Cullowhee - Macedonia Church Loop
This ride is also a "lasso" loop similar to the Tannassee Loop from on campus at WCU (Cullowhee) to Maceodonia Church Road. The route takes you along the Tuckaseegee River from Cullowhee to Hwy 107 South. You have to ride the “gauntlet” from there for a few miles to the left turn onto NC-281. Once on NC-281, you turn left on Charleys Creek, the right and descend down 215, then turn right on Macedonia Church Road Loop Rd and follow it to Silverstein Rd (or Kitchen Loop Rd) back to 281. Then follow 281 until you pass where you turned off of it originally, then on to 107 and back to the WCU campus. There is a gas station at the entrance to NC-281 and on 215 just past Tannassee Gap Rd if you need fluids, and a community center at the intersection of NC-281 and Charleys Creek. It is about 70 miles and about 4.75 hours of riding. Elevation gain is approximately 7,500’.