Getting to the Blue Ridge Parkway from Johnson City, TN

There are several entrances about an hour to an hour and a half ride to the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) from the Johnson City, TN area.  This post describes the entrances near and further from Johnson City that we have used often.  We don't ride the BRP very often anymore because riding within the posted … Continue reading Getting to the Blue Ridge Parkway from Johnson City, TN

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How to download GPX files into your Garmin Device

I use the Rever App on my phone and computer to track, plan and generate .GPX files for rides.  The App is free for tracking, planning and sharing rides so check it out; if I can do it, anyone can. I am starting to generate .gpx files for routes shown in this blog.  This is … Continue reading How to download GPX files into your Garmin Device

US-321 near Watauga Lake, TN and Beyond

US-321 starting in Hampton, TN is another local favorite for sportbike and cruiser riders. Sometimes though the traffic can get a little heavy especially in the summer when boaters and swimmers are enjoying Watauga Lake.  When temperatures drop, the traffic dies off, and since the road is well-maintained, it is a great choice for winter … Continue reading US-321 near Watauga Lake, TN and Beyond

Two Routes that Include VA-80 from Meadowview to US-19 then to Breaks Park and KY or to Cleveland and Coeburn, VA

These two routes are not in the Blue Ridge Mountains but they are close and unique enough to be included in the category.  Both routes include riding VA-80 from near Meadowview, VA to US-19 in Rosedale, VA.  This section of VA-80 is located in the Channels Natural Area Preserve.  You will feel like you are … Continue reading Two Routes that Include VA-80 from Meadowview to US-19 then to Breaks Park and KY or to Cleveland and Coeburn, VA

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