North Carolina Motorcycle Roads and Trips

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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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...
January 3, 2014
This road follows along a stream for a good portion of it, through farm land in the foot hills of Appalachian Mountains....
The road is full of sweepers, 'S turns' and switch backs. The road has been recently repaved and in really good shape.
The Route 197/Pensacola Rd. is right off US 19E heading south out of Burnsville NC. I'm talking about the part that is...
September 16, 2013
The elevation drop is pretty dramatic and plenty of twist and turns beautiful hills and trees untill you flatten out at the...
The road is is good shape but watch for gravel in some of the curves. There are plenty of turns especially on...
From the Blue ridge park way about 7 miles north of the Pisgiah Inn this will be the first paved road on...
August 13, 2013
Beautiful rolling hills and pastures, parts of the road are covered by the tree canopy from both sides of the road. Towards...
The road condition is great, lots of twisties, a few great sweepers. A few intersections, but they are few and far between....
In Carrboro take Jones Ferry Road over University lake and take a right onto Old Greensboro road. Follow Old Greensboro road signs...
May 30, 2013
Don't count on seeing much of the lake, but otherwise very nice run through the woods. There is better scenery in the...
If you are a Twisted Road junkie, this is a great route for you! Watch out for gravel here and there. VERY...
Start: Lake Toxaway, NC Highway 281; North on 281 to Right (East) on Charley's Creek Rd becomes Explorer Rd; Right (South) on...
March 27, 2013
This route covers the back roads of Durham and passes many Churches in the area. The start and end of the route...
There are lots of straight ways along the route and tons of great turns and curves. There is a bit of stop...
In Durham, near Duke School, start out on Erwin Rod heading south until it intersects W. Cornwallis Rd. Take a right on...
February 4, 2013
This route mostly goes through wooded residential areas with elevation changes and a lot of nice turns. If you go north on...
Mt Vernon Church rd has a few rough patches. Once you get past Norwood Rd, the pavement is immaculate. The "15 MPH"...
Go up Sis Forks rd north of 540. Take a left on Mt Vernon Church Rd. After the stoplight at Norwood, you...
January 16, 2013
Western North Carolina offers many excellent roads for the motorcycle or sports car enthusiast, but there is one loop that offers everything...
The route has switchbacks, sweepers, and elevation grade changes both up and down.
The loop starts just minutes away from the Asheville Regional Airport, the Biltmore Estate and other area tourist destinations are within easy...
January 13, 2013
This route borders a state park. It is well forested on one or sometimes both sides of the road. There are some...
This road is mostly straight with small elevation changes, some nice twisty parts spaced out, and one "s" turn. The road is...
From the intersection of Edwards Mill Rd and Duraleigh Rd. Go northwest on Duraleigh Rd. and keep to the left. Turn left...
August 13, 2012
Mostly farm houses. The road is popular with motorcyclists primarily for the challenge challenging turns. Road has decreasing radius turns, aswell as...
The portions with decreasing radius turns have been repaved and is very nice, the rest of it still still pretty good aswell....
Where Route 50 and route 53 meet, head south east on Route 50 where you will quickly come up on Old Maple...
July 29, 2012
All farm land and forests. Pretty average for NC
Great road surface, and the sweepers and twisties are fantastic. Many times you get that throw her left then throw her right...
Walnut Cove NC to the Virginia line on Route 8. This route is good all the way to Tuggles Gap Va.
June 19, 2012
The road goes through Cherokee and Pisgah national forest. For about 10 miles, it snakes along Watauga lake, passing through many sections...
Many mountain curves and good climbs here and there. Some stretches need to be repaved, but many stretches already have been repaved...
The route starts in Hampton, TN and follows Route 321 all the way to Boone, NC. After 9.6 miles on 321, you...
June 12, 2012
The views are of mountains and tree covered roads in many spots. The valley views on some parts of the ride are...
I give the quality average due to the start at Boone being pretty rough with some potholes and frost heeves that you...
Hwy 194 runs between Boone NC and West Jefferson NC. It is a great ride with many twisties and great views. You...
May 29, 2012
Peeking view of mountains, mostly trees. Pleasant surprise when rolling around the corner and the vista opens up. Will not likely see...
Road is in great shape, just watch for gravel since most roads feeding off of Old CCC road are gravel and it...
Head south out of Hendersonville on Kanuga Rd (turns into Crab Creek Rd.); turn left on Old CCC rd, Right on Sky...
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