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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-10-2009, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Pigeon Forge area - need ideas

I am heading to Pigeon Forge with some friends in July for a week. Anyone have some decent routes down there for some good riding? A lot of roads look great on the map, but I have no clue if they are decent biking roads.

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Aside from taking 71/441 through SMNP I would just get you lost. I used to own 5 acres in Waynesville, NC. You come out of the park into Cherokee and head towards Maggie Valley which is kind of a touristy town. There really aren't many straight roads out there so where ever you end up it should be a good time.
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boring on the way down.. once you get to pf.. keep going.. it starts getting a lot better.. really right about there

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im sure you know this.. but check out mad maps
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The only thing I can say about that town is .... stay away.
Go stay in Gatlinburg. And if you need all the good roads you need to hit, get a Mad Map. That's all you need. And send me a PM with any specific questions. That's my 3rd home down there.

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Drop in on this site, all the Deals Gaps rider will help you out.

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I haven't been down there in 10 years or so. Never took a bike but one day I will. Really nice roads and awesome place to visit.
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Blue Ridge Parkway FTW! I always stayed in Gatlinburg, it was less touristy than Pigeon Forge, but that is not saying much. Traffic there sucks! Riding around the national park is a fun warmup, especially to see road signs like hairpin-like curves and such. Deals Gap is overrated, I prefer BRP.
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grab a gps and explore! drove through there last summer and there were some pretty sweet roads

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The only thing I can say about that town is .... stay away.
Go stay in Gatlinburg. And if you need all the good roads you need to hit, get a Mad Map. That's all you need. And send me a PM with any specific questions. That's my 3rd home down there.
We are staying in Gatlinburg, actually.
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Just take the scenic skyway through the Gatlinburg area. Or head south and ride the Dragon's Tail.

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