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To Savanna and back

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 228 miles / 366.9 km
  • Ride Time: 1 day
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $17.33
  • States Visited: Illinois, Iowa
Submitted by:
smokeater pro

One of my personal favorite rides w/my wife. This is definately and all day ride. Lots of small farming communities w/many older, 100+year, homes to see. Our first stop is in Dixon. Great breakfast diner a few blocks off the main route. From Dixon, Rt. 2 follows the Rock River and has rolling hills and scenic overlooks of the river. Between Dixon and Oregon is a small town called Grand Detour. This is the site of the John Deere Historical Blacksmith Shop. We stopped in Oregon just to get off the bikes before heading to savanna. Old piano factory by the river converted into a mall. Old time candy store, coffe shop, restaurant, and antique shops. Next stop is Savanna. Must stop at Poopys. This place is the bikers haven. Bar/restaurant, indoor/outdoor seating, outdoor stage for bands all summer long. Camping area behind the place. They also have a retail shop where you can buy leather, sweatshirts and parts. And if you plan on being there a while, you can even get tattooed or pierced. Leaving Savanna and crossing into Iowa offers more rolling hills and countryside. Once you cross back into Illinois, Rt. 30 becomes pretty flat and straight. Lots of options on this trip. Historic stop opportunities in Dixon, Oregon, Savanna. Fuel stops are pretty good, however, Nothing between Mt. Morris and Savanna(approx. 40 miles) and nothing between Rock Falls and Shabbona(again, about 40 miles. I am always up for this ride so if any one is in the area and has a day to spend on the bikes, let me know.

This is a motorcycle ride in the states Illinois, Iowa. This motorcycle route has 9 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by smokeater in November. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by smokeater

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Ride Scenery:

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Best Time to Go

Spring, Summer, Fall

Road Characteristics:

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Previous Comments from other Riders:

rwchet says:


Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM

smokeater says:

One of my favorites in Illinois. The scenery from Dixon out to Savanna and back is wonderful. This is a great Fall Colors trip. Anyone that is in the area and wants to go on this ride, drop me an e-mail

afd132@att.net

I will lead if you want.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM






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