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Barber Motorsports

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 598 miles / 962.4 km
  • Ride Time: A Weekend (2 days)
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $45.45
  • States Visited: Mississippi, Alabama
Submitted by:
Strato1900

Take a couple of days, a camera and some camping gear and you'll have a blast on this trip. You can pick up the route about anywhere...but it is mapped primarily for Mississippi Coastal riders. This ride will take you to Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, AL. Camp off the bike at Oak Mountain State Park and ride into Barber the second day. A lot of this trip can be made taking the two lane, US Hwy 11, but it can get a little boring...as Hwy 11 was the old route, now replaced by the much faster 4 lane Interstate 59. I suggest you ride one till you get tired, get on the other and alternate back and forth until you get to a stopping point that's comfortable for you. There are plenty of places to stop for food, drinks and gas. When you pass through Hattiesburg, stop at Shipley's doughnuts (off of Hardy St) for some hot, fresh and delicious doughnuts, take a quick detour in Enterprise to go see Dunn's Falls, then take a break in Meridean to see the Denzel Carousel and the Jimmie Rodgers Museum...and don't forget to stop at Chunky River H-D for a shirt or two. Oak Mountain State Park, outside of Birmingham is a great park...lots of places to pitch a tent, or if you are a little too old (or road weary) for that...grab a cabin. Get a good night sleep and take a leisurly ride through the small suburbs south of Birmingham, and on into Leeds. Once you get to the Barber Motorsports Park, park your scooter right up front in the exclusive motorcycle parking and be prepared to gaze in child-like wonderment for the next four-five hours. Give yourself plenty of time to see the museum and if you plan your trip just right, you might even be able to watch some actual racing through the large glass wall of the museum that faces the track. On your way back out to the highway, stop in at the BassPro and ride their 'nature trail' driveway entrance. By the time you finish this day, you'll be ready to get back, especially if you are crunched for time...hit the superslab, point your hiawatha headlight south and set the cruise control.

This is a motorcycle ride in the states Mississippi, Alabama. This motorcycle route has 5 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by Strato1900 in September. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by Strato1900

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Road Characteristics:

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