Another terrific way to enjoy your motorcycle is by participating in a group ride. Getting together a group of riders can be challenging because everyone has different schedules. So sometimes you just have to make the commitment and plan for the day.
Back in 2015 a good friend of ours, Richard Hawkins, motivated a group of us to do just that- make the commitment, take the day off and ride to Wheels Through Time Museum, a place we love. We can honestly say that the ride we took with those friends is a memory we still hold dear – even three years later.
So consider getting together with a group of riders, pick a destination that all of you can enjoy, and then just DO IT!!!
Here is a re-post of that ride we took in 2015 with our friends. We hope you enjoy seeing our day and maybe you’ll get motivated to plan a group ride of your own.
On Thursday, June 4, 2015 we joined up with friends from the Time Warp Tea Room to take a day trip to Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum in Maggie Valley, NC.
We left our home in North Knoxville at 8:00am.
Jeff kicks off our day in this short video:
Everyone met up at the Weigel’s next to Lowes on Chapman Highway.
After all our group arrived (a total of eight bikes), Richard led the ride. We headed south on Chapman Highway then took Whites School Road into the backside of Pigeon Forge.
From Pigeon Forge, we took the Gatlinburg bypass and stopped at the Sugarlands Visitor Center for a short break.
We then headed up 441 going over the mountain. Our next stop was at Newfound Gap.
We left Newfound Gap and continued our trek over the mountain. We then took a left onto the Blue Ridge Parkway.
We arrive at Wheels Through Time around noon. The guys are anxious to get to the museum so we delay lunch until afterwards.
By this time, we had spent a little over two hours inside the museum. We could have stayed another two hours and still not see everything.
By the time we left the museum, it was about 2:30pm and we were ready to eat lunch. Just a few blocks from the museum is Country Vittles Family Style Restaurant.
When the day started, we considered going another route back to Knoxville. But that route was longer and the group decided to return back over the mountain the way we came.
We arrived home at 7pm and our total ride was 190 miles. Thank you Richard and all the guys from the Time Warp Tea Room for such a great day.
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