SV to downtown
This is a direct way to get from Southern Village to downtown - in this case to the town hall.
The first part is very pleasant following the Fan Branch and Morgan Creek trails to the parking lot at the Morgan Creek trail head on NC54. From there you have to ride ~200 yrds along NC54 on the [very] wide shoulder and cross over to the apartments and climb a short but pretty steep hill.
You connect to Edwards St via a gate next to the tennis courts and climb a little more until you reach Merritt Mill Rd from which point on it gets flatter again and more pleasant.