Topsail Island has everything you need for the first half of this ride. Stop at Buddys Crab House and Oyster bar near the pier in Surf City. Lots of great East Coast Seafood in Surf City. Really good vibe and youre sure to run into other riders along the way. Put some gas before you leave Surf City. Theres a good 20 mile stretch before you get to Haws Run road. Not many places to pull over along the way. They have 2 convenience stores on that corner to get something to snack on and walk around a bit before you get to the curvy portion of the ride. You can fill up in Chinquapin and there are a few eateries there but you wanna save your appetite for Thigs BBQ on Rte 111. A few miles past Ellis airport on your left hand side. Realy good East North Carolina style BBQ joint.