RIDER SKILLSET FOR THIS RIDE: Intermediate rider and above
skillsets: Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced
***HELMET LAWS*** TN is a helmet state, helmets are REQUIRED. Pretty much all of the states around the smokies require helmets. Click on the link to familiarize yourself with what states are helmet states. Helmet Laws Map
The group will be staying at the Two Wheel Inn, same motel as last year!
The Two Wheel Inn
2595 Tallulah Rd, US 129
Robbinsville, NC 28771
828- 479- 4248 (Barry & Linda owners)
The Two Wheel Inn room rates: http://www.twowheelinn.com/index.php/our-rooms/
**As of Friday, July 19th, 2013 they have 1 ROOM available**.
The room is not blocked, first come first serve. I strongly suggest reserving your room NOW if you want to go. When you reserve your room, tell them you are with the Columbus Meetup group and they will try to keep everyone together.
If you want to share a room, mention it in the comments section.
When you get your room booked, mention it in the comments, that you are booked so we can take a count on who is confirmed to go!
Ted (T-RUX) will be leading the ride down and mapping the route.
I am listed as going only because I set this ride up. Tom and I are not going this year.
North Riders (Columbus) Meeting at the Meijer Gas Station on Hilliard-Rome Road @ 6:45am - KSU sharp at 7:00AM with a gas stop on I75 at Cincy/Dayton Road Speedway. Its a 2 1/2 hour trip with a stop. Hopefully traffic out of Columbus on I70 will be light.
This will put us at the second meet point at 9:30-ish.
South Riders(Cincy) - the second meeting point at the
Pilot Travel Center
118 Richwood Road, I-75S/71S/ky 338 Exit 175
We are leaving here SHARP - KSU at 10:00am
First stop after we leave will be exit 62 for gas (118 miles, 2hrs.). Take a left off the exit and there is a Shell station on the right.
We will be off the interstate from here on out.
When we reach Sommerset, KY we can stop for a late lunch. This is a little over the halfway point.
We will take 27 to 62 in Tennessee and head towards Oak Ridge.
62 to 162 to I40 to 129 and on to the Dragon. This should bypass the 5pm traffic by the airport to get out to the dragon. This is a great route that Bill made for us last year with good roads and plenty of stopping points if needed along the way. I hope R D volunteers to ride tail so we can have an even safer trip. Still one room open!