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2.5 out of 5 Rider Rating 2.5
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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Apr 30, 2009

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mcordova
198 McR Points
April 10, 2020
Very nice open rode day ride.
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chipstriumph
2 McR Points
January 25, 2016
This is great ride but follow the directions not…
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Written Directions

We began our route on NC 55-S at High House Road in Cary, NC (southwest side of Raleigh). We set out South on 55 through Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Angier, to Dunn. We picked up NC50-S at Newton Grove and followed that through to Holly Ridge. At Holly Ridge, take US 17-S through Wilmington to US421-N. This stretch had very few services on it for some time (gas up in Wilmington).

Scenery

Rural farmlands on the trip to the North Carolina coast. Small towns show some real character of Eastern NC.

Drive Enjoyment

Not a great deal of traffic. The route is mostly back roads with lots of twists but easy to follow. Surface is generally in very good shape.

Tourism Opportunities

Gasoline stations are not overly abundant, but are available if you do some planning. Lots of travel through smaller towns that have places to stop, gas up, stretch your legs, etc... The stretch on 421 out of Wilmington was pretty bare for a long while (40 mi), be prepared.

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mcordova
April 10, 2020
198 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Very nice open rode day ride.
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chipstriumph
January 25, 2016
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
This is great ride but follow the directions not the map. Map program defaults to route 40 rather than 50 to 17.
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Guest
November 2, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Cool idea. I drive the car to the Topsail Beach area all the time. Hadn't thought much about taking back roads on the bike, but sounds like a great ride.
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