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Bike Discussions => Upcoming Rides & Events => Topic started by: PAULRIDES on May 11, 2018, 07:05:37 am

Title: Events Weekend (May 11 thru 13) Maybe of Interest
Post by: PAULRIDES on May 11, 2018, 07:05:37 am
Wilderness Week in Pigeon Forge is in progress (Started May 8). Keith sent me the pdf file the other day with schedules of presentation on various subjects that go on hourly all day and some night events as well. It is too long to copy here, suggest GOOGLE Wilderness Week to get details. It is a FREE Event.

or  www.myPigeonForge.com   Search Around (it ain't easy) and you can find the event schedule.

Betty said, there is a fund raiser (For an MRI Machine at LeConte Hospital) at The Island in Pigeon Forge.
2 to 5PM Saturday - Music all the time and dessert samples from the restaurants (even get a take home box) for $20. She wants me to go to support the hospital (dear to her heart since she volunteers there).

And, the 18th Annual festival at the Candora Marble Arts & Heritage Center @ 4450 Candora Ave in Knoxville. Vendors, musicians, food, fun for children, guided tours of the ETPRI (whatever that is) and Sustainable Future Center, and the chance to of riding a shuttle to the "Car of the Future", a TELSA X.  10AM til 6PM  FREE Admission.

Martin's Station Celebration A few miles east of Cumberland Gap will be a reconstructed Frontier Fort (along the Old Wilderness Road - Hwy 58). A mock battle between re-enactors Saturday at 1PM and at 8:30PM. All this is at Virginia's Wilderness Road State Park on Hwy 58 east of Cumberland Gap, TN.  $10 per Carload and $4 on Sunday. I have stopped there several times on rides - nice museum - history building with a movie. Also some DGR (DANG Good Roads) getting there if you venture off the standard Big Bike Route of 25E and Hwy 68. Also, a nice loop road that runs along the east border of the fort area, and loops north and east then back out to Hwy 58 (pretty back in there withe the mountains to your north). 

THAT's ALL I KNOW --- doubt I will be able to do any of it. However, I would like to see the Candora Marble thing (see signs for it when riding thru the area, don't know what it is actually). Betty wants to donate to the MRI Machine for the hospital and says I might as well go and bring home some dessert. Then -- I am sure I will not go to VA for the re-enactment (but that would be nice) -- What ??  $10 for each MC ($4 Sunday cause no Re-enactment).