Tail of the Dragon Trip
Time & Location
About the Event
This is final plans for Dragon Ride including dates and hotels.
Plan for May 2019 Ride to Tail of the Dragon via Skyline
Toronto Bratva will join NY Bratva for Season Opening on May 18 2019
May 19th we will start the Dragon Tail Ride.
Sunday May 19
From Staten Island to Stephens City VA
300mi - 4.5 – 5hr (6.5hr) https://goo.gl/maps/HZetNRsxxRS2
Hotel for May 19 night
Quality Inn Stephens City-Winchester South,
67 Town Run Ln, Stephens City VA 22655 Room 1 price: $86.23 (incl tax)
(cancel by May 18)
May 20 Monday. Stephens City VA to Daleville/Roanoke via Skyline Drive – Blue Ridge Parkway
240 miles 6:30hrs + stops (8 hours) link to map https://goo.gl/maps/LYYDGpP1nFN2
Stay overnight in Daleville/Roanoke.
Super 8 by Wyndham Daleville/Roanoke, 446 Roanoke Rd, Daleville VA 24083 Room 1 price: $76.31 (inc tax) (cancel by May 19)
May 21 Tuesday . Roanoke VA to Bryson City NC (Dragon).
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bryson City
82 Songbird Forest Road, Bryson City NC 28713 Room 1 price: $268.01, 3 nights $80.67 avg./night Taxes & fees: $26.01 (cancel by May 19)
5-7 hrs, 320mi https://goo.gl/maps/KfTSeKRK6ZA2
If arrive to Bryson City early we can still ride around.
Stay overnight in motel
This is area where we will ride https://goo.gl/maps/SiMr9Ws3gLn
May 22 Wednesday.
Breakfast and will ride Dragon Tail from Bryson City, NC to Chilhowee TN. 55mi – 1.5hr
The Dragon starts from Tapoco NC for 11mi - 318 turns https://goo.gl/maps/JUWPGJbhGsn
At the start of Dragon Tail small resort and shop with tees and other staff.
We can spend 1-2 hours there.
Suggested ride for May 22 (including Dragon Tail) 4-6 hours - 163 miles
May 23 Thursday. We will ride Cherohala Skyway. From Bryson City NC. to Tellico Plains TN.
80 mi, 2 hr https://goo.gl/maps/SV9RCVx42GA2
This day ride https://goo.gl/maps/X2TtkNW27D52 220 mi – 4.5 hr (6hr with stops)
Shorter option https://goo.gl/maps/6qMvWK77g4E2 170 mi -4.5hr ???
I like first one, but for longer rides we need to start early around 9-10am. To come back before dark to motel.
May 24 Friday we are going home
Canada – 822 mi 13hr (15-16 with stops) https://goo.gl/maps/CSyQxLgzVVr (you will plan it)
NY – 772 mi, 12hr (15hr) to my house in SI. https://goo.gl/maps/BQL3a4Fixw42
Kot suggested that on the way back we will ride together to Harrisonburg, VA. about 405 mi 7-8 hr. stay there overnight and then go different directions Toronto & NY.
it’s up to Toronto guys. they have the longest ride home.
May 24 Friday
Bryson City NC to Harrisonburg https://goo.gl/maps/A6Q2W5K3kJ52
May 25 Saturday
Harrisonburg to Toronto: 514 mi, app 10-11 hr. https://goo.gl/maps/mcK5X4JFBbt
Harrisonburg to Staten Island: 340 mi app 7-8 hr https://goo.gl/maps/FeNP8LNSvkx
My assumption that we will stay in Robbinsville. If we stay other location mileage and rides time will change.
If any one can’t join us for the whole ride (6 days), they can do May 19 and May 20 with us ( to Roanoke VA) stay overnight with us and then go home on May 21. about 450 mi, 8-9 hr. - 3 days ride