Cruisin' to the 2016 Hot Bike Tour: Day Three

Riding through Tail of the Dragon into Smokey Mountain H-D

The Hot Bike Tour met at Wheels Through Time this morning to go through the route and discuss the plan for the day. Shortly thereafter, Dale Walksler, the owner and curator at the museum, took us around and showed us many of the finer details of mis massive collection. After dissecting the routes, we decided we had to hit Tail of the Dragon.

Unfortunately there was a lot of traffic out on the tail today, and while we did the whole thing at about 20mph enjoying the beautiful scenic views, it would have been very nice to be able to get a little deeper into those turns. Coming out at the end of the tail, we were almost to Maryville and our third stop: Smokey Mountain Harley-Davidson.

Jared Coomer bagger
Jared Coomer on his Road King fire bikeMorgan Gales

This venue is awesome. They have a huge stage, multiple bars, and a little smokehouse to pick up some BBQ brisket on the fly. Vendors were all setup and the show bikes rolled in steadily and took their places under the Hot Bike and Baggers Mag's tents.

When all was said and done, Oscar Peralta from Queretaro, Mexico took the Baggers Mag people's choice award with his absolutely insane cafe inspired Road King build. On the Hot Bike Tour side, John Shope took home another win! This guy is going to pull a clean sweep!

Stay tuned for more info on the fourth day of riding and coming back here tonight to Smokey Mountain H-D!

Led Sled
Some of Led Sled's awesome builds sitting prettyMorgan Gales
custom victory
Scott Kietzman's custom Victory that won the Hot Bike Tour Invitational Build-Off last yearMorgan Gales
Hot Bike Tour 2016
A little bit of old gold out here at Smokey Mountain Harley-DavidsonMorgan Gales
Ride in bike show
Some of the bikes involved in the ride in bike show.Morgan Gales
Grim co. stunts
The guys from Grim Co. putting on one hell of a show for us!Morgan Gales
Grim Co. Stunts
One of the guys out at Grim Co. holding that 12 o'clockMorgan Gales
Grim Co. Stunts
Nick Reynolds of Grim Co. wowing the crowd at Smokey Mountain H-DMorgan Gales
passenger eject button
We've thought many times about putting one of these on a bike...Morgan Gales