Please observe the North Carolina State Motorcycle Laws and the INOA Rally Ride Rules and Guidelines at all times.
Whether you brought, borrowed, or bought a Norton you were sure to have the opportunity to ride and be in good company. Here’s a local Norton who’s owner was ready and waiting to show you the local roads…
Three of the five top-rated motorcycling roads in the US are in North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Parkway which is a 469 mile scenic federal road runs right through Asheville with beautiful vistas on the way to Mt. Mitchell, the highest point in the Eastern US at 6684 ft. The Cherohala Skyway and Deals Gap are about a two hour ride from Asheville and are considered by many to be on the motorcyclists bucket list.
Bottom line – North Carolina has excellent motorcycling roads with just about every type of two lane heaven only minutes from Asheville:
Tuesday Group Ride
Lake Lure: A ride with Danny Huggins that stops at Lake Lure where there are restaurants available for lunch
Wednesday Group Ride
Thursday Group Ride
Wheels Through Time – 5 Options
Option 1: I-40 to Wheels Through Time (hectic and fast)
Option 2: Non-I-40 (but mostly 4 lane) to Wheels Through Time probably best match-up of shortest time and least stress)
Option 3: BRP to US 276 to Wheels Through Time (Maximum Elevation just under 5000ft, can be cool even in July)
Option 4: BRP to US 74 (Balsam Gap) to Wheels Through Time
Option 5: BRP to US 19 (Soco Gap) to Wheels Through Time
Both of the last two go through the highest point of the BRP (Richland Balsam) and at a bit over 6000 ft. can be quite chilly (and in the clouds) even in July.