In July 2005, a group will be bicycling from Mt Mitchell to Asheville & back on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We are looking for a nice lunch stop before Asheville around Craven Gap.

Also, does anyone know how far it is from the Blue Ridge Parkway to Grove Park Lodge using hwy 694 (aka Town Mountain Road). Do you know anything about the condition of the road? Is it hilly? Good surface?