Good Day Forum Members,
I have taken it on myself to plan a group ride/camp out the weekend of Nov. 18th/19th/20th 2016. So don't put those bike away for winter yet. I rode Wilson's Creek last weekend and just scratched the surface.
Reasons to come:
There are heaps of miles of forest service roads.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is pretty close.
The area offers other mountain blacktop twisties for those who would prefer more blacktop.
Multiple attractions including Grandfather Mountain Preserve & Mount Mitchell State Park.
Mortimer Campground is centrally located in the area and offers $10 sites and has Hot Showers.
There is another private campground a short walk down the road who has hosted motorcyclist groups as well and has a cabin rental if that suits your lifestyle better. All types of riders/bikes are welcome but it will require a good bit of gravel/dirt forest service road to access the campgrounds. I will likely need a head count to reserve sites in advance depending on the response from you guys a couple weeks prior to the ride or you can reserve the sites online yourself. I would be happy to lead some rides that I am familiar with in the area but all are welcome to do their own thing.
Itinerary at the moment:
Meet at campground Friday afternoon (I can probably arrive by 6pm ish) set up camp, eat drink and be merry.
Saturday: Ride pretty much all day. We can stop to eat lunch in Blowing Rock or Linville. Gas up and go for round two. If you would like to ride with me these will be what I would call as light adventure with the option of a little more technical fun with minimal blacktop. I will not fault anyone wanting to do their own thing.
Saturday night reconvene at the campground and share stories, eat, drink, be marry!!!
Sunday: Break down camp and do a morning ride (if you have time). Head into Morganton, NC for lunch and then head back home.
Hope to see/meet you there.
Post if you have questions or would like to attend.