Back of the Dragon

Posted on Jul 22, 2013

Back of the Dragon

Tourism is important to our county economy and the Back of the Dragon event is one of the many events Mike has had the privilege of supporting while in office.  For anyone that might have missed it, the inaugural event was held June 1st to promote the unmatched beauty and riding enjoyment provided by VA Route 16, the two lane ribbon over the three mountains between Tazewell and Marion, Virginia. The weekend event attracted thousands of riders and spectators to the area boosting profits at many local hotels and restaurants.

Showing of the new welcome sign is: Danny Addison, (on motorcycle), Teresa Sheets, (Tazewell Chamber and First Community Bank), Barbara Layne, (Tazewell Chamber Director), Joan Yates, (Tazewell Chamber member), Tazewell Town Manager Todd Day,Mayor Donnie Buchanan, Southern District Supervisor Mike Hymes and Larry Davidson, (on motorcycle). Jim Talbert

Showing of the new welcome sign is: Danny Addison, (on motorcycle), Teresa Sheets, (Tazewell Chamber and First Community Bank), Barbara Layne, (Tazewell Chamber Director), Joan Yates, (Tazewell Chamber member), Tazewell Town Manager Todd Day, Mayor Donnie Buchanan, Southern District Supervisor Mike Hymes and Larry Davidson, (on motorcycle). Photo by Jim Talbert.

 

Back of the Dragon

Motorcycle enthusiasts came from hundreds of miles away to participate in this weekend long event. Here you see several machines lined up on Main Street in Tazewell.