DAY RIDE TO GATLINBURG, TN

Ready to ride!

Ready to ride!

On Thursday, July 30th, we took a Day Ride. Our destination was to ride through the Smoky Mountains and into Gatlinburg.

Jeff kicks off our ride in this short video:

We left our home in North Knoxville at 10:30am. It was a warm start. The temperatures were expected to climb into the 90’s.

We rode south on 129 to Alcoa where we stopped at one of our favorite restaurants.

Midland Restaurant

Midland Restaurant

Located in the Midland Center in Aloca, TN.

Located in the Midland Center in Aloca, TN.

We ordered our favorite breakfast!

We ordered our favorite breakfast!

Let's eat. YUM!

Let’s eat. YUM!

Food at the Midland Restaurant is great and the staff makes the experience very pleasant. Next time you’re in Alcoa, stop at Midland. You’ll love it too.

Downtown Maryville.

Downtown Maryville.

Fuel stop on 321 in Maryville.

Fuel stop on 321 in Maryville.

Along 73 heading into the Smoky Mountains.

Along 73 heading into the Smoky Mountains.

73 is a beautiful road that runs through the mountains from Townsend to 441. We stopped several times along the way, including a visit to the Sinks.

We stopped at the Sinks.

At the Sinks parking area.

The Sinks.

The Sinks.

Kids are jumping from the rock on the left into the water. Looked like fun.

Kids are jumping from the rock on the left into the water. Looked like fun.

Hiking trails can be accessed from the Sinks too.

Hiking trails can be accessed from the Sinks too.

From the Sinks we rode into Gatlinburg. It was packed with people and traffic. We stopped for a few photos.

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Gatlinburg is full of tourists.

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Ripley’s is always a fun attraction.

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Many shops in Gatlinburg.

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Gatlinburg is nestled by mountains.

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Pamo waits with the bikes while Jeff takes photos.

After taking photos, we took 321 out of Gatlinburg and then hopped on 454 to Pittman Center.

We stopped at the Morning Mist Village, a center full of arts and crafts.

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Morning Mist Village in Pittman Center

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The shops feature various arts and crafts.

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And you can watch the artist at work!

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We were most interested in the Soda Fountain.

The fellows prepare our chocolate malted milkshake.

The fellows prepare our chocolate malted milkshake.

As yummy as it looks!

As yummy as it looks!

After drinking our malt and visiting the shops, we got back on the bikes.

We rode 454 to 416 into Sevierville where we took 66 to Mountain Motorsports.

Mountain Motorsports in Kodak, TN

Mountain Motorsports in Kodak, TN

Mountain Motorsports is a multi line dealership right off the interstate exit going into Sevierville.

Looking down into the huge showroom.

Looking down into the huge showroom.

Tons of bikes in the upper level too.

Tons of bikes in the upper level too.

Parts and accessories are located in a separate building.

Parts and accessories are located in a separate building.

After our visit, we got back on 66. We took 66 to Snyder Road which took us to 25/70, then to 11E and finally back into Knoxville.

Jumba is glad we're home.

Jumba is glad we’re home.

We got back home at 4:15pm and our total ride was 121 miles.

Jeff wraps up the day in this video:

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