The Smokeout has become one of the premiere motorcycle rallies in the country, and is perhaps one of the best in terms of what bikers look for. It is backed by The Horse Backstreet Choppers. The Smokeout is held outside Winston-Salem at the Farmington Dragway, but first, let me tell you about the Stampede!
The Stampede to the Smokeout starts just a few days earlier, on the other side of the country, in Barstow California! A few hearty riders ride across the country in almost half the time that it takes other cross-country motorcycle rides. And get this; In keeping with the dedication to choppers, some of these riders are on rigids (hardtails; for the uninitiated reader that means no rear shocks). They get plenty of wind because they donít have windshields. I suppose they must have a chase truck, because they also donít have hard saddlebags.
(I run with no windshield and either leather or no saddlebags in the summer, packing a sleeping bag and small tent, but never tried this for more than 800 miles!)
Once youíre at the Smokeout, get ready for a great motorcycle rally! Enjoy!
Winston-Salem is cool, because it provides the southeast gateway to the Blue Ridge. Great riding!
Hotels closest to Farmington Motorsports Park
There will also be camping at the dragway.
You might want to check out some of the other attractions in the area. For instance, in nearby Concord, thereís LOWES MOTOR SPEEDWAY!