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3.83 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.83
11 Reviews

The Racetrack Road of Terror!

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Apr 01, 2005

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July 29, 2013
I grew up in Leavenworth and live in Kansas City…
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October 22, 2010
Very nice ride considering where we live. One…
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Written Directions

From the South end, the route is easy to find as it starts in Wolcott, KS which is just outside the north west corner of I-435 (the freeway that that loops around Kansas City, KS). If you're trying to get to Wolcott from Kansas City just find where I-70 and I-435 intersect (on the Kansas side)and go North on I-435 to the State Route 5 (AKA K-5) exit (exit #18) which will put you in Wolcott, KS. Then proceed North on State Route 5 (AKA K-5). The first miles is in the river bottom and straight as an arrow then the fun begins! You find the North end of this route by taking US 73 hwy south out of Leavenworth, KS until you see the large Ford dealership at the corner of US 73 and Kansas State Route 5 (K-5). Proceed East and within 1/2 mile the fun begins!

Scenery

There are trees overhanging the entire route which makes you feel like you are riding on a closed course ... you really don't have time to look at the Scenery as you are way too busy just enjoying the ride.

Drive Enjoyment

The road surface is in excellent condition and the corners are all well marked ranging from 25 MPH to 40 MPH. The entire route is nothing but twisties and small hills. It will really get and keep your attention!

Tourism Opportunities

The only thing along the way is Lakeside Speedway at the far Eastern end of the route and it is only open on Fridays in the Summer.

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Guest
July 29, 2013
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
I grew up in Leavenworth and live in Kansas City, KS and so I have been on this road many, many times. My favorite riding road in the area! But don't miss out on Wyandotte Lake! As you pass Lakeside and get to the 435 ramp, just pass the ramp and follow the signs to the lake. It's a BEAUTIFUL ride around the lake, lots of twists and turns and beautiful scenery. I think it's a hidden treasure in Wyandotte!
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October 22, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
Very nice ride considering where we live. One word of caution -- when traveling north on this road, there is a sign on a hill warning of a stop ahead. Trust me, there is a stop ahead just as you top the next hill, and it's immediate. Another interesting feature of this road -- if you stay on it all the way to Lansing/Leavenworth, you'll pass between the Kansas state prisons, mens and womens I believe, and you'll pass by the Leavenworth National Cemetery. Pretty impressive.
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Guest
April 12, 2011
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I rode this ride this weekend after reading this site. All the hills kept the wind at bay. I agree this is a great curvy little road. I want to add what everyone else said and be cautious. Some jerk off in a truck decided he needed both lane when going around a curve. It wouldn't have been as bad but I had my wife on the back. I gave him a nice salute with one of my fingers. I asked my dad about the highway and he said that there has been a share of wrecks on it. So my 3 tips are watch your speed, watch the road, and watch for idiots.
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