Want to learn more about great motorcycling in Western North Carolina? The following sites are great resources to learn why the mountains of NC are the perfect place to vacation and bring your motorcycle along.
Deals Gap – Home of the Dragon, at the Deal's Gap Store, open 7 days a week throughout the riding season, they are home to all the original Dragon memorabilia from 14 different styles of t-shirts, maps, DVD's and all the famous dragon stickers, which show your friends that you have successfully navigated through the Dragon. The store has been an oasis in the mountains since the early forties. Deal’s Gap Store is the base of operations for the Deal's Gap Motorcycle Resort and Dragon's Den Pub and Grill. Great information on their website about the area and The Dragon as well as photos.
Motorcycle Roads – This site offers motorcycle rides and routes all over the country. Click on NC and then Western North Carolina for some of our area rides.
Country Roads - Country Roads Group Riding (C.R.G.R.) is a social motorcycle club based near Knoxville, TN. They organize group motorcycle rides in East Tennessee, Western North Carolina and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the occasional overnight or extended ride to other parts of North America.
Tail of the Dragon – This website offers information on Deals Gap, the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway, and offers on line merchandise, riding tips and information.
Motorcycle Rentals & Smoky Mountain Rides - Offering some of the best riding in the country for the ultimate riding experience - from The Dragon, to the Cherohala Skyway, Blue Ridge Parkway, and many more.
The Cherohala Skyway is a great day trip from the house. The road has been designated a National Scenic Byway. The Skyway connects Tellico Plains, Tennessee, with Robbinsville, North Carolina, and is about 50 miles long. The Cherohala Skyway is a wide, paved 2-laned road with elevations ranging from 900 feet above sea level at the Tellico River in Tennessee to over 5400 feet above sea level at the Tennessee-North Carolina state line at Haw Knob The Cherohala Skyway crosses through the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee and the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina. Breathtaking views from every curve.
The Wheels Through Time Museum is home to the world's premier collection of rare American Vintage Motorcycles. Located 5 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, in beautiful Maggie Valley, NC, this All-American motorcycle museum houses over 300 of America's rarest and most historic classic motorcycles, with over 24 marques on display, including the likes of Harley-Davidson, Indian, Excelsior, Crocker, Henderson, and much more.
America Rides Maps – This website offers maps for motorcyclists. If there is a great ride within the borders of any of these maps, it is highlighted. Every single road has been evaluated by actually riding it on a motorcycle, judged against the others, and the best selected. The focus is on the motorcycle vacation traveler.