GREAT MOTORCYCLE ROADS IN IOWA

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WHAT ARE THE BEST MOTORCYCLE ROADS IN IOWA?

- Great River Road (197 miles)
- Old Lincoln Highway (33 miles)
- Little Sioux to Missouri Valley (36 miles)
- Yellow River Loop (68 miles)
- Indianola to Red Rock Dam (39 miles)
- Williamsburg to Cedar Rapids (37 miles)


Below is our detailed list of the best motorcycle roads in Iowa.
Known for its rural farmlands with fields of corn and small communities, discover Iowa with these great motorcycle routes. Click on each Iowa motorcycle map link for the direct Google Maps route. 

GREAT RIVER ROAD

IA-26
DISTANCE: 197 miles
TIME: 2 hour 10 min

Many riders claim this northern section of the scenic byway is the most beautiful motorcycle roads in Iowa to ride through. It's a great, curvy road that following the Mississippi River. This route will take you up and down along a collection of bluffs that travel along side the mighty river, as well as some open stretches of scenic farmland. The best portion to motorcycle Great River Road is between Dubuque and the Iowa state line. Road conditions are also very good, especially in the Yellow River State Forest area.

via Google Maps

via Google Maps

OLD LINCOLN HWY

Magnolia to Council Bluffs
DISTANCE: 33 miles
TIME: 45 mins

This popular Iowa motorcycle road is a relaxing cruise through one of the very few windy parts of the state. Experience the scenery of the western part of IA's beautiful farmlands, with some sweeping curves and plenty of straight-aways for smooth, open riding. The best portion of this road is between Magnolia and the Omaha area, with great pavement quality, with lots of hills and turns, and the pavement quality is very good overall.

via Google Maps

via Google Maps

via Google Maps

LITTLE SIOUX TO MISSOURI VALLEY

Routes 30, 127, 183
DISTANCE: 36 miles
TIME: 45 mins

For a motorcycle ride in Iowa with beautiful, relaxing scenery, take this route near the Missouri River on the western edge of the state. The road quality is generally very good in most sections and the views are inspirational. The road gets very curvy between Pisgah and Little Sioux, which makes for a fun portion of the route. Be sure to stop by the nearby Murray Hill Scenic Overlook for beautiful views of Iowa's Loess Hills.

via Google Maps

via Google Maps

via Google Maps

YELLOW RIVER LOOP

IA-76, IA-26, Iowa River Dr
DISTANCE: 68 miles
TIME: 1.5 hours

From Waukon, ride north up IA-76 and east along Iowa River Road for some of Iowa's best motorcycle roads. Ride along some large hills and valleys with some great vistas. Optionally continue south to follow the Mississippi River as this will give riders some beautiful views of the bluffs and of the river itself.

via Google Maps

via Google Maps

via Google Maps

INDIANOLA TO RED ROCK DAM

Routes 92, 14, Hwy G28
DISTANCE: 39 miles
TIME: 1 hour

This great motorcycle road in Iowa starts in Indianola and leads west to Lake Red Rock. Riders will get hills, sharp curves and lots of country side scenic views, including great views of the lake. The Mile Long Bridge is a fun diversion from the miles of cornfields. Be sure to check out the Cordova Observation Tower after the bridge, and the Red Rock Dam is worth riding to as well, as the entire road after the bridge offers great views of the lake.

via Google Maps

via Google Maps

via Google Maps

WILLIAMSBURG TO CEDAR RAPIDS

Routes P-Ave, US-6, US-151
DISTANCE: 37 miles
TIME: 1 hour

Looking for a motorcycle ride near Cedar Rapids? Take this route through the Amana Colonies from Williamsburg, north on P-Ave, then US-6 through South Amana. US-151 will take you through Walford and into Cedar Rapids. During the summer this is a wonderful ride through Iowa farm country. There's great stops along this route for food, drinks or sight seeing along the way in any of the Amana towns.

Photos by J. Frederick

South Amana, IA

via Google Maps

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