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Motorcycle Roads Triple State Mississippi River Run (MN, IA, WI)

By dsolta113
on March 10, 2012

5.0out of 5

5 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

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Written Directions

You start at Brownsville MN and head south on 26 you will go through Reno, MN and New Albin, IA. When you enter Lansing, IA head east on 82 over the river and try to look down on the open bridge in Lansing. You've then crossed over into Wisconsin and can head up on the other (eastern) shore of the river. Now travel along the river on WI 35 up into La Crosse where you can cross back over the river and into MN on US 61/14 and into La Crescent, MN. Here you can take Route 16 south and finish your loop in Brownsville, MN.

Scenery

Good view of the Mississippi river and of the neighboring hills. The majority of the route, hugs the river and you'll be able to take in all that scenery from both the eastern and western shores.

Road Quality

Well use highway with good maintenance and the roads follow hills so you'll enjoy the turns and elevation changes.

Roadside Amenities

There are good places to eat and stop to enjoy the view. The various towns offer gas and food and some of the larger towns like La Crosse have everything you would need/want. The route passes through/near countless parks and wildlife refuge areas like - Kains Lake Wildlife management area, Mounds Wildlife area, Mt Hosemer Park, Blackhawk Park, Bergen Bluff State Natural Area and Pettibone Park.

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By Prussian
on August 28, 2012 7 out of 8 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Yamaha Midnight Venture

Motorcycle Type Touring

Another great run along the Mississippi. Bluffs, small town charm, good cruising roads ...

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By vtwin
on May 25, 2015 5 out of 6 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make HD Street Glide

Motorcycle Type Touring

I live on Hwy.35 in Wi and ride the loop many times a year. Very scenic and many places to stop. The meat market in New Albin, IA has the best smoked meats. There is a grat scenic overlook in Lansing. And the Roadhouse in De Soto, Wi has great pizzas. Do not order the large unless there are at least 8-10 people!

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By hunts4beer
on January 26, 2013 3 out of 4 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2010

Motorcycle Make HD FLHX

Motorcycle Type

This is one of my favorite rides. Relaxing, scenic, and great stops along the way.

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By Kimbo
on November 12, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2010

Motorcycle Make Triumph Thunderbird

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Another great ride, although the Iowa/Minnesota side clearly outclass the east portion of the ride.

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By irideabike
on August 22, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1997

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

You get to cruise into the past while taking in the tremendous views of the Mississippi driftless area. Bluffs hundreds of feet high guide your route up and down the mighty Mississippi. There happen to be many Historical markers and places to stop for picturesque views. If you stop in La Crosse I highly recommend taking the ride up to Grandad Bluff. When riding through Lansing, IA you get to ride over The Black Hawk Bridge; a steel riveted cantilever through truss bridge completed in 1931. It's one of the more unusual bridge designs on the Mississippi. While in Lansing stop at Mt. Hosmer for more amazing views!

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