01/01/2022 – Date TBD – Chapter Ride – Cherokee Loop

Date: TBD
Time: 10:00 KSU
Location: Shell Station on 321 in east Maryville.  2902 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804

No breakfast on this ride.

We will proceed to Townsend, down Little River Road, to the Sugarlands welcome center in the GSMNP.  Over Newfound Gap to Cherokee.  (a potential side track to the Clingman’s Dome Overlook)

Lunch in Cherokee (TBD).

Leaving Cherokee on south 19, we will continue to ‘moonshine’ 28, up through Deal’s Gap.  As the foothills parkway will presumably still be closed, up ‘Happy Valley, and backdown Montvale road, eventually coming out @ Rocky Branch Community Center for our breakup point.

Total saddle time, 4hrs.  150 miles traveled.  (Clingman’s dome adds 30 minutes saddle time, and 15 miles traveled)

If I should ever fail to include this disclaimer, please remember the following considerations for ALL chapter rides:

  • All rides are subject to rescheduling based on severe inclement weather!  (some liquid sunshine will not deter us)
  • If the starting point or time is inconvenient for some, I encourage you to study the route closely.  If you would like to join up with us en route, please suggest a time and place to your road captain.  All reasonable delays or diversions will be considered.  We want you with us, and we will figure out a way to scoop you.. (can I get an amen from 12 Volt?)
  • If the destination is inconvenient, I encourage you to create a cut out point that would help you out.  Again, please advise your road captain so we won’t ‘miss’ you.  Cut out points could be a break for the group, or maybe traffic permitting, you come up to through the group for a quick wave goodbye.
  • These routes will be adhered to in spirit only.  Some freelancing may occur on any one of them.  Especially when it comes to the way home.

See y’all then!
Road Runner
aka Greg Stelly