On Tuesday,October 28, 2014, we took a Day Ride to the Archie Campbell Museum in Bulls Gap, Tennessee.
Jeff kicks off our ride with this short video:
We first discovered the Archie Campbell Museum when we rode through Bulls Gap in September (see that post HERE). But it was late in the evening and the museum was closed. Our mission on today’s ride is to see the inside of the museum.
We left our home in North Knoxville at 10:45am. It was overcast and around 65 degrees. We rode down Broadway, took Cecil Avenue to Magnolia, then took 11E Asheville Highway.
We rode 11E to 25/70 and went into Dandridge. We rode south and took 113 north to White Pine. In White Pine, we took 341 North and stopped for our morning snack.
After our snack, we continued north through Talbott and onto 11E just north of Jefferson City. We rode through Jefferson City, stopping briefly on the Carson Newman campus.
We then took Old Andrew Johnson Highway to 92. On 92, we had planned on stopping at the Cherokee Dam, but the entrance was barricaded with construction.
After stopping for a few photos, we continued on to 375 Lakeshore Drive.
Once on Lakeshore Drive, we stopped at the Grainger County Park.
375 is a beautiful road that runs along the water all the way to 25E. When we got to 25E we rode to Morristown, then took 11E through Whitesburg and then into Bulls Gap.
In Bulls Gap we stopped at Jug’s Place, right on 11E, for lunch.
After lunch, we rode the few blocks to the Bulls Gap City Hall and Archie Campbell Museum.
We entered the City Hall office and then proceeded to the museum.
After looking inside the museum, we explored the rest of downtown Bulls Gap.
As we were getting ready to saddle up Bulls Gap Mayor – Michael Solomon arrived. He greeted us and told us of some of the history of Bulls Gap. He was very gracious! Thank you Mayor Solomon. After we left, we realized we didn’t get a photo of him. Wish we had.
After Bulls Gap, we rode to Whitesburg, and took 113 south riding through Silver City and Springvale.
We then took 160 south all the way to Newport.
From Newport, we rode 411 to Chestnut Hill. We then took 92 back to Dandridge where we stopped at the downtown levee.
From Dandridge we took 25/70 back to 11E and then back to Knoxville.
We got home right at 6:00pm and our total ride was 188 miles.
Jeff wraps up the day in this video:
Bonus video… Jeff introduces our pups.
You can see our entire list of Day Rides HERE.