Sunday, June 27, 2010

Great Smoky Mountain Dual Sport Rental

Talking about services that are hard to find, try to find a place that will rent you a good reliable motorcycle that you can explore back roads with!  We have that rare place here in Townsend Tennessee, right on the edge of the National Park. 

Great Smoky Mountain Motorcycle Rental  (GSMmotoRent) is owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Dan and Debbie Dickie.  The business just started in April of 2009, and they are already exceeding expectations. What they offer is a way for street riders to sample Dual Sport riding, and give those who ride their street only bikes to the area, an option to explore some different back roads.

Their fleet consist of Kawasaki KLR 650s, Suzuki DR 650's and DR200's. All of the bikes are fully serviced and ready to ride. Dan said that the KLR's are the most requested,but that the DR200's are popular with ladies and people new to off road. 2 of their KLR 650's have been lowered to accommodate people who just prefer a lower seat height.

To rent a bike all you have to have is a valid motorcycle license. There is limited gear available, so they suggest you bring your own. Dan said that many of their customers ride in on street bikes, and store them in the GSM Garage while they go out exploring. 

If you need help figuring out where you want to go they have mapped routes available that direct you to some of the areas more scenic roads. You're free to travel wherever you wish, and to any state. It just depends on how long you want to rent the bike for. From their location its a short ride through the National Park to Cades Cove, where you can take the Parsons Branch gravel road to Hwy 129 (aka the Dragon)
If you want to stay close to your bikes, they have a rental cabin and a rental camper available. Both are located directly behind their shop, and are right on the river. If your interested, you'll need to reserve these ahead of time.  

If you've ever thought you would like to try out a Dual Sport bike this is the perfect opportunity. Give Dan and Debbie a call. You can also connect with them through our links page.

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