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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 108 miles / 173.8 km
  • Ride Time: 4-6 hours
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $8.21
  • State: Missouri
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This is what I call my 'Historic Ride'I start at Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and Historic Site -- the only fully equipped 19th Century Woolen Mill in America. From there, you go to downtown Liberty where you can find the Liberty Jail, Jesse James Bank Museum, etc.After that, it's on to the Truman Presidential Library & Museum in Independence.Backtracking just a little, we follow 24 and 224 highway along the Missouri River to Lexington where you find the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site and Anderson House.After that, it's on to Richmond where Alexander Doniphan stands outside the Ray County Courthouse. The Ray County Museum on W. Royle Street is one of the best small museums in Missouri.From Richmond, we'll take the backroads through Camden, Fleming and Orrick.Then on to Excelsior Springs for the Hall of Waters and Excelsior Springs Museum.Almost done, wind back through Excelsior Springs to the Watkins Mill State Park for camping, fishing and hiking.

This is a motorcycle ride in the state of Missouri. This motorcycle route has 7 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by David64062 in August. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by David64062

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Previous Comments from other Riders:

David64062 says:

I think 224 is one of the best rides in the kc area. Used to be so much better when The Peckerwood Club was open.
Fri Sep 19, 2014 at 5:49 AM

cowgirl2701 says:

We ride those roads all the time. Beautiful scenery all year round. Watkins Mill is really beautiful in the fall.
Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 10:20 PM

bsmcrider says:

I have been on most these roads a lot, They are very nice. I will try the rest in the spring. Mike
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM

tconroy says:

took this route yesterday and added smithville lakes litton overlook to it. Did not pay the 8 bucks to see Jesse James place. Nice ride but 24 hwy is rough once you get to 2 lanes. they are working on it around buckner. Good route and had a great time.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM


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