... along the lines of a sightseeing tour with maybe some easy forest service roads would be the ticket....
Barring any last minute emergencies, I plan on being available on the 9th, or a day or two before or after.
I've ridden most of the Forest Service roads around Tellico Plains. Whether or not I can remember them is another story.
Many of the roads are passable by car and are easy riding for the TW. I'm not so sure about leading the pack. I usually ride tail gunner on group rides... because I'm the slow guy.
The trails are usually empty during the week. I've ridden all day and not passed another vehicle. During the weekend, especially right after July 4th, there are likely to be more riders, and there may even be some horseback riders on the trails.
I'll map out a couple of routes to choose from.
Any TW'ers in the area are welcome to ride along.
You can PM me if you have any questions.
Looking at the map I'm about the same distance away from Tellico Plains as Riceville is, only in the opposite direction.