Gastonia to Spencer Mtn to NC 181 to Blue Ridge Pkwy to 226a to NC 80 to Marion.
BEWARE: Not a ride for beginners! Rest stop staring location in Marion, NC. Ride 226 to 226a around Little Switzerland and then up 226 to Spruce Pine. Take a curve break on Hwy 19 to Double Island Rd. Ride north on until you can't on this road and double back south to NC80. Ride NC80 back to the starting rest stop.