This past weekend on Sunday was a perfect weather day for an extended motorcycle ride from Chicago. I decided to ride out to Galena, near the northwest corner of Illinois, not far from the Mississippi River.
Here is a map of my route for your reference.
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I left Oak Park around 1 am, and returned home around 7 PM. I stopped for gas, lunch and a little sightseeing in Galena.
The stretch from Savanna to Galena is quite nice, as is the stretch from Galena to Freeport on Route 20. This makes a good day trip from Chicago.