Smoky Mountain Rough Road Ride

Riding the Rough Roads of North Carolina,
Tennessee, and Georgia

September 15-19, 2014



The Smoky Mountains are calling...
All Rough Road Riders!

Join us for 4 days of rough road riding in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia.

We will tour the back roads of the Smoky Mountains, with camping stops at the Ironhorse Lodge, Cherohala Mountain Trails CG, and Two Wheels of Suches .

The ride will be 50/50 pavement vs. dirt, all on public roads.

Licensed dual purpose bikes are the preferred choice of transport, but the roads are suitable for experienced riders on a big adventure bikes.

Riders will be expected to carry their own gear and find their own way (We'll spilt into groups of 3 to 6 riders).

The routes will be built as "tracks" and will be available for download in a GPX file.
Gas and food is available along the way.

Event Manager: 

Andy Simons

  Registration
  List of Participants
  Schedule
  Lodging
  The Routes
  Founder's Feast Info
  MTF Refund Policy
  Ride Disclaimer & Waiver

Held inconjunction with the
2014 MTF Founder's Feast

Registration is open!



Event Coordinator

Andy Simons

Email: Andy Simons



Safety

In addition to requiring the use of a DOT approved helmet on all MTF rides, the MTF 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 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

Day/Date
Event
Destination Details
Monday
September 15th
  • Rough Road Riders
         Arrive throughout the day

  • 6:30pm- Dinner at Ironhorse Lodge
  • Location: Ironhorse Lodge

  • Address: 1755 Lower Stecoah Rd,
                        Robbinsville, NC 28771

  • Phone: (828) 479-3864

  • Coordinates: N35 23 19.6 W83 40 35.1
  • The Ironhorse Lodge has cabins, a bunkhouse (or 2), RV lots, and tent sites. You can't call the Ironhorse until you register for the ride. After you register, you will get info from Wanda (with the MTF) to go ahead and make your reservation.
  • The Ironhorse serves breakfast and supper every day.
  • Tuesday
    September 16th
  • Depart Ironhorse Lodge at 9:00am
  • Travel to Cherohala Mountain Trails CG
  • Location: Cherohala Mountain Trails CG

  • Address: 132 Reliance Rd,
                        Tellico Plains, TN 37385

  • Phone: (423) 253-6061

  • Coordinates: N35 20 28.3 W84 21 40.2
  • Cherohala Mountain Trails Campground (Kelly or Wayne will answer the phone). -The CMTCG has 7 cabins, all currently reserved, there is an RV that is suitable for a couple, tent camping is $10 plus tax per night. Also, they will rent you a tent, cot, sleeping bag, and pillow for $15 (in addition to the site rental) and set it up for you.
  • We will eat supper on the 16th and breakfast on the 17th at CMTCG. Mrs B will cater the meals. Andy will need a head count when we get closer to ride time if you desire to eat at CMT.
  • Wednesday
    September 17th
  • Depart CMT 9:00am travel
  • Travel to Two Wheels of Suches
  • Location: Two Wheels of Suches

  • Address: Georgia 60, Suches, GA 30572

  • Phone: (706) 973-1671

  • Coordinates: N34 41 17.5 W84 01 21.4
  • Two Wheels of Suches (I talked to Mary) - TWofS has 3 rooms in the lodge, cabins, and tent sites. The tent sites are $15.
  • TWofS will serve us supper on the 17th and breakfast on the 18th. Again, Andy will need a headcount for the meals.
  • Thursday
    September 18th
  • Depart Two Wheels of Suches at 9:00am
  • Travel to Ironhorse Lodge
  • Location: Ironhorse Lodge

  • Address: 1755 Lower Stecoah Rd,
                        Robbinsville, NC 28771

  • Phone:(828) 479-3864

  • Coordinates: N35 23 19.6 W83 40 35.1
  • The Ironhorse Lodge has cabins, a bunkhouse (or 2), RV lots, and tent sites. You can't call the Ironhorse until you register for the ride. After you register, you will get info from Wanda (with the MTF) to go ahead and make your reservation.
  • The Ironhorse serves breakfast and supper every day.
  • Friday
    September 19th
  • Depart Ironhorse Lodge at 9:00am

  • This will be an out and back ride
  • 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!
  •    


    The Routes:

    Routes for each day are included in the Garmin Mapsource file below:

    2014 SM RRR tracks & waypoints

    Note:You must have MapSource or Garmin Basecamp to read this file.

    Click image for larger version



    Gas intervals
    Start/End location
    Miles
    Ironhorse to Fontana Gas
    15.1 mi
    Fontana Gas to Tellico Gas
    127 mi alt gas - ~8 miles from waypoint 122 to Tellico Plains (95 miles total)
    Tellico Gas to River Gas
    28.6 mi
    River Gas to Ducktown
    26.8 mi
    Ducktown to Cohutta Gas
    54.0 mi
    Cohutta Gas to Ellijay Gas
    10.6 mi
    Ellijay Gas to Suches Gas
    41.0 mi
    Suches Gas to Hiwassee Gas
    52.0 mi
    Hiwassee Gas to Dillard Gas
    33.4 mi

    Start & Finish 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

    Website: http://www.ironhorsenc.com

    Email:info@ironhorsenc.com


    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.


    The MTF reserves the right to limit participation for any reason.


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