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4.89 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.89
9 Reviews

Shiner's Run

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By MCR Contributor (952 McR Points) on May 17, 2011

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cropduster68
October 10, 2011
This road is one of the better kept secrets in…
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Guest
August 7, 2012
I too love this road. Much less crowded, scenery…
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Written Directions

Note: A rider sent an email to MotorcycleRoads.com in June of 2014 stating "Ever since I can remember its been called The Rattler and merchandise for the road has been sold back as far as the early 2000's I bought my first shirt for the road in Jan 2007". So keep in mind that locals may refer to this ride as "The Rattler." Shiner's Run is the stretch of North Carolina State Road 209 that starts at I-40 and goes north for 33 miles before ending in Hot Springs, North Carolina. I found a map and some pics on the Trust General Store website at http://www.trustgeneralstore.com.

Scenery

Amazing scenery. To me, this is a better run than the Dragon. Winds its way the mountains from I-40 to Hot Springs on 209. There are old farms, rock bed rivers, scenic mountain overlooks, old churches. Beautiful ride. Even better in the fall when the leaves are changing. Have done this run several times.

Drive Enjoyment

Road is in good shape and provides riders with a bit of everything; twisties, high-speed sweepers, elevation changes and a couple of scenic straightaways through farm land.

Tourism Opportunities

Shiner's Run starts at I-40 and ends in Hot Springs. About half way to Hot Springs is the Trust General Store and Cafe which is very biker friendly and serves a mean cheese steak. Hot Springs, at the end of the ride, is a great ending spot with a handful of restaurants and stores. Don't miss the Iron Horse restaurant/hotel!

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North Carolina Route 209 'The Rattler'
North Carolina Route 209 'The Rattler'
North Carolina Route 209 'The Rattler' (Gravel)
Shiner's Run
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cropduster68
October 10, 2011
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
This road is one of the better kept secrets in western N.C. In my opinion this is better than Deal's Gap. Just as many challenging twisties and much less traffic and law enforcement. Fine scenery with the beautiful valley of Spring Creek in the middle of the run. The section from Fine's Creek to Hot Springs is excellent. This road is also know as "The Rattler." You're going to love this one!
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Guest
August 7, 2012
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
I too love this road. Much less crowded, scenery is some of the best. I ride this several times a year. Make the Trust general store a for sure stop.
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wncryder
November 12, 2014
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
This road has been renamed "The Rattler". It has not changed the enjoyment of the ride at all.
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