EOM Ride Route Information & Disclaimer
All routes were created and compiled with the Garmin Basecamp mapping program and verified on a Garmin GPS, both using the 2017 Garmin map. Routes on your GPS should be calculated with the user setting "fastest time". The Garmin GPS can have problems when a route begins and ends on the same road so some routes begin or end on a branch road. Though every effort was made to create accurate routes no claim is made to their validity. GPS routing is an inexact affair, maps contain errors and roads are subject to construction, closure and other problems.
Paper maps and turn-by-turn instructions can be printed from the Google Maps route links.
EOM 2016 Jefferson National Forest
Ride curvy roads and enjoy scenery through Jefferson National Forest and Burke's Garden. At the east end of the route cross Potts Mountain twisties then have a Buffalo Burger at the Swinging Bridge restaurant in Paint Bank.
EOM 2016 Twisties on VA-16 & The Snake
Ride famous and challenging twisties on The Back of the Dragon VA-16, The Highland Parkway VA-52 and The Snake TN-421. There are plenty of restaurants and fuel along the way and you'll need an all important "Snake" t-shirt from the Shady Valley Country Store.
EOM 2016 Blue Ridge Parkway
Ride the Blue Ridge Parkway from Galax through Rocky Knob then stop for a meal at Tuggles Gap or The Pine Tavern Inn. The return runs through Indian Valley.
A relatively quick ride to "Gods Thumbprint" with bucolic splendor and quaint general Store. You can return the way you came or add this to one of the other routes.