Smoky Mountain Ride & Founder's Feast

Ironhorse Lodge & Campground
Stecoah, North Carolina
September 16-20, 2014

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Rough Road Ride Details

The Smoky Mountains are calling...
All MTF Members!

Come join us for some Camaraderie and riding in the
Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina

Registration is open!

Event Managers: 

Wanda Grubbs

  List of Participants
  Suggested Routes
  Local Information
  Rough Road Riding
  MTF Refund Policy
  Ride Disclaimer & Waiver

This area has some of the best riding to be found in North America, from the gentle curves of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Cherohala Skyway to the twisties of the Dragon and a few select roads, There will be riding for any level of rider. Half the fun will be just getting there.

Oh yes, there are off roads too, plenty of forest service roads for any level of Rough Road Rider. The Rough Road Riders will have information about selected off roads in the area.

Event Coordinator

Wanda Grubbs

Email: Wanda Grubbs


In addition to requiring the use of a DOT approved helmet on all MTF rides, the MTF Flower Sniffin Committee strongly encourages the use of Motorcycle specific protective clothing and footwear while participating in any Flower Sniffin event. ATGATT reduces the severity of injuries in an accident and we want every participant in our events to be as safe as possible. Also the MTF Flower Sniffin Committee strongly encourages each participant in our events to self assess their riding style, interests, need for breaks and riding skill level and to keep that assessment in mind when choosing a riding partner or small group (2-4 riders) to ride with at our events. Sharing the road with someone of similar interests and riding style not only makes the ride more enjoyable for you, but safer for everyone.

Event Schedule & Information


    The Founder's Feast is scheduled September 19th - 20th, there will be Rough Road Riding earlier in the week at the same location, with nightly gatherings for meals at the lodge.

    September 15th
  • Flower Sniffer's & Rough Road Riders
         Arrive throughout the day

  • 6:30pm- Dinner - On your own
      Note: Iron Horse Lodge will not be serving dinner Monday
  • Tuesday
    September 16th
  • FS & RRR in the Smokies

  • 6:30pm- Dinner - Bryson City, details to be announced
      Note: Iron Horse Lodge will not be serving dinner Tuesday)
  • Wednesday
    September 17th
  • FS & RRR in the Smokies

  • 6:30pm- Dinner
  • Thursday
    September 18th
  • FS & RRR in the Smokies

  • 6:30pm- Dinner
  • Friday
    September 19th
  • FS & RRR in the Smokies

  • MTF Riders arrive throughout the day

  • 6:30pm- Dinner

  • Tire Kicking - 8pm-Until
  • Saturday
    September 20th
  • 7:30am - Breakfast

  • Riding during the day

  • 6:00pm - Founder's Feast Dinner

  • MTF Awards Banquet following Dinner
  • Sunday
    September 21st
  • 7:30am - Breakfast

  • Depart for parts unknown.... RIDE SAFE!
  • Event Notes of Interest:

    • Breakfast and Dinner will be served Wednesday through Saturday at Ironhorse Lodge for those interested  (Also available to those not staying at the lodge)
    • Lunch will be at designated areas for riders to meet and eat lunch together.
    • Campfire at nights, firewood furnished
    • If we have a rain day... Ironhorse will do lunch... we will have movies on the large screen....
    • This is a dry county, meaning adult beverages are not sold in Graham prepare in advance.

    Founder's Feast Meal Choices
      Note: Choice must be made during registration process.
    (choice of 1)
    (choice of 1)
    (choice of 1)
    Side Items
  • 8-oz Prime Rib
  • 12-oz Prime Rib
  • Salmon
  • Baked potato
  • Sweet potato
  • Brownie sundae
  • Cobbler & ice cream
  • Salad bar,
  • Dinner roll
  • Tea
  • Coffee

Suggested Routes:

Suggested Routes are included in the Garmin Mapsource file below:

  • WNC_Routes.gdb    (Note: must have MapSource or Garmin Basecamp to read this file)

Host Location

Ironhorse Motorcycle Lodge

We are offering an event for any budget or type of accommodations, from tent camping to cabin rentals, bring your RV,
or sleep in a bunkhouse for a snoring contest.
Your choice... your event.

NOTE: You MUST register first with the MTF through Ridemaster; afterwards you will receive an email with a personal code. Once you receive your personal code, use it when you call Ironhorse to make your room reservations.

Check Ironhorse's website for all the details, GPS location and accommodations.

Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge

1755 Lower Stecoah Road
Stecoah, NC 28771

Telephone: 828-479-3864


Flower Sniff'n & Rough Road Riders Arrival Date: 9/15/2014
Founder's Feast Arrival Date: 9/19/2014
Checkout Date: 9/21/2014

When we fill Ironhorse, we will offer other nearby hotel options.

Area Restaurants/Cafes

  • Tellico Grains Bakery

  • Pisgah Inn Restaurant
      On the Blue Ridge Parkway (408 Blue Ridge Parkway, Brevard, NC)

  • Sunset Restaurant, Franklin, NC
      Hwy 28, NW of center of Town (498 Harrison Ave, Franklin, NC 28734)
      Just good ole country cooking, but no credit cards accepted. Bring cash and appetite.

  • Local Sights, Attactions & Oddities

    Stecoah Valley Center 

    •    The Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center is a vital contributor to the preservation of the Appalachian  mountain heritage of Western North Carolina. Located less than three miles from Iron Horse.

    Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

    • Never ridden on a train?  Here is your chance to take a scenic train ride.
    • The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad ...Bryson City NC 25 minutes from Iron Horse.

    Ride the Road to NoWhere

    • The Road to NoWhere is a very scenic and colorful road with an equal colorful history. 
    • Maps and directions available at lodge.

    Cherokee National Forest 

    Foothills Parkway 

    Cherohala Skyway – A “must-ride” scenic byway! 

    The Blue Ridge Parkway– Iconic “must-ride” scenic byway!  

    Forest Heritage Scenic Byway

    Newfound Gap Road 

    Personal warning:  This is 441 hwy from Cherokee to Gatlinburg,  90% of all tourist that come to  Smoky Mountains take this bumper to bumper, stop and go,...

     Cades Cove Loop 

      Personal warning: This 11 mile loop can take you all day....bumper to bumper....

    Appalachian National Scenic Trail   (The A.T.)

    • There will be several AT crossing in our venue area … Hwy 76, Hwy 143, Fontana Dam, Hwy 28, and many gravel road.

    Fontana Dam and Visitor's Center

    Cherokee Indian attractions 

    Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum

                Maggie Valley, NC

    • Worth the time, but plan to be there awhile, several good places to eat and fuel up nearby.

                Murphy, NC

     Webb Brothers Store (Store, Fuel)

    •   Webb Brothers Store since 1936 is located in Reliance, TN on Hwy 30.
    •   Gas, snacks, restroom, post office in store, located on the Hiwassee River.
    •   Hwy 30 down to Hwy 64 Ocoee River Gorge is nice challenging ride.


    •     Hwy 19-74-129, Andrews, NC
    •     This is the cleanest rest area I have ever seen ... restrooms are well maintained and full staff on     duty. Picnic tables, large parking lot, shade trees, creek area 

     Smoky Mountain National Park

    • Many attractions and scenic roads and loops, we have some routes and advice for local conditions           and traffic during the holiday weekend.

     Mountain Waters Scenic Byway


    National Park Tour Ink Stamps

    • This area offers many stamps in a three state area.  
    • Smoky Mountain National Park,
    •  Blue Ridge Parkway,
    •  Chief Junaluska Memorial in Robbinsville (steep grade, caution),
    •  Cherokee Visitor's Center in Cherokee,
    •  More information at the event

     Other websites of interest





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