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4 out of 5 Rider Rating 4
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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Feb 28, 2005

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Moe-Moe
March 12, 2012
I agree with the submitter about the "side note"…
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mchance
71 McR Points
May 11, 2020
This is the heart of my annual Halloween "Ride to…
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Written Directions

Start your route in Washington, MO (which is about 50 miles west of downtown St. Louis). From Washington, MO its easy to describe as all you do is go west on Missouri Route 100 all the way to Linn Missouri (just follow the signs and enjoy the awesome scenery). Between Washington and Linn you'll pass through New Haven, Hermann, Gasconade, and Chamois. Special note from the submitter: For an excellent fall foliage ride, I like to go West on 100 to Linn. I then take Hwy 50 to Jefferson City. Cross the river and then go East on Hwy 94. You'll end up back where you started from.

Scenery

Ride through Missouri's rolling farmland and small country towns along the south side of the Missouri River.

Drive Enjoyment

Missouri has never been great on road quality (i.e. bumps potholes), however, this route has lots of sweeping turns and hills to offer.

Tourism Opportunities

Lot's of small towns to shop in. Hermann is in the middle of Missouri's wine country. Camping is available in Hermann also. The western end of the route is just a few miles from the state capital.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather . - Missouri Division of Tourism (314-751-4133).

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Highway 100; west of Washington
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Moe-Moe
March 12, 2012
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I agree with the submitter about the "side note" for Fall foliage route - take 100 out to Linn then return on 94 (for a different aspect).
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mchance
May 11, 2020
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This is the heart of my annual Halloween "Ride to Frankenstein". Just about 10 miles north of Linn, MO, take Hwy C west to the town of Frankenstein, MO, and Our Lady, Help of Christians Catholic Church. I'll definitely second the comments about it's a great route for fall foliage (the only problem is there's no real places on the highway to pull over to take the best pictures, so you'll have to rely on a helmet or dash cam). The stretch between Morrison and about 6-7 miles past Chamois (when you climb up the bluffs again) are on the Missouri River flats and can be vulnerable to flooding, so check before you go. The stretch between Morrison and Chamois is also almost completely flat (the only part of the route that is, really) and includes a 4 mile mostly straight section where you can open the throttle up (within the legal speed limit, of course). The part between Washington and Hermann is well known, and can have heavy traffic, especially on weekends. From Hermann to Linn is less well known, but is almost the better part of the route, in my opinion, and almost always has much less traffic.
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