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5/4/2018 12:00 PM - 5/6/2018 4:00 PM

Welcome to the first overnight trip of the year. Our trip will include 3 days of mountain road riding through North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.  We will meet at the Lowe's in Weaverville (24 Northridge Commons Parkway) at 11:45 a.m. with KSU at 12:00.  Grace and I plan to be at Steak n Shake next door at a 11:00, if you would like to join us for lunch.  Friday afternoon we will travel through Cherokee National Forest, Mountain City, Tn, ride the “Snake”, Damascus, Va, and Mt Rogers, overnighting in Marion, Va.  (approx. 160 miles). 

On Saturday morning, we will start off riding the famous Back of the Dragon out of Marion.  We will then travel through Christianburg, Va, Woolwine, Va, and end up in Mt Airy, NC ( aka Mayberry) for the evening.  (approx. 185 miles).

Our final day, we head west through Sparta, Shatley Springs, Boone, Blowing Rock, Little Switzerland, Spruce Pine, ending up at Harley Davidson of Asheville.  (approximately 170 miles). 

If you plan to attend, send us an email and we will send you a list of hotels in Marion and Mt Airy so that you can make your reservations.  There are restaurants and gas stations close to each hotel.  Jeff - jeffreyrbishop@gmail.com or Grace - glpbishop@gmail.com

The daily mileage may look low, but combine the curvy roads, stops, weekend traffic and lunch, we will have a full day of riding.  We should still be able to arrive at our destinations in time for you to explore if you like.  We look forward to a great weekend of challenging roads and good company!!!!

Route Map:

View detailed route of Back of the Dragon Tour - Marion, Va/ Mt. Airy 3-day ride in a larger map

Road Captain: Jeff Bishop
Sweep: Grace Bishop
Mileage: 500

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