Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Coastal North Carolina
Bikes: 1984 Nashbar Tour MT; 2008 Jamis Aurora; 2013 Surly Cross-Check
Hope you're feeling more at home in Wilmington, now, MustRide. I've been here for 7 years & feel like I've learned a thing or 2, commuting almost every day from home in Pine Valley to downtown.
I guess my favorite ride is going down River Road from Shipyard Blvd to Carolina Beach. Of course, though, with the killing of that father & son last year River Rd has gotten a very bad reputation. Another scenic ride is to go up North Kerr Rd to Highway 210, then West to 421, & back down to town. Those are shorter rides than what you're looking for, but maybe they're a start. I generally stay away from Wrightsville Beach, on account of the crowds.