Last weekend Franklin was the site of the long-awaited Smoky Mountain Rumble biker rally.
Located just off the Highlands Road near the U.S. 441 Interchange, approximately 200 motorcyclists from near and far rode in for the event held Aug. 17-19. It was a leather-clad change for the area, which usually exhibits Shriners carnivals and Gem Shows. The event was free to the public.
“This really was a great thing,” said event organizer Sylvia Cochran on Sunday. “We had a great turnout, especially for the poker run.”