Tribe gearing up for 2017 motorcycle event
Tribal organizers are gearing up for the 2017 Cherokee Blue Ridge Run. Scheduled for Sept. 8-10, 2017, the motorcycle event will feature great opportunities to participate in the fun and comradery of the Harley rallies in Cherokee of the past. The Run will showcase new and exciting features of Cherokee, such as Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, cultural attractions, eateries and shopping.
A “kick-off” press conference will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 from 5-9 pm at the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley when the Hot Bike Tour comes through. Event organizers will be there and will provide important information to bikers who are interested in participating in the 2017 Cherokee Blue Ridge Run. Flyers about the Run and brochures about Cherokee will be available. Officials from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will be on hand to share how the Tribe plans to welcome the motorcycling community back to Cherokee.
Cherokee has always been a favorite destination for bikers and cyclists because of its scenic beauty and winding motorways. Cherokee is the gateway town to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway, as well as being on the route to the “Tail of the Dragon”, an 11-mile stretch of Highway 129 North through Swain and Graham counties that boasts 318 turns and challenges motorcycle riders to “slay the Dragon”.
– EBCI Destination Marketing