Come RIDE With Us!!!
The Georgia District "3rd Annual Come Ride With Us" Riding Rally is about getting together to ride! As in 2019 and 2020, we will be in Dillard, GA... which
means we are in the mountains. We will feature seven different guided rides. Please know that all of the planned rides are "Mountain Rides".
If you are not comforable riding on narrow mountain roads, please consult with Carlos Lozano (who planned all these rides) to help determine
if any of these rides are well suited to your comfort level and riding ability.
Anyone wanting to ride any of our featured rides on there own is certainly welcome to do so. That said, the routes, which were designed for Garmin GPSs and are available for
download below page, may track slightly differently based on the settings within your GPS.
The Maps are in a compressed ZIP format (necessary to download). Click on the links below to download the compressed file and store in your desired location. After downloading,
right click on the ZIP file and select EXTRACT HERE. Once extracted, the
actual route... which will have a gpx extention. These routes should work with any Garmin GPS that uses gpx file formats, including ZUMO, NUVI and others... as well as built-in GPSs
of 2018 (and newer) Goldwings! (It may also work on 2012-2017 Goldwings with built-in GPSs. Also included will be two PDF files (a Map and Turn by Turn Directions)
If you have any questions... or if you have difficulty downloading or installing the routes, don't hesitate to contact Carlos Lozano (contact information is on our
If you plan on riding, please show up ontime with gas tanks full and bladders empty!
Planned Thursday Ride(s) - 2021 Thur pm
The 2021 Thur pm route is a 61-mile loop taking approximately 2 hours in the saddle. This route travels north and east exploring beautiful lightly traveled roads.
Click HERE to download the compressed file (ZIP) of the 2021 Thur pm route, Map and Turn by Turn Directions.
Planned Friday Rides
2021 Fri am Ride: This route is a repeat from our first two CRWU rallies... but it has been very popular and is being repeated due to a number of requests to do so.
The route begins with a little traveled back-road route I like to call ‘Over Hill, Over Dale’… that travels over Blue Ridge Gap. It continues along parts of three lakes in North
Georgia; Lake Burton, Seed Lake and Lake Rabun. Finally, the route follows part of Old US-441 back into Clayton before returning to the campground. This route is approximately 50 miles
in length and is about 1:45 in the saddle.
Click HERE to download the compressed file (ZIP) of the 2021 Fri am route, Map and Turn by Turn Directions.
2021 Fri pm Ride: Another repeat route, this route starts by heading up Scaly Mountain to Highlands. It twists and turns along NC-28 and SC-28. At Mountain Rest, SC, the route turns SW and
follows SC-258 then SC-196 to US-76. There, the route turns NW back to Clayton and finally North back to Dillard. This route is approximately 62 miles in length and is about
2:00 in the saddle.
Click HERE to download the compressed file (ZIP) of the 2021 Fri pm route, Map and Turn by Turn Directions.
2021 Fri AD Ride: This route starts by heading North and takes another little bypass around Franklin, NC. After crossing US-64, it up Wayah Road over the mountain
and along Nantahala Lake. Once down the other side, we’ll stop for a leg stretch. We then will follow the Nantahala Gorge to Bryson, where we will venture to the infamous
“Road to Nowhere”. Here, those that want to can walk through the tunnel… where the road ends… unfinished. The story is too long to tell in this narrative. The plan is to stop
for a BBQ sandwich in Bryson City, NC, before heading back to Dillard (if necessary, we will sack lunch and eat at the Road to Nowhere instead of BBQ). This is repeat
route from 2019. Again, it was requested by several folks that we offer this route again. This route is approximately 135 miles in length and is about 3:40 in the saddle.
Click HERE to download the compressed file (ZIP) of the 2021 Fri AD route, Map and Turn by Turn Directions.
Planned Saturday Rides
2021 Sat am Ride: This route starts by heading South, then turning West on US-76 towards Hiawassee. Rather than take the typical through town route, this ride follows
GA-288 around town. The route turns North just passed Hiawassee on GA-515 (turning into NC-69 after about a mile). About four miles later we’ll cross US-64 in Hayesville take
a break at a BP (a McDonalds is right next door). After the break, we’ll head East on US-64 towards Franklin, NC. Before reaching Franklin, we’ll turn right on W Old Murphy
Road and wind our way to US-441. There, we’ll head South back to Dillard. This route is approximately 91 miles in length and is about 2:25 in the saddle.
Click HERE to download the compressed file (ZIP) of the 2021 Sat am route, Map and Turn by Turn Directions.
2021 Sat pm Ride: This 69 mile route travels mostly south and features the beautify GA-197. If you like a short leisurely ride, don't miss this one!
Click HERE to download the compressed file (ZIP) of the 2021 Sat pm route, Map and Turn by Turn Directions.
2021 Sat AD Ride: This is a completely new route for 2021. The route travels to Hiawassee Dam and is approximately 170 miles in length and is about 4:30 in the saddle.
The current plan is to make this a brown bag lunch ride... stopping at the dam (picnic tables and restrooms are available) to rest and eat. So make a sandwich... or pick up a Subway
sandwich and make plans to see some fantastic scenary! Don't forget a bottle of water (or two) too!
Click HERE to download the compressed file (ZIP) of the 2021 Sat AD route, Map and Turn by Turn Directions.