Smoky Valley Rally Announced for June 2009

Lenoir City, Tennessee, February 4, 2009...Loudon County, Tennessee will welcome motorcyclists to the best riding pavement in the U.S. June 4-7, 2009 for the first annual Smoky Valley Rally.

Lenoir City, Tennessee, February 4, 2009...Loudon County, Tennessee will welcome motorcyclists to the best riding pavement in the U.S. June 4-7, 2009 for the first annual Smoky Valley Rally. This inaugural rally will help fill the gap left by the canceled 2009 Honda Hoot, giving riders a new opportunity to ride the twists of the Dragon and a host of lesser known roads during this long weekend of music, street parties, self-guided tours, and one of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the South.

Smoky Valley Rally will feature planned rides every day for all registered attendees. Planned rides include Route 129/the Dragon; Fall Creek Falls; Cherohala Skyway and a poker run. Attendees also can take a riverboat dinner or breakfast cruise on the Watts Bar Belle riverboat and kayak on the Tennessee River, among other activities.

Smoky Valley Rally general activities will begin daily, rain or shine, at Loudon Municipal Park at 8:30 a.m. Daily passes are $10 and an event pass for all four days is $25. The event will include live music every evening featuring the Dixie Werewolves at the park along with contests, vendor displays and demonstrations, and concessions.

For general information about Smoky Valley Rally, please call Loudon Parks and Recreation at 865-458-7525 or the Loudon County Visitors Bureau at 865-986-6822. For information on accommodations, visit www.visitloudoncounty.com.