Saturday Tour Ride 10 Am
Leaves out at 10 am on Saturday and lasts about an hour. Take a ride to the Blue Ridge Parkway, stop at the Waterrock Knob Overlook and return back to the rally. Get gas beforehand because there are no gas stations along the way.
A ride on the parkway is close to heaven with no stoplights or billboards just a nice ride through the Great Smoky Mountains.
This 1243-foot concrete segmental bridge on the Blue Ridge Parkway snakes around the slopes of Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. It was completed in 1987 at a cost of $10 million and was the last section of the Blue Ridge Parkway to be finished. To ride across and get a close look at this engineering marvel, drive north on the Parkway for 78 miles from Asheville to Milepost 304.
Mount Mitchell is the highest mountain in the United States east of the Mississippi River and the highest in all of eastern North America. The elevation is 6,684 feet (2,037 m) above sea level. It is protected by Mount Mitchell State Park and surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest. It is located near Burnsville in Yancey County, North Carolina, in the Black Mountain subrange of the Appalachians, and about 19 miles northeast of Asheville.
Views you won't forget
Cataloochee Valley is also home to nine historic buildings, including a school, church, barn and several homes. The experimental release of elk into Great Smoky Mountains National Park began in February 2001 with the importation of 25 elk, In 2002, the park imported another 27 animals. All elk are radio collared and are monitored. By 2016, the number has grown to almost 200. Take caution when riding as this is a gravel mountain road.