More Great Travels with Harley Trips

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We love our Travels with Harley Trips and promised you another week of motorcycle road trips in Tennessee, and if you have been reading our blog, which turns three this month, you will know that Jim and I always keep our word.

Old Hickory Road is a favorite of the Travels with Harley crew. The 27-mile ride begins where Old Hickory Road and the I-40E connect. Although you are only about 15 minutes outside of the country capital of the world, Nashville, you will feel like you have ridden to a distant location with a mix of rural, suburban, and urban scenery. Of course, I did my research before the trip and we like to head to Richard. Richard is actually an eatery that has great live music and delicious Cajun foods. Richards is open in the Tuesday through Friday with brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

If you love rides through the forest you will have to try another Travels with Harley Trips favorite, The Blues Highway. This along with other great rides can be found on one of our favorite reference websites, Motorcycleroads.com where you will find the best motorcycle routes and roads across the United States. Travels with Harley always checks motorcycleroads.com before hitting the road.

The Blues Highway is another one of those Travels with Harley Trips that you will not want to miss. The 274-mile ride will take you to Highway 61 towards Memphis. If you’re hungry, there is great food nearly everywhere. If you would rather take another route, you could divert on to Highway 1 and visit Kermit the Frog’s birthplace.

The Mississippi Delta scenery is flat. As you enjoy the smooth and steady ride on your Harley there will be miles of road where all you will see are fields of cotton, soybeans, and corn. Jim and I like to stay a few days when we take the Blues Highway, as there are so many places to enjoy especially when it comes to great restaurants.

Located in downtown Memphis, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is the place to be for the best southern cooking in town. If you do make the trip, be sure to gas up in the cities, as there is lots of pavement between fill ups.

The Back roads of Ocoee is a great little 16-mile ride that will get your heart started with its tight curves on the hilly paved roads. If you’re hungry, pull off at the Farmhouse Restaurant. Located in Etowah the family owned and operated eatery has been around for more than 15 years and features real country cooking’ straight out of Appalachia. This food is definitely not Soul Food or what is also referred to as Southern Cooking.

Travels with Harley sure loves Tennessee and so will you. Next week we have no idea where we are headed, but you can be assured that it will be another one of those great Travels with Harley Trips on the back of our Road King.

Tennessee Road Trips on a Harley

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Tennessee Road Trips on the back of a motorcycle are incredible, especially during this time of year. If you follow the Travels with Harley blog, you will know that we promised you another blog about Tennessee Road Trips last week.

River Road is one of those Tennessee Road trips that you will love. The 16-mile drive takes you from Nashville to Ashland City and is filled with lots of curves and hills. The ride follows the Cumberland River and has good pavement.

Pucketts Grocery and Restaurant

Make it an afternoon ride and have breakfast at Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant. This renovated 50’s grocery store has great reviews and sounds like a lot of fun. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and featuring live music, it’s one place that Jim and I have on our Tennessee Road trips bucket list.

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Both Jim and I love the curves. It took some getting used to, but now I can even take pictures with our GoPro while we hug the turns. If you’re like us, the Old TN Highway 85 is another one of those Tennessee Road trips that you have to take. Although it’s only 9 miles long, Travels with Harley bets that it will seem much longer thanks to some of the sharp turns along the way. According to the reviews, this road trip has no overlooks or turnouts. It is so twisty that it’s closed to large semi trucks. Make sure to gas up and have a bite before you venture out though as there are no amenities on the Old TN Highway 85 in Tennessee.

Tennessee roadtrips

If you’re on the hunt for longer Tennessee Road Trips check out the I-40 through Pisgah and Cherokee National Forests. Featured on Motorcycle Road Trips, this awesome 28.4 mile ride takes you through the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. You’ll be just east of the Smokies National Park and although there is a divided highway as you follow along the Pigeon River, you will enjoy the mountain trip with great scenery, especially during spring when you can see the gorgeous colors of the abundant wildflowers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Fall is also another time that you will want to enjoy Tennessee Road Trips. All who love pushing the throttle enjoy this high-speed curvy road.

Dollywood

One of the highway rest stops is actually a replica of Dolly Parton’s Sevierville cabin where she grew up. Once you get to the R276 leading to Maggie Valley, NC, you find lots of eateries and accommodations.

Tennessee Road Trips are plentiful, and next week we’re going to do more of the same. Have a great weekend everyone and don’t forget to get on your bike and ride. Travels with Harley certainly plans on it.