Nine days total at $1,025 per bike (four spots available, deadline 9/23/2017)Convenes on Saturday, September 30th and concludes Sunday, October 8th Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio
Join us and travel some of the finest roads in America's "New Heartland". We'll gather in Nashville, Indiana where the southbound curves multiply exponentially. A long eastward jaunt across Kentucky dives into North Carolina by way of Tennessee. Route 441 connects directly to the Blue Ridge Parkway, where we might deviate and wrestle with Deal's Gap. Either way, our path continues due northeast before bouncing diagonally toward Ohio's infamous "Triple Nickel" (SR-555). Our trip finds it's tail in Maysville, Kentucky where reflection awaits with memories in tow.
Schedule and AccommodationsGroup riding begins every morning at 8am sharp. All lodging is included. Some lodging includes breakfast. Customers are responsible for gas, food and excursion fees unless otherwise stated below. Each ride leader will have a limited array of roadside tools but you should consider bringing any obscure utilities that are specific to your motorcycle.
SaturdayLet's gather and get to know one another! Opened in 1974, Nashville, Indiana's Brown County Inn offers every modern amenity. It's ten-acre lot boasts walkable gardens, guest room balconies and live entertainment. We'll gather at 7pm to discuss all things tour. The indoor/outdoor pool is open year round. The on-site casual dining has plenty of seating, serving traditional cuisine.
Includes: Lodging (Pool, Miniature Golf, Wifi)
SundayWe'll head south from Nashville through Hoosier National Forest toward the Kentucky border. Lunch will be served either in Birdseye, Indiana or at the Riverview Restaurant in Hawesville, Kentucky overlooking the Ohio River. We'll continue east, ending a 245 mile day in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, 45 miles south of Louisville. Can you name the movie featuring Elizabethtown?
Includes: Lodging (Pool, Hot Tub, Fitness, Wifi)
MondayAt 250 miles total, this is again a big day. Heading due east across the bluegrass state, our route takes us aimlessly through hilly, rural back country. We'll break for lunch in Ravenna (El Ranchito or Michael's) before stair-stepping east and eventually barreling south. One more rest stop in Booneville connects our day to it's end in Manchester, Kentucky.
Includes: Breakfast + Lodging (Pool, Wifi)
Tuesday"The Hills Are Alive With The Sound of Motorbikes." Breathe in the clean mountain air for 240 miles and three states. We'll start the morning in the hills of Kentucky, tunneling the Cumberland Gap into Tennessee. Tennessee's green hills will lead us to the Great Smoky Mountains. We'll wind through the Smokies and end the day in Maggie Valley, North Carolina.
Includes: Breakfast + Lodging (Pool, Wifi)
WednesdayOur entire morning and afternoon is dedicated to the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway (featured in the video above). Mountainous overlooks and a seemingly endless horizon give these twisty hairpins, sweepers and switchbacks a five star riding reputation. Three total rest stops (Woodrow, Grassy Creek and Obids) make this 270 mile stretch to Meadows of Dan the biggest of the trip.
Includes: Lodging (Pond, Billiards, Winery, Wifi)
ThursdayThis segment is 250 miles of Virginia hills and mountains. The Blue Ridge Parkway continues, providing postcard-worthy views complete with opportune photo stops. We'll skirt Devil's Backbone, Snuffers Ridge, Roanoke, part of the Appalachian Trail and Humpback Rocks before redirecting west into Warm Springs and the elegant George Washington/Jefferson National Forest.
Includes: Lodging (Wifi)
FridayWe're heading northwest, making our way toward SR-555 with a few rest stops along the way. The curves remain constant as we approach the West Virginia border. In Petersburg, we'll break for lunch at Holly River Grocery and enjoy the rest of the day meandering toward Parkersburg, West Virginia, knocking another 240 miles off the docket.
Includes: Lodging (Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi)
SaturdayIt's Triple Nickel time! Also known as "Ohio's Tail of the Dragon", these 65 technically challenging miles reach northeast for Zanesville where we'll deviate south toward Chillicothe. Following the ridge line of Pike Lake State Park, we'll eventually pass through Blue Creek and Lynx. Our journey ends gracefully in Maysville, Kentucky after a 250 mile day and 1,700+ miles of guided twisty fun!
Includes: Breakfast + Lodging (Pool, Hot Tub, Fitness, Laundry, Wifi)