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23   in Wisconsin Wisconsin256949 Miles

Motorcycle Roads The Eagles' Loop

By one arm willy
on January 1, 2008

3.3out of 5

6 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

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.

Scenery

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

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".

Roadside Amenities

I recommend Boone family restaurant in Poplar Grove, IL for breakfast and Knuckleheads in Eagle, WI for lunch and a cold one.

Additional Info

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

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By marcvanderpal
on November 2, 2011 3 out of 3 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I was able to make this ride late in the season after the leaves had already turned. Very beautiful scenic drive. Stopped at Old World Wisconsin. Great place, took 5 hours to go through it. Turned off 67 onto Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive just north of Eagle, and found Main Street Restaurant in Palmyra where I had a ruben omlete.
What a wonderful ride I will do this one again.

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By Guest
on February 5, 2009 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Standard

Beautiful ride, once you get in to the Kettle Moraine(Delafield, Whitewater, Fort Atkinson) area, signs will guide you through the "scenic" routes - be careful though as there are some dropping turns that can sneak up on ya', but my favorite area to ride.

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By HD Cowboy
on September 30, 2012 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Dyna Superglide Custom

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I agree with Tomb's review. This ride is fantastic heading up through Illinois and into WI. 67 is an absolute joy to ride, and I wish I had spent time in Kettle Moraine. really nice towns along 67 as well. 18 (top part of loop) is wide open but not much scenery. 26 / 51 (West border) are the untimed lights, and no scenery whatsoever - perhaps there's a better road to take back into Illinois? still, this is a good ride and I'm glad that One Arm Willy put it here.

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By Patrick6788
on July 5, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Nice Ride... Mostly Farmland & a few hills & valleys... Road were very good except maybe some parts of Rte 12... I did cut over thru Waterwater to eat at Randy's Restaurant & FunHunters Brewery... All in all not a bad little trip

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By Guest
on September 30, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1977

Motorcycle Make Honda CB550

Motorcycle Type Other

The ride up is great. The winding and scenic drive thru Kettle Moraine state park is a 5. Once you turn off route 67 onto route 18 this route degenerates into a boring and flat ride home punctuated with untimed stop lights. I rate the route after the state park a 1 wich eqaulizes the whole route out to a 3. My suggestion: Spend some time riding every scenic route through the state park, get some lunch,turn around go back the way you came. I know I will next time.

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By Guest
on June 18, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This is a Southern Wisconsin trip. A good one!

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