North Carolina Motorcycle Trips and Events List

North Carolina's (NC) is endowed with some of the greatest motorcycle rides in all of America. It hosts a beautiful diversity of inspiring scenery. Starting in the west, motorcycle riders will find outstanding Blue Ridge Mountains riding. Moving east will bring riders into a large swath of territory running down east central and central North Carolina known as the Piedmont Plateau. Green rolling hills with numerous rock outcroppings typify this region. Moving further east to the Atlantic Coastal Plain area will bring motorcycle riders to an area characterized as wet, with many rivers, marshes, swampland and primarily used for agriculture. Motorcycle road highlights in North Carolina include the ever famous Deal's Gap (AKA Tail of the Dragon), The Blue Ridge Parkway, and southern access to The Great Smoky Mountain National Park.




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April 17, 2016
A nice alternate to the southern part of the famed NC 215 between the Blue Ride Parkway and US 64. You can...
Very curvy but mostly flat. If you like curves, you'll like this road; it's mostly tight turn after another, and it's also...
From Blue Ridge Parkway, take NC 215 South (toward Rosman)approximately 8 miles. Turn right on Macedonia Church Rd (NC 1326) which turns...
March 1, 2016
This route is the only way up to Beech Mountain Resort. The weak part is all the development. The strong part is...
The road has some sweeping curves and many switchbacks and hairpins that are not too difficult going up but coming down need...
Begin at Banner Elk, NC and take route 184 north toward Beech Mountain. 184 eventually turns into Beech Mountain Parkway and then...
January 27, 2016
Lots of hills, farm land, twistys long sweeping curves and some straightaways. Lots of Barns and farm houses
Road quality varies but I say it is a nice country road.. Watch for gravel at driveway connectors as they may have...
This road begins in North Wilkesboro, NC- Route 268 off of Hwy 421. From there head west along Route 268 all the...
August 31, 2015
This route starts and ends in the parking lot of Walmart in Brier Creek area (doesn't sound very appealing, I know but...
This road has a fair amount of curves and as mentioned above, a portion of the route travels along Virgil road which...
This route is NW of downtown Raleigh, NC. It starts and ends in the Brier Creek area. The route goes through Falls...
July 30, 2015
This route will take you through Beaufort all the way to the end of Harkers Island. The road through Beaufort is mainly...
The roads to Harkers Island from Beaufort are mainly straight with some fun curves. The roads are are recently paved, so there...
Begin the ride by crossing the Beaufort, NC bridge. Follow through beaufort and turn left onto Live Oak Street at the stoplight...
July 30, 2015
The beginning of the route will take you over the Emerald Isle bridge which crosses over Bogue Sound. You will see beautiful...
The roads from Cape Carteret to Fort Macon are maintained well. There are very few holes and bumps in the road. It's...
Begin this route by turning onto the Emerald Isle bridge from Cape Carteret (US-70). Once you cross over onto the island you...
February 9, 2015
This route starts out along a mixture of small farms/pasture land with a view of Hanging Rock. The road meanders through sweeping...
The southern part of this route is in great shape,I'd give it 5 stars. About 3 miles into the route, the road...
This route begins at the intersection of NC Hwy 66 and Moores Spring Rd on the south-west side of Hanging Rock State...
January 21, 2015
This route goes past a vineyard, small tobacco fields and farmland.
It happens to be one of the closest "twisty" roads to Winston Salem that I've found. It's a great little fun ride...
This route begins at the intersection of Hwy 150 & Hampton Rd at Good Hope United Methodist Church. (Approx 10 Miles south...
January 18, 2015
This route covers some really nice two lane roads. As you get closer to Lake Lure the road gets very twisty. Lots...
As you get closer to Lake Lure the road gets very twisty. Lots of hairpin turns into and out of Lake Lure....
Start in Shelby, NC and take US 74 West for about 20 miles to Alt-US 74. Take Alt-US 74 west northwest up...
October 30, 2014
This route runs through the Appalachian Mountains just to the east of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is four-lane divided...
The quality of the tarmac is perfect. This is a high-speed highway after all. There are lots of bridges along the way,...
This route is a seriously fun, high speed, twisty run on Route 40 along the Pigeon River with the north point being...
October 26, 2014
This route makes one feel that they are in Switzerland. You will pass a beautiful stone Church that over looks a valley...
What a road. If you love a few good hairpins and can negotiate a few off camber turns your in for a...
The ride starts st the Mast General Store located on NC 105 in Valle Crucis. If coming to Valle Crucis via Hwy...
October 3, 2014
Hey guys-I'm local to Franklin, NC and figured I'd let you in on my dirty little secret...its one of the most beautiful...
The road has a nice combination of tight switchbacks and long, fast sweepers. As mentioned earlier, the first 7 miles are freshly...
The easiest way to find the road is to head out of Franklin, NC heading west on Highway 64. About 5 miles...
September 29, 2014
The route snakes through rustic farms and forest, but there isn't anything to stand out if you ride around this area frequently....
The road is paved, but it has been a while. The big plus is that the whole length is pretty much all...
From US 98, turn off onto Kemp Rd. Virgil road will be just over 1 mile on the right.

From US...
September 1, 2014
This route leaves a beach town and opens up to some really pretty country side and farm land. You also cruise through...
This route is pretty smooth through out with some fun curves. The cape fear memorial bridge is a metal draw bridge and...
This route starts anywhere in Wilmington, NC and loops back to where you started. Down town is a great place to take...
January 5, 2014
This ride starts (or ends) in N.C. at the junction of US64 and US178 Rosman, N.C. and proceeds south through a beautiful...
The pavement has some areas of concern, but nothing really serious. Mostly along the sides where gravel is occasionally present on the...
8-10 miles west of Brevard, N.C. on US64, turn left onto US178 (check fuel), approximately 50 miles of switchbacks and 5mph curves...
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Checkout Upcoming Motorcycle Events in North Carolina

2016-09-10 : 2016-09-10

paws4vets poker run

the paws4vets poker run is a first of its kind. all proceeds from the event will go to the paws4vets nonprofit organization that trains service dogs for our veterans of the US MILITARY. We will do a poker run for $20 per bike and $10 for each rider. Additional hands can be purchased for $5. Your entry gets you the hand, BBQ lunch, music and a raffle for a door prize. You can also purchase 50/50 tickets and silent auction items. Please help our veterans get what they need to function successfully.

2016-09-10 : 2016-09-10

9/11 Memorial Ride

Sponsored by ELKS Lodge #1710, PAWS, and The Military Order of the Purple Heart. Come and meet our wounded heroes. We are also honoring our first responders on the 16th anniversary of 9/11. Classic cars and other vehicles escorted by hundreds of motorcycles. This is a fundraiser to raise money to send wounded warriors home for the holidays and includes a flag parachute jump, pipes and drums performance, flag ceremony, silent auction, door prizes, food, entertainment and more. Registration will begin at 9am and the ride will start at 1pm. Pre-registration: $20 mail to Morehead City Elks Lodge PO Box 202 Morehead City, NC 28557 Day of event: $25 Extra rider $5

2016-09-09 : 2016-09-11

Thunder in the Smokies Fall Motorcycle Rally

Come ride the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy Tour Rides, Music Concerts, Bike Builders, Bike Games, Bike Show, Prizes, Vendors and much more during our three-day rally! All bikes and ages welcomed. Gates open at 11am-11pm on Fri., 9am-11pm on Sat. & 9am - 4pm on Sun.

2016-09-03 : 2016-09-03

Vintage Motorcycle Show -Bull City Rumble 12 -Downtown Durham, NC

North Carolina's Largest Vintage Motorcycle Show FREE Access to Public On Labor Day weekend, 2016 (Sept. 3), downtown Durham will again be filled with the sights and sounds of vintage scooters, motorcycles and enthusiasts from all four corners of the globe. The historic Lucky Strike Tobacco Warehouses in Durhams Brightleaf District serves as the backdrop for the annual bike show on Saturday, September 3rd where judges are not necessarily looking for the prettiest and cleanest machines but who are looking for well ridden bikes with personality and craftsmanship

2016-08-19 : 2016-08-21

Maggie Valley Summer Rally

Maggie Valley Summer Rally Hot Rods & Hawgs The Largest Motorcycle, Rat Rod, Hot Rod & Custom Car Show in the Great Smoky Mountains. Come join us in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina for the annual Harley, Indian & Metric Bike Shows, Rat Rod Show, Hot Rod Show, Custom Car Show, M/C Tour, Door Prizes, Live Music ( Rock-A-Billy) - DJ, Pin-Up-Girl Contest, Car & Motorcycle Vendors, Jewelry Vendors, Leather Vendors, New & Used Parts Vendors Food Vendors, Cold Beverages, BBQ, On Site Beer Sales, Event Tees, Special Guest & More

     

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