Hoping the weather works out this time.... We will head out 176/20 and pick up Route 2 outside of Rockford. A scenic ride on Route 2 following the Rock River to Oregon. A stop at Jay's Drive in for a burger or other treat and back up the east side of the river for a bit until heading east and north on country roads back to the Crystal Lake area. Approximately 150 miles total.
There is a small bit of expressway riding on route 39 to bypass Rockford
I have not ridden this exact route yet. Just so you know, I can get lost in my own house..... So bring a sense of adventure!