Skyline–211 to Big Meadows and back
This an out-and-back ride on Skyline drive. Unlike doing the complete gate-to-gate ride, this does not require someone to pick you up at the end of the ride. just park at the visitor center at dickey ridge and head south where Skyline meets 211, then just head back. The 2nd part of the ride is easier and allows you to push on the way back knowing that returning will be easier (trust me).
The ride tackles one of the hardest climbs of Skyline drive (211 to panorama, a Cat 2 climbs). This ride also has plenty of Cat 3 and Cat 4 for your enjoyment.