June 22, 2015

Late Saturday afternoon a sportbike rider lost his life near mile marker 1 on the Dragon. The Knoxville man was a regular at the Gap. A second bike was involved and the rider was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

June 17 2015

Busy week and weekend at the Tail. An 18 wheeler came in northbound and Killboy was able to get in front to warn oncoming traffic. One rider didn’t heed the warning and ended-up under the rear wheels of the big rig. The rider suffered serious injuries to one arm. This truck driver will likely lose…

Summer Weather Forecasts

Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway, and Moonshiner 28 Weather: It is typical throughout the summer months for the weather reports in the mountains of western North Carolina to call for 60% chance of thunderstorms. What this really means is there will POSSIBLY be an afternoon shower. These scattered cells are small and short lived.…


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…


April 16 2015

Welcome Car Groups:  Wookies in the Woods, Rotary Rally, and Spyder’s on the Dragon !! Stop by the Tail of the Dragon Tshirt Shack – we will have free rally stickers and custom Tail of the Dragon green street signs.  Also, use the map below for make up your own alternative tour.  Check out the…

April 8, 2015

The Tail of the Dragon T-Shirt Shack has reopened for 2015. We are looking at another exciting year on the Dragon and other area roads that are gaining in popularity. Watch for new updates on road conditions. We will also be expanding our reports to include many of the Forest Service roads that extend into…

Alien Abduction Road to Nowhere

Alien Abudctions & Road to Nowhere

Looking for a new adventure? Try the Road to Nowhere … and hope you return. This little six-mile gem has quite a history. One of those projects that was never finished. And then it becomes a great setting for aliens … the kind from space. Read more here.

Trucks Banned on Dragon in TN

It has taken 15 years, but Tennessee finally banned large trucks and other vehicles from the Dragon. CLICK HERE to read about this long battle.

In Search of Moonshine

It was a cold January day when Nancy and I decided to take the day off and head to Gatlinburg, Tennessee in search of moonshine. Perfect time to drive through the Smoky Mountain National Park.  Winter visitors find less traffic and a clear, crisp day provides some fantastic views. After seeing an elk wandering a residential home…


Happy New Year – 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! Killboy and gang broke in 2015 with a group run on the Dragon. Looking forward to seeing you all this year. Today, January 8, we woke up to 4 degree temps. High is looking like 35. We hear US 441 from Cherokee to Gatlinburg is closed for snow/ice. Check before heading…