On Wednesday September 3rd we took a Day Ride to the Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site just outside of Barbourville, Kentucky.
Jeff talks about our ride with this short video:
Here is another short video to kick off our day:
We left our home in North Knoxville at 10:45 am. It was overcast and gloomy. The roads were still wet from the rains overnight.
We rode north on Broadway, through Halls and up 33, through New Tazewell and on into Tazewell. We then took 25 North into Harrogate.
From Harrogate, we continued north through the tunnel into Kentucky. We stayed on 25 through Middlesboro and into Pineville where we stopped for a few photos.
We left Pineville, stayed on 25 and rode into downtown Barbourville. We rode through the town square and parked right in front of the Oldway Cafe where we ate lunch.
After lunch, we walked around the town square.
The park was nicely maintained with a replica of the cabin built by Dr. Thomas Walker.
Jeff tells us about the site:
We wrapped up our stay at the Dr. Thomas Walker Site and headed down the scenic back roads (State Route 6) through Kentucky.
We eventually rode into Williamsburg where we stopped for fuel and a diet coke. From Williamsburg, we rode south on 25 to Jellico where we stopped at the downtown park.
Jeff talks about our day in this short video:
After our short break, we took 297 south- a beautiful country road that took us to 63 and into Caryville. From Caryville, we rode through Lake City, then Clinton and finally back home to Knoxville.
We got home at 7:15pm and our total ride was 205 miles.
We wrap up the day in this video:
You can see our entire list of Day Rides HERE.