The Eagles' Loop + ADD NEW ROUTE
24 in Wisconsin Wisconsin256949 Miles
By one arm willy
on January 1, 2008
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Ride begins in Belvidere, IL. From there take Route 76 north into Wisconsin where the road becomes Route 140. At WI border turn rt (east) on Route 67 just s. of Clinton, WI. Take Route 67 thru Walworth & Williams Bay (you can make a side trip to Lake Geneva by heading e on 50. take mail boat tour the post office delivers mail by boat) and on to Eagle, WI. Stay on 67 heading north out of town thru Kettle Moraine State Forest all the way up to Route 18 (note: I highly encourage you to take a right into the park at "Scenic Road" for some nice twisties. At Route 18 take a left (west) to Jefferson, WI and then a left (south) on to Route 26 into Janesville. From Janesville pick up US Highway 51 heading south (near Kutters HD) and take it all the way down through Rockford, IL. Then just head east on Harrison (Route 20) to Belvidere and you've completed the . happy riding.
Special notes: you can also pick up 14 in Janesville then turn rt on 140 approx 8 miles take rt on J to Shopiere stop at Potsies (Shopier bar and grill) good burgers. Ask directions to Clinton and pick up 140 south, becomes 76 and your back in Belvidere.
Several local parks along the way and you'll travel through Kettle Moraine State Forest (southern unit). You pass through country side mostly comprised of a combination of farmland, rolling hills twisties, lakes and small towns. Most of the towns along this ride are very well maintained with lots of turn-of-the-century homes, town squares and small parks.
Road quality description: most of the roads are in good shape - the Wisconsin roads are generally much better than Illinois roads but nothing that's dangerous. Don't pass up the "Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive".
I recommend Boone family restaurant in Poplar Grove, IL for breakfast and Knuckleheads in Eagle, WI for lunch and a cold one.
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