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1 out of 5 Rider Rating 1
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MN to Sturgis Run First Leg - I-90 West

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Aug 01, 2009

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Guest
July 13, 2010
How is this rated 3 stars? Sure, the river…
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Stich Fan
July 25, 2017
If you must travel I-90 I suggest hitch hiking.…
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Written Directions

The ride starts Just west of La Crosse Wisconsin, and ends Just west of Beaver Creek. It's all on 90 West with some sparse gas stops along the way if you have a small capacity gas tank.

Scenery

Mountains are along the western edge of the Mississippi, and a good place to stop and take pictures. Gentle mountains. Lots of deer along the way to look at, not much other wildlife. The ride startes out along the Mississippi, but quickly veers away from it. My honda Magna, and the mountins west of the Mississippi, when you go to the first stop in Minnesota.

Drive Enjoyment

Some light construction early on, and throughout the state. the road is gentl and very smooth. The speed limit was 70 miles an hour for this stretch. It is about four hours to ride through the state, and it still gets pretty cold even in August, so a thicker coat than you would normally carry in the summer is suggested. Me and my Jolly Green Friend in Blue Earth, Minnesota.

Tourism Opportunities

Make sure you gas up regularly. the small towns are some distance off of 90 West, and some of the signs are deceptive reporting a fuel stop where the pumps have been removed for some time. Blue Earth offers some very nice food, and a 60 foot tall statue of the Jolly Green Giant. Camping is available pretty regularly, with some key stops at truck stops that are full service with laundry, and showers available. Austin offers a nice hotel for about $60 a night.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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

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MN to Sturgis Run First Leg - I-90 West
MN to Sturgis Run First Leg - I-90 West
MN to Sturgis Run First Leg - I-90 West
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Guest
July 13, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Other
How is this rated 3 stars? Sure, the river valley by LaCrosse is great, but anything west of that through southern MN to Sturgis is mostly flat farmland. 3 stars???? are you kidding me? And, I live in Minnesota, so hey, I know!
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Stich Fan
July 25, 2017
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
If you must travel I-90 I suggest hitch hiking. That has a much greater potential for fun and excitement. This is motorcycling equivilent to painting your garage and watching it dry. Much like painting your garage, I-90 is something you only want to do every 20 years. Try Hwy. 30 instead.
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darksideX
May 9, 2013
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I live about 30 miles south of I90 and have ridden it to Sioux Falls and back too many times to count. It is about as boring a stretch of interstate as any. Redeeming features are relatively low volumes of traffic and few patrolmen to slow you down.
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