Top 5 Best Motorcycle Rides in Wisconsin (2021 Riding Season Year-End Review)

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We looked at a full collection of 2021 motorcycle riding season data when millions of riders visited to find the best motorcycles rides and routes in the USA, Canada, and abroad.  For over 20 years now, has been documenting the best/most-popular motorcycle roads, routes, and rides and for about a decade, we have published annual reports after diving into the website's statistics (which routes are riders researching the most, which routes are getting the most photo/video/comment uploads, etc., etc.) to determine which of the motorcycle routes have risen to the top in motorcycle rider popularity.  We look at a complex set of factors (see Note 2 below) to determine which of the motorcycle rides in each of the states and US regions are the most popular and rated to be the best by motorcycle riders just like you.  Our very popular annual "Top Motorcycle Rides per Region" guides cover the best rides for each of the four official riding regions of the USA: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, and the West.  This year we took things a step further and decided to gone one level deeper and develop guides outlining the Top 5 Best Motorcycle Rides in for the US states and so you are seeing one of those such guides on this page.   

Wisconsin offers motorcycle riders some truly bucolic riding options as the state is know for its quaint dairy farms and rolling hills that comprise of much of the central and western portions of the state and its lovely river valley areas particularly in the southwestern corner of the state, and the state offers you some 'great' Great Lakes riding to the east (pun intended), and lovely country riding everywhere in between.  But, we've looked through our website's data of which Wisconsin motorcycle rides are attracting the most interest and favorable reviews to bring you this list of 5 of the best!  So, starting from #5 and working our way down to the #1 best motorcycle ride in Wisconsin .


After reviewing an entire year of activity of Wisconsin motorcycle riders, here are the results:

Top 5 Most Popular Motorcycle Rides in Wisconsin!


#5 Zig-Zag Through The Kettle Moraine

This 33-mile course contains enough zigzags to keep any rider engaged. This one-of-a-kind part of the state boasts hills and strange rock structures that stand out from the rest of the landscape. There are also several lakes, woods, and animals. This path is best enjoyed in the autumn when the leaves are changing color.

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#4 Wisconsin's Route 33 - The Little Deals Gap Of The Mid-West!

Wisconsin's Route 33 Ride is a must-do for every motorcycle enthusiast! It has been dubbed "The Little Deal's Gap of the Midwest," after the famed North Carolina ride. There are several curves to navigate as you drive up and down the mountain, admiring the stunning scenery in the distance. Visit Amish businesses and cheese manufacturers along the road.

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#3 Hwy 55, Menomonee Reservation Ride

State Highway 55 begins at a stunning and scenic viewpoint over Lake Winnebago and winds through Seymour, the Menominee Indian Reservation, and the Nicolet National Forest. It provides good access to campsites, fishing, hunting, and a range of summer and winter sports.

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#2 Triple State Mississippi River Run (MN, IA, WI)

The Tri-State Mississippi River Run is a 123216-mile course across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Begin your journey in Minnesota, near Brownsville, where Routes 26 and 3 intersect. Take Rt. 26 south out of Brownsville toward Iowa. On your left, you will see the Mississippi River. The Tri-State Mississippi River Run is fantastic for spring, summer, or fall.

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#1 Wisconsin 60 Along The Wisconsin River

Whether you choose a peaceful break or a jam-packed weekend, the Highway 60 trip has something for everyone. Scenic Highway 60, which runs along the Lower Wisconsin River from Lodi to Prairie du Chien, is an incredible excursion to enjoy with your family. Gather a bunch of pals and embark on this 125077-mile journey filled with twists and turns.

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Note 1:  All facts and figures below were gathered in Dec of 2021 and will change over time as new motorcycle roads are added to the collection.  For an update listing, you can go to at any time, search on a state of your choosing, and you'll be presented with a list of the best motorcycle roads in that state.  You can also search on the newest motorcycle routes to be registered in that state as well as sift through the routes based on other filters.  Some examples of filtered searches you can do is to filter results based on - only the routes in your state that have 5-star scenery ratings, or only routes with a 5-star driving excitement rating and at least a 3-star rating for scenery, etc. etc.

Note 2:  How were these popularity ratings calculated? 
A motorcycle road’s popularity can be based on a wide variety of factors.  Our analysis considered some obvious indicators of motorcycle road popularity such each roads’ “Rider Rating” scores (star ratings) and which motorcycle road description pages were visited the most.  But, the analysis dug deeper and looked at some less obvious yet valuable indicators of a motorcycle road’s popularity such as how often a given motorcycle road was added to riders’ “To Ride” lists, how often a given motorcycle road was added to riders’ “Rode it” lists and enthusiasm indicators such how often photos and/or videos were uploaded for a given road and which roads are attracting the most buzz among motorcycle roads indicated by those roads that are receiving the most number of new/recent comments.  For the sake of being consistent and as objective as possible we use a popularity algorithm that “crunches those number” and allows us to develop a ranking of the popularity of each of the motorcycle roads used as a basis for this guide.


As always, I hope to provide you with insightful & valuable motorcycle riding community information to help you get the most out of all of your motorcycling experiences.

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