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:
Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum
Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park
Harrisburg Covered Bridge (photo op)
Emerts Cove Covered Bridge (photo op)
Walk-able “downtown” area. You can pay-to-park and walk.
Tuckaleechee Caverns, Townsend TN
Various distilleries downtown
Handful of attractions (Ripley’s, Aquarium)
Pigeon Forge, TN
Not as easy to walk from place to place. Mostly driving.
The Island in Pigeon Forge (free entry)
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