The Blue Ridge, Georgia and its surrounding towns offer some of the best scenic rides for motorcycle enthusiasts. If you want an extreme road bike challenge then make the pilgrimage to the infamous Tail of the Dragon at Deal’s Gap, NC with its mind blowing 318 turns!
Blue Ridge, Georgia and surrounding towns
Enjoy a refreshing mountain ride that starts at the intersection of US 76 and Hwy 5 in Blue Ridge Georgia on your east toward Blairsville, Georgia. The ride is nearly 37 miles and should take around 1.5 to 2 hours round trip. Along the way you’ll enjoy some twisties after you turn on Weaver Creed Road off of Aska Road. You’ll travel down the winding Snake Nation Road (name prior to the Trail of Tears) as you approach Deep Gap (over 2,200 feet), which is close to where the Appalachian Trail begins. Further down you’ll approach Highway 60 to return back to Blue Ridge or take a right toward Suches and Dahlonega for more mountain curves and incredible scenery.
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The Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, NC
This legendary ride with 318 turns draws folks from around the world. This is for experienced riders and can be very congested over the weekend due to its popularity with motorcycle and car club enthusiasts. Click the following link for directions from Blue Ridge, Georgia and more information to plan your ride.
Also, check out the motorcycle video so you can see The Dragon from the rider’s point of view.
Off-road Motorcycle Opportunity
Beasley Knob OHV Area near Blairsville is just 30 minutes east of Blue Ride, GA. Beasley Knob OHV provides nearly 11 miles of trails for motorcycles, ATVs, and 4-wheel drive vehicles for a small $5 access fee. A few of the trails are easy, but most are difficult and become more extreme when the steep trails become slick. Click here for more details.