Iowa - 22 Motorcycle Roads

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Iowa > United States > America
July 4, 2018 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
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330th Ave : Riverton - Randolph

Iowa > United States > America
November 25, 2016 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Nice open road through farmland

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330th Ave : Riverton

Iowa > United States > America
November 25, 2016 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Nice minimal trafic route

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Along the Loess Hills : Missouri Valley - Turin

Iowa > United States > America
August 4, 2016 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
2-lane paved that climbs and runs along the top of Loess Hills, then along a river valley. Scenic with good rolling hills and corners.

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Mitchell - Parkston - Yankton

Iowa > United States > America
May 17, 2016 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
It is a nice ride with plenty of fuel and food stops. A nice day ride.

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White Pole ride to Freedom Rock

Iowa > United States > America
September 9, 2015 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Near Dexter you can visit the shoot out memorial, Drew's chocolates, the round block building that was owned by Nick Noltes family. Along the white pole route you will find a great old gas station with the neon sign still working, sorry no gas though. Stay on the route and just south of I-80 you will find the famous freedom rock painted by Bubba Sorenson as a tribute to our veterans. This alone is worth the trip. As a side trip you may want to go on to Brandon Iowa and take a picture with the worlds largest frying pan. It weighs 1/2 ton and can hold 44 dozen eggs. Only In IOWA have a great ride

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Easton Trail : Woodbine

Iowa > United States > America
April 11, 2015 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Nice sweepers and very little traffic. As usual in this area, be careful in the spring and fall, there are farm vehicles.

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L34 : Logan - Omaha

Iowa > United States > America
April 11, 2015 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Fun road with big sweepers. Favorite of sport bikers on the week-ends. Be aware some of the corners are off-camber... State patrol presence on week-ends as well!

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Loess Hills National Scenic Byway (south of Council Bluffs, IA)

Iowa > United States > America
July 7, 2013 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
I've taken most of this route several times, but most of the route south of Glenwood I've taken only a couple times. Even so, I've enjoyed the curvy and slightly-hilly roads. The road passes through several small towns where food and gas are routinely available. Although the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway (which actually goes north of Council Bluffs past Sioux City) ends as the Iowa/Missouri border, SR-275 between the border and Rock Port is still a nice road for riding.Enjoy!

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Pool Hill Drive : Eitzen - New Albin

Iowa > United States > America
January 16, 2011 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Short rural stretch with some nice turns.

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IA 982 / Old Hwy 141 : Smithland - South Sioux City

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January 16, 2011 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Easy, relaxing sweepers, a nice ride.

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IA 31 : Smithland - Quimby

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January 16, 2011 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Selection of great scenery and easy corners, relax and enjoy.

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IA 183 : Ute - Mondamin

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January 16, 2011 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
Some nice sweeping curves and little other traffic about.

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Magnolia Road : Ledges State Park

Iowa > United States > America
January 16, 2011 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0
A few easy corners in this corner starved area.

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Iowa Great River Road North (26 : New Albin - North Buena Vista )

Iowa > United States > America
January 1, 2011 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
This is the most scenic ride in Iowa. Make sure you stop in Balltown for a fantastic meal at Breitbachs. There are some great pullover spots all along this route for unforgettable views of the Mississippi Valley.

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IA 183 : Mondamin - Ute

Iowa > United States > America
November 18, 2010 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Good curves and interesting road by the Loess hills. Not much traffic either.

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St Croix Falls WI - Dubuque IA ( Mississippi River Route MN - WS - IA )

Iowa > United States > America
March 7, 2008 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Although titled Mississippi..., the starting point is in the glacially carved St. Croix Valley above its confluence with the Mississippi. One follows either side of the river valley to the point where the St. Croix merges with the Mississippi on the Minn./Wisc. border.

The Mississippi, already a large river from its convergence with the Minnesota River below Minneapolis/St. Paul, now is the large, deep river that cuts through high bluffs and cliffs all the way down to Dubuque, Iowa.

Simply follow either side of the valley (at best alternating at bridge crossings along the way)and picking routes that local maps show to be the most scenic (although most maps show both sides as scenic!). Fall foliage season is an ideal time with cooler, drier weather and magnificent color. Once in Dubuque (at two-day trip, at best) I find a direct route south to southernmost Iowa (Keokuk) the best as the river scenery lessens until one reaches Missouri.

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