The Tail of the Dragon
Thursday, September 30th

Ride leaves from the Unicoi Lodge

Staging: 8:30 AM
Riders Briefing: 8:45 AM
KSU: 9:00 AM

Road Captain: Mike Shockley

Mileage: 198 (round trip)

Map Link

Dragon Ride Printable Map

Deals Gap Website

This ride is a guided (not escorted) ride that travels 99 miles to the Deals Gap on the Tail of the Dragon. The ride route is not only the most direct route, it avoids most towns, traffic lights, and dangerous intersections as possible.  With a sizeable group, and 1 scheduled rest and fuel stop, it is estimated to take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours to reach the destination. The ride to the Deals Gap will be scenic but not technically challenging. Lunch will be available at the Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort Dragon's Den Grill. Riding the 11 miles of  Tail of the Dragon will be optional. Feel free to follow the Road Captain through the Dragon to the Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson Outpost, and then back to Deals Gap. Kickstands up for the return trip will be no later than 3:00 PM.