Ride the "Southern Dozen" Contest Announced by Johnson City, Tennessee, Convention and Visitors Bureau

Twelve motorcycle rides highlight the scenic beauty of the area's winding valleys and high peaks.

(Johnson City, Tenn.) Johnson City, nestled in the northeast corner of Tennessee, is becoming known as a hub for motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country. The Johnson City Convention and Visitors Bureau has mapped-out twelve of the best rides around, and branded them, "The Southern Dozen". Now you have a chance to start a riding adventure that could win you some great prizes such as a two-nights stay at a luxury hotel, a new Zox Thunder 4 Full Face Helmet with MP3 earphones and a $200 gas card just to name a few.

Our "Ride the Southern Dozen Summer Promotion" takes you through "lean-into-it" curves, breathtaking views, historical sights, great food and so much more all around Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina. Designed for motorcycle enthusiasts, these twelve rides have something for everyone. Ride profiles, including maps and GPS coordinates can be found on Facebook at .

"We just happen to have some of the best roads on which to ride motorcycles surrounding Johnson City," says Brenda Whitson Executive Director of the Johnson City CVB. " These twelve rides all originate here in Johnson City and although the rides take you through some very unpopulated areas, it's just a short ride back to the starting point where riders can stay in our hotels, choose from a variety of restaurants, enjoy the night life and get up and do it all over again the next day."

To enter the contest, riders must look for special markers along the designated routes, snap his or her picture in front of the sign, and upload the photo to the Ride The Southern Dozen Facebook page. Riders can enter one time per route, for a total of 12 entries.

The deadline to enter is Thursday, August 11, 2011. The drawing will be Friday, August 12.

Prizes are as follows:
Women's Grand Prize:
Zox Thunder R Full Face Helmet with MP3 Earphone
Two-night stay at The Carnegie Hotel
$100 value of spa services from Austin Springs Spa
$200 Gas Card from Roadrunner Markets
Men's Grand Prize:
Zox Thunder R Full Face Helmet with MP3 Earphone
Two tickets to the August Food City 250 at BMS
Two tickets to the Irwin Tools night race at BMS
200 Gas Card from Roadrunner Market

For more information and details, go to www.southerndozen.com or facebook.com/southerndozen. For more information on the Johnson City Convention and Visitors Bureau, visit their website at www.visitjohnsoncitytn.com.