Why Johnson City

Because it’s the best place to Start Your Adventure on the Southern Dozen! From Johnson City, riders can take off on 12 unique, exciting excursions, as short as 37 miles round-trip to as long as 157 miles. And Johnson City itself offers a variety of dining, shopping and cultural options for every visitor. So book your stay, pick your ride and roll on the throttle - because your Johnson City adventure awaits!

Keep the Shiny Side Up

No matter your experience level or type of bike, we have a ride for you. From long stretches of scenic highway to deep, thrilling curves, the Southern Dozen offers a variety of options for beginners to the most experienced of bikers. Find the perfect ride for you, or try them all!

Get Off Your Seat for a Spell

When it’s time for a break from the ride, the Johnson City region offers an endless array of attractions. Are you fascinated by history? Check out the Davy Crockett Birthplace. Is music more up your alley? Take in a show at the Carter Family Fold. Whatever your interest, the Southern Dozen has something to suit your fancy.


The Perfect Place to Start - and End - Your Ride of a Lifetime


A biker-friendly location that serves as the ideal hub for a variety of trips, Johnson City welcomes casual riders as well as those who “live to ride.” Johnson City plays host to numerous bike rallies and offers a variety of biker hangouts.

Everything you need is right here - from low-key to fine dining, from motels to upscale hotels, and from shopping to historical sites. Enjoy a grown-up getaway, a family trip or a romantic day trip, all starting in Johnson City.


Your Johnson City adventure awaits!


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