The Best Guide to Motorcycle Roads, Rides & Events

Why do the routes have different colors? The colors are only different so one route can easily be distinguished from another.

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.

Highest Rated Motorcycle Roads & Rides

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North Carolina

High Heaven Ride

On this route you will go through Nantahala Gorge with a view of the waterfall from the top of the road. Near the gorge is the Dry Fall waterfall, which you can actually drive behind the fall. You will drive along ...

Rider Rating

4.3
out of 5

3 Votes
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North Carolina

The Coastal Huggin' NC 12

Along NC 12 you are on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. My son and I rode along with the Atlantic Ocean on one side, and the Intercoastal Waterway on the other! Lots of sand dunes, and people along the route flying kites because of the wind. The hi...

Rider Rating

4.1
out of 5

6 Votes
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North Carolina

NC Route 89 & 8

All farm land and forests. Pretty average for NC...

Rider Rating

4.3
out of 5

3 Votes
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North Carolina

Grandfather Mountain ride (US 221)

The road was completely covered by the trees throughout the whole route. It was 21 miles of twisty mountain road, with some rock formations reaching almost into the road surface. You are riding in themountains in and around the Blue Ridge area. When ...

Rider Rating

3.9
out of 5

7 Votes
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North Carolina

Old Liberty Road

Just a nice refreshing little scenic jaunt through the countryside. Pastures and farmland a plenty....

Rider Rating

3.8
out of 5

10 Votes

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