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GR to Kazoo Scenic Route

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 52 miles / 83.7 km
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  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $3.95
  • State: Michigan
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This ride is a favorite afternoon route between the SE corner of the Grand Rapids Metro. It's an easy and scenic ride with plenty of fuel/convenience/rest stops along the way. The scenery is great and passes through Hastings which has a vibrant downtown and plenty of choices for a fast food lunch or a full menu restaurant. Being the Barry County Seat, it also boasts a picturesque court house in the city square.

Southeast of Hastings is where the scenery kicks up with farmland, and some easy curves around some of Barry County's many lakes. A little further down the road is the Gilmore Car Museum, the Blackhawk Bar and Grille, and the final resting place of Chief Noonday and some of his people. It's in an unlikely and unmarked location but a worthy detour if you can find it. The link above has more historical info on this influential chief, and the lat/long coordinates to help you find his grave.

This route ends at Sprinkle Road just past the Meijer store on the north end of Kalamazoo. The easiest route to I-94 from there is to turn left and follow Sprinkle. If you're looking for a Harley dealer, Perry H-D is on Sprinkle, just a couple of miles south of I-94. It will be on your left.

Enjoy and ride to live!

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

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Historic SitesFall ColorsLakesForestRuralFarm Land

Best Time to Go

Summer, Fall

Road Characteristics:

Straight RoadSweeping Curves RoadFlatLight TrafficSmoothAdequate Gas StationsAdequate

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