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Back Of The Dragon

Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains on Virginia's famed Route 16 lies Back of the Dragon…32 miles of exhilarating winding curves and unparalleled excitement. Spanning from Marion to Tazewell, Virginia riders from around the world unite for the experience of a lifetime. Back of the Dragon offers over 400 curves for the thrill-seeking knee draggers, a two-lane ribbon road for the sports car aficionado's and breathtaking views of the expansive 3 mountain range for all riders.


  • Merchandise Souvenir Store
  • Food Trucks
  • Specialty Coffee Shop
  • Back of the Dragon Brewery


  • What is the OTR (Old Town Revival)

    The Old Town Revival (OTR) is the signature event of Foundation Moto, a custom motorcycle company. The OTR is a big celebration of custom and vintage motorcycles, antique trucks, classic cars, and hot rods. It takes place annually at the Back of The Dragon.
  • Where can I eat at Back of the Dragon?

    Back of the Dragon has a food truck, open from 11-6 Tuesday- Saturday
  • Is Back of the Dragon for cars or Motorcycles?

    BOTD is ideal for sports cars, motorcycles and Slingshots.
  • Where does the back of the dragon begin and end?

    The entirety of Back of the Dragon runs along Route 16 from Marion, Virginia to Tazewell, Virginia
  • How long does it take to ride the Back of the Dragon?

    Roughly half an hour for a one-way trip. It's 11 miles long. You'll average 25-30 mph depending on how you drive it.
  • Can I rent a motorcycle at Back of the Dragon?

    Two-Four or Eight Hour rentals are available starting at $169 and up depending on the amount of time you rent.
  • Can I rent a Slingshot at Back of the Dragon?

    The Polaris Slingshot is a three-wheeled, 172 horsepower, open air roadster. No roof, no doors and no motorcycle license needed! The Slingshot is a great way to experience Back of the Dragon. Link to rentals:


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