East river road through Anoka, south on 169 to Dayton River road north, and then south on 53rd
While East river road before Anoka is a humdrum of sprawl, the beautiful downtown of Anoka and the winding rural scenery of Dayton River Road more than make up for it. In the final stretch, the twists and turns offer spectacular views, hugging the bends of the Crow River.
East river road is a moderatly well maintained road, and Dayton River road is similar. 53rd road however, is recently repaved, and all for the best, as it's the star of the show.
Good biker bars in Anoka are a perfect place to grab a bite before hitting the winding stretches to the west. There's also ample big-box choices along East River.
There are some really excellent areas on this route, but, because it basically ends within the metro, that also means the fun also gets terminated pretty quick with traffic and slower speeds. Still, outside the metro, lots of pretty countryside with decent pavement.