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Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap with 318 curves in 11 miles: 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, Foothills Parkway, Smoky Mountain Loop, Devils Triangle, Blue Ridge Parkway, The Gambler NC209, Diamondback 226, Devil's Staircase, Six Gap North Georgia, The Snake US421 and many Great Forest Service Dual Sport and Jeep Roads.

The Complete History of US 129 from Chiefland, FL to Knoxville, TN
by Ron Johnson 2020

Summer Weather Pattern

Next week the forecast is for rain nearly every day. This is a typical summer weather pattern which brings widely scattered rain to the area in the afternoons. Notice the forecast is usually less than 50% which means many areas will not get the short lived thunderstorms. Plan on touring in the morning with a break in the mid-afternoon. Storms usually clear after an hour to allow you some nice weather in the late afternoon.

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Tail of the Dragon Store

Tail of the Dragon offers custom signs in both street sign and shield format. You can add a photo too. What a great way to remember your trip to the Dragon. 

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Tail of the Dragon Store

Find your swag for all the great roads including Cherohala Skwyay, Tail of the Dragon, Moonshiner 28, Devils Triangle, Six Gap, Diamondback and more. 

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New Jersey Family at the Tail July 3, 2020

Upcoming 2021 Events

From official rallies with hundreds of attendees to a small gathering of friends, our region is ready to host your group. Let us help you plan your event.

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7 days until the first day of Autumn! Need help planning your next trip? Be sure to check out our website for trip planning routes and details.

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There's something blissful about an empty dragon and solo runs.
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A not so average car for a not so average road.

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A Miata Moment from Miatas at the Gap.

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READ ME—>Tips for dragon riders:
👉 👉 👉 STAY IN YOUR LANE, for that matter stay in the right half of your lane.
👉 KEEP RIGHT. Riding the double yellow will get you in trouble. Stay in the right half of your lane when entering blind corners.
👉 AVOID THE PAINTED LINES especially when the pavement is damp. They are extremely slippery.
👉 HUG THE WHITE LINE. If you see another vehicle coming at you in your lane, hug the white line in your lane. In all likelihood you can avoid trucks and trailers if you take the white line in the corners.
👉 FOCUS. Watch the road, your mirrors,and other vehicles. If you want to sight-see, pull over.
👉 SAFE ZONE. Keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you. Watch your rear view mirrors for faster vehicles. If you see a faster rider/driver coming up behind you, use one of the may paved pull-offs.  Or pull over to the right half of your lane, slow down, and wave them around.  It is illegal to pass on the Dragon, even in the same lane.  But consider letting the faster rider get around.
👉 BRAKE EASY. Trust your tires and lay into the corner rather than grabbing your brakes hard. Most accidents on the Dragon are due to speed and then over-braking.
👉 DON'T BE SPOOKED. Do not make sudden avoidance moves. You might have to adjust your line to avoid a car, truck, or bike, but do not grab a bunch of brake or turn off the roadway unless that is your only choice.
👉 SQUIDS ARE NOT WELCOME. Show off your wheelies, stoppies, and other tricks someplace else.
👉 MAKE SEVERAL RUNS, the first is always a nervous one.
👉 It is ILLEGAL for trucks over 30 feet to operate on the Tail of the Dragon
👉 WATCH FOR WILDLIFE. We have seen deer, bear, turkeys, and wild boar on the roadway.
👉 WEAR GEAR, especially armored gloves, boots, leathers, and full-face helmets. Helmets are required in North Carolina and Tennessee.
👉 MECHANICS. Make sure your bike is mechanically sound and that your tires are good.
👉 START EASY and let your tires warm up.  

Remember: YOU’RE ONLY AS GOOD AS THE DRIVER COMING AT YOU.
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He who fears death will never do anything worth of a man who is alive.—Seneca

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Looking to stretch your legs after a day of battling the #tailofthedragon? Take a hike in the big snowbird backcountry for miles of hiking trails and fantastic waterfalls.

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Somewhere in the smokies!!
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Fall is right around the corner. Raise your hand if you are battling the tail of the dragon this Autumn.

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