Blowing Rock, NC
Cherokee, NC – Oak Ridge Check-in
Thursday – Saturday
June 8 – 11
Oak Ridge, TN
This is a RAIN OR SHINE event!
We will cruise regardless of weather — it doesn’t dampen the fun. Outdoor activities will be adjusted as needed.
Many of the areas we are going are high elevation so bring a jacket!
In the event of severe weather, we will make the assessment at that time.
Leg 1: Ghent, West Virgina
June 5 – Monday – Head & Back of the Dragon / Blue Ridge Pkwy
Host Hotel: June 4-5, Skyline Lodge, 127 Lakeview Drive, Ghent, WV 25843
8:00 AM: Depart the Skyline Lodge for Head of the Dragon – No Svcs, please fuel up and take restroom breaks before we depart
11:00 AM: Arrive at the Back of the Dragon Welcome Center, Tazewell VA
Noon: Depart BOTD Welcome Center for BOTD
1:00 PM: Arrive in Marion VA for lunch/svcs
2:00 PM: Depart Sur 81 Parking Lot, 1050 VA-16, Marion, VA 24354 for Blue Ridge Parkway
5:00 PM: Arrive at Boxwood Lodge, Blowing Rock NC
Leg 2: Blowing Rock, North Carolina
June 6 – Tuesday – Blue Ridge Pkwy / Diamondback / Devil’s Whip / Mt. Mitchell
Host Hotel: June 5-6, Boxwood Lodge, 671 N Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
9:00 AM: Depart Food Lion, 7533 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 for BRP. Make sure you fill up with gas!
10:00 AM: Arrive at the Museum of NC Minerals, 214 Parkway Maintenance Rd, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. Restrooms only
11:00 AM: Depart MNCM for Diamondback
Noon: Arrive in Marion NC for Lunch/Svcs
1:00 PM: Depart Marion Food Lion, 1210 Hwy 70 W, Marion, NC 28752 for Devil’s Whip
2:00 PM: Arrive at Mt Mitchell SP
3:00 PM: Depart Mt Mitchell SP
6:00 PM: Arrive at Great Smokies Inn, 1636 Acquoni Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719
Leg 3: Cherokee, North Carolina
June 7 – Wednesday – Wayah / Moonshiner / Fontana Dam / Tail of the Dragon
Host Hotel: June 6-7, Great Smokies Inn, 1636 Acquoni Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719
10:00 AM: Depart Cherokee Cinemas and More, 91 Sequoyah Trail, Cherokee, NC 28719. Make sure you fill up with gas!
Noon: Arrive at Fontana Dam Visitor’s Center, Fontana Dam, NC 28733.
1:00 PM: Depart Fontana Dam for Tail of the Dragon (No stop planned at Deale’s Gap)
2:00 PM: Lunch at 129 Hub, 4371 Calderwood Hwy, Maryville, TN 37801. Souvenirs and food.
4:00 PM: Depart for Double Tree Hilton Oak Ridge
5:00 PM: Arrive at DTH Oak Ridge
6:30 PM: Dinner – Wear your Local Club Shirts @ Buddy’s BBQ – 328 S. Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Leg 4: Oak Ridge, TN
June 8 – Thursday – Tail of the Dragon / Moonshiner 28 / Maggie Valley / TBD
Host Hotel for duration: DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Oak Ridge – Knoxville, 215 S. Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830
09:00 AM: Pre-Event Assembly – DoubleTree Parking Lot (Rear)
09:30 AM: Depart for Tail of the Dragon
10:30 AM: Pre-stage before TOD / Restrooms closed
11:00 AM: Arrive Tail of the Dragon / Souvenirs / Restroom / Lunch
01:00 PM: Depart TOD for Moonshiner 28
02:30 PM: Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum
04:00 PM: Cruise 1: Scenic Route (Hwy 441/Sugarlands/Missing Link – 3 hrs)
04:00 PM: Cruise 2: Direct Route (Interstate (I-40) – 2 hrs)
06:00 PM: Direct Route Cruise returns
07:00 PM: Scenic Route Cruise Returns
08:00 PM: After Dinner Social – DoubleTree Hotel Lounge
June 9 – Friday
No events planned. Free day for those to explore or relax. Recommended areas:
Walk-able “downtown” area. You can pay-to-park and walk.
Various distilleries downtown
Handful of attractions (Ripley’s, Aquarium)
Pigeon Forge, TN
Not as easy to walk from place to place. Mostly driving.
June 10 – Saturday – Pat Gardner Devil’s Triangle Memorial Cruise
Norris Dam / Nemo Trailhead / Lone Mountain State Forest
08:30 AM: Pre-Event Assembly – DoubleTree Parking Lot (Rear)
06:30 PM: Awards Banquet
June 11 – Sunday – Check Out Day
11:00 AM: Hotel Check Out Time