Monkeys and Minis in May: Bring your 50-150cc mini-bikes to the Appalachian mountains in southeast Tennessee and enjoy at least three days of dual sport or street riding and camaraderie with like-minded inmates. Location: Tellico Plains TN Dates: Organized rides Thursday, Friday, Saturday 6-8 May 2021. Come earlier or stay longer if you'd like, plenty to ride, do, and see. Rally fees: $0.00, costs enough for travel, fuel, food, lodging. And it's just for fun (because riding a mini-bike is not serious in any way). Organized by: Kyle Kirschenmann PM or email kkmann64 AT gmail.com to register or ask questions please. Rally theme: A fun get together for Monkey's, Grom's, Kawasaki Z125, Ruckus, Super Cubs, Mini-Trails, CT Trail bikes, etc. I can provide gravel forest road and paved road rides for many days. So pick your poison and stay in the dirt or stay on the hundreds of miles of little backroads. Your bike must be road legal. I already have over 400 miles of rides planned in GPX files. These are comprised of street, a mix of street and forest roads, and mainly forest roads. All the routes can be ridden with standard bikes and tires (upgraded suspension is always a plus tho!). We can tackle the singe tracks trails if the group wants to (might take a village to get through..). The rides I guide will be a casual pace, figure 125 miles or maybe a little more on the day (that's 5 plus hours of riding time), you can always go back out and ride more, the small roads are almost endless in the area. I have one caveat for the rides I lead, no bikes with loud aftermarket exhausts. We will be touring around rural areas and the national forest and frankly I don't want to listen to that all day (and neither will others). So we will have a designated "quiet" group. I will provide you with any mix of road types you like, but if you have to bring your "loud-as-a-track bike" bike, you will ride with others. Routes: I have 4 routes already planned in a GPX file. We've ridden them on Monkey's and Ruckus too. I can plan others if requested (I might just figure out some others to add to the file anyway). Let me know if you don't use any type of electronic navigation and I'll put together some paper directions if needed. Rides leave at 0900 Thursday, Friday, Saturday from Rally HQ. Rally HQ: The Farmhouse Inn, 305 Veterans Memorial Dr, Tellico Plains. Lodging/Camping: Farmhouse Inn, www.tellicofarmhouseinn.com, 423-253-3123 Trout Mountain Inn (just down the street a couple blocks), I think they are only listed on airbnb? Cherohala Mountain Trails campground (has a few cabins and large camping area) Hunt's Motorcycle Lodge (has a few cabins and camping) Cherokee National Forest has tent and RV camping areas (don't think they have any utility connections tho) Food/Dining: Sav-a-Lot grocery, Dollar General, and CVS stores for food and stuff. Senor Lopez Mexican Bears Den pizza Papa's Pizza Tellicafe Iron Works Grille Subway and Hardees beer store located in the shopping center (and the gas stations). SEE YOU IN MAY!