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Best View On The Blue Ridge Parkway

Here’s the best view you’ll ever see on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  I love cycling the Parkway this time of year.  If you’ve ever considered traveling to the Smokies and doing a little riding on America’s best cycling road, think about visiting in the winter.  You’ll have the road to yourself.  One thing to keep in mind though; you’ll have the road to yourself.  What I mean is that if you get into trouble, help is not close at hand, cell service is spotty and all Parkway services are shut down.  But if you’re willing to risk it, this is a great time to explore the Parkway!

  1. December 8, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Seeing this post made me wonder if you knew of the plans afoot:


  2. The Velo Hobo
    December 8, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Thanks Jennifer, I was not. I had read your earlier article about the possible closing of some campgrounds along the route. The last time I toured the BRP (last year) they had repaved a major section around the Mnt. Mitchell area, but so much more needs to be done to keep this aging scenic byway safe for cyclists. The road is crumbling in the southern section, Asheville to Cherokee and the tunnels are becoming dangerious due to broken asphalt and pot holes.

    To be honest, I would gladly pay a user fee to help with the upkeep if motorist were willing to do the same. The BRP is a national treasure and although one of the most challenging road you’ll ever tour, is is one of the most rewarding.

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Jack Moore

    PS: as an aside, if anyone out there is planing to tour the BRP, pick up a copy of Bicycling the Blue Ridge Parkway by Elizebeth and Charlie Skinner. I used it on my last two BRP tours and a few S24O and found it to be a valuble resource.

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