On Tuesday March 24, 2015, we took a day ride to Cleveland, TN.
We were ready to leave our home in North Knoxville by 10 am. The sun was shining and it was already in the 60’s.
Jeff kicked off our day with this short video:
We headed south on Alcoa Highway, rode to Maryville, then took 321 south. We turned onto 95 south, rode through beautiful Greenback, then took 411 to Vonore.
In Vonore we stopped for fuel and a quick snack at the Rocky Top Market.
After our quick stop, we took 360 heading toward Tellico Plains. We stopped off at the bridge over Fort Loudon Lake right off 360.
Along the way we saw a lot of tree damage from the winter ice storm.
After riding through Tellico Plains, we took 39 west, then turned south on 315. 315 runs directly south with lots of curves through the countryside and brought us to the Hiwassee River.
After crossing the river we took 30 south which brought us to route 64. Route 64 runs right along Lake Ocoee.
We took 64 west along the water and right into Cleveland. Once in Cleveland, we stopped at the Old Fort Restaurant for lunch.
By the time we arrived at the Old Fort, we had ridden about 125 miles and it was right at 2:00 pm.
After our nice lunch we got back on the bikes to continue on our beautiful journey.
In Cleveland we took 60 north then took 306 north to 58 just south of Decatur.
We rode into Decatur, then took 304 north to 68 where we rode south to Watts Bar Dam.
After snapping a few shots, we rode into Spring City, fueled up, then took 27 into Rockwood.
From Rockwood, we took 70 into Kingston where we stopped at the Kingston Park.
After our break, we continued on 70 back to 58, then into Oak Ridge, and back to Knoxville.
We got back home at 6:15pm and our total ride was 248 miles.
We wrap up the day in this video:
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