Weekend Riding


A fantastic 53 mile ride around Hanging Rock, Sauratown and Pilot Mountains, beginning in Danbury, NC.

The route:

0.0 RIGHT out of Moratock Park onto Sheppard Mill Rd.
0.2 RIGHT onto NC 8/89 North (Option: turn left onto Hanging
Rock Park Rd., climb up Hanging Rock)
Pass the point where Hwy 8 bears Right
6.0 Store on right
6.2 LEFT onto Lynchburg Rd. (NC 268, SR 1504)
12.7 LEFT on Brown Mountain Rd.
(NOT Brown Mtn. Church Rd.)
17.2 LEFT onto McDaniel Rd.
19.6 LEFT onto Old Westfield Rd.
22.3 LEFT onto Main St. (Pilot Mtn., NC)
22.7 RIGHT onto Hwy 268 West
24.0 Cross Hwy 52 – Store
24.2 LEFT onto Shoals Rd.
28.6 LEFT onto Pinnacle Hotel Rd.
32.6 Road name changes to Surry Line Rd.
33.0 LEFT onto Old US 52
(Option: Continue on Old US 52, LEFT onto Old Winston Rd., LEFT into Pilot Mtn State Park, climb up Pilot Mtn., return via Old US 52 to LEFT on High Bridge Rd.)
33.0 RIGHT onto High Bridge Rd.
33.5 RIGHT onto Bowen Rd.
35.8 RIGHT onto Volunteer Rd.
Road name changes to Chestnut Grove Rd.
39.3 LEFT onto NC 66
40.7 Store
(Option: continue on Hwy 66, Right onto Taylor Rd., Left onto Sauratown Mtn. Rd. – climb up Sauratown Mtn., return on Hwy 66 to Left on Flat Shoals Rd.)
41.4 RIGHT onto Flat Shoals Rd.
43.8 Store
45.5 LEFT at 2nd intersection of Sizemore Rd.
46.5 RIGHT onto Overby Rd.
48.1 LEFT onto Mountain Rd.
51.5 LEFT onto Hwy 8/89
52.4 RIGHT onto Sheppard Mill Rd.


The weekly MUSEP ride. 37 fast, hilly miles. My legs hurt.

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