View Full Version : Blue Ridge Parkway going East
01-17-2004, 11:12 PM
I'm thinking about sending my bike to Charlotte, NC, flying up there and cruising around the Blue Ridge Parkway for a few days. I used to live in Boone and know the area a little. Then, I'd plan to head to Topsail Island, NC, just southeast of Jacksonville, NC. My best time fram would be mid-late May, when I could also enjoy the NC beach a bit more.
Does anybody have any recommendations for nice roads heading east from the Blue Ridge Parkway?
01-17-2004, 11:22 PM
Here's the basic area....
01-18-2004, 01:13 AM
Don't know much East but if you have a few days, you could hit Deals Gap & Cherahola Skwy then take the Blue Ridge back east again. Sounds like a nice ride.
01-18-2004, 07:51 AM
I'm clueless to a good route to take East...sorry.
But, if you aren't married to going in the spring...
There is always (usually) an Italian Bike Weekend thing held in WV in September.
I always find out about it too late, but I'll be trying to go this year.
Ride safe, have fun.
01-18-2004, 10:32 AM
The Spring is a nice time of year and I need to be out at the beach in NC anyway for several weeks anway, and I thought it would be cool to have the bike. With all I've read about Deals Gap here, I'll probably try to swing by ther also. I've got a couple buddies that sound like they're up for it also.
I'll probably go the route via Lexington (near Greensboro) since I've got people I can visit there.
01-20-2004, 01:39 PM
This is an awesome road in that area.
01-20-2004, 03:25 PM
That site has some great info on alot of the area roads. Can't wait till Spring.
01-20-2004, 04:35 PM
Try posting your question here as well
01-21-2004, 09:29 AM
Thanks for the links. Looks like it'll be a great place to be riding for a few days.
01-21-2004, 12:14 PM
Hey Tremendo (and whomever),
I live outside of DC in Northern VA and was planning on doing Skyline Drive & Blue Ridge Parkway to Deals' Gap. NC isn't my stomping ground but I will ask around for some decent routes... Shoot me an email address so the chit-chat doesn't take up good thread space...
My email address: Panthro03@aol.com
William the Third
01-21-2004, 03:06 PM
I live just a few miles away from the blue ridge parkway (its just up and over the otherside of the mountain I can see to the south of my house). Let me know when you are in the area. I don't know any good roads to the coast, I have only been there once and it was in a cage and we took I40 90% of the way. Here I am on the map (a few miles east of weaverville)
01-21-2004, 03:29 PM
That's true...I've taken 64 to Nagshead and it's a boringass road...flat all the way from Raleigh at least.
01-21-2004, 05:58 PM
I used to live in Boone a long time ago. I need to get to the coast, where I'll be for a few weeks.
I've done the Raleigh to Topsail Island many times in a car and it's pretty boring for a bike, any of several routes. That's why I want to play on the Blue Ridge Parkway beforehand.
01-21-2004, 08:12 PM
That is a beautiful Blue Mille R (?) you have there. Care to share the details?
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