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I am heading out west again in early June, the first leg of my ride going from northern Vermont to St. Louis, where I will meet a friend for the next leg, to Santa Fe. Looking at the map, I thought I would ride to around Zanesville, Ohio, then work my way southwest, perhaps crossing the Ohio at Maysville, then looking for the nicest route (non slab) to see the "best of Kentucky" - bluegrass country and other stuff. Any route suggestions, either more detailed takes on my concept, or something altogether different? Thanks.
 

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I am heading out west again in early June, the first leg of my ride going from northern Vermont to St. Louis, where I will meet a friend for the next leg, to Santa Fe. Looking at the map, I thought I would ride to around Zanesville, Ohio, then work my way southwest, perhaps crossing the Ohio at Maysville, then looking for the nicest route (non slab) to see the "best of Kentucky" - bluegrass country and other stuff. Any route suggestions, either more detailed takes on my concept, or something altogether different? Thanks.
From Zanesville here's Ohio's Triple Nickle. It was such great fun, I road it both ways with a small group. You can always find a turn off and head more to the west or ride it to the Ohio River and follow SR 7 west.
 

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In northern Kentucky, I would recommend Rt22, beautiful scenery that you better not stare at. Great curves.
 

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I second Route 22 heading west. Beautiful scenery and great twisties. Do a route fro maysville to Willow, Ky (Bracken County) to Pleasureville, Ky taing Route 22 from Willow to Pleasureville. Route 22 is one of my favorite rides.
Have a great trip
 

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+1 on Ohio 555. You'll be wishing for some straight roads after that!

Ohio 37 from New Lexington to Malta is very nice - lots of hills and curves (and hills WITH curves), and not as intense as 555. You really can't go wrong anywhere in southeast Ohio.

Maysville, KY is an interesting historic river town. Some nice restaurants downtown.

Downstream a few miles from Maysville there is a neat little ferry crossing at Augusta, KY, crossing over to Higginsport, OH. This ferry is one of only 2 on the Ohio River.
 

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One of my favorite routes is OH-93. From just south of Zanesville you can run it all the way to the Ohio River or take any number of routes west from it.
 
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