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By mchance (660 McR Points) on May 24, 2021

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50 McR Points
October 3, 2021
This is where I usually ride when I want fairly…

Written Directions

Start at the intersection of W. Mount Vernon St and Nicholas Rd in Nixa, MO. Head south on Nicholas Rd (Hwy M) for 7 miles. At the intersection of Hwy M and Hwy U, continue straight on to Hwy U, and continue for 3.1 miles. At the end of the road, turn right onto Hwy A. In 0.8 miles, turn left onto Hwy AA. Continue for 10.1 miles to the intersection of MO-265/MO-413 just west of Galena, MO


The route goes through the rolling hills, woods, and farms of SW Missouri, paralleling the James River.

Drive Enjoyment

The road is mostly well maintained with a combination of asphalt and chip-and-seal pavement. Once clear of Nixa's neighborhoods, the road is mostly curvy and hilly, with relatively few straight sections, although it isn't very technically challenging.

Tourism Opportunities

Nixa is a suburb community on the southside of Springfield, with many shops and restaurants. The end of the route is just west of Galena, which also has a few shops and restaurants. The route goes past the Hayes Springs Conservation Area.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

This route makes a nice alternative to taking either US 65 or US 160/MO-13 south from Springfield toward Branson and Table Rock Lake.

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October 3, 2021
50 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
This is where I usually ride when I want fairly short, close to home ride.
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