Tellico Plains, TN
via Cherohala Skyway - This event is at capacity
Join Bryson & Kathy Kiser for a beautiful drive to
Tellico Plains, TN via mountain roads and the Cherohala
Skyway. One of America’s most notable National Scenic Byway’s through the
Cherokee & Nantahala Forests .
Departs The Ridges Resort 9:30AM with scenic stops along the way. Arrive Tellico Plains Bakery ~ 11:45AM for
lunch self pay on site and explore the town. Return via a unique route
arriving back at approximately 3:30PM.
Winery & Lunch - This event is at capacity
Team Gamauf leads a scenic, twisty drive to the Wolf Mountain Winery. Karl Boegner, owner, will give us a personal
tour of his German car collection, which includes 10 Porsches. After that,
lunch will consist of BBQ'd sliders vegetarian option of cheese sliders ,
salad, desert and sweet tea while enjoying a panoramic view of the vineyards
and surrounding mountains. After lunch, we'll have a tour of the winery
followed by wine tasting including a souvenir wine glass.
All inclusive price, $50 per person. Driver Meeting 9:15AM departure following
immediately w/ return back to The Ridges by 4 pm.
Pan for Gold in
Historic Dahlonega, GA via Suches Loop
Travel via famous Suches
Loop Georgia’s ‘Dragon’ to historic Dahlonega, GA. Arrive Consolidated Gold Mine for an
underground tour including chance to pan for your own gold. Explore downtown Dahlonega following the tour
and self pay lunch at one of 3 suggested local eateries Capers, Brazeit,
Bourbon Street Grill . Reconvene for Rob
& Cris Weimann to escort the return trip via US-19N to The Ridges. Cost $18 per person plus self-pay lunch. Depart 9:00AM and return ~ 3:00PM
Moonshine Distillery Tour
Team Covington-Felts will lead you to a local purveyor of authentic
moonshine [read: an original bootlegger] to help you discover Who’s Your
Grandaddy? Join them for a guided tour
and tasting $10pp at Grandaddy Mimms Moonshine Distillery & Museum. Following the tour you will enjoy a relaxing
lunch self-pay with Brothers Restaurant at Willow Ranch. Keith & Jim then lead you to a proverbial
‘diamond in the desert’ - the famous Alexander’s in Blairsville, GA for a one
of kind shopping experience of yesteryear.
Depart 10:00AM and return ~ 3:00PM
Explore Bavaria in
the Blue Ridges aka Helen, GA
Who would think an Alpine Village is tucked in the middle of
Georgia’s mountains… but there is!
Richie & Jeannie Herbert will lead a group from The Ridges to Helen,
GA for a day of exploring shops, food and other activities in historic Helen,
GA. Departs 9:45AM with return mid
afternoon. Self-pay lunch, etc.
Locals Only Fun In
The Hills Run
those interested in sampling some of the best roads around our new venue, join
Christian Aybar on his take of the best picks as only a local would know.
The group will spend the day exploring GA 180, US-19, GA 60,
and the Richard B Russell Scenic Hwy. The run will end in the Bavarian-style
town of Helen for some authentic-ish German lunch. After lunch, explore the
many shops at your own leisure and return to The Ridges Resort via GA 17. Driver meeting 8:50AM with departure
immediately following. Self Pay lunch.
with Maurice & Stefan – BRBS Shade Tree Mechanics
the official BRBS Shade Tree Mechanics as they work on DIY projects in the
parking lot of the Ridges Resort.
Boating & Fishing
Self guided – The marina at The Ridges Resort has an assortment
of watercraft available for rental on Saturday June 1. Contact direct - https://bit.ly/2KRDM43
Meet the Clock
Rally & Car Show -
guided – A unique road rally to the North Georgia Seafood & Wine Fetival in
Young Harris, GA. A chance to win a
$1,750 purse!. Cost $125 per team. Register directly with local host - https://bit.ly/2XAgmBP
Seafood & Wine Festival
guided – One of the state’s top 20 festival events. Enjoy crafts, wine garden, beer garden, car
show, food trucks and other local flavor at this nearby festival. Cost $5per person. Buy tickets directly - https://bit.ly/2vg32Gm
Helen to Atlantic Balloon Race & Festival Continues
Self guided - The South's oldest balloon event and the United
States' only long distance hot air balloon race will begin weather permitting
with a mass ascension of around 20 bright and colorful hot air balloons,
in North Georgia's Alpine Village - Helen. Race competitors and
local flyers will take to the sky at 7:00 am - https://helenballoon.com