Submit your on this road.
Road this a few weeks ago and I must say, THE GAP AINíT GOT NOTHIN ON THIS ROAD!!!
This is a great ride.
You better be on your game if you want to try this one.
Most people want to stop at the BRP, but go to the end, I guarantee you wonít be sorry.
One word of advice, donít look at the cameras or you might take a quick flight to the bottom.
Just sayiní. Ride safe!
- Anonymous (7/1/14)
Super Tight, Super Technical... Nuff Said!
You'll be hard pressed to find anything like it in the Eastern US.
Big elevation changes, switchbacks, and a mixed bag of direction changes and sweepers.
I actually expected this to be too tight to develop any rhythm and have any real fun on, boy was I wrong!
Loved every minute of it!
- Nick Gee (10/10/13)
What a road. The "Ridge" was blocked so we had to detour.
Ten of us did this not knowing what to expect. Crazy.
Better than any road including "Needles" in Sturgis.
It's a must ride. Better than "Dragon" for sure!!!!
- Dave Rogers (8/25/13)
A great road to die on!!
In a 20 day period - 40 motorcycle accidents with 6 fatalities.
Including my son.
He was an experienced rider but not enough for this wicked stretch.
- Y (4/29/13)
Re-rode the northern third (Micaville / US19E) to Bandana (NC226A) this past weekend. It's as good as ever...
a few straight stretches for catching your breath, but mostly non-stop twisties with very little traffic.
After riding this, you and your bike will know each other very well!
- Rider from Durham, NC (9/21/12)
Hope you like curves! One of my all time favorite roads.
Awesome views of Mt. Mitchell.
Lots of switch backs! Not a lot of traffic in the off season (non leaf watchers).
- Anonymous (5/16/12)
Travelled from NC70 all the way to Bakersville.
One of my best rides thus far.
Road conditions were really good.
North half from BRP to Bakersville was really remote.
Only passed a handful cars the whole stretch.
Very peaceful and loved all the twisties.
- Anonymous (3/18/11)
Decided to try this ride from Highway 70 to the BRP after reading others comments.
Everything said is true. Fantastic ride.
This was my wife's second day of riding in the mountains and she handled it perfectly.
Beginners take your time and the same for experienced riders.
This road could bite you quickly.
Can't wait to hit this road again on our next visit to the area.
- Todd Grafton (6/17/10)
Too late!! We should've kept this road to ourselves and let the newbies ride US-129.
- Steve Sem, K1100RS (7/26/09)
I rode the road today from the BRP to US-70.
It's like skiing moguls.
The first section is very steep with one switchback after another - fun.
The lower section is switchbacks separated by sweeping turns.
I rode it at the end of a 6 hour day and loved it.
The only problem was running up on some kiddie slope skiers (8 Harley riders) who turned the last half into flashing brake lights and accordion motions.
The whole ride can be done WITHOUT brakes using engine braking, coasting between switchbacks and other non-invasive techniques.
- Late Rider, Statesville, NC (9/7/08)
After riding this road between the Blue Ridge and US-70, the 'Dragon' seemed like a nice, leisurely cruise!
Very technical with a bunch of mean switchbacks!
- Jared in Ohio (8/27/08)
Plenty of curves, good pavement. Watch out for the intersecting driveways, and gravel.
- Mark Harrison (8/12/08)
Rode it as part of my 50th birthday trip to Mount Mitchell State Park.
Picked up NC-80 off of NC-70 just east of the town of Old Fort.
Headed north to Blue Ridge Parkway.
Was a beautiful, twisty little two laner that, as others have commented, really keeps you on your toes.
Have ridden the 'Dragon' and this one's more demanding IMHO.
Would love to try it end to end someday.
- Mike on a GS (6/30/08)
Once you pass the Blue Ridge Parkway, heading north, watch for a nasty, 180 degree blind (read-"rock cut to the edge of pavement") decreasing radius corner.
Just when you think you've completed the corner there's more.
I crossed the yellow line here by a little bit and its easy to do here, believe me, so be careful.
- Doug DiGiuseppe (1/2/08)
There are tame roads, and there are wild roads. This ain't tame!
There is some local traffic, and small hamlets every few miles, so please be careful.
Great mountain scenery - you just have to stop to really enjoy it, because otherwise the road demands all your attention.
- Rider from Durham, North Carolina (9/12/06)