From the Great Smoky Mountains, imagine the bright, sun filled, blue sky days and cool evenings –now imagine that on a Vulcan Motorcycle –and imagine 200 of your closest friends on Vulcans coming to the 2017 Eastern VRA Rally in beautiful Maggie Valley, NC. July 18 –20, 2017.
Six different chapters of the NC-SC Carolina VRA’s have come together to make this dream come true!!
Rally central will be at the Maggie Valley Inn and Conference Center in Maggie Valley, NC. Centrally located in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, this area is bursting with scenic rides, attractions, great restaurants, and most of all is a very motorcycle friendly town.
The Maggie Valley Inn and Conference Center has everything we need from catered dinners in the banquet hall to breakfasts and lunches in the Rendezvous Restaurant, along with the Pool Side TikiBar & Grille.
There are 90 rooms with either 2 doubles or king size bed with microwave and large refrigerator. The nightly rate is $89.00. www.maggievalleyhotel.com 1-(866) 926-0201 There are an abundant number of other hotels nearby for overflow if needed (Scottish Inn, Valley Inn, Comfort Inn, Best Western) etc.
Nearby campgrounds include: Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground –Stonebridge Campground –The Hillbilly Creekside Campground and Creekwood Farm RV Park.
North Carolina offers some of the best and most well-known roads in the US. Because of the abundance of locations and challenges, we will only propose one group ride so everyone has time to travel roads of their choice. Some of these roads include:
Blue Ridge Parkway
Our guided ride would take us from Maggie Valley to the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC –and the return route would take us through some of the prettiest scenery in Western NC –this route is great for all the different level of skill riders, with plenty of places along the route to stop and take a break, get some pictures, have lunch, and enjoy the fellowship. Total miles for this ride would be close to 200 and allow a minimum of 6 hours to complete. For those that do not want to tour the Biltmore House, other activities will be scheduled.
There is so much to see and do in Maggie Valley, other attractions include:
Cherokee, NC http://visitcherokeenc.com/#home
Wheels through Time Motorcycle Museum http://www.wheelsthroughtime.com/
Ghost Town Village http://www.ghosttownvillage.com/
Unique Souvenir and shopping locations http://maggiemountaineercrafts.com/live/
We are proud to be hosting the 2017 East Rally!
NC 1-64 NC Coast Vulcan Riders P Jim Rodriguez VP Robert Wyrick
NC 1-73 Capital Area Vulcan Riders P John PiekielniakVP Tom Jeffries
NC 1-7 Charlotte NC VRA P William PawlakVP Scott Collins
NC 1-67 Eastern NC Vulcan Riders P Larry Meadows VP Steven Bernhardt
SC 1-50 Carolina Foothills VRA P Mike McCune VP Don Griffin
SC Myrtle Beach Vulcan Riders P Steven Briggs
|2016||July 12 – 14||Reedsburg||Wisconsin||South Central Wisconsin 1-49|
|2015||June 23-25||Eureka Springs||Arkansas||Vulcan Riders Association National & Vulcan Baggers Association|
|2014||July 8-10||Bedford||Pennsylvania||Laurel Highlands VRA 1-17|
|2013||July 9-11||Cadillac||Michgan||River City Vulcan Riders 1-26|
|2012||July 10-12||McGregor||Iowa||Pearl City Vulcan Riders 1-33|
|2011||July 12-14||Stecoah||North Carolina||Charlotte VRA 1-7|
|2010||July 13-15||Stecoah||North Carolina||Charlotte VRA 1-7|
|2009||July 14-16||Mt Vernon||Kentucky||(unhosted)|
|2008||July 15-17||Carlisle||Pennsylvania||South Central Pennsylvania VRA 1-52|
|2007||July 15-17||LaCrosse||Wisconsin||Greater Midwest VRA 1-10|