Moto-thrills in the hood (BBBC 2017-20)

The hubs and I started riding almost 20 years ago, at “advanced” ages, for most motorcyclists. Better late than never, right? We made up for lost time, however, taking almost all of our vacations on our bikes, traveling all over the US and into Canada. We lived in Metro Atlanta for 12 of those years, but then we got tired of having to ride back into the city after a long day on the bikes, and we moved north. Into the foothills of the Appalachians, near Dahlonega, Georgia, AKA motorcycling heaven. So…there are LOTS of wonderful roads in our “hood”. And we consider our hood to be within 200 to 300 miles, of course. 🙂

It is tough to choose one favorite road close to home (this is a recurring theme for me on this challenge!), but for this post, I choose Georgia Highway 60, specifically the section going north from Dahlonega to the tiny town of Morganton. This is why:


This road includes long sweepers, tight hairpins, gorgeous scenery, and great elevation changes. It also passes by a legendary motorcycle campground known to many in the motorcycle world,

If that tantalizing map isn’t enough, here are a few photos of the scenery to be found along this stretch of Hwy 60. There are many nice stops on the highway, including Woody Gap (last photo, below) and the Toccoa River swinging bridge, which is an off-road ride, and then a short hike, off Hwy 60. I wrote a longer post covering this cool bridge and you can find that here.


A stop on the side of Hwy 60


Toccoa River Swinging bridge


20150321 Woody Gap 3

Woody Gap view on Hwy 60

Are you jealous yet? Come visit our part of the world, in motorcycling heaven. 🙂

This post is part of the Brave, Bold, Blogger Challenge (BBBC) issued by my moto-blog friend Kathy, aka ToadMama, to cover 28 blog prompts in the month of February. And good for undisciplined me, no rules either.

Toadmama’s Challenge

Prompt: Favorite road close to home

11 thoughts on “Moto-thrills in the hood (BBBC 2017-20)

    • Yes, Richard, it is beautiful here! Unfortunately the bridge is just for walking and is part of the Benton Mackaye trail, which travels over 300 miles through the Appalachians.


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