Motorcycling in the MountainsBlue Ridge ParkwayChallenging roads and breathtaking scenery make North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains a top destination for motorcycle enthusiasts. Passing through, riders will also find biker-friendly areas, events and the world's best collection of rare and vintage American motorcycles.The Wheels Through Time Museum is an attraction not to be missed by motorcycle fans. This museum is home to more than 300 all-American rare and historic motorcycles as well as many exhibits, artifacts, memorabilia and photos. Just five miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway in Maggie Valley, it makes for a perfect pit stop.Maggie Valley is an area known for making motorcyclists feel welcome. While the twisting mountain roads are reason enough to visit, it also hosts the Thunder in the Smokies Rally each spring and fall. Thousands of bikers visit for this event that features a tour ride, bike show, live music and more.A number of mountain roads have earned reputations for challenging even the most adventurous riders. Deals Gap is a part of Route 129 frequented by motorcyclists, especially for the Dragon. The Dragon borders Great Smoky Mountains National Park and curves sharply 318 times in just 11 miles. It has been featured on Good Morning America and in numerous motorcycle magazines.The Diamondback is a designated motorcycle route in Western North Carolina. This wooded trek has 190 steep curves in 12 miles and leads to the charming mountain town Little Switzerland, an ideal base camp for motorcycle groups.