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4.67 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.67
3 Reviews

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By Nabubba (11 McR Points) on Jun 11, 2012

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bkvest
11 McR Points
March 14, 2019
I've been driving/riding NC194 in cars and on…
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Rib75
2 McR Points
August 15, 2012
This road was part of a 10 day 2000 mile trip…
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Hwy 194 runs between Boone NC and West Jefferson NC. It is a great ride with many twisties and great views. You can start the ride in Boone, NC just off of Hwy 421 on the east side of town heading toward Wilkesboro. There is a shopping center with a Lowes Foods and Hardees where you make your turn onto Hwy 194. The first bit of the road is a bit rough due to road construction on Hwy 421 but it does smooth out.

Scenery

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

Drive Enjoyment

I give the quality average due to the start at Boone being pretty rough with some potholes and frost heeves that you need to be alert for. Also be aware of gravel in the road from driveways and run off out of the ditches. The road does smooth out and makes for a great ride. There is a mix of sweeping turns,tight curves and throttle twisting straights. This roads gives you everything a motorcycle rider loves.

Tourism Opportunities

There is only one store on the ride but this is a short ride with plenty of places at either end in Boone and West Jefferson.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

This is a great little side ride you can take while in the Boone NC area if you are looking to take the road less traveled.

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bkvest
March 14, 2019
11 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
I've been driving/riding NC194 in cars and on motorcycles over the last 18 years. I absolutely love it, The only things that have caused me irritation are the occasional RV and slow poke driver that you eventually will get stuck behind. I just sold my house in Boone (off of 194) so I may not get to ride on it as much in the future. We'll see!
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Rib75
August 15, 2012
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
This road was part of a 10 day 2000 mile trip last spring. Great road for scenery with some nice twists and turns. Road conditon was fair to good. Definately recommend if you are in the area
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WVrider
September 29, 2020
187 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Just rode this in Sept, 2020 and loved it. Will use it again when in the Boone area.
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