August 6th Drive and Dine – Tail of the Dragon/Tapoco Lodge
Our August drive out will encompass the Tail of the Dragon as we make our way to the historic Tapoco Lodge in Robbinsville, NC, where we will cap off the drive with lunch at their newly renovated River Grill overlooking the Cheoah River.
I invite you to explore their website to view all they have to offer: http://tapocolodge.com
Please Note: Due to the fact that we will be traversing the Tail of the Dragon (11 miles, 318 curves), this drive will be limited to 15 cars – first come first serve. Should you wish to join in on the fun, I suggest you act quickly and RSVP directly to me at email@example.com as I expect this drive to book up early. I will send an acknowledgement to the first 15 respondents confirming your RSVP. A wait list will be maintained and I ask that should any of the confirmed find it necessary to cancel, that you please let me know as soon as possible so I may relinquish your spot to another party on the wait list.
8:30 a.m. Meet at Knoxville Travel Center 615 Watt Road Knoxville Tn 37934
8:40 a.m. Mandatory drivers meeting and required signatures
9:00 a.m. Depart (please have your vehicles fueled up and ready to go as there are no planned fuel stops)
9:45 a.m. Restroom break at U.S. 129 Dragon Harley-Davidson (Brief stop to stretch your legs, grab a beverage and use the restroom prior to crossing over the Dragon – no gas!)
10:00 a.m. Resume drive
11:00 a.m. Arrive at Tapoco Lodge
The organized drive ends at lunch. This will allow individual opportunities to explore the surrounding area at leisure – both Fontana Dam and the Cherohala Skyway are in close proximity. As always we are hoping the weather will cooperate, but should the weather turn inclement, we will cancel the event and look to reschedule at a later date.
Route Map: Watt Rd to Tapoco Lodge Tapoco Lodge