Wednesday, May 27, 2015

AMA Pro Hillclimb Saturday May 30th Rain or Shine!

I've always wanted to see the top level motorcycle racers of every form. I've been able to catch Moto GP, Mile Flat Track, AMA Superbike, and World Trials, but until now I've never had the opportunity to see an AMA Pro Hill Climb. They just don't have them in this area.  However, This Saturday there will be an AMA Pro Hillclimb at Buffalo Valley, just North of Cookeville TN.  Admission is $20, and kids under 12 are free. Its being held at Middle Tennessee Dragway (how ironic a Hillclimb is being held at a Dragway!) There are also dirt drag races for 10 different classes. 
Gates open at 8:00am CST. Dirt Drag Racing goes from 9:00am till 12:00, and the Hillclimb goes from 12:00 till 3:00
Location: Middle Tn Dragway - 680 Rock Springs Road, Buffalo Valley TN 38548
Directions: I-40 to exit 268, go north 1 mile, Turn Right on Rock Springs Road. Info-Gary at 931-260-9509

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Coal Creek Dual Sport Ride at Windrock Park- June 13-14

This is the second year of this event which once again heads out of the Windrock Park Campground, just outside of Oliver Springs, TN. Saturday's route has over 100 miles of riding, and Sunday's route has 70 miles. There are optional "Advanced" routes on both days, but be warned, the advanced sections are really for smaller dirt bikes with full knobbies. Unlike many Dual Sport Rides, this one is mostly trail. A route sheet holder (AKA Roll Chart) is a necessity for this ride. GPS coordinates are not provided. The cost is $100 for both days, and $55 for one day. For more info email or call John Strange at 865-322-0193. You can also look up Slate Creek Motorsports on Facebook

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Smoky Mountain Crawl - Townsend Tenn. June 19-21

For 3 days in June, the 19th, 20th, and 21st there will be a large gathering of scooter and small bike enthusiast at the Tremont Lodge in Townsend Tenn., The Smoky Mountain Crawl! I've never met any of these folks, but looking at the videos they have posted on their website this looks like an incredibly fun group to be associated with.
The Smoky Mountain Crawl is marketed as a "Rukus, Grom, and Slow Bike Extravaganza" Does that sound like fun or what? (If you don't know what a Rukus or Grom is, shame on you, plug the names into your google machine) There is going to be a large group of specialty suppliers and vendors for small bikes on hand, and lots of giveaways. It should be a big time (pun intended) . The home website is
Check out their promo video at :

Monday, April 13, 2015

STRA Observed Trials Event in Lenoir City April 25th 26th

April 25th and 26th will be rounds 5 and 6 of the STRA (Southeast Trials Riders Association) Trials Championship held at Hickory Hills Farm in Lenoir City Tenn. Promoted by the newly formed East Tennessee Trials Club, Dual Sport Touring, and Rising Sun Cycles, this is a family fun event and open for everyone. You do have to join STRA and be an AMA member if you want to compete. Modern classes and vintage classes will be available. Its a great time to come get introduced to the sport of observed trials, or to come ride. Spectating is great as you can easily walk right up to the sections. Primitive camping is available. For more details call "Papa Joe" at 865-988-4379 or email

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Tennessee Gold Wing Club "Spring Fling" in Chattanooga April 23/24/25

The annual Gold Wing Road Riders Association for the State of Tennessee will be April 23 -25th at Camp Jordan, in East Ridge (just outside Chattanooga). The theme this year is "Southern Family Reunion".  Vendors, guided rides, bike shows and contest. For more details check out

Monday, April 6, 2015

Slate Creek 500 Adventure Ride - April 11th and 12th

This is an Adventure ride designed for big adventure bikes. Part of the AMA / Yamaha Adventure series, the route consist of fire roads, jeep roads, logging roads, and back country blacktop and gravel. There are over 750 mile of possible routes to travel. The highest elevations are over 4,300'!  A roll chart holder is needed for this ride, as no GPS tracks are provided. Pre-Entrants get T-shirts and dinner as part of their entry. The start is at 261 E. Talley Hollow Road in Bybee Tn. Primitive camping is available. 2 day is $100, 1 day $55. For more details email or call John Strange at 865-322-0193

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March Moto Madness - Dual Sport and Adventure Ride

This weekend is the annual March Moto Madness Dual Sport / Adventure bike camp and ride in Tellico Plains. Started in 2006, this event has grown every year, and is actually the original event that has started an international group of related rides. Adventure Bike group rides, camping, and food. $55 pre-registration, $65 at the gate. Includes 3 nights camping, Breakfast and Dinner on Friday and Saturday, and breakfast Sunday. Campground is located at 801 Steer Creek Road, Tellico Plains,TN