I'm spending the week mapping south of Snowshoe, WV to Tazwell, VA centered on Beckley. Cell service will be rare so I'll mostly post from the bar in the evenings. I'm exploring and rating the roads for two new maps of the area.
Our motorcycle trip to West Virginia to explore the mountain back roads. The focus was on the south tip of the state - Coal Country. Who: Jackie Busch, Wayne Busch, Yermo Lamers What: Motorcycle Trip When: October 20 - 23, 2018 Where: Glade Springs, WV, Blowing Rock, NC, Waynesville, NC Why: Explore Roads in Southern West Virginia Yermo and Jackie(https://miles-by-motorcycle.com/13640/rides/61921/fall-luxury-mapping-trip-to-wv/photos/65216/yermo-and-jackie) Saturday, October 20 - ...Read More
It's too easy to ride past two great Blue Ridge Parkway attractions at Roanoke - Mill Mountain and Roanoke Mountain. Both are just south of the city and worth a visit. The Park Service roads which lead to them are well marked. Roanoke Mountain & Mill Mountain(https://miles-by-motorcycle.com/51999/maps/60609/roanoke-mountain---mill-mountain) Roanoke Mountain Loop Road at Milepost 120.3 is on the east side of the parkway. The 3.75 mile single lane one-way paved road wind ...Read More
With so many great motorcycle roads in the Smoky Mountains - How do you choose which to ride?Start with the named motorcycle rides. If it's popular enough to be named, it's a good one. The Copperhead Loop Ride in North Carolina is one of the best. The Copperhead Loop(https://miles-by-motorcycle.com/51999/rideplans/53346/the-copperhead-loop) You can use your smart phone to view the map when you do this ride. Be aware, cell service is spotty in the mountains, it's a good idea to ...Read More
US 276 and NC 215 are two of the finest motorcycle rides you’ll find. The Copperhead Loop ride links them using US 64 through Brevard. You'll enjoy wonderfully twisty roads, waterfalls, and intersect the Blue Ridge Parkway at two points.
Located on the quiet south side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Maggie Valley is the hub of the best motorcycle rides in the USA. More than 100 great motorcycle rides surround the mountain town. It's home to the Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum. Numerous rallies and festivals take place throughout the warm season. Maggie Valley Rally at Festival Grounds(https://miles-by-motorcycle.com/51999/photos/52000/untitled/52432/maggie-valley-rally-at-festival-grounds) ...Read More
April views of motorcycle rides near the Smoky Mountains NC 28(https://miles-by-motorcycle.com/51999/photos/52118/untitled/52634/nc-28) By mid April spring is coming on strong in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The electric green leaf shoots are exploding on the trees. The first purple and white flowers are showing on the wild dogwood and cherry trees along the roadsides. The Dragon(https://miles-by-motorcycle.com/51999/photos/52118/untitled/52640/the-dragon) While you ...Read More
The Rattler Motorcycle Ride is one of the great motorcycle rides in North Carolina and is one to include in your Blue Ridge Parkway motorcycle ride.