Maggie Valley- Excelsior Henderson Road Club -Group Ride
Maggie Valley, NC, September 26th-29th 2013
Quick Note from Dave Lockhart:
Thanks for attending what is becoming a great yearly tradition in Maggie Valley. Below are a few items I wanted to share with the group.
All of the scheduled rides are voluntary and were recommended by avid riders. Western NC offers some phenomenal riding and scenery. We hope to have a large group participate in the rides but with so many options, we understand that some may want to conquer unchartered territories during their stay.
Meals are basically set up as a great place to eat and also offer a rallying point for departures. Evening dinners are the right time to tell tall tales about riding your X on 1 wheel up and back on the dragon! Meal times are also a great chance to sync with friends and spend some time catching up. We hope you will be able to join as many group events as possible.
I encourage everyone to exchange some cell phone numbers and, if you head out on your own ride, have a few contacts to reach out to from the attending group. There will be several folks trailering in; if you run into a snag, we will be happy to get you back to the group locations and assist as needed. My cell number is 919 931 9128
Ok- Now on to the fun!!!!!!
Thursday September 26th-
9:00 AM - A group of riders/trailers plan on departing from Apex, NC. Destination Maggie Valley, NC
Proposed route will be heading West on secondary Highways and then picking up I-40 to Maggie Valley
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch on the road - Location TBD
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Targeted arrival time at Maggie Valley
Afternoon open to settle into lodging arrangements, we may be able to fit in an afternoon ride if anyone is up for it.
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Dinner , Maggie Valley, Location TBD
Friday September 27th
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Breakfast Joey’s Pancake House - 4309 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NChttp://www.joeyspancake.com
9:15 AM – Chart a course to Copperhead Loop http://www.motorcycleroads.com/75/1335/North-Carolina/The-Copperhead-Loop.html
We will depart Maggie Valley and head towards Waynesville where we will pick up the loop. The Copperhead Loop is about 77 miles in total and you add another 15 getting there from Maggie Valley. This ride should provide great roads and scenery as well as plentiful areas to stop for gas and grab lunch along the way.
Since we will be coming in from the NW, we will be starting at the top and looping around as follows: 215 South, to 64 East and then ride the loop back to the top on 276N
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch on the Road! Location TBD by where we are!
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Afternoon Ride, Group choice! This will allow those that may want to explore different areas of Western NC to plot a course and go enjoy the scenery. I will look to veterans of the area to offer potential destinations; this will fulfill those with an open mind that don’t care where we are going as long as we are out on a ride. Whatever course we plot, we will make a plan to be back in Maggie Valley to sync up for Dinner.
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM - Dinner in Maggie Valley - Reservations will be made this week
Located in Eagle Plaza on Soco Road/Highway 19
2769 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751
If all else fails, call us at 828-926-6126
Saturday September 28th
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM – Breakfast - Open for suggestions! TBD
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Wheels through Time Museum Tour with Dale
12:00 PM Head out to the Tail of the Dragon. This is a comfortable 70 mile trip and shouldn’t take more than 1.2 hours. http://tailofthedragon.com/
1:30 PM - Arrive at the Tail, if you want to ride it, enjoy it! For those who are not interested, you can check out the store and just look at the bikes and sights at the base.
2:30 PM - Depending on time, those that are interested can also continue on to the Cherohala Skyway. The Skyway offers a great trip to Tellico Plains, TN - the total ride up is about 55 miles. You can always head out on the skyway and plan your return in time to get you back to Maggie Valley for dinner! See below for a quick overview of the ride.http://www.motorcycleroads.com/search.php?q=Cherohala
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Group Dinner in Maggie Valley; reservations for 16-24 are currently in place
Hurleys’s Maggie Valley
4352 Soco Road, Maggie Valley NC
9:30 PM – Midnight Group get together for those that want to join us by the fire pit! Feel free to bring your own beverages and we will also have some on hand. Stop up and swap tall tales with fellow riders and X’ers!
246 Campbell Creek Rd
Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Sunday September 29th
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast at Joey’s Pancake House – Departures or additional rides based on your personal schedule for departure