Ride begins in Belvidere, IL. From there take Route 76 north into Wisconsin where the road becomes Route 140. At WI border turn rt (east) on Route 67 just s. of Clinton, WI. Take Route 67 thru Walworth & Williams Bay (you can make a side trip to Lake Geneva by heading e on 50. take mail boat tour the post office delivers mail by boat) and on to Eagle, WI. Stay on 67 heading north out of town thru Kettle Moraine State Forest all the way up to Route 18 (note: I highly encourage you to take a right into the park at "Scenic Road" for some nice twisties. At Route 18 take a left (west) to Jefferson, WI and then a left (south) on to Route 26 into Janesville. From Janesville pick up US Highway 51 heading south (near Kutters HD) and take it all the way down through Rockford, IL. Then just head east on Harrison (Route 20) to Belvidere and you've completed the . happy riding.
Special notes: you can also pick up 14 in Janesville then turn rt on 140 approx 8 miles take rt on J to Shopiere stop at Potsies (Shopier bar and grill) good burgers. Ask directions to Clinton and pick up 140 south, becomes 76 and your back in Belvidere.
Several local parks along the way and you'll travel through Kettle Moraine State Forest (southern unit). You pass through country side mostly comprised of a combination of farmland, rolling hills twisties, lakes and small towns. Most of the towns along this ride are very well maintained with lots of turn-of-the-century homes, town squares and small parks.
Road quality description: most of the roads are in good shape - the Wisconsin roads are generally much better than Illinois roads but nothing that's dangerous. Don't pass up the "Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive".
I recommend Boone family restaurant in Poplar Grove, IL for breakfast and Knuckleheads in Eagle, WI for lunch and a cold one.
I was able to make this ride late in the season after the leaves had already turned. Very beautiful scenic drive. Stopped at Old World Wisconsin. Great place, took 5 hours to go through it. Turned off 67 onto Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive just north of Eagle, and found Main Street Restaurant in Palmyra where I had a ruben omlete. What a wonderful ride I will do this one again.
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3 riders found this road review useful
February 5, 2009
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Standard
Beautiful ride, once you get in to the Kettle Moraine(Delafield, Whitewater, Fort Atkinson) area, signs will guide you through the "scenic" routes - be careful though as there are some dropping turns that can sneak up on ya', but my favorite area to ride.
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2 riders found this road review useful
September 30, 2012
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I agree with Tomb's review. This ride is fantastic heading up through Illinois and into WI. 67 is an absolute joy to ride, and I wish I had spent time in Kettle Moraine. really nice towns along 67 as well. 18 (top part of loop) is wide open but not much scenery. 26 / 51 (West border) are the untimed lights, and no scenery whatsoever - perhaps there's a better road to take back into Illinois? still, this is a good ride and I'm glad that One Arm Willy put it here.