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Bluff Road Loop

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 100 miles / 160.9 km
  • Ride Time: 4-6 hours
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $7.60
  • State: Illinois
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Nice ride, an alternative to going north of St. Louis via the river road at Alton. Head south from Columbia down the Bluff Road for your 1st refreshment stop at the Fountain Inn. Take your time an if you see some motorcycles outside an establishment, it will be worth a stop. Take your time and enjoy the scenery and view as you ride south from Fountain to Prairie Du Rocher. Be sure to stop a Lisa's for refreshments or lunch. After leaving Lisa's, take a side trip to Fort Kaskaskia State Park. At the intersection of Rt. 3 and Bluff Road, stop at my favorite watering hole in this part of Illinois, Pop A Top Tavern in Ellis Grove. Turn north up Illinois Rt 3 to Waterloo and stop at Sporto's Tavern if you need to stop. Continue north on Illinois Rt 159 to Hecker and Smithton. DJ's is Smithton is a good stop as is the Honky Tonk in Hecker, but I think it burned down. Follow Hwy 159 north to Hwy 15, then go west about a mile to Hwy 158. Follow Hwy 158 to Millstadt and into Columbia. Last stop is Michaels in Columbia on Main street, cold beer and good food. Ride this route fast in 3-4 hurs or take all day. Enjoy the ride.

This is a motorcycle ride in the state of Illinois. This motorcycle route has 6 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by bikergrady in November. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by bikergrady

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bikergrady says:

Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM


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