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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-17-2011, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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August 4-7 Deals Gap Trip

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August 4 to August 7 of 2011

WHERE TO STAY

There are Inns and Hotels in Robbinsville that we can stay at. Dablue1, stayed below. 75$ a room. Id recommend sharing to keep the costs down.

http://www.microtelinn.com/MicrotelI...4&brandInfo=MT


If you are camping, you can stay where i stayed
KOA Kampgrounds - www.koa.com
7310 Highway 360, Tellico Plains, TN - (423) 253-2447

that campground was extremely clean and had pools etc.. 25$ a night, still expensive for camping. But beggars cant be choosers.

Im hoping to get a good turn out from all the ninja 250 forums. So please spread the word, and use the facebook page to let us know if you do plan on going
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119412711452516
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-21-2011, 08:34 AM
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Deals Gap 2011 Trip Accomadation Info

We are at the 2 week mark and time is fast approaching. If you plan on going and staying a day or two and have not found a place to stay, now is the time to start making arrangements. Prices will go up and accommodations will begin to fill. Keep in mind that there is another rally taking place that same weekend. Also if you do not mind sharing a room, tent or cabins with strangers, check the other forums for others looking to split cost with. There are a few.

Here is some information for those on a budget and looking to camp at or near Deals Gap Resort. This is not an exhaustive list, but areas recommended by other forum members.

Deals Gap Recommended Area Accommodations

http://www.dealsgap.com/area-information.htm


Hotel and Camping

http://www.dealsgap.com/motel.htm

http://www.mysmokymountainvacation.c...reek-camp.html

http://www.ncnatural.com/NCUSFS/Nantahala/nantfac.html (Sites 15, 14, & 17 around Robbinsville should put you within 20 miles or so of Deals gap resort.)

http://www.dealsgap.com/motel.htm

http://www.tailofthedragonresorts.co...ml#Campgrounds

http://ironhorsenc.com/ Camping only $15 per night at the Ironhorse Motorcycle lodge with a very nice bath house and delicious breakfasts and dinners! Of course, the food costs extra.

http://www.leethost.com/knoxville/mi...bins-rv-resort Camping about $15

Maps and Directions

http://www.dealsgap.com/maps.htm

Also check out the facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119412711452516

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The Foothills Parkway Gathering

You are invited! Please join me on the Parkway!

Saturday August 6th at 7pm.

The Foothills Parkway at the Look Rock parking lot. It is about 15 minutes from the Overlook at the Gap.

There is a large parking lot and it is super easy to find and get to.

I will have drinks (water, soda etc..) and light fare.

We can hang out, relax and eat for a bit.... then


Why are we here?

Sunset is at 8:36 on this date. It is about a 10 minute walk up the hill to a fire tower/look out point. Weather permitting it is a great view of the Smoky Mountains and the valley towards Knoxville.

Here is a picture from Killboy.



I suspect that I can get an idea on Friday and Saturday as to how many if any will be attending. Please feel free PM me if you want to give me advance notice or if you just need some local information or help.

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Here are some more options for motels and camping. Remember, this is in Townsend, TN


http://www.highlandmanor.com

I donít know how the rooms are but it is right next to valleyview lodge and the grounds nice

$79.50 - $99.50

http://valleyviewlodge.com/

Again, Not sure about how great the rooms are but the grounds really nice. Right on the bike trail and they have a couple of pools.
$59.95 - $99.95

http://www.townsendgatewayinn.com/

Small strip kinda motel. Often see bikers there

$69.00 -$79.00


http://www.headricksriverbreeze.com

Small strip kinda motel. Often see bikers there

(800) 879-0047 (8am-10pm) call!


http://www.docksmotel.com/

$60.00 +

http://www.riverstonelodge.com

call (800) 854-7358 for information on availability and price

http://www.econolodgetownsend.com/

$69.00 pretty much your standard motel. The only chain motel in Townsend (except a really cruddy one called Family Inns)

www.dancingbearlodge.com

For the fancy people. Ladee da. Cool place, nice lodge. $$$

$209.99 +


More camping


http://www.tremontcamp.com

This is an RV and campground but they have these little cabins that might be decent. Some are right on the river. Looks fun. This is literally at the entrance to the GSM Park.

Little 12X12 cabins - $75.00 check out website

http://koa.com/campgrounds/townsend-great-smokies/

Itís a KOA. Nice location. They have little cabins on the river but I think they are probably booked already. There is of course RVs there and tent camping

http://lazydazecampground.com/

I donít knowÖ I think mostly RVís here. Come to the wilderness and park 5 feet from your neighbor. Turn on the TV and microwave some popcorn. Woot.
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August 4 to August 7 of 2011

WHERE TO STAY

There are Inns and Hotels in Robbinsville that we can stay at. Dablue1, stayed below. 75$ a room. Id recommend sharing to keep the costs down.

http://www.microtelinn.com/MicrotelI...4&brandInfo=MT


If you are camping, you can stay where i stayed
KOA Kampgrounds - www.koa.com
7310 Highway 360, Tellico Plains, TN - (423) 253-2447

that campground was extremely clean and had pools etc.. 25$ a night, still expensive for camping. But beggars cant be choosers.

Im hoping to get a good turn out from all the ninja 250 forums. So please spread the word, and use the facebook page to let us know if you do plan on going
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119412711452516
Lodging near Deals Gap;
if all is full you can also check the Blue Waters Mountain Lodge... 1/2 way between the Gap and Robbinsville... nice place with great food.... I did not say cheap however... http://www.bluewatersmtnl.com/

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If you're coming to the Rally there are a few things you should know if you have not been here before.

These may seem simple but they are good to keep in mind.

-Stay in your lane

-Go through slowly the first time.

-Don't try and follow a faster rider.

-Get your runs in EARLY! The Harley guys start waking up around 10.

-If you can get here on Thursday or Friday it will be less busy.

-Don't be complacent going down the hill on either side. Once you pass the overlook there are still sharp curves ahead before you reach the bottom. The same is true once you hit NC and head down to Deal's Gap.

-Stay in your lane -yes, I said it twice.

-Drink lots of water.

-By participating in any group ride/event with this or any other group of riders you are doing so entirely upon your own initiative, will, risk and responsibility. By participation in any event you and those you invite are stating you/they are experienced in and familiar with the operation of motorcycles and fully understand the risks and dangers inherent in motorcycling and you/they are voluntarily participating and you/they expressly imply and assume the entire of any accidents or personal injury, including death, which you/they could sustain to your/their person and property as a result of participation.

-Be a responsible rider, ride smart, ride safe.

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Continue to check back here for any changes in information. Hopefully the weather will be great for the entire weekend, low 90's during the day with high 60's at night.

In case of inclimate weather, it may be best to stay indoors and not ride on any rain slick mountain roads, until the weather clears up.



As of 7/31/2011 the weather for Robbinsville, NC and the Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort area looks OK for now August 4-7, 2011
Weather Agencies are predicting any where between 30-60% chance of thunderstorms and partly sunny/ cloudy with temps in the high 80's in the day and high 60's at night.

Mountain weather can be unpredictable at times, so prepare for rainy conditions prior to traveling. Many summer afternoons bring widely scattered rain showers. Often the weather stations and web weather will indicate rain for the entire area. BE AWARE that you can still have nearly a full day of riding before the summer showers hit in mid-afternoon. And these showers are here and there .... not everywhere. They often disipate in the late afternoon leaving several hours of good riding before dark.

Watch the current weather for up to the minute information.
CLICK HERE http://tailofthedragon.com/weather.html for current Dragon / Cherohala area Weather Radar
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