The Backbone Motorcycle Ride

Johnson City, Tennessee

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This ride derives its name from the unusual geological formation through which this adventure will take you. Following two-lane roads that alternate between quiet stretches and wild hairpin turns, this ride has something for every type of motorcyclist. Along the way, you’ll pass through several small towns and ride through an old covered bridge. Another feature most bikers will like about this ride is the nearly complete absence of other traffic. You’re sure to enjoy this introduction to the great scenic byways of eastern Tennessee and southern Virginia. Points of interest: The covered bridge in Elizabethton, the Elizabethton Airport, Shady Valley, Cherokee National Forest, Backbone Rock, Virginia Creeper Trail.

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"This ride derives its name from the unusual geological formation through which this adventure will take you. Following two-lane roads that alternate between quiet stretches and wild hairpin turns, this ride has something for every type of motorcyclist. Along the way, you’ll pass through several small towns and ride through an old covered bridge.

Another feature most bikers will like about this ride is the nearly complete absence of other traffic. You’re sure to enjoy this introduction to the great scenic byways of eastern Tennessee and southern Virginia. Points of interest: The covered bridge in Elizabethton, the Elizabethton Airport, Shady Valley, Cherokee National Forest, Backbone Rock, Virginia Creeper Trail."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Johnson City
Distance: 70.7
Duration: 2.5 hours
Driving Directions: Directions to The Backbone Motorcycle Ride

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May 2018