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Great River Road

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 15 miles / 24.1 km
  • Ride Time: 1-2 hours
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $1.14
  • State: Illinois
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This is a nice ride that runs right along the Mississippi Rive from Alton IL to Grafton IL. Once you get to Grafton you can spend a couple of hours enjoying the little tourist shops and some of the restaurants they have to offer. Then on your ride back to Alton make sure to stop at Fast Eddies Bon-Air for a great burger and an ice cold beer.

This is a motorcycle ride in the state of Illinois. This motorcycle route has 4 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by Anonymous_Motorcyclist in May. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by Anonymous_Motorcyclist

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Best Time to Go

Spring, Summer, Fall

Road Characteristics:

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Previous Comments from other Riders:

kstratton says:

Aries Winery in Grafton for a bottle of wine and the cheese plate, overlooking the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, especially with fall colors almost here. It doesn't get any better than that.
Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 7:44 PM

bikergrady says:

Great ride!!!ride along the Mississippi and the Illinois river. I always stop at the Wild Goose Saloon in Grafton for a cold one, the Loading Dock for a Walleye sandwich, and Danny's Lounge in Alton for another cold one. Don't forget the shrimp at Fast Eddie's in Alton.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM

rblovell says:

Fun ride, with a lot to see. Recommend eating at the lodge in Pere Marquette State Park. Grafton is a good place to look for antiques.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM

venti1974 says:

Very nice ride, wonderful scenery, especially in the fall, the trees are beautiful and Grafton has alot of antique shops, little resteraunts and river front bars .
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM


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