The Full Rattler (NC-209) and the Best Part of the Blue Ridge Parkway

In another post, I have described another riding route that included the most northern part of the Rattler (NC-209), but there is also good riding to enjoy on the southern part as well.  Therefore this post will detail riding the entire Rattler (NC-209).  This riding route will also include riding a portion of the Blue … Continue reading The Full Rattler (NC-209) and the Best Part of the Blue Ridge Parkway

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NC-197 and TN-395 – Another Route Back from Burnsville, NC

Burnsville, NC, a nice little town with gas stations and lots of restaurants, is a center point for a lot of great riding roads, NC-80, US-19W, NC-197 combined with NC-226, US-23 and a lot of good paved back roads.  In addition, Burnsville is near Mt. Mitchel State Park and not too far from Mars Hill, … Continue reading NC-197 and TN-395 – Another Route Back from Burnsville, NC

Appalachian Mountain Riding into VA and KY on VA-160/KY-160, US-119, VA-83, and VA-72

If you want to get a feel for more of the coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains but don't want to get too far from the Blue Ridge Mountains, try this route.  Of course the route has twisty fun curves, but to get to the first part quickly, you will have to ride 35 … Continue reading Appalachian Mountain Riding into VA and KY on VA-160/KY-160, US-119, VA-83, and VA-72

Rogersville to Sneedville via TN-66 then back to Rogersville via VA-70/TN-70

When you are ready to tackle a challenging fun curvy twisty road, try TN-66 from Rogersville to Sneedville, TN.  It is more challenging riding it from Rogersville to Sneedville, and if you don't want to ride the entire posted route detailed below, you can just turn around at Sneedville and head back on TN-66.  For … Continue reading Rogersville to Sneedville via TN-66 then back to Rogersville via VA-70/TN-70