BAM Motorcycle News – Motorcycle Rides in the Midwest
As a motorcycle enthusiast, you already know. America is the greatest place on earth to ride in. What other country offers the scenic variety, freedom of movement, amenities, attractions and the brotherhood and camaraderie of riders?
Whether it’s the Pacific Coast Highway, the legendary Route 66, old New England fishing villages, the Smoky Mountains, the backwoods of the Old South or the Gulf Coast of Florida, it’s all about the journey through these eastern and western locations.
What about the center of the U.S.? You may think the Midwest is just farms and flatlands, but it offers some lesser-known touring opportunities, too. If you haven’t experienced what “flyover country” has to offer, you’re missing out on some wonderful rides. Here are three suggestions to whet your enthusiasm.
Southern Indiana Hills O’ Brown
While the northern two-thirds of Indiana has it’s rural and rustic charms, it’s rather flat and nondescript. It’s in the southern part of the state, where the Ice Age glaciers halted their progress, that the natural beauty of Indiana really shines. Rolling hills and hardwood forests typify the area. One of the favorite destinations for Midwest riders is Brown County and specifically the quaint little village of Nashville. Famed as an artist’s colony for over a century and home to T.C Steele and other famous artists, the town retains its rural charm and boasts many quaint shops and art galleries.
The vast acreage of Brown County State Park is right next door. The area is especially known for it’s fall foliage when the forest comes alive with color, and it’s the jumping off point for back road trips through small towns with quirky names like Bean Blossom, Gnaw Bone and Stonehead.
Wisconsin Dells Rides
Southern Wisconsin offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the Midwest, and a ride along the Wisconsin River is an unforgettable experience. A favorite run is along State Route 60 heading east for 80+ miles. This is an easy ride with lots of wildlife and natural attractions. Take the obligatory stop in the historic and quaint village of Wisconsin Dells for great shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Wisconsin Dells deals include numerous seasonal festivals and a taste of the Amish country.
Missouri’s the Big MO River Loop
This ride through the “Show Me State” has proven quite popular for its laid back qualities, down-home charm and historical attractions. It begins in Wellington, follows the meandering Missouri River for a good portion of the ride, doubles back just short of Kansas City and returns to Wellington, thus the loop — total 123 miles. This is Lewis and Clark country and many attractions commemorate their journey. The site of the civil war Battle of Lexington is on the way, and you’ll come very close to the old Santa Fe Trail. The ride is easy and on good roads. It’s a relaxing tour through peaceful farmland with plenty of small towns and villages along the way to stop and refresh yourself.
As always, ride safe and see you out on the road!
Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys®
Regardless of where you ride in the Midwest, from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys® and BAM are there for you. Russ Brown Attorneys fight for you on the road and in the courtroom. BAM’s free 24 hour 7 days a week, hotline is available to riders Nationwide to help with emergency roadside assistance and legal help. If you get in a motorcycle jam, call BAM 1-800-4-BIKERS.