The Lodge at Copperhead – A Motorcycle Haven in the Georgia Mountains

If you are headed to tame the Dragon’s Tail, ride the Moonshiner, master the Cherohola Skyway or conquer the Gauntlet, I have a fantastic place for you to tuck your bike in when night falls. A rustic biker refuge in the northern Georgia mountains, The Lodge at Copperhead, near Blairsville, is close to all four “bucket list rides” and offers everything you need. I was fortunate enough to stay there on a recent bike trip with the “Queens of the Road” group from the HD Forums and when I get a chance, I will definitely go back.

cabinsAs we rode into this scenic resort, I immediately felt at peace. There were green rolling hills, with gorgeous mountains as a backdrop. The rustic cabins that dotted the open grassy area’s, as well as being hidden among the trees were very inviting, while the lodge stood like a beacon to weary travelers, which we certainly were after hours of riding. We rode up to the Lodge, parked our bikes and slowly dragged ourselves off, to head inside to check in. We were cheerfully greeted by Larry, who got us all situated and pointed us to our cabin, where we could park it for the night. Continue reading The Lodge at Copperhead – A Motorcycle Haven in the Georgia Mountains

Top 20 Motorcycle Roads in the Southeast

This is the last post in the Top 20 Motorcycle Roads series.  Here are the top 20 motorcycle roads in the Southeast.  Once again, these roads were rated on a scale of 1 to 5 by motorcyclists who have previously ridden these routes – with a score of 5 being the best.

 

Florida

The Ozello Trail  – With this route you want to start off just North of Homosassa Springs in a town called Cutlers. In this town (off or US Highway 19) you will find  W. Ozello Trail, which is also known as State Route 494. The scenery is great for taking lots of pictures and there are lots of twisties throughout the route and lots of water. The roads are almost perfect and there are also many other great roads to explore in this area just off this route.
Riders Rating: 4
Motorcycle Road length: 9 Miles (one way) Continue reading Top 20 Motorcycle Roads in the Southeast

Top 20 Motorcycle Roads in the Northeast

Once again we promised a list of the top 20 motorcycle roads.  Here are the top 20 motorcycle roads in the Northeast.  These roads were rated on a scale of 1 to 5 by motorcyclists who have previously ridden these routes – with a score of 5 being the best.

 

Maryland

Catoctin Mountain and Frederick County – Carroll County, MD is one of the prettier farm counties in the State of Maryland so you can expect some beautiful scenery with many stretches in nice cool woodlands along this route. Just off the main route you can find several covered bridges. The asphalt roads are pretty well maintained and there are plenty of twists and turns but there are also some good straight-aways on the route as well.
Riders Rating: 4
Motorcycle Road Length: 64 Miles Continue reading Top 20 Motorcycle Roads in the Northeast

Top 20 Motorcycle Roads in the Midwest

For the third week we decided to list the top 20 motorcycle roads in the Midwest. Again, these roads were rated on a scale of 1 to 10 by motorcyclists who have previously ridden these routes – with a score of 10 being the best.

North Dakota

Enchanted Highway –Enchanted Highway begins at exit 72 on Interstate 94. There are many interesting metal statues every few miles, which makes for a pretty entertaining ride. We recommend bringing a camera for this one! There is also a museum at the end of the route in the small town of Regent that sells various items and is worth stopping for.
Motorcycle Road length: 32 Miles
Riders Rating:  9
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Top 20 Motorcycle Roads in the Southwest

For the second week we decided to list the top 20 motorcycle roads in the Southwest. Again, these roads were rated on a scale of 1 to 10 by motorcyclists who have previously ridden these routes – with a score of 10 being the best.

Arizona

Northern Arizona

 

Grand Canyon North Rim Parkway – This route really gives you a unique view of northern Arizona. You will be traveling about 8,000 feet above sea level and passing through Kaibab National Forest, which has plenty of hiking trails and campgrounds if you are willing to stop. AZ_1Once you finally reach the end of the route, you will be presented with a unique view of the Grand Canyon due to the north rim’s 1,000 feet elevation advantage over the southern rim. For the most part, the roads are fairly smooth with a couple gentle turns and inclines and declines.
Motorcycle Road Length: 42 Miles
Riders Rating: 8
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