This Friday, when The Hobbit premieres, the cyclist’s path to the theaters of Chapel Hill will be fraught with dangers, four-wheeled and motorized…
…unless a safer path is revealed.
Lo! A sign of hope!
There is a magic gate in Laurel Woods that leads South to a Village, and there lies The Lumina Theatre.
Head south on Merritt Mill, then turn left on Edwards St.
At the end of Edwards, bear left into the parking lot.
Bear right and continue downhill through the parking lot.
In the back corner of the parking lot, you’ll find a foot path.
Behold! The Magic Gate!
Past the Courts of Tennis
Across the Laurel Woods Desert of Parking.
Bear left and head downhill.
Beware the deadly currents of the mighty Fordham Boulevard.
Cross Fordham and turn left to head east along the southern bank of the bypass.
Less than 100 yards ahead is the start of the Morgan Creek Trail.
Through the parking lot.
Down the trail.
Up the bridge.
At the top of the bridge, take the sidewalk to the left.
Turn right to head south on 15-501.
At the next intersection, Culbreth/Mt. Carmel, lies the entrance to the Southern Village bikeway. Follow this path straight into “downtown” Southern Village.
Your journey is complete…
…or perhaps it has just begun!