Motorcycle ride comes to Maggie Valley

“Thunder On the Parkway,” a new motorcycle ride from Gainesville, Ga., to Maggie Valley, will take place from June 8-10.

The ride will follow part of the Blue Ridge Parkway and end up at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. There will be vendors, a magician, lots of music and a bike show.

All proceeds will go to “Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway,” an organization dedicated to preserving the parkway.

A large part of the event will be a “Battle of the Bands” competition. Up to 20 artists will be selected to participate with an entry fee is $25 per band. The winner will receive a cash prize and a spot as the headliner for Saturday night.

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