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Genoa to Richland Center on the 56 + ADD NEW ROUTE


7   in Wisconsin Wisconsin54 Miles

By Justin
on May 1, 2000

4.7out of 5

7 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start out in Genoa, WI (about 15 miles south of La Crosse, WI) and just take highway 56 east all the way to Richland Center.

Scenery

The scenery on hwy 56 in WI is astonishing. It varies from extreme up and down twisting roads through thick hilly woods along small rivers to narrow valleys to wide open valleys to higher open farmland with long rolling straight-aways. It passes by S&S Cycles in Viola. There is very little traffic due to its rural setting and it being quite unknown.

Road Quality

There are a lot of newly paved stretches but the road is traveled so little that most of it is in good shape. I've never seen gravel in the corners because the shoulder is usually quite steep and it keeps the cars on the road. But, as always, be careful as there are a LOT of corners and hills, and what few side roads there are, they are usually hard to see along this 50 mile ride.

Roadside Amenities

There aren't many towns along this route and what towns there are, are quite small. There will only be small town motels with friendly people. Although at the east end is larger Richland Center and near the west end is LA Crosse.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather.

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By Guest
on September 5, 2010 3 out of 4 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Out of Prairie du Chien go up the "Great River" Hwy 35 then take this route was the most fantastic ride! Best scenery with well maintained roads with nice sloping curves, nothing major like 25 mph curves most can be done at 55 with no problems. Drove Sept. 2010. Would make a excellent color ride in the fall, lots of trees, streams, eagles galore! We also did the hwy 60 ride, but not on same day, SW Wisconsin has the best Motorcycle Roads in the Nation!

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By Kel108
on November 1, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2014

Motorcycle Make Victory

Motorcycle Type Touring

A group of tool 56X from Genoa on the Mississippi River into Richland Center in early October - weather was great - road was beautiful. Here is a clip of the last part of the ride for those interested:

http://youtu.be/kx1w5qMN5pk

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By Marshman
on June 17, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Seriously awesome. The first section from Genoa is really good, but the second section is absolutely amazing. Incredible views, HUGE sweepers and no traffic. Don't miss it.

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By Guest
on August 3, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Rode this Aug. 2nd 09' Pavement was great, scenery was awesome, hills and curves equally as awesome as the scenery. and didn't see a single car in 54 miles.

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By Guest
on February 26, 2009 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2001

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This is a great ride and a lot of fun - great landscape and nice turns and hills too!

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By Guest
on September 20, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Touring

Rode this one August '08. The pavement is excellent. Really enjoyed the scenery and the curves.

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By Guest
on February 22, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 1996

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Touring

This would be a good trip to take in a '52 Buick

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