This is a RAIN OR SHINE event!

Except for the drag strip and certain outdoor events, we will cruise regardless of weather.  In the event of severe weather we will make the assessment at that time.


 
We have switched up how we do lunch and dinner meals.  Check the schedule for any specified dining venues. 
If it is not specified, it will be on your own.

 

There are three locations to choose from.  The Oak Ridge leg of the Stampede will be where the majority of the week is spent. 

 

Leg 1:  Marion, Virginia

May 10, 2021, Monday – Burke’s Garden / God’s Thumbprint / Back of the Dragon

Recommended Lodging: Best Western, Whytheville Inn, 355 Nye Road, Wytheville, Virginia 24382

07:30 AM: Pre-Event Assembly – Wal-Mart (1193 N Main St, Marion, VA 24354)
08:00 AM: Depart Wal-Mart
09:30 AM: Arrive at Back of the Dragon Welcome Center, Tazewell, VA (Services Available)
10:30 AM: Depart for Burke’s Garden / God’s Thumbprint (No Service Stops)
12:00 PM: Arrive at Kangaroo Express & Dairy Queen (8006 South Scenic Hwy, Bland, VA)
12:30 PM: Depart for Fancy Gap, Virginia – Blue Ridge Parkway
01:30 PM: Blue Ridge Parkway to Blowing Rock, NC. Various stops. Limited/no services06:00 PM: Arrive in Blowing Rock, NC
07:00 PM: Dinner – Mellow Mushroom Pizza (946 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC)


Leg 2:  Blowing Rock, North Carolina

May 11, 2021 – Tuesday – Museum of North Carolina Minerals / Devil’s Whip / Mt Mitchell State Park

Recommended LodgingBoxwood Lodge, 671 N Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

07:30 AM: Pre-Event Assembly – Food Lion (7533 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC)
08:00 AM: Depart for Blue Ridge Parkway
09:30 AM: Arrive at Museum of North Carolina Minerals – No Services
10:00 AM: Depart for Devil’s Whip & Mt. Mitchell State Park
12:00 PM: Arrive Mt. Mitchell State Park (2388 NC-128, Burnsville, NC) – Limited Services
01:30 PM: Depart Mt. Mitchell State Park
05:00 PM: Arrive at Double Tree Hilton – Oak Ridge (215 S Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, TN)


Leg 3:  Oak Ridge, Tennessee

May 12, 2021- Wednesday – Drag Race / Registration Day

Recommended Lodging (for duration of Stampede): DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Oak Ridge – Knoxville, 215 S. Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830

08:00 AM:  Pre-Event Assembly – DoubleTree Parking Lot (Rear)
08:30 AM:  Depart for English Mountain Raceway, Newport, TN (10 AM – 4 PM)
We have a minimum requirement for the Drag Strip so pre-registration is recommended so we do not have to cancel due to lack of participation.

09:30 AM:  Arrive at Drag Strip
12:00 PM:  Lunch provided at drag strip (Bojangles chicken)
03:00 PM:  Hotel Check In
05:00 PM:  Early Arrivals Meet & Greet / Registration – DoubleTree Parking Lot (rear)
06:30 PM: Dinner – Wear your Local Club Shirts @ Buddy’s BBQ – 328 S. Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830


May 13, 2021 – Thursday – Forbidden Caverns / Gatlinburg / Clingman’s Dome

07:30 AM: Pre-Event Assembly – DoubleTree Parking Lot (Rear)
08:00 AM: Depart for Forbidden Caverns (Pending)
09:20 AM: Forbidden Caverns Tour ($10/person – cash)
~12:30 PM: Cruise to Gatlinburg for lunch
Free time in Gatlinburg Places to eat in Gatlinburg (TripAdvisor)

02:00 PM: Optional Cruise: Sugarlands Visitor Center -> Clingman’s Dome
02:30 PM: Arrive Clingman’s Dome
04:30 PM:
Depart Clingman’s Dome (Dinner Option: TBD)
08:00 PM: After Dinner Social – DoubleTree Hotel Lounge


May 14, 2021 – Friday – Skyway / Tail of the Dragon

07:30 AM: Pre-Event Assembly – DoubleTree Parking Lot (Rear)
08:00 AM: Depart for Cherohala Skyway
09:15 AM: Arrive Hardy’s, Tellico Plains (Refuel – Restroom)
09:45 AM: Depart for Tail of the Dragon
11:15 AM: Arrive Tail of the Dragon / Souvenirs / Restroom
12:15 PM: Depart TOD
01:15 PM: The Riverstone Restaurant – 8503 State Hwy 73, Townsend, TN 37882

02:30 PM: Cruise 1: Depart for Missing Link / Foothills Parkway
02:30 PM: Cruise 2: Depart for Cades Cove (Depending on car count)

04:30 PM: Missing Link cruise arrives back at hotel
05:00 PM: Cades Cove cruise arrives back at hotel
08:00 PM: After Dinner Social – DoubleTree Hotel Lounge


May 15, 2021 – Saturday – Debbie Clark Devil’s Triangle Memorial Run
Memorial run for Jenni Clark’s mother who passed away.

08:30 AM: Pre-Event Assembly – DoubleTree Parking Lot (Rear)
09:00 AM: Depart for Devil’s Triangle
10:45 PM: Weigel’s, 102 Weigels Ln, Rocky Top, TN 37769 (Food)
11:15 PM: Depart for Norris Dam
11:30 PM: Norris Dam Group Photo Shoot
12:30 PM: Depart Norris Dam
12:45 PM: Habaneros III Mexican Restaurant – 119 Joe Owen Rd, Clinton, TN 37716
06:00 PM: Awards Banquet – DoubleTree Hotel Meeting Room
08:00 PM: After Dinner Social – DoubleTree Hotel Lounge


May 16, 2021 – Sunday – Check Out Day

11:00 AM: Hotel Check Out Time