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I am leaving May 1st. to ride the Blue Ridge Parkway, south to north.
I need suggestions of what to see, where to stop-over (midway).
I would like any suggestions you have about the parkway.
I know to be prepared for all weather issues, and that's about all.

DATE TO LEAVE HAS CHANGED TO JUNE 5TH.
MY WIMPY GROUP DOESN'T LIKE THE CURRENT WEATHER CONDITIONS AND ( 4 ) ROAD CLOSINGS.
 

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Ah yes, the beautiful BRP. I've traveled on it about 5 times and every time I'm amazed at the natural beauty on that road. Since you in TN, are you going to start at he bottom and work you way north?? I was down there in October and did North to South. In 2 days I got from home (NE, Pa) to mile marker 250 and had to get off and head back (only had 3 days). I'm planning on going back this year and finish from 250 to the end in NC. Give yourself enough time, since there is so much to see on the BRP, you won't make as many miles per day as you think. (stop off to take pics). There are a lot of towns along the Parkway to get off for gas and food. If you go to the BRP websit you can get detailed maps and lots of information on road conditions and places to stay overnight. Enjoy your trip and wish I was going with you...

Temps can be cooler on top of the mountains, so layer your clothing and you should be fine.
 

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I may ride the southern portion of this also next month. A group of us are going to Maggie Valley the end of May. I was thinking of riding up into Virginia and camp one night. Just want to see what others have to say. Let us know how it goes G I.
 

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I've been there but not on a bike. It is beautiful, every turn. It is patrolled so dont speed. You have to be careful not to over gawk. Early morning may well produce spectacular fog spilling into the valleys. There are bound to be deer.
 

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Speeds only 45 mph as i recall, and it takes a LONG time to cover the whole route because it's very circuitous, so keep that in mind if you're on a schedule.

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I am leaving May 1st. to ride the Blue Ridge Parkway, south to north.
I need suggestions of what to see, where to stop-over (midway).
I would like any suggestions you have about the parkway.
I know to be prepared for all weather issues, and that's about all.
 

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Are you stopping at the Northern point of the BRPW or are you going to keep going on the Skyline Drive? I will be riding the Skyline Drive in early August with MMCI During out convention.
 

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Sounds like you had a great trip G I. Thanks for the info I'm sure it will help someone.
 
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