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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.

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North Carolina

Valle Crucis to Banner Elk on Rt 194

This route makes one feel that they are in Switzerland. You will pass a beautiful stone Church that over looks a valley with white cattle grazing the hillsides. You will encounter many stone structure and amazing views of the North Carolina mountains...

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North Carolina

Fletcher NC to Chimney Rock & Lake Lure

This is a gorgeous ride through the country on gorgeous mountain roads, flanked by running water and ending at beautiful Lake Lure. Around every bend is another piece of landscape that just makes you stop and take pause. As you get nearer to downto...

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North Carolina

North Carolina's Route 80 (AKA Devil's Whip)

Climbs 2500' in elevation. Crosses Blue Ridge Parkway east of Mt Mitchell. Beautiful lake on south end and great views of Mt Mitchell at Mt Mitchell golf course.Photo contributed by visitor in Jun 09: "A switchback just before...

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4.3
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North Carolina

Sandbanks Road

Mostly a tree farm (pine), but slightly hilly terrain for this part of the state. Few sections with hardwood trees are great in the fall....

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North Carolina

Short Scenic Ride - Hwy 94

The views are of mountains and tree covered roads in many spots. The valley views on some parts of the ride are great....

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5.0
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