getting ready to take my first ride on the blue ridge parkway in mid september, who out there has ridden at that time of year.... what type of weather can I expect.... hot, warm, cool, cold, wet??
There is plenty of information for you on these threads. Review them, it is better than rehashing what has already been posted.getting ready to take my first ride on the blue ridge parkway in mid september, who out there has ridden at that time of year.... what type of weather can I expect.... hot, warm, cool, cold, wet??
I live right off of Skyline Drive. I avoid it due the tourist traffic and 35 mph speed limit. BRP is much nicer IMO.There is plenty of information for you on these threads. Review them, it is better than rehashing what has already been posted.
Blue Ridge Parkway - Weather, tips, tricks etc?
Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway
Planning a Blue Ridge Parkway trip... suggestions?
Blue Ridge Parkway
I run the BRP twice a year, every year. Been doing that since 1982 - it never gets old, and I never tire of it. Next run is Labor Day Weekend. Mid-Sep I'll be on Skyline Drive out of Front Royal.
Best time to run the BRP is late May, early June - the wildflowers and Mountain Laurel are in high bloom, not hot, and cool evenings. Less traffic too. Mid-Sep is good too as most vacationers are back to work or school.
Plan on 3 days to properly ride the parkway, maybe 4 if you hike to the various waterfalls. Gas is plentiful off the BRP - Park Service Visitor Centers have listings for all gas stations at various mile marker points, so don't worry.
If you have time, an EPIC ride is to run Skyline Drive (105 miles), straight onto the BRP (470 miles), then jump over to Nashville, TN and pick up the Natchez Trace Parkway for another 440 miles. Then, 70 miles further to New Orleans. I've done that twice now, but then I'm retired and have the time.
With a handle like triumph900??Well I guess we are neighbors, lol. You riding an Indian? I don’t see many around. Pretty much HD country around here.
Check times for when the museum is open. We were there on a Wed. last year and they were closed.Wow... great stuff y’all.... my brother in-law & I headed that way via old US highways thru Kentucky & Tennessee... going to hit the smokies then head for Cherokee NC, make wheels thru time museum.... hit theBRP & head for turn around point at Virginia state line - then head back home to southern Illinois