On Wednesday, September 2nd, we took a Day Ride to Rock City in Lookout Mountain, Georgia just south of Chattanooga.
When we prepared to leave our home in North Knoxville at 10am, it was warm with the temperature predicted to rise into the mid 90’s. The skies were partly cloudy and the day was perfect for a motorcycle ride!
Jeff kicks off our day in this short video:
We rode north on Clinton Highway over to Oak Ridge Highway. We rode into Oak Ridge, took 95 to Kingston, then continued on 58 south. We stopped at the Citgo store along 58 to fuel up and eat a light snack.
We got back on 58 south riding through Ten Mile, then stopped briefly in Decatur.
We continued on 58 through Georgetown and finally into Harrison (a suburb of Chattanooga). In Harrison, we rode north on 153, then took 319 into downtown Chattanooga. We rode south into Georgia.
We got to Rock City around 1:30pm after riding 135 miles. First we paid for our Rock City entrance tickets, then we ate lunch.
After lunch we were ready to start our Rock City tour.
After eating fudge, it was time to get back on the bikes.
We rode back into Chattanooga, rode north on I-24, then took E. Brainard Road which took us out into the country and finally into Cleveland.
From Cleveland we took 64/74 east, stopped for gas, then road to 411 north. We stopped briefly in Benton for a couple of photos.
We then continued on 411 north through Etowah and Englewood, then stopped in Madisonville for a light dinner.
From Madisonville we continued north on 411 to Maryville and then back to downtown Knoxville. We stopped for a minute just a few miles from home.
We saddled back up and got home at 8:30pm. Our total ride was 268 miles. Rock City is a terrific Day Ride! We wrap up our day in this short video:
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