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Motorcycle Roads Back roads of Morris13   in Illinois Illinois31 Miles

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By Dingo
on March 17, 2013

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5 Riders rated

 Scenery

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Written Directions

Start at Route 52 (Jefferson)and River Rd in Shorewood (CVS Pharmacy on the corner). Ends in Seneca. See map.

Scenery

This route will take you west from the southwest suburbs via something other than Route 6 or Route 52. It follows the Illinois River. There are some hills, sweeping curves, old cemeteries, canals, and woods.

Road Quality

For the most part, the road is in good condition. When first leaving Ridge Rd to Hansel Rd, you will immediately enter a steep (for this area) hill. Be careful in the fall for leaves and all the time for some gravel debris kicked into the road. As you come off the hill, there is Dollinger Farm which is quite popular in the fall, so be careful of crossing pedestrians. Cemetary road does have some patchwork. Once you get thru downtown Morris and onto Old Stage Rd, you will be on well paved roads with little traffic. As you begin to approach Seneca, you will have a beautiful view of the river and then the road will again begin to have patchwork. It is a country road, so always be careful of possible gravel kicked up.

Roadside Amenities

Plenty of gas along the way in Morris and Seneca. Along Cemetary Rd, there is a park that allows you to walk up to the canal and an old canal home. Morris has several great restaurants - Dave's Dogs, China Buffet, R Place Restaurant, plus your fast food places. In Seneca, there is a biker bar called Fat Daddy's. It's on Route 6 just west of Main St. It is cash only, but the food is excellent and the place does get FULL during riding season.

Additional Info

This is a great road to take on your way out to the Starved Rock area or for just a short trip.

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By rabbott5
on March 24, 2013 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1998

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki Concours

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Nice combination of roads. Low traffic, nice turns, good scenery.
Jump across theriver at Senica to Dupont road. Be careful for the first few miles. It will link up with Rte. 71 and Starved Rock.

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By Guest
on August 19, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Harley

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Very nice ride. As of 8/19/2013, Old Stage Road is closed about a mile past Nettle Road so you will need to detour north on Nettle to either Bluff Road or Highway 6 then west to Seneca.

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By Guest
on July 27, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make KLR650

Motorcycle Type Enduro

I agree with the other comments. Nice twisty road that follows the I&M canal path into Seneca. Enjoyable scenic ride. I would give caution to watch out for bicyclists, we encountered several of them on our ride. You pass through a couple small towns where you can stop if needed. There are several access points and a campground or two that service the I&M Pathway in the vent you feel like packing a lunch.

In Seneca, we followed Main St South to N 2553rd Road, taking that West to 71. We next traveled South on 71 to Starved Rock. I would recommend the Sunday Brunch.

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By Guest
on July 7, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 98 Superhawk

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type

This is a nice ride. I'd say it's about as good as we get this close to Chicago. I especially like the ride on Old Stage road. This route has a combination of open road with plenty of curves, some wooded areas and pass through a few nice old towns. If you can hold out long enough, I highly recommend having breakfast at Weits Café on Liberty street in Morris. The biscuts and gravy are to die for.

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By Guest
on July 27, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

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