The Oswego to Starved Rock Run + ADD NEW ROUTE
8 in Illinois Illinois45 Miles
By Mad Mag
on September 1, 2004
- Trip Toolbox
You can start off in Oswego Illinois. Pick up 71 south at Route 34 (Ogden Avenue) and take it all the way south until you enter Starved Rock State Park. 71 turns twice in Ottawa, so make sure to follow the signs.
Ride some low-congestion two-lane blacktop and get away from the city congestion. You'll see many farms, an ultralite airfield, a competition go-cart track and a beautiful state park.
This route is mostly flat, straight 2-lane road from Oswego until Ottawa. After Ottawa, the road turns twisty for a few miles before entering beautiful Starved Rock State Park.Be careful in the twisties if you've never ridden them before. In IL they are rare and newer riders should take it easy!
You pass a few gas stations along the way as well as some good small town restaurants. The restaurant next to the Amoco has some good inexpensive food.
- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .
Nickname (optional) : Mad Mag