From the FB group of Blue Ridge Parkway end-to-enders
I think this article is entirely appropriate for those who have and those who want to ride the Parkway end to end. Suggestion: When you ride the Parkway, stop and say hello to some of the locals along the way. It will really make your trip that much more worthwhile.
My late grandfather was born and raised in Forest, Va which isn't too far from the BRP. I will agree that the people from that area are some of the nicest. I only regret that I don't get down there enough to visit relatives.