Illinois Hotel Reservations
Motorcycle Riding through Illinois
A Summer of State Parks and Two Wheels
It’s all sunshine and smooth roads this in the Land of Lincoln. Welcome to Illinois – where more than 138,000 miles of public roads aim to please it’s many visitors. Sure, you can take a road trip, or even an invigorating bike ride, but the best way to introduce yourself to the open road of the Prairie State is by motorcycle.
Attention motorcycle enthusiasts, many rider-friendly events occur in the towns and cities of Illinois. Head to Effingham in southern Illinois at the end of the summer and suit up for the August Adventure Ride – an event hosted by the good people at Legacy Harley-Davidson. August brings the Budweiser Grand Nationals Weekend and the Central Illinois Friends Ride to the town of Morton – a suburb of Peoria found in central Illinois. It’s easy to find a motorcycle rally, benefit, or group ride wherever you go in the Prairie State.
Of course the best part of owning your own iron horse is actually hitting the open road. We want to provide you with a few options for Illinois rides this summer, a few taking you past state parks like Starved Rock State Park and Lowden State Park – both in northern Illinois.
Before starting your adventure through Illinois, keep these tips in mind:
Keep an eye out for road signs and Illinois wildlife.
Helmets are not mandated, but recommended.
Consider the direction of the rising or setting sun before you hit the road.
Keep an emergency kit. You might not be able to get a signal.
Register with Best Western Ride Rewards.
Whether looking for a short ride, or an all day adventure, Best Western hotels have you covered during your many journeys through Illinois this summer.
Featured Motorcycle Rides in Illinois:
Taking the Extra Scenic Route: Starved Rock State Park to Peoria
Pass Illinois' Impressive Wilderness: Rock River Run
For Wind & Sand in Your Hair: Lake Michigan Ride
These rides through Illinois are provided solely as travel information for Best Western friends and guests. Please consider current road and weather conditions as well as consult accurate travel maps for detailed directions.
Best Western Hotels Along the Way:
BEST WESTERN Raintree Inn
1811 W Fayette Avenue, Effingham IL 62401
Phone: (217) 342-4121 | Fax: (217) 342-4121 | Hotel Details & Reservations »
BEST WESTERN University Plaza
1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston IL 60201-4416
Phone: (847) 491-6400 | Fax: (847) 328-3090 | Hotel Details & Reservations »
BEST WESTERN Ashland House & Conference Center
201 E Ashland Street, Morton IL 61550-1454
Phone: (309) 263-5116 | Fax: (309) 266-1416 | Hotel Details & Reservations »
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