Let's do a Century
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North Carolina
Bikes: Pinarello Prince/Campy SR; Cervelo R3/Sram Red; Trek 5900/Duraace, Cervelo P2C/Duraace
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I ride down to Morrow Mtn (Uwharrie) on a regular basis. I start from Concord but know those roads over your way pretty well. If you're close to Albemarle Rd and 485 you're not too far from picking up a route that is pretty well marked on the road. From whereever you are, take some back roads to Ferguson and McManus-just west of Hwy 601. You will see a yellow "gear" painted on the road. You can follow those and it will take you over to Morrow Mtn. It might change to a solid yellow circle with an arrow along the way as that is another route that also takes you over.
You can also go via Stanfield, Big Lick-take St Martins Rd, Old Aquadale. The key is to take Old Aquadale to Hwy 138, Southside, Stony Gap (goes straight across Hwy 52) and then it's a straight shot to the entrance of Morrow Mt.
You can also start the whole route at Running Crk Elementary as it is very well marked from there. It's a 60 mile loop from there.
It's a really, really nice area to ride.
Ride your Ride!!