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I know this post will be moved but I wanted to post it here first. I am planning a trip from NC to Wis in September. Probably a 10 day trip. Any suggestions on route there, what to do and see, and where to stay would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 5 Old Mar 7th, 2016, 7:00 pm
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Football Hall of Fame, Rock N Roll Hall of Fame could both be en route.

I suggest looking at TYRE or MYROUTE-APP
They are AWESOME mapping software that allows you to plan a route and then download it to your GPS so the GPS will give you turn by turn directions for your route. Usually the GPS picks the fastest route...this way it takes the exact route you pick.
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You have lots of great roads to ride, and have given yourself a fair bit of time. We never go on interstates for these kind of trips, and explore back roads, stay and eat in 'non chain' places, and look for the odd chances to stop. We have loved following the Ohio river and crossing back and forth on the ferries. The little towns along the way are fun to walk around. In northern Indiana, you could find an Amish community like Shipshewana to spend a day or two. There are plenty of tourist things, but simply go one or two miles in each direction to see the 'real' life of the Amish, find their bakeries and furniture shops, and linger there for a while. There are places to stay which will be a welcome change from the normal hotel experience. If you have time, take the high speed ferry across the lake-little pricey but saves you the thankless ride through Chicago, and gets you a nice fast ride. We've done that several times. I'm planning my first trip this summer-48 states in 12 days with a friend, and the maps are spread out, and looking at internet for 'best motorcycle roads' in each state. You have to ride through the Smokey mountains on the way out or back-just because it's sort of on your way. Ride well

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I know this post will be moved but I wanted to post it here first. I am planning a trip from NC to Wis in September. Probably a 10 day trip. Any suggestions on route there, what to do and see, and where to stay would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Depends on where in WI you want to ride. If you're headed into the Western part of the state, it's a must to ride in the "Driftless" area. That being the South and Central Western portion of the state.
As OH was mentioned earlier, it's looking like my long ride this season. Looking in the Cambridge, OH area.
For lodging, I tend to enjoy the roadside motels where the bike is parked right outside the door of your room and you can see it through the window. Mom & Pop places.
If any of that happens to be in your plans, I can certainly get more specific about your questions.

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I started using Roadtrippers.com and you would not believe the fun the SO and I have had. It's free and there are things from stupid to great! I keep the SO guessing all the time.

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