The ride crosses two mountains, Johns Creek Mountain and New Castle Mountain. Traffic is low to moderate but can be heavy at times on SR 311. A ride for strong cyclists.
Starting Point: Newport town park baseball field located on SR 42, 1.3 miles east of junction with US 460.
Distance: 61.8 miles.
|0.0||Leave the town park.|
|6.6||Level Green Baptist Church.|
|6.9||Pass SR 629 on left.|
|7.6||Left onto SR 662 (Happy Hollow).|
|9.5||Left onto SR 658.|
|13.2||Right onto SR 632.|
|14.0||Maggie. Bear right and continue on SR 632.|
|21.4||Pass SR 635 on left.|
|23.6||Right onto SR 658.|
|28.3||Right onto SR 311 (south). Watch for traffic.|
|33.5||New Castle. Go right onto SR 42 (west).|
|36.6||Right onto SR 624.|
|49.6||Left onto SR 42.|
|52.8||Twin Oaks Store.|
|55.2||Level Green Baptist Church.|
|61.8||Return to baseball field parking lot.|
For a leisurely paced Saturday ride, have lunch at the diner in the little town of New Castle. But don't have dessert because the climb up New Castle Mountain is a bear! The diner has public rest rooms.