There is no arguing that motorcycle enthusiasts consider Western North Carolina and the Maggie Valley area as one of the nation's best for riding. US 129 that runs through Deals Gap, also known as the "Tail of the Dragon" for it's 318 curves in 11 miles, is a short scenic ride from Maggie Valley, as are the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In addition to the well known routes, we have thousands of miles of back road jewels that are unknown to the average motorist. Maggie Valley is the perfect base camp for all your rides because all roads lead to Maggie. Maggie Valley lacks the heavy traffic, has plenty of restaurants & shops including quite a few motorcycle shops and is only 2 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and you'll find
MOTORCYCLES WELCOMED signs all over Maggie!
....at the best of it all we are right smack in the center of one of the best motorcycle rides in the country!
Another great resource when planing a trip to ride in the Smokies is to visit AMERICA RIDES MAPS
for the best motorcycle maps in the area. These maps are available for sale in our office.
Below is an area map shared by the Tail of the Dragon founders.
They have a very helpful website www.tailofthedragontours.com
WHEELS THROUGH TIME MUSEUM
We are very proud of The Wheels Through Time Museum, Maggie Valley's amazing and one of a kind motorcycle museum. It is home to the world's premier collection of rare American Vintage Motorcycles, located just 5 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, in beautiful Maggie Valley, NC. This All-American motorcycle museum houses over 300 of America's rarest and most historic classic motorcycles, with over 24 marquees on display, including the likes of Harley-Davidson, Indian, Excelsior, Crocker, Henderson, and much more. Western North Carolina's premier museum and tourism attraction features dozens of motorcycle-related exhibits, ranging from board track racers, hill climbing, and original paint machines to American Dirt Track racing, choppers and bobbers, and one-of-a-kind motorcycles. Located only 1/2 of a mile from our motel in Maggie Valley you can choose to ride or walk to enjoy it.
Here are some great photos of our motorcycle enthusiasts...