Motorcycle Route Author
By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jan 31, 2008
Written Directions- begin in Belvidere, IL, and head north out of town on route 76 past Boone co fairgrounds. (co. fair, car shows & auctions).- continue north to WI where the road changes names to route 140.(good rest. @ 76 & 173) - take a left on US Highway 14 and pas
SceneryThis rides scenery offers everything from rolling cornfields, small mountains, roads along the Mississippi river, lots of small towns and an Illinois stage coach trail. A great sample of some of the best scenery from Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa. You'll also see some nice Victorian style homes along the way.
Drive EnjoymentMost roads are in good shape. Wisconsin and Iowa are great ... Illinois has the worst of them (thanks governor rod).
Tourism OpportunitiesLots of biker friendly restaurants and bars along the way. There is a riverfront casino in Dubuque. And there are LOTS of touristy shops & b&b's in Galena, IL. You'll pass many parks, camping areas and local motels.
Lots of great places along route. I recommend the following: - Boone family restaurant for breakfast - Baumgardners in downtown Monroe, WI offers good German food etc. - Kutters Harley Davidson in Janesville - 2 bars in new New Diggens, I like the North side bar best. - Free maps (WI & IO @ w & 151 welcome center) - Poopies in Savanna, IL also iron horse social club and museum - If you need parts, J & P cycles w of Dubuque - Anamosa, IA has cool bike museum - Warren, IL has 2 good bars - Nora, IL has the Nora bar (recommend knarly burger 1#) - Bears in Ridott (bears fan) and Ridott Corners (grt burgers) - Take Highway 20 on Harrison before Chrysler plant has good biker bar: Dodge Lanes, 24 lanes
Call me and I'll go with you ... I'd be happy to lead the route - 585 729-8479. Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, Bill.