St Rte 74 Going East over the Mountains from Ashville, NC
by Cathy Knutson
Leave Ashville, going east over the mountains on St Rte 74 and follow east on to Route 9 through the Chimney Rock and Lake Lure area. The roads are a twisty wonder that double back on themselves like you just would not believe! The area down around Lake Lure is a great place to stop. There are tons of greats stops to eat and explore along the way. The area is a very motorcycle friendly community, and a really neat place to visit. This road is not for the novice rider, but one of the best roads for twisty thrills that I have ever been on! We found the road totally by accident on a trip from Ohio, and can't wait to go back again.