Cherokee, North Carolina on the Qualla boundary, is home to the Eastern band of Cherokee Indians, it's the last exit of the Blue Ridge Parkway (mile 469) at the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

 
It's 1 hour from Asheville, 2 hours from Knoxville & 3 hours from Atlanta
















The area is considered by many to be the Motorcycle Mecca of the U.S.A  it sure has some GREAT roads, many of them named on this map - 
Wild Mountain Rides

The Blue Ridge Run Motorcycle Festival is held within the town of Cherokee, it's  centered around the race track across from Oconaluftee islands Park and the Fairgrounds - both on Tsali Blvd, (also known as 441). There is NO camping at the race track, fairgrounds, or any of the other venues used. Attendees can find information about local campgrounds, cabin rentals, motels and hotels and more at the Visit Cherokee website here