lines best you can. Can't wait until they repave this section.
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Guest
September 15, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
This is a great route, but I like to ride it in reverse. Going from Rockingham to Troy gives better views and the curves seem to handle better. Absolutely gorgeous.
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