As a rider, there’s nothing more I like in the world than a ride on some amazing roads with breathtaking views. Whether you ride solo or with your club, there’s just nothing that beats the experience! And that’s what thousands of riders are seeking in this rally in Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains along the Tennessee-North Carolina border offer some of the most magnificent views in the country.
They’re just the perfect venue for the breathtaking ride you’ve always dreamed of! Not so far away from the mountain range is the quaint town of Maryville in the state of Tennessee.
And the town is all set to host one of the most amazing motorcycle events of the year soon!
The second annual rally of the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.). The town had previously hosted the rally in 2013, and riders were taken aback by all that it had to offer. The town is well connected with major highways and is near the McGhee Tyson Airport. Knoxville, Tennessee’s third largest city, is just a 15-minute ride from the town.
The area is as if God himself made it for bikers!
The vicinity is surrounded by roads that seem as if God himself made them for bikers! The ‘Tail of the Dragon’, a popular local riding destination, is an 11-mile route which boasts of 318 curves with some of the most breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains! The Foothills Parkway and the Cherohala Skyway are some of the other popular roads with absolutely magnificent views!
And if you seek more than just riding on amazing roads, don’t worry, there’s more!
A 16,000-square-foot outdoor pavilion called The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint, by the Smoky Mountains Harley-Davidson, is a venue that had hosted concerts and events with music legends like the Kentucky Headhunters, Chris Stapleton, and Ted Nugent! The place is also a favorite for barbecue-lovers!
And the town rolls a red carpet for riders!
“The city of Maryville rolls out the red carpet and welcomes riders to their charming town.”
This is what Tim Hartley, the H.O.G. Rally Coordinator had to say about the town. The town along with the surrounding areas in the Blount County has made consolidated efforts to bring more riders to the area, which are paying pretty well for them. Every year, about 3.5 million visitors create an economic impact of about $345 million in the area! Kim Mitchell, the Director of Tourism in the Blount Partnership, says:
“We’re excited to welcome the H.O.G. Rally back to Maryville.”