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4.33 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.33
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Rock River Run

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jan 01, 2007

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Say10666
2 McR Points
September 15, 2016
I bought my first bike in Dixon IL. It was cold…
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Newman1969
5 McR Points
September 9, 2012
Great Ride! Done in August 2012. I logged on here…
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Written Directions

The route is very easy to find and follow. Just take SR-2 south out of Rockford, IL and stay on SR-2 all the way down to the motorcycle road's end point of Dixon, IL.

Scenery

A wonderful example of "small town Midwest" coupled with beautiful shots of nature as the route hugs the Rock River. Rock River features sections of rock formations and ravines. A statue of Chief Blawkhawk sits high on the bluff overlooking the waterway.

Drive Enjoyment

Mostly a two-lane route with some turns along the way, predominantly where route 2 hugs the banks of the river...WATCH for wildlife on the road!!

Tourism Opportunities

There are many little small towns along the way, I recommend stopping in Oregon and grabbing a sandwich at The Cheese Shop in Conover Square. There is a beautiful camp/conference center run by the Presbyterian Church called Stronghold Center, home of the Walter Strong Castle!!!! Along this route you will also pass by two state parks - Lowden State Park and Castle Rock State Park.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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

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Say10666
September 15, 2016
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I bought my first bike in Dixon IL. It was cold and raining but there was no way in Hel that i was going to throw it in the back of the truck.
About 10 minutes into my first ride ever i saw a view of the Rock river and surrounding scenery that mad me think, "This is why I bought a bike." The rest of the route was packed with beautiful sights and breath taking views.
This is a must see and ideal if you don't have a ton of time.
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Newman1969
September 9, 2012
5 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Great Ride! Done in August 2012. I logged on here and my first thought was, I have those SAME pictures!
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stauff30
March 8, 2012
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I live in Elgin, IL and this is my favorite ride of all time in IL. From the burbs, you can take Hwy 72 or 64 out/back. Summer of 2011 Hwy 2 was under construction, but it's still worth it for a day trip. Gorgeous wind down the Rock River with a great over-look at Lowden State Park (from the Blackhawk statue). It's even a fun run at night. The only negative is that it's completely flat, no hills. Gentle, winding road, but all flat. Great ride for beginners.
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