Genoa to Richland Center on the 56 + ADD NEW ROUTE
7 in Wisconsin Wisconsin54 Miles
on May 1, 2000
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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