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15   in Illinois Illinois19 Miles

By Steve C.
on August 1, 2008

4.0out of 5

5 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start this route in Savanna, IL. Head north on US 52 and on the north end of town you will see a street marked "Scenic Ridge Route" that goes off to the east (take a right off of US 52). Take Scenic Ridge Route as it climbs up through some city streets to the top of bluffs, then heads north. Later this road will change names to Route 7/Derinda Rd. at the JoDaviess County line but you won't even notice cause you'll be having too much fun. Stay on this north till the route's end point when it runs into US Highway 20 about 2 miles east of Elizabeth, IL.

Scenery

Scenic vistas, rolling hills, farms. Exceptional fall foliage. Starts out at the beautiful Mississippi Palisades State Park.

Road Quality

Smooth road surface, plenty of sweeping corners and elevation changes.

Roadside Amenities

Nothing along this route but scenery and turns.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather . - Video contributed by 'Big Bill' on 4/5/08: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQJ52c0aPdo

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Walks
on August 28, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Victory

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Rode with my son with the intent of starting up by Scales Mound but storms had other ideas for us. We've been out this way a number of times but whiffed on going down Derinda Road.

This was an awesome ride from Route 20 down to Savanna. Starting down from Route 20 there are perfect views of the rolling farm lands and then you get into a ton of twists and turns. I probably irritated my son going a bit slow on the turns (I'm on a cruiser and he is on a street bike) but most of the tight turns are blind. You can't see what's around the corner and there was a fair amount of sand/gravel.

We'll be taking this route to or back from Savanna for now on. Far better than running 84 down from 20.

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By Guest
on February 27, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Ride this route several times a year with my brother. We both really enjoy the road and scenery. Great ride. For a longer ride go on to Dubuque (W US 20 to S US 61) and back down US 52 to Sabula, IA then cross the river back to Savanna.

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By Guest
on May 17, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I rode some of that route yesterday! What a great and fun ride! I turned off at Albrecht Rd and then continued North on S. Massbach. That was fun too. I wish I had turned around and done it again!! Will be going back though!!

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By Guest
on July 1, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 1982

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

A group of us rode this on 06/29/08. I couldn't believe we were in Illinois. Great road.

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By Guest
on April 6, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Rode this yesterday 4/5/08. Great road! If you'd like to see a video of this road, CLICK ON THE 'YouTube" video link above.

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