Road Bike the Smokies

16 Great Rides in North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains

Title Details

Pages: 88

Trim size: 5.000in x 7.000in

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Paperback

Pub Date: 06/24/1997

ISBN: 9-781-8895-9602-0

List Price: $12.95

Road Bike the Smokies

16 Great Rides in North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains

Sixteen great rides in the Smokies

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Western North Carolina's Smoky Mountains offer road biking opportunities rarely found elsewhere. A broad network of backroads will take you rolling through rustic Appalachian communities, over high passes, past rushing waterfalls and along the shores of mountain lakes. The Blue Ridge Parkway, the Cherohala Skyway and the Scenic Waters Byway are all located in this region, where you can ride virtually all year long. Road Bike The Smokies outlines 16 of the best routes in the area, rated easy to difficult and ranging from 8 to 70 miles in length. Each route description includes complete directions, detailed map, elevation profile, road surface conditions, mileage and estimated riding times, points of interest and services available along the way.
If you're looking to discover what America's premier cyclists already know, namely that the western North Carolina Mountains can't be beaten as a road cycling destination, head west. You definitely won't be sorry. You'll be exhilarated.

—Our State Magazine

About the Author/Editor

JIM PARHAM grew up North Georgia. The author of numerous outdoor guidebooks, he has hiked, biked, and paddled extensively throughout the Southeast.