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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 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

Custom Signs

Big ZDAYZ turnout this past weekend with some 1,100 cars. A nice day on Saturday, but minor rain typical of summer days. The rain is usually spotty and short lived. Our custom signs and free stickers were a big hit. If you’ve got a rally or a group coming to the Dragon, give us a heads up and we’ll have custom signs and free stickers. Send us your logo, and with your permission, we will print your logo on the custom street signs.

You can also order the custom signs or create your own on our secure on-line store, visit TailoftheDragonStore.com.

Here is a sample of our custom signs – just like the real street sign – 040″ thick, 6″ x 24″ sturdy green aluminum with round corners.

 

 

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Featured Events

CLICK HERE for special events and available accommodations for Memorial Day Weekend.

MemorialDay

Memorial Day weekend coming up, and there is still time to make last minute plans. Be aware the summer weather forecast for the Smoky Mountains usually indicate thunderstorms every day.  However, these are spotty and short lived showers. Still important to bring your rain gear, but complete rain outs are rare. The forecast for the coming weekend looks good with highs in the 80’s and partly cloudy. Lots happening during the holiday weekend,

2015 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.

Tail of the Dragon Store

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

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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, but watch out for gravel which DOT spread along the side of the road. Some is on the roadway itself in spots.

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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