The route follows low-traffic backroads through the Central Carolina / Piedmont region. It goes from Milton, NC to Gisbon, NC. View it below or click the link to the 'Ride With GPS' page.
The route is fairly easy. There are no significant climbs or mountains. However, there are also very few sections of flat road. The constant rolling hills add up, and over the course of the day you will climb over 6000'. The largest elevation gains, approximately 300', are during the first few miles through Milton (a good way to warm up if the morning is cold!) and the approaches to Carthage and Southern Pines around miles 100 and 118. Road quality is excellent, especially compared to what one experiences in the Northeast.
Saxapahaw General Store (mile 52) is a classic cyclists' rest stop and highly recommended. Siler City (mile 74) and Carthage (mile 102) are towns with convenience stores and parks that are good places for a quick lunch. A bike shop on the route in Southern Pines (mile 117) and the Five Points Country Store (mile 129) are other good places for a stop.