Riding in the North Georgia Mountains

The second week of October 2017, we stayed in Franklin, NC to ride the Dragon (US-129).  Franklin is a great location for riding roads in the North Georgia Mountains as well.  A great reference map for North GA roads can be obtained from America Rides Maps.  The map highlights the best motorcycle roads and good … Continue reading Riding in the North Georgia Mountains

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Taking the Long Way to Clayton, GA (from Franklin, NC)

It is less than 25 mi to get to Clayton, GA from Franklin, NC.  Just follow US-23 S from Franklin.  It is totally straight and full of traffic but it will get you there quickly.  This post shows the long leisurely route of a little under 50 mi using US-64 E to Higlands then NC-28/GA-28 … Continue reading Taking the Long Way to Clayton, GA (from Franklin, NC)

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

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. On VA-80 west of Meadoview, you … 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