Lake Norman Challenge Professional Review and Guide
"This ride is enjoyable all year. The back roads of Catawba and Iredell counties are as charming as their names: Grassy Creek Road, Black Snake Road, Molly's Backbone, and Buffalo Shoals road.
The route passes by cornfields, tobacco farms, cow pastures, and their proud homesteads, all welcoming with their fresh paint, sunny perennials, grapevine wreaths, and other country accents. If you like rolling hills, this ride's for you. Terrain: rolling hills with a few short, steep climbs."