Putting the T's in Twisties
[B][URL="http://www.bmwmoa.org/news/general_interest/the_rally_putting_the_ts_in_twisties"]The article and maps are now online.[/URL][/B]
To go with the article of the same name, I'm posting a few zips with GPS routes.
The maps are in Garmin .gdb format, and for other GPS in .gpx format.
The first set is paved routes, and are attached to this post.
The second are dual-sport, and are attached to the second post.
As discussed in the article, it's not a short distance to the Dragon from the Rally site. Getting there and back is a full day's ride... especially if you take the dual-sport rides.
You may consider going there on your way to or from the rally.
The routes are reversible *except* for the National Park Way dual sport route, which uses a 1-way dirt road out of the park (btw, this is one of the best rides).
And remember: ***Always and Adventure*** these roads are fun, a bit challenging and you will have fun [SIZE="1"](even if you get a little lost at some point.)[/SIZE]
Please let me know if you have questions.
Here are the dual-sport rides.
Both are fun.
(edited route, stupid Mapsource autorouted right through Gatilinburg hell!)
Twisties! and an Addition.
Nice routes,Ian.Thanks for all your effort!
And a heads up to those of you who are not sure you can get enough of this in the 3 days of the MOA Rally.
The ROK(BMW Riders of Knoxville) have decided to move our traditional Labor Day Rally up to coincide with the MOA Johnson City International Rally.This is very preliminary,but the ROK Rally will be Sunday,July 12 til Wednesday,,July 15,the three days before the Johnson City Rally.
The location is Two Creeks Campground(don't even try to find it on the net.It's a private campground,owned by a BMW rider) in Del Rio Tennessee.It's located 80 miles from Gray Tennessee,site of the MOA Rally.If you look at Ian's dual sports map in the February MOA ON,the rally site is at the bottom of Hwy 107 from Max Patch.The campground is a stones throw from the scenic French Broad River.(not to be confused with Barbarosa,a Harley campground on Hwy 25/70,a few miles away).
The ROK Rally will focus on dual sport riding(GS),but of course all bikes are welcome.We will be limited to the first 100.Pre registration only.Cost will be about $40 +/-(We're working on that!) and will included several meals,etc..
The ROK location is about 1/2 way between Johnson City and the Dragon/Cherahola area,but,hey,you don't have to go waaaay over there to get your fill of great dualie or mountain twistie roads.No wonder the Adventure Riders have their East Coast rally in May a few miles from here.
Look for registration info on this site,on the "Where and When" on the MOA web page, in an upcoming MOA Owners News and on the ROK web site.We finalizing plans as we speak.
I'll save you a spot,Ian!