The Best Guide to Motorcycle Roads, Rides & Events

Why do the routes have different colors? The colors are only different so one route can easily be distinguished from another.

Motorcycle Roads in Illinois

Illinois (IL), often referred to as the "Land of Lincoln", offers a nice variety of scenic Midwestern motorcycle rides, interesting history, and notable cultural attractions. Cultural and tourist highlights include the Anderson Japanese Gardens, the numerous Amish villages throughout the state, and the Southern and Southwestern Illinois wine trails. Scenic attractions include Starved Rock State Park, the Garden of the Gods, the Shawnee National Forest, and Spoon River Valley. Historical places of interest include the homes of Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Ronald Reagan, the Illinois Railway Museum, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, and the Cahokia mounds.

Highest Rated Motorcycle Roads & Rides

Illinois

The Eagles' Loop

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 alo...

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3.3
out of 5

6 Votes
Illinois

The Three Corners Scenic Loop (Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa)

This rides scenery offers everything from rolling cornfields, small mountains, roads along the Mississippi river, lots of small towns and an Illinois stage coach trail. A great sample of some of the best scenery from Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Yo...

Rider Rating

3.3
out of 5

4 Votes
Illinois

Route 37

Fields, open road, light traffic, small towns is what you'll see if you decide to exit I 57 and take IL state route 37. We enjoy the short jaunt from Mt. Vernon to Effingham....

Rider Rating

3.3
out of 5

2 Votes
Illinois

Summer on the Rivers

Most of the first 30% of the ride is typical farm country road views of farmhouses and pastures. Occasionally, the small town at 25-30 mph. Once across the border and into Beloit and beyond, the view becomes pure Americana; from the enduring beauty o...

Rider Rating

3.0
out of 5

1 Votes
Illinois

Wilmington-Kankakee River Loop

Both Route 102 & 113 are rolling curving roads with dense tree lines on either side. Along Route 102 is the Kankakee State Park with plenty of camping & picnic areas to stop at....

Rider Rating

2.8
out of 5

6 Votes

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