For riders in Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and western North Carolina, I am hoping for some suggested routes that I and a small group of riders can use as we travel this late spring from northwestern Illinois down to the Tail of the Dragon. (I did the Dragon, once, years ago but had traveled from Milwaukee via Interstates all the way to that area.) We would be heading east from IL to Indiana, then south through Indiana, south through Kentucky and Tennessee and then to the area of North Carolina around the Tail of the Dragon. Coming by bike we want to take local and ideally good riding roads rather than the Interstate. We have several days for this trip so we don't need to find the fastest route. I am hoping that those of you in the states we are going through know of some nice roads we can use. I would stitch the route together based on the recommended roads and use it as our guide to get to the Tail area, then likely use the fastest, i.e., interstate roads for our return. Thanks in advance to any of you who would share your local recommendations for this trip.