- The road runs between Carrsboror and Greensboro, North Carolina
- 37 miles (59 km)
- 45 minutes
Football Road is an auto road, but more interestingly, it is also a designated bike path. It offers a scenic, 37-mile ride through pastoral farmlands with ponds and babbling brooks. It also presents several historic sites dating back to the Revolutionary era.
This road starts out in Carrboro and follows Route 1005, which changes to Greensboro/Chapel Hill Road. It runs for eight miles to Snow Camp and veers left onto Route 1004. It then takes Routes 2360, 2407, and 2369, and goes back onto Route 1005. After about 7 miles, Route 1005 becomes Alamance Church Road and ends at the crossroads of Routes 1005 and 3334.
Points of Interest
Points of Interest Along The Way
Before the Revolutionary War, there were several factions of the local populace that grew discontent with the government that dealt with the colonies' affairs. The Regulators were formed to try and deal with the problems, but without a decisive leader, they were considered more of a mob. They caused several problems and in 1771, William Tryon was ordered to take care of them. The Battle of Alamance ended badly for the Regulators, as the losses were great and the Regulators rebellion crushed.
5803 South NC 62, in Burlington, NC
Blandwood Mansion (NC)
As the former home of one of North Carolina's governers, this is the oldest example of Italian Villa architecture in the U.S.
Greensboro, North Carolina, just west of the byway.
Duke University (NC)
Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit,and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with theUniversity; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community,the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain aplace of real leadership in all that we do.
Established in the mid-1800s, Duke continues to follow itsmandate of providing education and opportunity. Although just under12,000 students total are enrolled, the campus maintains a smalland intimate atmosphere. Visitors to Durham will want to explorethe campus, complete with Duke University Chapel, the Sarah P. DukeGardens, plenty of athletic events, and the Duke Museum of Art.
Durham, North Carolina
Eno River State Park (NC)
This park is an outdoor getaway featuring a river lined with hardwood trees.
Just west of Durham, North Carolina
One of North Carolina's larger cities.
Central North Carolina near Raleigh and Chapel Hill.
Museum complex contains buildings dating as early as 1892.
130 Summit Ave. in Greensboro, NC
Guilford Courthouse (NC)
The Guilford Courthouse is designated as a National Military Park because of a battle fought here during the Revolutionary War.
Greensboro, North Carolina
Snow Camp Historic Site (NC)
A replica of a historic Quaker community featuring log houses and Quaker meeting houses.
Drama Rd. in Snow Camp, NC
William Fields House (NC)
A Gothic Revival dwelling featuring a steep gabled roof and arched former windows.
447 Arlington St. in Greensboro, NC