Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Near Cullman, Al
Robbinsville,NC. is where we usually stay. Some good places to eat and drink and there is a Microtel there that is motorcycle friendly and the rates are very reasonable. By all means "Ride the Dragon" but the real beauty of motorcycling in the Smoky Mountains is in the long sweeping curves and the views of the Cherohala Skyway and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Most of the hotels and visitor centers have motorcycling maps of Tennessee and North Carolina with dozens, if not hundreds of day trips and loops. Like others have said, ride "The Dragon" at your pace. There will be sport bikes that ride your butt, so just ignore them and they will pass. Don't try to out-think them as most are good riders and will watch for you. Have fun and ride safe.