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3.5 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.5
2 Reviews

River Loop from Peru to Peoria

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By shamus67 (5 McR Points) on Jul 07, 2014

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jcomaha
37 McR Points
August 8, 2016
Took this road to add scenery thru Illinois.…
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jay529
2 McR Points
September 7, 2015
This was a nice ride, you don't get to see much…
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Written Directions

River Road from Peru to Peoria on the west side of Illinois River, cross over in Peoria and back to Peru along the east side of river. Friendly places in Peoria, and scenic route the whole way along both sides of river.

Scenery

Can ride alongside the Illinois River for many miles, small towns, interesting biker bars in Peoria. From Peoria back north is through floodplains and hills along the river valley. Easy and nice cruiser ride.

Drive Enjoyment

No potholes. Gentle curves and hills. Wonderful ride. Do it every summer.

Tourism Opportunities

Interesting biker hangouts in Peoria west side of river. Nice hotels if you want to spend the night. I recommend Mark Twain hotel (biker friendly) and walking distance to everything downtown.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

What a wonderful ride, overhanging trees, hills, old barns, the only Better ride is out along the Mississippi River.

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jcomaha
August 8, 2016
37 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Took this road to add scenery thru Illinois. Took the western half down and didn't see much of the river. The views we did get t see were nice and the ride provided some twists and tree lined areas, but I expected more of the river view than we got. Giving it a 4 cause it was better then Illinois farmland.
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jay529
September 7, 2015
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
This was a nice ride, you don't get to see much of the river but nice road. Few fuel stops or places to eat. Downtown Peoria River District has good bars and restaurants. Nice daytime ride.
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