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

SW Chicago Quick Scenic Loop

along Bell Road South there is a beautiful prairie, on 167 you drive through some hilly woods, over highways, along large ponds and small lakes, many creeks and wooded areas....

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River Road - Belvidere

Small farms, a brief glimpse of the South Branch Kishwaukee River, maybe a little wildlife. Nothing to write home about if you're familiar with the Midwest, but it's not the scenery that makes this interesting - it's the curves that make it stand out...

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Curvy Schaumburg Neighborhoods

This route is almost entirely residential. Although portions of the route have some large, older trees, do not expect scenery besides the usual houses of suburbia....

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Sheridan Road North of the Botanic Gardens

There are many impressive houses on this route, as well as beautiful wooded lanes and snaking roads and changes of elevation (for Illinois.) There are also a number of parks and places to get to the lake along the way if you need to stop and stretch ...

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Skokie Lagoon Trail

The route takes you through the Skokie lagoons forest preserve, with views of lakes, hills and sometimes animal life....

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