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Wisconsin 60 Along the Wisconsin River + ADD NEW ROUTE


5   in Wisconsin Wisconsin125077 Miles

By Dirk Howland
on September 1, 2002

4.6out of 5

11 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

The route is in southwestern Wisconsin and runs E/W along the Wisconsin River. The west end starts in Prairie du Chien where the Mississippi River intersects with the Wisconsin River along the border of Iowa/ WI. The east end is Sauk City just NNW of Madison. All you need to do is get to Prairie du Chien and head east on Route 60 the whole way to Sauk City. From there you could head Southeast into Madison.

Scenery

Parallels the Wisconsin River from Madison (Sauk city) to Prairie du Chien where the Mississippi River and the Wisconsin Rivers intersect. River on one arm and spacious river valley back dropped by foothills and bluffs. Visit Villa Louis, an 1800's villa and mansion on the Mississippi River right in Prairie du Chien.

Road Quality

The Road quality is excellent! Clean, and fresh pavement on about 50% of the 120 mile stretch. Alternating 5-7 mile sections of curves right along the river and straight sections inland a bit through towns. The curvies are pleasant and clean. Not too technical although there are several sections that tighten up a bit. The curvy runs can be tackled by modest riders and bikes at reasonable speeds pretty easily but step up the pace and you'll find the wide open super fast sweepers exhilarating...and there are plenty! smooth roads and little traffic make this a good chilled ride or great fast curve run. Lots of offshoots along the way...try one! 131N, 35 N to Lacrosse.

Roadside Amenities

Not too much along the route. There is plenty of the basics...food, fuel, etc.. but its pretty rural. Taking the route eastward you end up in Madison WI. quite a nice destination for an overnight! Culture, arts, University, Great hotels and dining...with a warm atmosphere.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather . - Wisconsin Dept of Natural Resources - Wisconsin Accomodations

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on July 20, 2009 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1998

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Whether you are looking at the great sand bars of the Wisconsin River or the forests and bluffs of the hills, nearly evey mile of this route is beautiful. In mid July, the brighlty colored prairie flowers meet the shoulders of the road in perfect harmony. I highly recommend this route to anyone who wants to see the splendor of a Wisconsin summer on the back of a bike.

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By Adam
on July 11, 2016 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2011

Motorcycle Make Harley Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This was a very scenic route. My buddy and I came up from the southwest burbs of Chicago and went through Monroe, WI (recommend Baumgartner's for lunch and ask them to throw a dollar on the ceiling), and New Glarus, WI, (stopped at the brewery) to get to Sauk City. Highly recommend the Route 60 ride. Lots of twists and turns and scenic views. We dropped down into Dubuque, IA, for the night and casino offerings. Overall, good times. Thank you.

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By Isaac
on July 27, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

This was absolutely fabulous! The vistas were fantastic and the road is one the best around in the area - 100% smooth. Recent repairs done to the roads clearly in some parts. Check out Peck's Farm's Mart. I didn't stop but it sure looked interesting driving by it! http://www.pecksfarmmarketeast.com/

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By Guest
on June 1, 2014 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1999

Motorcycle Make BMW RT1100

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Deemed a scenic route by the state, it's a good ride. Plenty of curves as well as straight aways. Not overly busy -rode on a bright/balmy Saturday near end of May. Very few stops or slow downs. Smooth roads. Well worth riding more than once.

Not rated '5' simply because it is quite rural. If love rural, then it would probably rate a 5 for you.

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By Moran
on October 1, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Sport

This was an amazing route!! Very beautiful!!!

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By Ruddog
on April 11, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 06

Motorcycle Make Star Stratoliner

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

We did this route in 3 days, and took our time..... Lots to see and do. We went south from Mcgreggor to Dubuque and on to Galena. Going to make this an annual ride!

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By Hiwyangel
on March 5, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2000

Motorcycle Make Harley

Motorcycle Type Touring

I really enjoy this road. Sweeping curves with lots of peeks at the River. Plenty of small towns to stop in.

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By Guest
on November 24, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Can anyone recommend a route to skirt Madison's Beltline coming from the east on Route 12? I'd like to do this trip next summer.

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By Guest
on September 4, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Excellent scenery! Nice easy curves, ( nothing real challanging) plenty of stops (food, gas, and nescessaries) Couldn't have designed a more perfecttouring route!

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By Guest
on August 2, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Beautiful Ride, Good Roads-great for a day trip

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By Guest
on November 21, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 08

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Nice road to ride. Big easy curves and lots of interesting places to stop and see.

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