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Brunswick County Macomb 200, Cue Sheet


The Brunswick Brunswick County Macomb 200K was set up as a Randonneurs 200K Permanent to be listed on RUSA.  It includes the quaint tourist destination of our Southport, Oak Island beaches and its intercoastal rambles, more rural Brunswick County and the remote tranquility of the Green Swamp.  Starting in Southport North Carolina at the Kangaroo Express (1130 H Howe) and riding out to the coastal side of Oak Island, after crossing two intercoastal bridges the route heads for a stop in Bolivia.  Then back southward down a short section of US Hwy 17, the route turns west to the tranquil Green Swamp, before hitting another rest stop near the Wacammaw River.  It is worth checking out the prehistoric looking Bowfin mount at the bait shop by the bridge.  Then turning east to coastal communities near Ocean Isles, or Shallotte and then route continues toward Holden Beach.  Making it all the way back to the marshes of Sunset Harbor the route returns then via the new bridge into Oak Island for a ride down the beach front.  The route turns back to finish in Southport with its many good places to eat.  Enjoy the Cape Fear River and a recovery dinner overlooking the sun setting on the old fishing harbor.

An interactive GPX downloadable map is at: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2134989

Brunswick County Macomb 200k Permanent


Control 1: Kangaroo Express, 1130 N.  Howe St.  Southport, NC (07:00 start time)      

Miles

Then go

Turn left onto Hale Swamp Rd SW

Miles

72.4

Then

2.5

Turn right onto Howe St/ NC 211

2

Turn left onto N Carolina 179 N/Bricklanding Rd

74.9

2.4


Turn left onto/Long Beach Rd SE

2.0

3.5

Turn right onto Main St

77.3

0.8

Slight right onto E Oak Island Dr

5.5

0.9

Turn right onto N Carolina 130 E/Holden Beach Rd

78.1

4.7

Turn right onto NE 76th St

6.4

0.5

Turn right to stay on N Carolina 130 E/

82.8

3.3

Turns left and becomes E Yacht Dr NE

6.9

1.3

Continue straight onto Sabbath Home Rd SW

86.1

0.2

Information Control 2, Nature park landmark  green sign, answer control card question (00:28 to 00:56)

8.2

2.9

Control 6: Subway Sub Shop, 1098 Sabbath

Home Rd SW  (04:38 to 09:16)

86.3

0.6

Turn left onto NE 1st St

11.1

0.4

Turn left onto Sabbath Home Rd SW

 

 

Turn right onto E Oak Island Dr

11.5

0.1

Turn left onto Old Ferry Connection SW

86.9

1.1

Turn right onto N Middleton/ Midway Blvd

11.6

10.6

Continue straight onto Stone Chimney Rd SW

88.0

5.5

Turn right onto US-17 BUS N/Old Ocean Hwy

22.2

0.7

Turn right onto N Carolina 211 S/Southport-Supply

93.5

2.4

 Control 3: Kopp Quick Stop 3928 U.S. 17

Business  (opens 01:14 to 02:28, elapsed time)

22.9

5.1

Turn right onto Zion Hill Rd SE

95.9

3.1

Turn left onto US-17 BUS N/Old Ocean Hwy

 

Turn right onto Sunset Harbor Rd SE

99.0

2.8

Turn left onto Benton Rd SE

28.0

2.6

Control 7: Kopp Kwik Stop III, 3732 Sunset Harbor

 Rd SE  (opens 05:28  to 10:56)

101.8

5.2

Turn left onto US-17 S/Ocean Hwy E

30.6

0.6

Return right onto Sunset Harbor Rd

 

 

Turn left onto Stone Chimney Rd SE

31.2

0.4

Turn right onto N Carolina 211 S/Southport-Supply Rd

107.0

3.5

Turn right onto N Carolina 211 N

31.6

0.8

Turn right onto E F Midway Blvd

110.5

3.7

Slight left onto Big Macedonia Rd NW

32.4

1.3

Continue onto N Middleton Ave

114.2

0.8

Turn right onto Makatoka Rd NW

33.7

9.7

Turn left onto E Beach Dr

115.0

0.9

Continue onto Exum Rd NW

43.4

4.1

Information Control 8:Ocean Crest Pier 1411E Beach Dr,  answer sign control card question (06:14 to 12:28)

115.9

2.3

Continue onto Little Prong Rd NW

47.5

4.1

Turn right onto E Beach Dr

 

 

Turn left onto Kingtown Rd NW

51.6

0.1

E Beach Dr turns left and becomes SE 58th St

118.2

0.2

Turn right onto Old King Rd NW

51.7

1

Turn right onto E Oak Island Dr

118.4

0.9

Control 4: Wacammaw Gas & Grocery on right

5205 Whiteville Rd (opens 02:50  to  05:40)

52.7

3

Turn right onto SE 74th St

119.3

0.2

Turn left onto N Carolina 130 E/Whiteville Rd NW

 

Turn left onto E Beach Dr

119.5

0.3

Turn right onto Longwood Rd NW

55.7

3.4

Turn right onto SE 79th St

119.8

0

Turn left onto Russtown Rd NW

59.1

1.7

Turn left onto Ocean Dr

119.8

0.5

Turn left onto Russ Rd NW

60.8

0.1

Information Control 9: Rumble Strip, answer bump count at 500 Ocean Dr, Oak Island (06:28 to 12:56)

120.3

0.1

Turn right onto Russtown Rd NW

60.9

2.4

Continue north east on Ocean Dr

 

 

Turn left onto N Carolina 904 E/Longwood Rd

63.3

3.6

Turn left onto McGlamery St

120.4

0.1

Turn left onto Old Georgetown Rd SW

66.9

2.7

Turn right onto Robert L Jones St

120.5

0.1

Turn right onto Ocean Isle Beach Rd SW

69.6

1.8

Turn left onto Country Club Rd/Long Beach Rd

120.6

3.8

Control 5: Marathon Gas Station, 118 Causeway Dr
Ocean Isle  (03:50 to 07:40)

71.4

1

Turn right onto NC 211 S/Southport-Supply Rd SE

124.4

2.0

Turn north (across street) onto Beach Dr SW

 

Control; 10 and Finish, Kangaroo Express, 1130 N Howe, Southport, NC (opens 06:46 to 13:32)

126.4

 

 

 

The ride was named in honor of Doug Macomb.  Doug was a leading bike advocate for our area.  A former race organizer, Doug founded the Brunswick County Pedalers, and was chief in getting the Wounded Warrior bikes and services to our SE NC community.  He has helped raise money to give over 2300 helmets to children in a 5 county SE NC area, over 16 years.   This route is really more of a connection of the many rides Doug had been leading over the years.  During those outings no one ever tired of his stories or advice.  He will be missed.

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