Blue Ridge Parkway Ride – Boone: Cycling in the High Country is known for its steep climbs, fast descents, and incredible vistas in between. The Hwy 221/Blue Ridge Parkway 50 mile loop is a quintessential High Country ride that provides cyclists with fast corners, a mix of great views with dense forests and long climbs. Multiple pull offs along both roads offer cyclists a chance to catch their breath, rest their legs, and take in a variety of astounding views.[sgpx gpx=”/wp-content/uploads/gpx/221-Parkway.gpx”]
Directions from Boone: Take Hwy 321 S for 6.8 miles to right onto 321 Business in to downtown Blowing Rock. Turn right onto Hwy 221 and follow 1.6 miles to the rest area on the left.