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Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap with 318 curves in 11 miles, is America’s number one motorcycle and sports car road.

Designated US 129, the road is bordered by the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest, with no intersecting roads or driveways to hamper your travel. It is considered “the destination” for thousands of motorcycle and sports car fans throughout the spring, summer, and fall.  Can you brave it? It’s best to be cautious as the turns are tight, but the Tail of the Dragon is guaranteed to be the ride of your life!

The nearby Cherohala Skyway is quickly becoming a destination too, with its remote 60 miles of breathtaking scenic mountain highway. The area also has other incredible roads like the Moonshiner 28, Devils Triangle, Diamondback 226, Six Gap North Georgia, The Snake and Great Forest Service Dual Sport and Jeep Roads.

The Tail of the Dragon T-Shirt Shack OPEN MARCH TO NOVEMBER at the intersection of US 129 and NC 28. You can shop our secure On-Line Tail of the Dragon Store anytime.  We run Facebook and Instagram contests frequently and provide discounts and special event news in out seasonal Monthly Newsletter. And, make sure to visit Killboy.com to view his weekly highlights and where you can order your Dragon and Cherohala Skyway photos, both current and archives. Killboy.com also offers Garmin VIRB rental cameras and sales (GoPro accessories too) at the T-Shirt Shack,

Latest Tail of the Dragon News

August 2016

 

 

We had a nice break from the hot weather on Tuesday the 23rd with temps in the high 50s at daybreak. Temps are expected to be back in the 80s for a while. Traffic has lightened over the past week or two as we enter the typical August doldrums. Once again we remind visitors that the 60% chance of rain is typical this time of year and usually amounts to nothing.

A word of warning to all trike riders. We have had two serious trike accidents in July. Each involved a fatality. Trikes are inherently unstable in corners so please take it easy on the Dragon.

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Tail of the Dragon Store

Get your Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway, Devils Triangle, Moonshiner28, Six Gap, and Diamondback merchandise.

PROJECT HEADBAND – MADE IN ROBBINSVILLE NC

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This past spring, Tail of the Dragon began selling custom headbands and skull caps at our Tail of the Dragon Tshirt Shack and on our online TailoftheDragonStore.com. The headbands and skull caps are produced from a textile company in Durham, North Carolina and the final product is sewn in our small warehouse located just outside of Robbinsville, North Carolina. CLICK HERE to learn more about these one of kind products which are MADE IN ROBBINSVILLE NC.

2016 Events

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Contact Us to get your event listed on the calendar.  Tail of the Dragon is available to help your group with custom T-shirts, stickers, metal signs.  Contact Killboy.com for group photos.

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Roads To Explore

Road Updates

BULLETIN: Tennessee has finally banned trucks over 30 feet long on the Tail of the Dragon. Signs will be erected in January. It has only been 14 years that the TailoftheDragon.com has pushed for this to happen. Thank you TDOT for finally coming around. DETAILS

SIX GAP UPDATE: Wolf Pen Gap, part of the Six Gap Loop in north Georgia,has been repaved. The much needed improvements will make this a safer ride.

DIAMONDBACK-226A UPDATE: NC DOT has repaved 226A. The pavement is great and clean for the most part.

THE GAMBLER/RATTLER – NC 209 UPDATE: Pavement is deteriorating in in the twisty section south of Hot Springs.

Just a reminder to ride and drive safe on our area roads. It is much cheaper and safer to do a track day than to get a ticket or worse yet cause an accident on our public highways.

You might notice trees and rocks along the NC side of US 129 and NC 28 are painted with a purple paint. This marks the land as “POSTED” and hunters need written permission from the land owner to hunt there. See the North Carolina Landowner Protection Act for details.

Tail of the Dragon History

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