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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

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Hot Turkey Run

Most of the scenery on the Illinois portion of this route is farmland. The Indiana portion provides elevation changes, twisty roads through thick forests and small towns for the occasional respite. Turkey ...

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The Mt. Carroll to Galena Run

The beginning of the route is somewhat bland compared to the section after Savanna. The first section takes the rider through some bluffs, with some good hills and some nice views, but the second part is the best! It is here where the ride follows th...

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Mattoon to Peoria Grand National

We mapped out this route to get us up to the Peoria Grand National TT race without saddle time on the interstates. The slower pace allows a rider to appreciate the small towns and surrounding farmland typical of this central Illinois area....

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US Hwy 50 - US Hwy 45 - State Rt. 1

I like the roads in this part of southern Illinois the upper part starts with mostly farm land the new rows of corn running along side the bike, as you travel east, then south on Hwy 45, more hills start to show thier heads, small old town along the ...

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Northern Illinois Route 20

Mostly country road which goes past a glider business in Hampshire and the Wild West Town (and railway museum) in Union. If you turn at the Wild West museum instead of heading into Marengo, you can continue parallel to route 23 on farm roads with les...

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