View Full Version : Mount Airy to NC-66

July 30th, 2008, 10:06 AM
I had a meeting in Mt. Airy yesterday afternoon, which gave me an excuse to take NC66 up and back. My meeting was near the airport on Holly Springs Church Road - afterward, I decided to meander back. Here's the route I took (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=5770112559191511521,36.461790,-80.558550%3B10884772500902049145,36.479176,-80.518675%3B12528174162315347752,36.445732,-80.504937%3B15185526669651674196,36.414438,-80.485440%3B4202089151591083543,36.444090,-80.438620%3B17569977959859705588,36.444556,-80.396625%3B12578697140853130504,36.296884,-80.326661%3B17952907227860223980,36.258726,-80.309732&saddr=Holly+Springs+Church+Rd+%4036.461790,+-80.558550&daddr=Holly+Springs+Rd+%4036.479176,+-80.518675+to:Cook+School+Rd+%4036.445732,+-80.504937+to:Matthews+Rd+%4036.414438,+-80.485440+to:36.459535,-80.465069+to:McDaniel+Rd+%4036.444090,+-80.438620+to:Brown+Mountain+Church+Rd+%4036.444556,+-80.396625+to:NC-66+%4036.296884,+-80.326661+to:NC-66+%4036.258726,+-80.309732&mra=dpe&mrcr=0&mrsp=4&sz=13&via=1,2,3,4,5,6,7&doflg=ptm&sll=36.436475,-80.432968&sspn=0.059799,0.147285&ie=UTF8&ll=36.378726,-80.393143&spn=0.239374,0.589142&z=11) - it was fantastic!

Now, looking at the map, there are some other roads up there (Like Jessup Grove Church Road) that look like they would have made it a bit shorter and even a little better - but Holly Springs Church, Cook School, and Brown Mountain roads ROCKED. And were a good warm-up before hitting NC66 on the way back.

Might be an interesting addition to the Bullfrog run next year.... add some of those roads, stop for lunch in Mt. Airy, then do the same twisty route back - double the fun!

I never knew there were so many great twisty roads on the east side of 52! I'm envious of all you Triad people now... ;)

July 30th, 2008, 12:33 PM
yep that is some awesome motoring all around Pilot mountain and Mt. Airy...

July 30th, 2008, 04:28 PM
Actually if you just head westish from Winston-Salem and stay off the interstates, it's pretty hard not to find great roads everywhere! Sunday afternoon I went out 67 and took a right on Donnahua road and wound my way around the back of Pilot Mt to 268 then to Elkin, Traphill Rd to Stone Mt and up that VERY curvey road to 21, then took it to the BRP went down to 18 (great road) to Wilkesboro and then 268 back to Elkin and 67 home all in less than 3 hours. GREAT DRIVE!:D

August 6th, 2008, 06:18 PM
we run them roads all the time . We live close to Pinnacle:eek: there are some nice & peaceful roads to ride .RIGHT....And away we GO....:cool:

August 10th, 2008, 08:08 AM
I just got back from a week long holiday in the Blowing Rock area. The road is Shulls Mills road. It is best to take it coming from blowing rock and then you end up at Hounds Ear or Hounds tooth country club. It is a few miles long but it is really intense.

My wife is from Pinnacle so I will give your route suggestion a try.


Todd (Mr. Beebe)

August 13th, 2009, 10:27 AM
I'm headed to Pilot this weekend, this is just what I was looking for.

August 13th, 2009, 11:58 AM
I just follow my GPS everywhere since I'm new to the area...and you know, they have the "shortest route" option and the "quickest route" option...I think they need to have a "most fun" option!

August 13th, 2009, 08:49 PM
yeah, I wish there was an easy way to import the route to the GPS

August 13th, 2009, 10:34 PM
Looking back through the thread - Shulls Mill Rd. - drool drool (was part of BRPT 2009 for those not there).

As for GPS, I am currently saving for a Nuvi 755 as it looks like there are a couple options for laying out a route in Google Maps and then loading it into the Nuvi.

August 13th, 2009, 10:45 PM
I decided the prices had fallen enough, at least compared to when my fiancee got hers, and just installed a refurb Nuvi 660 on a gominigo.com mount. I really like not having to borrow anymore!

I'll have to look and see how I import routes now.

September 5th, 2009, 09:32 PM
Thanks so much for the map on these roads! We just drove this route today coming back from a trip to Mabry Mill and it was so much fun! There were many long stretches where the wheel was going one direction then right back the other way! It was beautiful back in there, I think we want to retire there! Thanks again for the map, we'll definitely do this again in the fall!