Motorcycle Riding and Sports Car Touring In The Smokies
The Great Smoky Mountain National Park area is surrounded by some of the world’s best riding. Highway 129’s Famous 11 mile ride with 318 curves known as the Dragon has become one of the most popular rides in the US. There are breath-taking views as you travel through the Valley of the Dragon from Maryville on 129 to Tab Cat Bridge where the Dragon begins Cherohala Skyway, Highway 441, over the Smokys to Cherokee N.C.
At night the Dragon comes down the mountain to the lands of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Townsend, Wears Valley, Maryville and Tellico Plains. This area is known as the Valley of the Dragon. The Valley of the Dragon is a great place to hang out, eat, rest and find entertainment while waiting for the Dragon to wake up the next day.
More Great Motor Tours near the Smoky Mountains
The best vacations are spent on two wheels, so leave the car at
home and come explore the mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina on your
United Way of Blount County will hold a bike ride on
Saturday, September 15th, at Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson.
Registration for the ride begins at 9:00 AM, and riders will depart from Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson at 10:00 AM to travel Foothills Parkway for an hour.
Entry fee is $15.00, and all paid registrants will receive a free t-shirt.
United Way of Blount County's New Business Development Chairman Boyce Smith is organizing the event. All proceeds will benefit the 2007 United Way campaign.
"We invite everybody to come out and enjoy the road with us," Smith said.
For more information on this event or United Way, please call 865-982-2251 or visit unitedwayblount.org.
September 1-2 The Carolina Mazdas Return
September 5-9 RX-8 Brotherhood of the Dragon headquarters at Fontana Village
September 6-9 8thCivic.com Conquers the Dragon
September 8-9 2nd Annual Wildhorses Mustang Club Cruising The Dragon
September 13-16 Chooch Motorcycle Club Rides the Dragon East Coast Club of European Motorcycle Enthusiasts.
September 13-16 Orlando Cycle Riders
September 14-16 Bent Fork Bikefest - Knoxville World's Fair Park - Three days of biker fun and music.
September 17-20 East Coast Monsters vs. the Dragon
September 21-23 DragonBall Fall Run S2000s annual event
September 22 HSOA, Heritage Springers Owners Association Ride the Dragon At least 40 motorcycles ride through.
Smoky Mountain Bike Week
October 4th through 7th 2007
October 4-7 Smoky Mountain Bike Week at Fontana Village
October 18-21 Corvette Action Center comes to the Dragon
October 19 - 20, 2007
October 20-21 CarolinaHondas.com 2nd Annual Leaf Tour
October 25-28 2nd Annual Fall BMW Dragon Slayers Meet and Drive at the Tail of the Dragon
October 27 LS1GTO Gang at the Dragon
November 2-4 First Annual MINIs Slay the Sleeping Dragon
November 9-11 Porsches on the Dragon
April 25-27, 2008
Thunder In The Smoky's
Spring Motorcycle Rally Maggie Valley, NC
August 28-31, 2008,
ANNIVERSARY CALIBRATION TO BE HELD IN MILWAUKEE HOME OF HARLEY - DAVIDSON
Nitrogen in Motorcycle tires
Nitrogen in tires is becoming a popular replacement for standard
air. Nitrogen is all around us... the air we breathe is 78% nitrogen, 21%
oxygen and the rest is small amounts of other gasses. When it comes to tire
inflation, nitrogen has many advantages over regular air inflation. With
nitrogen tire inflation, improvements can be noted in a vehicle's handling,
fuel efficiency and tire life through better tire pressure retention,
improved fuel economy and cooler running tire temperatures.
The biggest advantage due to small volume of air in motorcycle tires. Nitrogen particles are larger than oxygen preventing permeation.
For more information on Nitrogen in Motorcycle tires contact Nancy Walker of Aircell at 865-268-1015
NATIONAL H.O.G. RALLY
August 24th and 25th 2007