Shiner's Run + ADD NEW ROUTE
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Note: A rider sent an email to MotorcycleRoads.com in June of 2014 stating "Ever since I can remember its been called The Rattler and merchandise for the road has been sold back as far as the early 2000's I bought my first shirt for the road in Jan 2007". So keep in mind that locals may refer to this ride as "The Rattler." Shiner's Run is the stretch of North Carolina State Road 209 that starts at I-40 and goes north for 33 miles before ending in Hot Springs, North Carolina. I found a map and some pics on the Trust General Store website at http://www.trustgeneralstore.com.
Amazing scenery. To me, this is a better run than the Dragon. Winds its way the mountains from I-40 to Hot Springs on 209. There are old farms, rock bed rivers, scenic mountain overlooks, old churches. Beautiful ride. Even better in the fall when the leaves are changing. Have done this run several times.
Road is in good shape and provides riders with a bit of everything; twisties, high-speed sweepers, elevation changes and a couple of scenic straightaways through farm land.
Shiner's Run starts at I-40 and ends in Hot Springs. About half way to Hot Springs is the Trust General Store and Cafe which is very biker friendly and serves a mean cheese steak. Hot Springs, at the end of the ride, is a great ending spot with a handful of restaurants and stores. Don't miss the Iron Horse restaurant/hotel!
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