Wisconsin 60 Along the Wisconsin River

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State: Wisconsin
Date Submitted: September 1, 2002
Submitted by: Dirk Howland
Motorcycle Road Length: 125077 Miles

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

Nickname (optional) Dirk Howland

 

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Reviewed by Moran on October 1, 2013
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Creator: Moran
motorcycle_year: 2007
motorcycle_make: Suzuki
motorcycle_type: Sport
Comment: This was an amazing route!! Very beautiful!!!
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Reviewed by Ruddog on April 10, 2012
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Creator: Rudyv123
motorcycle_year: 06
motorcycle_make: Star Stratoliner
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: 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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Reviewed by Hiwyangel on March 4, 2012
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Creator: Hiwyangel
motorcycle_year: 2000
motorcycle_make: Harley
motorcycle_type: Touring
Comment: 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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Reviewed by Guest on November 24, 2010
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Creator: John
motorcycle_year: 2009
motorcycle_make: Kawasaki
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: 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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Reviewed by Guest on September 3, 2010
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Creator: clasic09
motorcycle_year: 2009
motorcycle_make: Harley-Davidson
motorcycle_type: Touring
Comment: 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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Reviewed by Guest on August 1, 2010
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Creator: Gerritson
motorcycle_year: 2005
motorcycle_make: Harley-Davidson
motorcycle_type: Sport-Touring
Comment: Beautiful Ride, Good Roads-great for a day trip
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Reviewed by Guest on November 21, 2009
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Creator: BigBikerBill
motorcycle_year: 08
motorcycle_make: Harley-Davidson
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: Nice road to ride. Big easy curves and lots of interesting places to stop and see.
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Reviewed by Guest on July 20, 2009
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Creator: Kel Bel
motorcycle_year: 1998
motorcycle_make: Harley-Davidson
motorcycle_type: Sport-Touring
Comment: 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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