Discover North Carolina on US 70

Discover North Carolina on US 70 | RoadRUNNER Motorcycle

Opened to traffic in 1926, US 70 quickly earned the nickname Broadway of America for its significant role as one of the main highways connecting the U.S. East Coast to the West. Although its western terminus has moved several times, its eastern end in North Carolina has stayed mostly static.

In fact, there’s been only one change to US 70’s eastern terminus. The road originally terminated in Beaufort, but the ending point was moved to Atlantic, NC, in 1932, where it has stayed since.

Today, US 70’s North Carolina portion stretches for just short of 500 miles across the entirety of the Tarheel State. It makes for a fantastic motorcycling weekend—or week if you’re aiming to make the most out of everything you’ll encounter along the way.

The Broadway of America enters North Carolina from Tennessee at Hot Springs. This first section serves up beautiful two-lane mountain riding as you descend from the Appalachians to Asheville.