Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2 Guide Book

by Hawk Hagebak (Milestone Press)
Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2  by Hawk Hagebak

176pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1889596116

Nothing could be finer than riding in the North Carolina mountains--and southwest Virginia, and East Tennessee. Hawk Hagebak's second motorcycle adventure guide takes you along winding backroads in the NC High Country, through the world's shortest tunnel at Tennessee's Backbone Rock, and from the cosmopolitan streets of Asheville to the mile-high wonders of the Blue Ridge Parkway. This guide includes 26 rides in all, ranging from 16 to 144 miles in length. Sample the culinary delights of the region, visit motorcycle-only resorts, and take advantage of this book's complete directions, easy to read maps, road conditions, motorcycle laws for the Southeastern states, and more, all liberally sprinkled with the author's special brand of humor and practical advice.

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Trails from the "Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2" Guide Book
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... Preview: By far, this is the shortest and quickest ride featured in this book, and perfect if you have just a few minutes to get away. Consider it a “between-meals snack” for your bike. You’ll enjoy great view ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2"
Asheville, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: Blowing Rock is a quaint little town that caters to the wealthy vacationers who own homes and condos there. But you don’t have to be rolling in the dough to enjoy the many cool things the town has to ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2"
Blowing Rock, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Starting in Boone and passing through the small burgs of Valle Crucis, Banner Elk, Cranberry, Minneapolis, Plumtree, and others, this route passes many historic and scenic areas in North Carolina. Alo ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2"
Boone, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 62
... Preview: This route follows the French Broad River and several creeks as you cruise part of the old Buncombe Turnpike. The turnpike leads to a wildly twisty ride into Tennessee and through the Pisgah National ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2"
Weaverville, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 52
... Preview: With very little traffic on little-known roads, this ride flows alongside several rivers and streams as it twists and turns through part of the Pisgah National Forest. Because traffic is so sparse, th ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2"
Burnsville, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 70
... Preview: Ever wondered what the views are like on the highest peak east of the Mississippi? Don’t like to hike? This ride is for you! Soaring to a dizzying 6,684 ft. above sea level, Mt. Mitchell invites you t ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2"
Asheville, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 63.5
... Preview: This 78-mile loop posts signs for truckers which read, “5000 ft elevations, 15 mph curves, and 9% grades along this route.” Those warnings to commercial vehicle drivers might as well be an invitation ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2"
Canton, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 78.4
... Preview: Superior road conditions rule on this ride. The views are spectacular, too. Care to drive under a waterfall? Here’s your chance. This route takes you beneath Bridal Veil Falls. Along the way, you’ll d ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2"
Franklin, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 56.5
... Preview: The founders of Asheville didn’t know what motorcycles or motorcyclists were, but they somehow knew right where to build a city to provide the best roads and attractions for them. This big city with a ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2"
Asheville, NC - Scenic Drives
... Preview: In the first quarter mile, you’ll be spun through a series of wild twists and turns that don’t let up until the ride ends. Taking you from farmland to a small town to the peak of a mountain, and endin ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2"
Bryson City, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 48.7
... Preview: This route will take you through tight turns, along the banks of the world’s second-oldest river, and down narrow country lanes, finishing with curvy NC 88. So curvy, in fact, traffic engineers gave i ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2"
Boone, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 68.5
... Preview: Completely circling Grandfather Mountain, this adventure is your introduction to some of the finest roads and attractions in western North Carolina. You can do some caving in the Linville Caverns, din ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2"
Marion, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 104.4
... Preview: You’ll ride this route for the beautiful scenery of Caesars Head State Park in South Carolina. Along the way, you’ll cover some great stretches of pavement. These roads have it all— tight twists, swee ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2"
Brevard, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 32.8
... Preview: If riding through a landscape reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands on twisty mountain roads, passing through small towns, and dining in the lap of luxury sound good, this adventure is for you. “But w ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2"
Waynesville, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 59.8
... Preview: This is a quick ride to and from Asheville. It offers nice roads, good scenery, and lots of activities. Maybe you’ll choose to take a short hike up Chimney Rock, or rent a boat on Lake Lure, maybe vis ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2"
Asheville, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 43
... Preview: It’s time for the secret of NC 80 to come out. Not many bikers have known about this hidden treasure, but its curves and scenery are too nice to be kept under wraps any longer. Here it leads to the Bl ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2"
Marion, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 42.2
... Preview: Out of Asheville, over Mt. Pisgah and into the town of Waynesville is where this route takes you. Along the way, you’ll take in some of the best riding the Blue Ridge Parkway has to offer, and lesser ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2"
Asheville, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 44.2
... Preview: The shadow of the highest peak in the state, this route rolls through southern Virginia on the Mt. Rogers Scenic Byway. While never climbing Mt. Rogers’s 5,729-ft. elevation, you’ll have the opportuni ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2"
Mountain City, TN - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 68
... Preview: No, there’s no “Murder Mountain” in western North Carolina. This ride derives its name from two interesting sites you’ll pass along the route. The “Murder” half of the name comes from the macabre stor ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2"
Spruce Pine, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 81.5
... Preview: Smokin’ Dragon takes its name from two of the finest riding destinations in the country—the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and a stretch of US 129 known simply as “the Dragon.” US 441 cuts throug ... From the guidebook "Motorcycle Adventures in the Southern Appalachians Book 2"
Cherokee, NC - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 131