Convenes Saturday, October 5th and concludes Sunday, October 13thSeven days of riding at $1,515 per bike (five spots remaining, deadline 9/20/2019) Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana
Seven riders will conquer seven states in seven days! We'll gather in Maysville, Kentucky where the eastward curves multiply exponentially. Ohio's infamous "Triple Nickel" (SR-555) introduces the first of many grand scale twisties. West Virginia then stair-steps to the Virginia border before pointing our compass directly at North Carolina by way of the Blue Ridge Parkway. A smoothly paved mountain road, the BRP offers casual sweepers and majestic views, readying our senses for an optional battle with Deal's Gap the next morning.
Not interested in riding the dragon? Relax and visit the Wheels Through Time museum. Route 441 then guides us toward Joppa Mountain, followed by some of Kentucky's most beautiful backroads. This path continues due west along hilltops, rivers and valleys only to ricochet north into the heart of Hoosier National Forest. Our trip finds it's tail in Nashville, Indiana where reflection awaits with memories in tow.
Schedule and AccommodationsGroup riding times are discussed/announced the night before. All lodging is included. Some lodging includes breakfast. Customers are responsible for gas, food and excursion fees unless otherwise stated below. Each coordinator will have a limited array of roadside tools. Bring any obscure utilities specific to your motorcycle.
SaturdayLet's gather and get acquainted! Opened in 2005, Maysville, Kentucky's Hampton Inn offers every modern amenity. It's waterfront location boasts riverside views, oversized Jacuzzi tubs and a unique decor. We'll gather at 7pm in the lobby, vote on where to eat and discuss all things tour. Their on-site casual breakfast has plenty of seating, serving a traditional menu.
Includes: Lodging (Pool, Fitness, Laundry, Wifi)
SundayWe'll begin with a warmup cruise along the Ohio River. Each road change from there introduces more intricate demands as we pass through Pike Lake State Park and eventually Chillicothe on our way to the Triple Nickel. Also known as "Ohio's Tail of the Dragon", these 65 technically challenging miles reach southeast for Parkersburg where we'll rest for the night with 255 miles logged.
Includes: Breakfast + Lodging (Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi)
MondayWe're heading southeast, making our way along SR-47 into Burnt House. The curves remain constant as we pass through Troy, Rock Cave and Holly River State Park. In Hacker Valley, we'll break for lunch at Holly River Grocery and enjoy the rest of the day meandering toward the Virginia border, knocking another 240 miles off the docket.
Includes: Lodging (Wifi)
TuesdayThis segment is 200 miles of Virginia hills and mountains. Exiting George Washington/Jefferson National Forest, we leave Warm Springs in immediately twisty fashion. After 60 miles, the Blue Ridge Parkway's awe-inspiring change of pace takes over (extended, highly technical alternates are available). The BRP provides postcard-worthy views complete with opportune photo stops. We'll skirt Humpback Rocks, part of the Appalachian Trail, Roanoke, Snuffers Ridge and Devil's Backbone before landing in Meadows of Dan.
Includes: Lodging (Wifi)
WednesdayOur entire morning and afternoon is dedicated to the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway (featured in this video) or it's surrounding alternates. Mountainous overlooks and a seemingly endless horizon give these twisty hairpins, sweepers and switchbacks a five star riding reputation. Three total rest stops (Obids, Grassy Creek and Woodrow) make this 270 mile stretch to Maggie Valley the biggest of the trip.
Includes: Lodging (Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi)
Thursday"The Hills Are Alive With The Sound of Motorbikes." Breathe in the clean mountain air for 250 miles and three states. We'll start the morning in Maggie Valley, North Carolina winding through the Smokies into Tennessee. Tennessee's green hills will lead us into Kentucky before tunneling the Cumberland Gap. We'll roam the Kentucky countryside and end the day in Manchester.
Includes: Breakfast + Lodging (Pool, Wifi)
FridayAt 250 miles total, this is again a big day. Launching north before stair-stepping west, we'll break for lunch in Ravenna (El Ranchito or Michael's. Heading due west across the bluegrass state, our route takes us aimlessly through hilly, rural back country. One more rest stop in Harrodsburg connects our day to it's end in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Can you name the movie featuring Elizabethtown?
Includes: Breakfast + Lodging (Pool, Hot Tub, Fitness, Wifi)
SaturdayWe'll head north from Elizabethtown through Hoosier National Forest toward the Indiana border. Lunch will be served either at the Riverview Restaurant in Hawesville, Kentucky overlooking the Ohio River or in Birdseye, Indiana. Our journey ends gracefully in Nashville, Indiana after a 240 mile day and 1,700+ miles of twisty fun!
Includes: Lodging (Wifi)