Advanced Riding Courses

New for 2013: You may also sign up for advanced riding courses, offered on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. This is a great opportunity for riders of every level to brush up on their skills  both in dual sport and street riding. Ready to register?

Riders WorkshopThe Rider’s Workshop with Jim Ford

The Rider’s Workshop is for riders who want to earn more curve-carving confidence. The workshop will address three skills for motorcycling mountain curves: posture, reading the road, and gear shifting in your motorcycle’s power band. Thoroughly understanding, practicing, then polishing these three skills will do wonders for your confidence, and give you great satisfaction. Interested? Then spend a day mountain riding Invisible Roads with Jim Ford! Register Now.


MotoMark1MotoMark1 Intro to Overland Course

Interested in off road riding? MotoMark1 has developed a special 6-hour training program to show you how to get the most out of your dual-purpose bike. We’ll give you instruction while riding beautiful scenic off roads in the North Carolina mountains. Students are provided personal hands-on training with instructor-to-student radio communications and high-definition camera video critiques. You will learn cutting-edge skills from a team of expert instructors with decades of real-world experience!


When you sign up for the special Touring Weekend program, you’ll also receive $100 off one of MotoMark1’s full Overland Confidence Courses. Register Now.

Photo Tour & WorkshopPhoto Tour & Workshop with John Flores

If you like taking photos (nearly) as much as you like riding, then this tour is for you. Join RoadRUNNER John Flores as he leads a group through some of the best roads in the area, stopping along the way for roadside photography lessons and photo opps. Total course is 7 hours and begins at 9 A.M. Course Lunch is included. Register Now.

Bike Rental

Guests that are traveling via airplane or car to the Touring Weekend can arrange to rent a bike on site, or, in some cases, be picked up from the airport. Those interested in the Intro to Overland Course, by MotoMark1, will be able to rent a dual sport bike on-site for the day of the course.

GSM MotoRent

Dan Dickie, GSM MotoRent owner, is an area native  and very knowledgeable of the best local roads for off-road riding. He will have dual sport and adventure touring bikes available to rent on-site. Contact him directly for more information. (865) 448-6090

Sport Bikes 4 Hire

Owner Greg McCoy services Asheville, NC, Knoxville, TN, and Robbinsville, NC for pickup. He will also have bikes on-site in Maggie Valley. Various Kawasaki and Suzuki sport models available. Contact him directly for rental. (888) 914-4473