Smoky Mountain Bike Week: In-Depth Guide

Rev up your engines and prepare for an adrenaline-fueled extravaganza at the first-ever Smoky Mountain Bike Week. The highly anticipated event invites all motorcycle enthusiasts from far and wide to gather and celebrate the community, forging unforgettable memories in the heart of the Smokies.

Feel the rush of the wind against your face and hear the rumble of your bike as you stroll through the challenging roads of the Great Smoky Mountain. You’ll be greeted by lush green forests, towering peaks, and incredible panorama that make the experience more special. The Smoky Mountain Bike Week 2023 also features vendors, offering the latest upgrades and accessories for your vehicles.

Follow along as we share everything about the 1st annual Smoky Mountain Bike Week.

Smoky Mountain Bike Week Tickets

Most events at the Smoky Mountain Bike Rally 2023 are free of admission.

Nearby Lodging and Hotels

Be close to all the action by booking a room near the Smokey Mountain Bike Week festivities. From luxurious suites to comfy inns, the city is filled with accommodation options. Book any of these hotels with Tripster:

view of gatlinburg and smoky mountainsOther Attractions in the Smokies

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a sprawling wilderness teeming with lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and nearby attractions. After enjoying a rumbling weekend at Smoky Mountain bike week, extend your vacation to drop by these favorite area attractions:

Smoky Mountain Bike Week Events

Just like the other motorcycle events in the area, such as Thunder in the Smokies by Handlebar Corral, Smoky Mountain Bike Week is also brimming with bike games, demonstrations, and other activities that make the gathering more thrilling.

Vendor Village
When: September 30 to October 7, 2023, from 10 AM to 6 PM
Located at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson Maryville

Harley-Davidson Demo Truck
When: September 30 to October 7, 2023, from 10 AM – 5 PM
Located at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson Maryville

Big Gun AC/DC Tribute
When: September 30, 2023, from 7 PM – 10 PM
Located at The Shed

Checkerboard Children’s Charity Ride
When: October 1, 2023, from 9 AM – 4:15 PM

Registration: 9am-10am
Kickstands up: 10:30 am
Winners pulled: 4:15 pm

Located at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson Maryville

Riders: $20
Passengers: $10 (If paid, eligible to win)

The Alex Leach Band – FREE Show
When: October 1, 2023, from 2 PM – 4 PM
Located at The Shed

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Kid Kentucky – FREE Show
When: October 2, 2023, from 7 PM – 10 PM
Located at The Shed

Pandora’s Box Tribute to Aerosmith – FREE Show
When: October 3, 3034 7 PM – 10 PM
Located at The Shed

Downtown Street Party (Maryville, TN)
When: October 4, 2024, from 4 PM – 10 PM
Located in Downtown Maryville, TN

2023 V-Twin Visionary Smoky Mtn Tour VIP Pass
When: October 5, 2023, from 10 AM – 6 PM
Located at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson Maryville

Time Warp Turnout
When: October 5, 2023, from 10 PM – 5 PM
Located at Dream Rides

Flat Track Race
When: October 7, 2023, from 10 AM – 4:30 PM
Located at 411 Speedway

Click here to purchase your tickets.

When: October 7, 2023, from 7 PM – 10 PM
Located at The Shed

Click here to purchase your tickets.

Road trip through the Great Smoky MountainsSmoky Mountain Bike Week Route

  • Big Laurel (Hot Springs/Waterfall)
  • Black Mountain (Cumberland Plateau/Scenic Views)
  • Bluff Mountain Loop (Scenic Views/Wears Valley)
  • Bridal Veil Falls (Deal’s Gap/Highlands / NC
  • Bryson City (Cherohala Skyway/Highlands/NC)
  • Burra Burra Copper Mine (Historical/Museum
  • Cherokee Removal Park (Historical / Museum)
  • Covered Bridges (Gatlinburg/Sevierville)
  • Cummins Falls State Park (State Park/Waterfall)
  • Devil’s Triangle (Brushy Mtn Prison/oak ridge)
  • English Mountain (Alpine Drive/Camp Hollow/Jones Cove/Smoky Mountains)
  • Fall Creek Falls (Cane Creek Gorge/Sequatchie Valley/State Park/Waterfall)
  • Forbus General Store (Andersonville/Caryville/Monticello/Oneida/ Pickett State Park/Rocky Top
  • Green Tomato Grill (Scenic Views/Wears Valley)
  • Hanging Dog Baptist Church (Belltown/Hiwassee Dam/ Tail of the Dragon/Tellico Plains/ Turtletown)
  • Maple Springs Overlook (Cherohala Skyway/ Maple Springs Overlook/ Robbinsville / The Dragon)
  • Mercier Orchards (Ride the Blue Ridge Parkway/ Ducktown/Tellico Plains/Turtletown)
  • Mill Springs Mill (Crossville/Homestead Tower/Jamestown/Pickett State Park)
  • Muddy Pond (Crossville/Homestead Tower/Jamestown/Pickett State Park)
  • Museum Of Appalachia (Andersonville/Devil’s Triangle/Museum)
  • Nantahala Loop (Cherohala Skyway/Foothills Parkway/Robbinsville/The Dragon)
  • Ozone Falls (Cumberland Trail/Greenback/Madisonville/Vonore)
  • Parksville Overlook (Belltown/Lake Ocoee/Tellico Plains/Turtletown)
  • Pinnacle Overlook (Belltown/Lake Ocoee/Tellico Plains/Turtletown)
  • Rattler Rabbit Skin (Carver’s Orchard/Foothills Parkway/Maggie Valley/Sugar Lands)
  • Road To Nowhere (Fontana Dam/ Maggie Valley/Newfound Gap/ Sugar Lands)
  • Roan Mountain State Park (Roan Mountain State Park/Scenic Views/ State Park)
  • Swinging Bridge (Heartland Chapel/Smoky Mountains/Townsend)
  • Wayah Bald Loop (Foothills Parkway/Nantahala/The Dragon/Wayah Bald)
  • Yoder’s Country Market (Heartland Chapel/Smoky Mountains/Townsend)

Visit their website for more information.

Smoky Mountain Bike Week Venue

Located at 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy Maryville, TN.

aerial view of Great Smoky Mountains National Park with cloudy grey skies in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA
photo credit: Great Smoky Mountains National Park via Facebook

Experience Smoky Mountain Summer Bike Week

The first-ever Bike Week Gatlinburg 2023 is packed with heart-pounding activities and electrifying entertainment, keeping the thrill revving and giving everyone a good time throughout the week.

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Show off your skills at the motorcycle rally, watch in awe as daredevil riders perform gravity-defying tricks at stunt bike shows, or shop for new accessories that will level up your big toy. Of course, put your skills to the test as you embark on exhilarating rides on the Blue Ridge Parkway and to the Rally in Maggie Valley.

Get your tickets now and don’t miss out on the busiest motorcycle weekend of the year! While at it, you can get the Pigeon Forge vacation package. This gives you the chance to explore the city’s more attractions and events like tour rides and Pigeon Forge Bike Week 2023 where thousands of bikers roll every year.


Start Date:

September 30, 2023

End Date:

October 7, 2023



Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson: Maryville

Maryville, TN 37801 United States


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Written by Anne Joyce Raymundo

Anne is a Filipino writer who formerly managed and created marketing strategies and materials for numerous websites and eCommerce platforms. Now, her voice...

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