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By Guest (0 McR Points) on May 31, 2007

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Robert C Johnson
January 13, 2018
About 5 miles north of Calcutta on rt 170 is a…
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Wrathchild
2 McR Points
April 29, 2016
I usually start this ride in Poland. As has…
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Written Directions

The directions for this route are easy to follow as all you need to do is start in Calcutta, OH and head north on Rt 170 up to the Poland, OH area.

Scenery

Take a scenic joyride thru the woods, and maybe stop at a couple of overlooks. The best section of this road starts going out of Calcutta, Ohio. It is a state route that has excellent surface and the turns give this an almost gives a 'tail of the dragon' feel, and in the fall, the foliage is great! There are a couple of overlooks u could pull off at and enjoy the scenery. This route will basically 'bottom out' at Poland, Ohio. Be aware that Poland is notorious for being a speed trap. This is a road that is popular with cruisers and touring bikes and it is a ride not to be missed in the fall!!

Drive Enjoyment

Top notch pavement. This road can be ridden as 'hot' as 60 mph; but is also popular with cagers in the fall especially. The curves are mainly of the sweeper variety. I can take them at 60 mph on a Sportster. I cant remember which towns, but u will eventually run into some railroad tracks. 1 in particular, is a dual set of tracks that will put a hurtin on a bike if hit fast. Take any and all train tracks gently, and u'll save the scoot.

Tourism Opportunities

This road will pass thru a few towns along the way. If followed long enough, u will end up in Poland, Ohio. The small towns u will ride thru include Federicktown, New Middleton, and East Palestine.

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Robert C Johnson
January 13, 2018
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
About 5 miles north of Calcutta on rt 170 is a small dot on the map. called fredrickstown at if you turn East onto fredrickstown road. about 100 yards down the twp. road you will cross an old iron bridge. great place to get a few nice pics. about another 300 yaards up the road is a really nice lookout. Great view especially in the fall. It is hard to get turned around right there by the overlook. Your best bet is to go up the road a bit and turn around. but well worth the 1/2 mile detour off of route 170
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Wrathchild
April 29, 2016
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I usually start this ride in Poland. As has already been mentioned, Poland is a speed trap. New Middletown isn't much better. Nice gentle sweeps with some great scenery on the northern half until about East Palestine. From East Palestine on down to Calcutta it gets a bit more technical. Pay attention to signs - there are a few curves south of Negley that will put your heart in your throat if you're not careful.
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pghlivekid
July 18, 2014
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Motorcycle Type : Other
The best part of the road is on the Calcutta side. It starts at Bruster's Ice Cream. The pavement is good, the road's curves are awesome.
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