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post #1 of 13 Old Mar 26th, 2015, 4:10 am Thread Starter
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Hi
We're heading down to the Blue Ridge area for a couple of weeks in late May.
I've been down that way a few times now.
We were thinking of spending time looking for nice roads off the Parkway.
We always enjoy the roads getting down off the Parkway but we never explore very far off.
Do you have any recommendations of roads that intersect with the northern end of the Blue Ridge?
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Hi Ellie

Two books both by Hawk Hagebak called Motorcycle Adventures Book 2 and also Book 3. Covers BRP, Asheville , Virginia Blue Ridge,Shenandoah Valley etc.

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Lots of great rides around the Asheville, NC area of the BRP if you are coming that far south. Drop us a note and let me know what you would like to see. Steve
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I rode 250 in Ohio to 50 east. Great road! Got on the Skyline Drive that end where the Blue Ridge starts.
Also rode some fantastic roads in West Virginia coming home.
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The Devils Whip. That's all I've got and it's in NC.
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Hi Ellie

Two books both by Hawk Hagebak called Motorcycle Adventures Book 2 and also Book 3. Covers BRP, Asheville , Virginia Blue Ridge,Shenandoah Valley etc.

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I rode 250 in Ohio to 50 east. Great road! Got on the Skyline Drive that end where the Blue Ridge starts.
Also rode some fantastic roads in West Virginia coming home.
I'll have look.
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I'll jump onto this thread instead of starting a new Blue Ridge Question. If all goes well I will be down in the AL/SC area in a couple of weeks and intend to ride all or part of the BRP from the Greenville/Taylors, SC area to the North on up into PA and NY. Can you ride it in a day or is it too long to push that far? Are there reasonably priced motels/hotels along the way to stay and if so any recommendations? What about gas stops, are there many and what kind of speed limits along it? Thanks!
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45MPH. 2 Motels on it. Peaks of the Otter and there is another closer to the NC not sure of name. Other wise you have to get off and go to a town. Would be hard to do in 1 day because of speed limit. Most all gas stations are at towns on exits along the way.
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I'll jump onto this thread instead of starting a new Blue Ridge Question. If all goes well I will be down in the AL/SC area in a couple of weeks and intend to ride all or part of the BRP from the Greenville/Taylors, SC area to the North on up into PA and NY. Can you ride it in a day or is it too long to push that far? Are there reasonably priced motels/hotels along the way to stay and if so any recommendations? What about gas stops, are there many and what kind of speed limits along it? Thanks!
Parkway doesnt go through Greenville nor does it go to Pa or NY. As to your other questions, yes you CAN ride the length of the Parkway in a day, but, its a LONG day. Very limited lodging or food actually on the Parkway and I dont remember any gas at all but you can usually find stuff near the exits. Speed limits strictly enforced range from 25 MPH to 45 MPH. Most is 45MPH but there are many stretches of 35 MPH. Steve
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another closer to the NC not sure of name.
Pisgah Inn. Just N of Asheville, NC. Was a very nice place/experience in the mid and late 80's. I havent been there since but expect it still is. Steve
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Roger that I knew it didn't start in Greenville or go to PA. I figured I would try it for part of my journey. Thanks for the motel tips.
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My wife and I just returned from a trip which included the BRP from one end to the other. We took two days because I did not want to be so tired that I could not enjoy the area, and/or ride off a mountain. We stayed at the Peaks Of Otter and was very disappointed in the accommodations and the pricey food. Beautiful location, but you are paying for the ambiance. Example: No telephone reception, and the only landline was in the lodge. I would recommend staying in Bedford and you can also spend an hour visiting the National D-Day Memorial. Well worth the time.
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