The Best Guide to Motorcycle Roads, Rides & Events

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Motorcycle Roads in North Carolina

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.

Alphabetical by Title Motorcycle Roads & Rides

North Carolina

The East Fork Challenge

This route winds through a rural and scenic area, hugging the French Broad River for the first 7 miles, then breaking away from the river for a challenging uphill grade with a nice mix of switchbacks and sweepers....

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Route 42 - Sanford to Asheboro North Carolina

It has the feel of old back country Carolina roads with very little traffic on weekends especially Sundays. Lots of trees and creek crossings where you can feel the temperature drop 5-10 degrees in less than 500 ft. A chance to see some old abandon...

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Hickory Nut Gap Road

This is a very rural and typical mountain road with elevations above 4000'. Not many long range views but still a beautiful ride. There are mostly houses along the road with the occasional Christmas tree farm....

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Archer's Lodge Loop

This route explores the areas connecting Knightdale, Clayton, Archer's Lodge, and Wendell. Mostly tree-lined and shaded back roads, it's a real treat during the fall when the leaves change. Along the way, you'll pass a lake/pond or two, as well as cr...

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Duke to Saxapahaw

This is a typical North Carolina farm country route that gets you quickly out of Durham by way of the Duke Forest. The route mostly covers farmland on both sides, which is great for a nice spring day....

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