I will keep editing this post with more info and such when it becomes available.
Last years event we had a total of 13 CR-Z's show up from all over the U.S. This event I hope we can have double that and double the fun.
Please see the links below for the pictures and recap for the last two dragon runs:
1st Annual CR-Z Meet 2013, Tail of the Dragon - Imgur
2013 CRZForums.com Meet | Chakman's Photo Album
US 129/The Dragon/Deals Gap
July 31st-August 3rd, 2014.
Fontana Dam Village Resort. Please send me a PM if your interested staying in a cabin. 5-6 people can stay in a cabin, so I'll have about 18 spots.
If your not staying in a cabin with everyone, you can call and book a lodge room for your self for those days. (They are around $79 a night) The sooner you book the better because that weekend will have a lot of traffic. If you book a lodge room call up and mention team-integra, it will get you the $79 discount.
Also there is ZERO
cell reception within 10-20 miles of the resort. The lodge has free WIFI and minor cell phone service for people with verizon. That in mind please have a walkie talkie so all of us can keep in contact. See activities portion for more info.
3. Alan bunch of numbers
13. Crazy Z
23. The Infamous "Dave"
Current cabin lodging list:
2. Item9 (PAID)
3. B-rad + 1
4. Cyeung (PAID)
6. Cryoz (PAID)
7. Shawnfrontier (PAID)
8. Meatguy87 + 1 (PAID)
9. WendyH (PAID)
11. Realtallshorty (PAID)
12. Jen from Il (PAID)
13. Dave (PAID)
14. Kenju1 (PAID)
15. Cincrz (PAID)
Two way radios:
We will use channel 8 on the walkie talkies.
- This is arrival day. Check in at the cabins is at 4pm so I usually try to get in town a little before then. Last year we all met at the lodge around 4 and everyone followed me to the cabins. So if your staying in a cabin with the group, plan on meeting at the lodge at 4pm. After that we will probably get situated and maybe get a run in before it gets dark. Afterwards we all can hangout around the cabins and chit chat and/or for the people that have been to dragon before we can do a night run.
- We will go to Robbinsville and get food for the weekend. We will meet up at the Fontana General Store and head out at 11am. We can go grab lunch then go to the grocery store. We will go to Lynn's Place again like last year. It was a nice, small diner with some good food.
Afterwards I'd like to check out the road to no where. I wasn't able to check it out last year but I heard its pretty cool.
I think we all can take a drive there and take some photos. I hear there is a nice walking trail at the end of the road as well. Afterwards we can go back to the cabins, do some driving and hangout.
Also, Friday night if anyone is interested Steve from team-integra is having a traditional beer exchange at his big cabin. Afterwards, they also play drunken kickball at the baseball field. There will be a bonfire at team-integra's cabin as well.
- We will do a group photo shoot at the top of the Fontana Dam like last year. Please make sure you know how to get the the top of the dam beforehand. The following link has exact directions from the cabins to the dam. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Fontana+Village+Resort,+50+Fontana+Road,+Fontana+Dam,+NC+28771&daddr=Unknown+road&hl=en&sll=35.451197,-83.803293&sspn=0.005244,0.009645&geocode=FTeoHAIdhPwA-ylxdB9467heiDG37lTx_JRJBQ%3BFX30HAIdikgB-w&oq=fontana+dam&mra=dme&mrsp=1&sz=17&t=m&z=17
Be at the dam NO LATER THAN 10AM !!!
We only have Killboy taking pictures from 10-11am, so if your late Im not paying for extra time for him to stick around. Last year we had some stragglers and I'd like to keep it organized this year. I am going to try to get up there early and block off some spots so we can all park close together.
After the photo shoot, we will be doing a big cherohala skyway cruise. This is around a 3-4 hour drive. Location E is where we start and end. We will travel down hwy 28 to 143, then 143 to US 129, and then left back on 143 (Cherohala Skyway). From there we will take 143 to ether 360 or 68 (Both lead to 411). When we get to Hwy 411, we can stop and eat dinner (There is a bunch of places to eat). After we eat we will take 411 to 72. (Item9's favorite road to unleash the white devil). We will take 72 back to US 129 (Dragon). And of course US 129 back to 28 to Fontana. Don't worry, we will stop at various points and take some pics!
Saturday night we can do a night run and after go hangout at the bonfire again!
- Check out is 11am. Last year a few of us went on one last run in the morning before we left.
About the Where:
What is the dragon run you ask? The Dragon is a stretch of hwy 129 going through the great smokey mountains of NC and TN. Its a very popular twisty road for motorcycles and car clubs to drive through. People from all over the world come here every year to drive these roads and I've heard there aren't many roads that can compare to US129. All you people who take a lot of pics will especially love it because they're professional photographers on a majority of the twisty turns taking pictures. I've been going to the dragon for the last 4 years and always have a blast every time I go.
Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, motorcycle and sport car two lane tourism serving Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, Cherohala Skyway, Moonshiner28, Devils Triangle, and Six Gap North Georgia.
About the Lodging:
I've stayed at Fontana dam village the last 4 years and its a very nice place. They have a bunch of cabins and lodge rooms. If you want your own privacy you can get a Lodge room from $79 and up and if you don't mind staying with a few others then Cabins are generally $129 and up. Steve (Morningz) the owner of team-integra.net has been so kind as to book a few extra 2 bedroom cabins under his group rate he has from team integra for this years meet. So when those become available I'll let everyone know.
Fontana Village Resort. Your Great Smoky Mountain Destination. Fontana Dam, NC
I encourage anyone and everyone who loves to drive...young/old, girl/guy, whoever to make it out this year. Last year had people from ranging from 20's to 50's and we all got along great, so don't feel like your excluded from joining the fun.
2nd Annual CR-Z Forum Meet Roster: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VBatpWD8ZsLfzEQqn77Hwd9oybNLsunVjU8NFffMWUQ/edit?pli=1#gid=0