Tennessee Motorcycle Roads

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With a landscape dominated by the Appalachian Mountains to the east, rivers and streams to the west and dense, hilly forests in the central part of the state, Tennessee has all of the geographical and geological ingredients needed to give birth to some truly epic motorcycle roads. With such a varying landscape from east to west, Tennessee provides a full spectrum of options when it comes to motorcycle rides. Are you seeking out intense, twisting roads that will keep you on your toes? Easy going, scenic roads that allow you to take in the natural beauty of the state and enjoy interesting destinations along the way? Or maybe a bit of both! Whatever kind of mood you’re in, there is a great motorcycle route in Tennessee that is just right for you.

The forests of Tennessee are home to some of the best motorcycle roads in the Eastern United States.
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Finding the Best Motorcycle Roads In Tennessee

Planning a motorcycle trip can be both a time consuming and stressful endeavor, especially if planning a ride in a state or area that is new to you. The REVER App is free to use and makes your ride planning process as easy as browsing routes in your intended area and selecting what looks best to you. Then just gas up and hit the road! Log rides, create new routes, and share with friends all within the app. If you really want to step up your route planning/logging game, upgrade to REVER Pro for features like turn-by-turn + voice navigation, 3D animated route exploration, weather radar + alerts, and much more. Explore everything that REVER Pro has to offer you on your next motorcycle ride, whether it’s a Saturday morning ride or multi-day adventure through the backcountry!

Tips for Riding in Tennessee

Most of the state of Tennessee has a humid subtropical climate, so cool winters and warm summers allow for riding the state’s best motorcycle roads virtually year-round (as long as you’re properly prepared). If riding during the colder months, be prepared for wet weather by packing in some quality rain gear. I can tell you from personal experience -There are few things that can ruin the mood of a ride faster than being cold and wet! During the summer months, be sure to bring water with you on your ride, whether via water bottles or a hydration system. Utilizing a layering system and/or vented gear is essential, as this can help you adapt to changing temperatures and conditions throughout the day. Always check the weather forecast ahead of time so that there are no surprises while you’re on the road!

Attractions in Tennessee

Containing 12 national parks in addition to over 50 state parks and countless historical sites, there are a great number of awesome things to see and do in the state of Tennessee. Some of the greatest hits include the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Stones River National Battlefield, Fall Creek Falls State Park, as well as the many historic and unique city centers throughout the state. If whiskey is your thing you can visit and tour more than 20 distilleries via the “Tennessee Whiskey Trail” including Jack Daniel distillery, the oldest registered distillery in the United States. Although we strongly encourage spirited riding, we are strongly against mixing spirits and motorcycling! That being said, make sure you put these destinations at the end of your day’s ride. If you’ve never been to Tennessee, a visit to the state’s capital is a must. Nashville, known as Music City, is home to a number of famous music venues and museums as well as the Country Music Hall of fame. There’s a lot to experience in Tennessee - Let us help you make the most out of your next ride in the state!

After a long day of riding, head to downtown Nashville to enjoy some live music and good eats.

REVER's Top Five Tennessee Motorcycle Roads

Fall Creek Falls Loop

This counterclockwise loop starts and ends in Pikeville and loops through Fall Creek Falls State Park with some epic roads on either side of Spencer.

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Centerhill Lake Loops From Lebanon

Loop out to Center Hill Lake and Edgar Evins State Park from Lebanon, TN.

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Great Smoky Mts. Gatlinburg To Cades Cove

This out-and-back route from Gatlinburg to Cadre Cove Park, goes over some of the finest roads in the Great Smokey Mountains.

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Southern Dozen - Vinegar Pie

This ride, from Johnson City to Clinch Mountain, is as sweet as the “Vinegar Pie” at the Lookout Restaurant. It takes you through some of East Tennessee’s oldest communities, on the trails blazed by Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett. Get a panoramic view of Cherokee Lake and the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. It’s truly a feast for the eyes!

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Southern Dozen - The Long Dam Ride

It’s no secret; the geography and landscape of Northeast Tennessee wouldn’t be the same without several man-made lakes. This tour takes you through rugged gorges and past rocky cliffs, mountain streams, tranquil lakes, unique sites, spectacular formations, and miles of roller-coaster dips and rural charm.

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