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2.83 out of 5 Rider Rating 2.83
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Wilmington-Kankakee River Loop

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By BlueDrewid (5 McR Points) on Aug 16, 2011

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Guest
April 30, 2012
Don't waste your time. You don't really ride next…
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MichelleG
2 McR Points
August 19, 2012
Nice, scenic, tree-lined route through Wilmington…
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Written Directions

Start in downtown Wilmington, IL on Water St. Water street goes south & turns into Route 102. Take 102 into Kankakee which meets Routes 45/52. continue south to Court St (Route 17). Turn right across the Kankakee River bridge. Turn right at the stop light onto N.Wall St. This is also Route 113. Take 113 back north up to Wilmington (Route 53). Turn right and cross the Kankakee River again. You've just completed the loop. You can go up/down either side of the Kankakee River it's a sweet ride either way.

Scenery

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.

Drive Enjoyment

Both Routes 102 & 113 have been recently paved. No potholes. But due to the State Park & dense tree lines, Watch for Deer on early morning & evening "dusk" rides!

Tourism Opportunities

Their are several decent road side pubs to stop at. In Wilmington there is a famous "Rt.66" greasy spoon called "the Launching Pad" complete with a Giant Green Man holding a rocket. Also, in town is the Rustic Inn biker bar. Farther south on Rt.102 (past the State Parks) is the Parkway Inn (not the best but OK). Back up North on Rt.113 in the little village of Custer is the "Custer's Keg" another little biker bar that a fun stop.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

This is a fun loop to ride if you're near the area. It's a sweet ride on a cool day because you pick up the moisture from the river. In the fall it's a little cooler so wear your leathers

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Guest
April 30, 2012
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Don't waste your time. You don't really ride next to the river. I think I saw it once, other than when I crossed the bridge. The scenery is nothing out of the ordinary. It is not curvy, or hilly.
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MichelleG
August 19, 2012
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Nice, scenic, tree-lined route through Wilmington, Bourbonnais, and Kankakee. This will be a wonderful view to see the fall colors.

There aren't too many road stops along the way, but we did stop at Brickstone Brewery just off of 102 on William Latham Drive. It's a nice place that has great food and good beers!
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Patrick O'Brien
July 30, 2014
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Nice ride. Almost no lights.
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