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3.44 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.44
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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Feb 29, 2008

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Guest
April 4, 2011
4/3/11- My wife and I just ran this area and…
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drfnknstn
July 8, 2015
I rode this route this past weekend. 7/5/2015. It…
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Written Directions

You'll find this great ride in North Texas, 18 Miles South of Downtown Dallas on Interstate 45 (The Houston Interstate). Just start in Ferris, TX. I suggest you start at the Ferris High School as it has a large parking lot and is a favorite meeting place for riders to head out on this motorcycle road. From there head east on TX Route 660. 660 will start to head southeast and then after you pass through Crisp Bristol it will actually start heading southwest. Soon after that, it will T into Route 813 where you want to take a right and get on Route 813. Shortly after you get on Route 813 you'll want to switch to Route 879 heading southwest and take this into Garrett, TX. In Garrett, stay on Route 897 heading west as it starts to bring you into Waxahachie. Here you want to get on the E. US 287 Bypass as it takes you northeast and up to Route 813. Take a right on to Route 813 now heading northeast to and through Rockett, TX. Now take a left on to Route 983 heading northeast and all the way to Ferris, TX, completing a full loop and back to your starting point when you hit Route 660.

Scenery

During the April-May time each year, this is the best Bluebonnet viewing and picture taking area in all of Texas. It is a very quiet country farm road with plenty of places to stop and take pictures. Take your time and enjoy the country. This is a good cruiser route with plenty of gas stops along the way.

Drive Enjoyment

This road is a very well maintained Farm to Market system with plenty of twists, turns, hills and flat straight-aways

Tourism Opportunities

This is a very country setting with very small towns. Some eateries in Ferris at the start and about halfway through in Waxahachie. Just a good afternoon Ride to enjoy!

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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Guest
April 4, 2011
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
4/3/11- My wife and I just ran this area and really loved it. We came from Waxahachie and ran fm 813 through Rockett and Palmer out to fm 660. During Blue Bonnet season the Union Hill road is a must. Nice homes and field after field of Blue Bonnets. The views were beautiful and the scent of flowers in the air was awsome. Easy one tank trip from Arlington.
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drfnknstn
July 8, 2015
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I rode this route this past weekend. 7/5/2015. It was a fun short ride. The roads are ok. The pavement on some of the curves were rough but not unmanageable for my sport cruiser.

The scenery throughout the route is great. It is very easy to make a wrong turn if you are not sharp. You will not get lost, but you can easily wind up in the wrong place!!

This is a no pressure ride! I was able to cruise 50-60mph without anyone riding my tail. Most of all, you can easily do this route on a street bike on one tank!

Highly recommend this route!!
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T-Bar
July 7, 2015
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
This is not a bad trip. Scenery is through Texas farmland, pretty flat the whole way. Not a lot to see and no places to stop along the route for scenic photo ops. Lots of peg scraper turns, many are very sharp and blind; use caution. The directions say the road has a T from 660 to 813, but it's more like a Y. Very easy to miss. If you do miss it, you'll stay on 660 into Ennis. Very easy to get back on the route from there. Maybe it would better when the Blue Bonnets are out.
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