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4 out of 5 Rider Rating 4
5 Reviews

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By Beetlejuice (5 McR Points) on Feb 08, 2015

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StreetKing
2 McR Points
July 27, 2015
Nice ride, several winding roads, beautiful in…
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Spencer
2 McR Points
June 8, 2019
This route is in my back yard and I ride it or…
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Written Directions

Start at The Shop, 315 W. Main St, Waxahachie. Go west on W. Main St. W. Main St will turn into W US Hwy 287 Business. Pass under IH35E overpass and turn right onto FM 664 (Ovilla Rd). Stay on FM 664, cross over US Hwy 287 and continue north on FM 664 through Ovilla and into Red Oak. Cross over IH35E and continue into Red Oak. At the signal light turn right onto FM 342. Follow FM 342 until it Ts into US Hwy 77. At signal light turn left onto US Hwy 77. At signal light turn left onto FM 387 (E Butcher Rd). At stop sign turn left onto FM 813. Follow FM 813 into Rockett. At gas station stay to the right on FM 813 and continue into Palmer. At stop sign turn right onto FM 878. Follow FM 878 into Waxahachie and take US Hwy 287 south towards Ennis. After you pass the Texas Motorplex, stay to the left on US Hwy 287 Bypass. Take the Hwy 34 exit and take a right on Hwy 34 towards Lake Bardwell and Italy. Cross over Lake Bardwell and continue into downtown Italy. At the stop sign turn left onto US Hwy 77 south. Follow US Hwy 77 south into Milford. Turn right onto FM 308 towards Maypearl. Follow FM 308 through downtown Maypearl. At gas station turn left onto FM 157. Follow FM 157 towards Midlothian. Turn right onto FM 875 towards Midlothian. Follow FM 875 until you cross over a set of railroad tracks. Be careful the grade crossing is steep. At stop sign turn right onto W US Hwy 287 Business. Follow W US Hwy 287 Business west and it will turn into W. Main St. Continue into Waxahachie. The loop stops at The Shop 315 W Main St.

Scenery

On this route you will see historic downtown Waxahachie, the Ellis County Courthouse, rolling hills, farm and ranch land, ponds, a lake, HiView Exotic Farm, good places to eat and a lot of small town charm.

Drive Enjoyment

This loop has plenty of curves and rolling hills. The road surface is blacktop and in good condition. The only potholes you will encounter will be on FM 664 / Ovilla Rd between Waxahachie and Red Oak.

Tourism Opportunities

You will see the Historic Ellis County Courthouse, beautiful downtown Waxahachie, the College Street Pub in Waxahachie, The Shop (motorcycle shop) in Waxahachie, The Rockett Cafe in Rockett, HiView Farms off of FM 813, Lake Bardwell, Up Town Cafe in downtown Italy, The Rockett Ranch Cafe in Milford off of IH35E, The Busy Bee Cafe and B's Leather Shop in downtown Maypearl and many more places to dine and shop.

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StreetKing
July 27, 2015
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Nice ride, several winding roads, beautiful in the spring... fields full of bluebonnets
Rocket cafe is always great stop opens at Noon on Sundays
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Spencer
June 8, 2019
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
This route is in my back yard and I ride it or parts of it on a very regular basis on all types of bikes from BMW touring bikes, sports bikes and cruisers, The roads are all in good condition with nice curves twist and turns. The views are beautiful especially in late March through May. Don't miss the great sushi and American food at the Bristol General Store on FM 660 or The Rockett Cafe on FM 813, if you pass them they are worth turning around for. Don't miss a chance to visit The Shop in downtown Waxahachie, open every day except Monday; great people and all kinds of riding gear.
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OldHondaNut
October 8, 2019
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
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