After you pickup your bikes this morning you'll take a short ride over to Helen, GA. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Chattahoochee River, this Northeast Georgia village has a rich history linked to the Cherokee Indians and Indian burial mounds as well as early settlers who arrived to mine for gold and cut virgin timber for a thriving lumber industry in the early 1900s. Helen is a re-creation of an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers. They have got shopping, camping, both rustic and luxury mountain cabins, restaurants, bed and breakfast inns, mountains, theater, recreation, romantic getaways, beautiful scenery, family activities, waterfalls, museums, history, art, fishing, tubing, golf, and more. Something for every member of the family. Festivals and special events include a hot air balloon race, Winefest, Volksmarch, Oktoberfest and Christmas parades, Fourth of July fireworks, and Bavarian Nights of Summer. From mid-September through October, Helen hosts the longest Oktoberfest in the South. You'll then travel up to ride the Dragons Tail (318 turns in 11 miles). After you ride the Dragon travel through the Great Smoky Mountains over to Cherokee, NC to explore thre Cherokee Indian reservation. Stop by the The Museum of the Cherokee Indian “A Model for Museums.” and like the Cherokee people themselves, it’s entirely unique. Finally finish the days ride in beautiful Asheville NC to soak up the night life of the Smokys.